Category Archives: Asia

Panasonic: New Polypropylene Extends Life Of LEDs

The rapid transition to LED lighting may be facilitated by a new resin development from Panasonic, Osaka, Japan. The company announced this week that it has developed a [..]

Asia, Blow molding, Consumer Goods, Electronics, polypropylene

Korean Firm Will Produce Mirel PHAs

Metabolix, a struggling developer of innovative bioplastics, is receiving a lifeline from a Korean manufacturer that is building a 10,000 tons per year plant in Fort Dodge, Iowa [..]

Asia, Bioplastics, North America

Chinese Investor Poised to Take Control of Liquidmetal

One of the jewels of American advanced materials’ technologies is on the verge of a potential takeover by a Chinese manufacturer. Liquidmetal Technologies, a Caltech spinoff based in [..]

Aircraft, Amorphous Metals, Asia, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Defense, Electronics, Europe, Medical, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America , , ,

Missouri Molder Wins Back LSR Work From China

While the numbers show that manufacturing, on a net basis, continues to move offshore, there are still plenty of interesting stories about reshoring. A new one comes from [..]

Asia, Consumer Goods, LSR, North America ,

Can ARC Breathe New Life Into Thixomolding?

ARC Group Worldwide this month announced development of a new, proprietary thixomolding process that targets one of the process’s leading problems: high costs. No details were provided on [..]

Asia, Automotive, Electronics, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America , ,

Dow: China Up 10%, PE Markets look Firm

Strong demand in packaging, transportation and construction are propelling growth for plastics and other performance materials at Dow, contributing to strong profitably, which is also getting a push [..]

Africa/MidEast, Asia, Automotive, HDPE, North America, Packaging, polypropylene , , , ,

NSK Targets Larger Electric Injection Molding Units

NSK announced it has expanded the size of its high-load drive ball screws, paving the way for larger and more reliable electric injection molding machines. Most electric machines [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Injection Molding ,

Stronger-Than-Expected Polycarbonate Results Buoy Covestro

Covestro, after just a few weeks as a public company, announced this morning that significantly higher profitability for its polycarbonate business should contribute to “a very good year”, [..]

Asia, Europe, Injection Molding, North America, Polycarbonate, Polyurethane foam , ,

Milacron Sales Dip, But Tier Ones Eye Big 4-Shot Units

Overall organic revenues are down about 2 percent at Milacron due to a weakening capital spending outlook in North America and China, but the company reports good progress [..]

Asia, Automotive, Construction, Consumer Goods, Europe, Injection Molding, North America ,

Engineering Thermoplastic Improves Automotive Carbon Composites

A high-end engineering thermoplastic will be used as a modifier in a thermoset composite in automotive roofs and hoods. Hankuk Carbon of South Korea will use Virantage polyethersulfone [..]

Asia, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Design, North America , , ,