Category Archives: South America

GM Targets SLS For Conformally Cooled Molds

General Motors is developing new mold making technology that reduces skill levels required to design optimum conformal cooling channels as well as improves cooling times. The technology is [..]

Additive manufacturing, Automotive, Molds & Moldmaking, South America , , ,

DuPont Develops Unique PPA for Award-Winning Injector

A fuel injector used on Honda vehicles sold in Brazil to improve cold-start performance in ethanol-fueled vehicles won the most innovative use of plastics award in the powertrain [..]

Automotive, Engineering Thermoplastics, Insert Molding, North America, South America , , , , ,

Low Cost Molding: Mexico Versus China

It seems apparent that Mexico is emerging as the favored low-cost manufacturing location for the United States market. Look at Lego’s decision to build a mammoth molding plant [..]

Asia, Management, South America

Huge Bio Ethylene Glycol Production Facility Set For Brazil

The Coca-Cola Company is partnering with an Indian company to build the world’s largest plant to produce the main ingredient in PET bottles from sugar cane. Coca-Cola plans [..]

Bioplastics, Blow molding, Green, Packaging, South America ,

New World Car Could Expand Potential For Plastics

Two years ago, a Bloomberg Business Week writer asked if Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn was crazy for a rapid ramp-up of the electric Nisan Leaf. Ghosn was widely [..]

Africa/MidEast, Asia, Automotive, Design, South America

Röchling Fine Tunes Polypro Intake Manifold

It seemed like a revolution in auto design when BASF and DuPont engineers developed in the 1980s a cost-effective way to replace cast metals with molded nylon for [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, polypropylene, South America ,

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

Shale Gas Economics Endanger Fragile Bioplastics

Development of bioplastics in the United States may be affected by the shale gas boom under way. Many bioplastics, such as starch polymers, polylactic acid (PLA) or polyhydroxyalkanoates [..]

Bioplastics, Green, North America, Packaging, South America


Following are the most important molding innovations shown at K2010 in the opinon of the editorial director of The Molding Blog.  NUMBER 1 Reinforced Laminate Sheet Primary Developers 1.  [..]

Africa/MidEast, Asia, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Industrial, Injection Molding, Medical, North America, Packaging, South America, Telecommunications

P&G Joins Toyota as Sugar-Based PE User

One of the first announced customers for Braskem’s sugar-derived polyethylene will be Procter & Gamble, once itself an important player in bioplastics.  The bio-PE will be used in selected [..]

Automotive, Consumer Goods, Design, Injection Molding, South America