Category Archives: Australia

Corbion Proceeds With PLA Plant

Despite significant headwinds from low oil prices, Corbion says that it is on track to construct a 75,000 metric tons per year polylactic acid (PLA) plant in Thailand [..]

Australia, Bioplastics, PLA , ,

Unique Carbon Composite Wheel Is Standard on Racy Ford Model–A First

An Australian company called Carbon Revolution is leading the way in production of carbon fiber composite automotive wheels, using new, proprietary high glass-transition temperature epoxy resin and unique [..]

Australia, Automotive, Epoxy, North America, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , , ,

Are Plastics In The Flow Hive Safe?

The apiarian world is abuzz about the pros and cons of use of plastic as a comb material in beehives. Two Australian hobbyist beekeepers invented a beehive in [..]

Australia, Consumer Goods, Polyethylene terephthalate, polypropylene ,

Toyota & BMW Eye Gains In Carbon Composites, Fuel Cells

The top officers of Toyota and BMW this morning announced a long-term collaboration in four technical areas, including materials lightweighting, to improve the efficiency of cars. The other [..]

Asia, Australia, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Design, Green, Reinforcing Material , , ,

Why A. Schulman Bears Watching

One of my favorite companies to visit at every K is A.Schulman (ASI). The specialty compounder never fails to show several interesting innovations, such as Schulatec Tinco, a [..]

Additives, Asia, Australia, Automotive, Europe, Injection Molding, Management, North America, South America