Category Archives: Construction

Bemis Buys Big Press With Small Footprint

Bemis Custom Plastics (Lenoir, NC), the advanced technology group of Bemis Manufacturing Co., announced the acquisition of a 3,000-ton plastic injection molding system, the Maxima MG 3000, from [..]

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

Waste Tires Emerge As Important Plastics Ingredient

Use of highly processed tire waste in plastic compounds is growing 75% to 100% a year because the materials can replace more expensive plastic without compromising mechanical properties, [..]

Automotive, Composites, Construction, Filler, Green, Industrial, Injection Molding, North America

Chinese Invention Replaces Molded Plastic With Stone

Molded composites made primarily from crushed stone have substantial potential to replace plastic according to a Chinese invention that was awarded a US Patent last year. In the [..]

Asia, Automotive, Composites, Construction, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Filler, Green, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Other

Controlled Foaming Creates Best of Two Worlds

In what seems like a pretty straightforward process, two German organizations are promoting a concept they call “pull and foam” in which foaming is controlled by withdrawing a [..]

Automotive, Blowing Agents, Construction, Consumer Goods, Design, Electronics, Europe, Gas-Assist Injection Molding, Industrial, Injection Molding, Office Products, Sports

BASF Supports New Polymeric Flame Retardant

Industry support is building for a Dow-developed polymeric replacement for HBCD (hexabromocyclododecane). BASF announced its support for the announcement that Dow Chemical has signed a license agreement with [..]

Construction, Europe, Flame Retardant, Foam, North America, Polystyrene , , , , , ,