Tag Archives: 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 [..]

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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

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 [..]

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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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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 [..]

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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 [..]

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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 [..]

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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 [..]

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Egg Cartons: Molded Pulp Or Molded Polypropylene?

The big German trade shows usually open up one day (often Sundays) to boost traffic and allow consumers to cherry pick interesting items from demonstrations. So you might [..]

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Ford Replaces Steel/PVC Design With All-Plastic Grab Handle

Ford is moving to a 100% plastic grab handle in the F150 pickup truck, replacing a steel insert overmolded with polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The new design reflects a [..]

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