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NPE2015 'Zero Waste Zone' will bring to life the plastics industry's mission to advance

NPE Zero Waste Zone SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association will dedicate a special sector of the exhibit floor at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase to serve as a “Zero Waste Zone” focusing on the industry mandate to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastics. Produced by SPI, NPE2015 will take place March 23-27, 2015. Reflecting SPI’s commitment to pursuing zero waste, the Zero Waste Zone will present recycling demonstrations, multiple displays of products made with post-consumer recycled material, a cradle-to-cradle education experience, and special events. Read More

LANXESS: High-tech products for sports

LANXESS at the World Cup Faster, better, stronger: Brazil will once again be alive with action from June 12 to July 13. At the soccer event 2014, it's all about peak performance. 32 nations will be competing in this world-class event. Like everywhere else in the world, the people at LANXESS in Cologne, Germany, will have their eyes on Brazil when the time comes again for great achievements. LANXESS is always a part of top-level competitive sports. Read More

Polyzen expands cleanroom film operation for regulated medical devices

Polyzen Film Polyzen Inc., a leader in custom, thin wall components for medical devices, has recently expanded cleanroom manufacturing operations to include state-of-the-art film extrusion in a Class 10,000 environment. This new capacity will support prototype development, scale-up and manufacturing of film for use in regulated medical devices, including wound care and implants. Few film manufactures have capabilities to process these specialized polymers in a cleanroom, and fewer are committed to supporting small volume film extrusions for product development and manufacturing of niche devices. Read More

Italian manufacturer of extrusion lines for pipes

AMUT extrusion pipes Since 1958 AMUT, headquartered in Novara - Italy, has been a leader in the plastics extrusion field and manufactures different lines configurations to extrude pipes, offering products for several materials and diameters. The range of production includes: PVC pipe lines with diameter of 16-1200 mm for rigid pipes and 8-63 mm for flexible ones, PE pipe lines (mono and multilayer) with diameter of 16-1600 mm and special pipes (multilayer) such as PE-X, PA (fuel pipe), PP with glass fiber reinforced inner layer (hot water), flexible PVC braided/reinforced hoses, irrigation, foam core, corrugated, bi-oriented and automotive pipes. Read More

PE Blog

In situ molding is more than a possibility

PE May Blog In situ molding could be the answer to mass producing engineering thermoplastic composites, especially metal-replacing structural parts for future cars. In situ molding mixes melted monomers of a polymer in two parts, one with catalyst, the other with activator, and puts them into a heated mold where they polymerize. For PA6 they polymerize at a temperature over the melt temperature of the monomer, but below the melt temperature of the polymer. The reaction is anionic "ring-opening" addition for PA 6 and PC or conventional chain addition for PA 6.6. Other condensation polymers that could potentially be molded in situ include PMMA, PBT, TPU, and PEK and copolymers are possible. Read More

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Chemineer Model 20 HT/GT with the RL-3 Ragless Impeller Creates the Ideal Wastewater Treatment Mixer

Chimineer Model 20 HT/GT mixer Combining the Chemineer® Model 20 HT/GT mixer with the Chemineer RL-3 impeller creates the ideal mixer for wastewater treatment plant applications. The high-efficiency gearbox of the Model 20 and the unique characteristics of the RL-3 impeller work together to eliminate downtime and maintenance costs, increase performance and extend the service life of the agitator. Read More

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