Category Archives: Construction

KraussMaffei System Doubles Pultrusion Speed

The staid process of pultrusion is getting a substantial facelift with a new approach from KraussMaffei that includes aspects of injection molding. Traditional pultrusion is a form of [..]

Automotive, Construction, Europe, Industrial, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material

SABIC Hikes Ultem Prices As Market Pressures Continue

Market pressures that began in 2014 continue for SABIC’s Ultem polyetherimide (PEI) and are expected to last through all of 2016. One plastics processor told The Molding Blog [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Construction, Electronics, Foam, Injection Molding, Medical , , , ,

IKEA Makes Major Commitment to Bioplastics

IKEA will only use plastics made from renewable or recycled sources by the year 2020. Per Stoltz, sustainability developer at IKEA, says the company will favor plastics made [..]

Construction, Consumer Goods, Design, Europe, Filler, Green, HDPE, Injection Molding, PLA, PVC, Wood-plastic composite ,

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 ,

German Company Emerges As Important WPC Player

A southern Germany company called JELU with a long history in wood processing has developed a proprietary wood-plastic composite (WPC) and now has a capacity of 45,000 tons. [..]

Bioplastics, Composites, Construction, Consumer Goods, Europe, Green, Injection Molding, PLA, Reinforcing Material

Where Do Engineering Plastics Fit at SABIC?

Several tough years in the polycarbonate business are taking a toll on the two companies that invented the transparent engineering plastic that has been plagued by weak pricing, [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Automotive, Construction, Engineering Thermoplastics, Foam, Polycarbonate , , ,

Plastic Made From Carbon Dioxide Is Now A Reality

It seems like every other day an announcement is made by some college that its researchers have made plastic out of some crazy material, ranging from mushrooms to [..]

Construction, Europe, Green, North America, Polyurethane foam

Mack Tweaks Tool, Process To Mold Recycled PVC Flooring

An interesting project at Mack Molding shows the challenges of using waste materials in sophisticated manufacturing processes. Mack, based in the environmentally conscious state of Vermont, is working [..]

Construction, Design, Green, Injection Molding, North America, PVC , ,

Nylon Composite Replaces Steel In Solar Support System

Load-bearing elements of a new flat-roof solar panel are made of injection-molded glass-reinforced polyamide (nylon), reducing weight and also cutting the number of pieces needed in the assembly. [..]

Construction, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material ,

TenCate, BASF Join Forces To Advance Moldable Composites

Interest in developing high-volume composite production systems for automotive applications continues to grow. Plasan’s development of an out-of-autoclave system was an attention getter. Now comes a strategic alliance [..]

Composites, Construction, Europe, Injection Molding, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material ,