Category Archives: polypropylene

PlastiComp Expands Proprietary CFRP Compounding

PlastiComp, a compounder in Winona, Minnesota, is boosting capacity of an interesting, proprietary process to make long-fiber, carbon-reinforced plastic (CFRP) pellets. The additional, higher-volume carbon fiber pultrusion line [..]

Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Glass-Reinforced Composites, North America, PEEK, polypropylene

Ford Uses LFT-PP To Cut Weight, Costs In Front-End Module

Ford, which uses aluminum alloys in bodies, continues to advance materials technology to reduce curb weight of pickup trucks. The structural front-end module of the 2016 SuperDuty pickup [..]

Automotive, Injection Molding, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material , , ,

K2016: Engel Will Show New IMD Technique

The latest in efforts to replace painted interior automotive parts with in-mold decorating (IMD) will be shown in the Engel booth at K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany Oct. 19-26. [..]

In-Mold Decorating, Injection Molding, polypropylene ,

Robots Aligned On Same Axis Expedite Door Panel Molding

Left and right door side panels are molded in a single shot by Arkal Automotive on a 1,600-metric ton injection molding machine from KraussMaffei at its Crock location [..]

Automation/Robots, Automotive, Europe, Injection Molding, polypropylene ,

Co-Injection Buoys Milacron In ‘Soft’ Economy

Pricing pressures are growing in the sale of plastics processing equipment, officials of Milacron said in a recent conference call. Weak pricing had a negative impact of 1.4 [..]

Hot runner systems, Injection Molding, North America, Packaging, polypropylene , , ,

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

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 , , , ,

PP Hinge Cuts Costs, Weight On Ford Head Restraint

A rear-seat folding head restraint in the 2015 Ford 150 and 2016 Explorer uses a single-piece living hinged plastic core as its main structural component in place of [..]

Automotive, Design, Injection Molding, North America, polypropylene , , ,

Low Pressure Is Hot In Package Molding

Low pressure molding is gaining in importance as a way to improve productivity in the production of high-volume, thin-walled packaging. Procter & Gamble is developing low pressure injection [..]

Automation/Robotics, Compression, Design, Injection compression, Molds & Moldmaking, Packaging, polypropylene, Stack , , , , , ,

Dow Starts Up PDH Plant, Others Are Pushed Back

Dow quietly announced the commissioning of its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Freeport Texas as a passing mention at the end of its second quarter earnings report. The [..]

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