Category Archives: polypropylene

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 ,

Lightweighting Will Be Major Theme At NPE

One of the major themes at NPE2015 in Orlando, Florida, next month will be technologies that enable lightweighting, particularly for transportation applications. In the large booths of the [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Glass-Reinforced Composites, Insert Molding, North America, Polycarbonate, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material , , , , , ,

Arburg Provides First US Window To Innovative Composite Project

Arburg will demonstrate an interesting lightweighting process that could prove attractive in particular for automotive applications at NPE2015 in Orlando, Florida, March 23-27. The booth demonstration will include [..]

Automotive, Europe, North America, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material, Two-Shot , , , , , ,

SPE Winner ‘Active Glove Box’ May Revolutionize Air Bags

Ford has developed a new cost-saving and award-winning knee airbag system using injection molded plastics that it feels will revolutionize the airbag industry. In the new approach, an airbag [..]

Automotive, Elastomers, Europe, Filler, Injection Molding, North America, polypropylene , , ,

Minnesota Molder Offers Speedy Service on 3D-Printed Tools

A savvy Minnesota injection molder is moving into the 3D printing/moldmaking/fast part turnaround business, a venture that puts it squarely in the fast-moving world of the likes of [..]

Additive manufacturing, Elastomers, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, North America, polypropylene , , , , ,

The American Fracking Revolution Pulls in BASF

BASF’s investigation of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in the United States signals an acceleration of the significant impact of the shale gas revolution on the United States [..]

North America, polypropylene ,

Long Glass Fiber PP Cuts Resin Use, Costs In Thinwall IP Part

An instrument panel retainer in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee sports utility vehicle demonstrates the potential for thinwall molding with long glass fiber polypropylene. The typical wallstock on conventional [..]

Automotive, Injection Molding, North America, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material , ,

Nissan Liftgate Points to Bright Future for Olefin Plastics

Carbon composites will play an important role in North American automotive design. And so will olefinic plastics. The economics are right. Weight is reduced. The processing technology is [..]

Automotive, polypropylene , , , ,

PHA Plastics are Made From Industrial Waste, Animal Gas

A California startup received patents last year to produce plastics from methane gas produced by animals and from industrial waste, specifically volatile organic compounds. Armed with seven awarded [..]

Bioplastics, Blow molding, Consumer Goods, Green, Injection Molding, North America, Packaging, polypropylene

Moldable Compound Consists Mostly Of Tire Waste

A new German company called Ruhr Compounds is commercializing a compound made up as much as 80% waste from tires and other discarded rubber products. A polypropylene matrix [..]

Composites, Consumer Goods, Europe, Green, Injection Molding, polypropylene