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Automotive PP compound combines glass & wheat fibers. Oct 1, 2010 315
'Classic' blow molding tale: taking on new challenges. Mar 1, 2010 578
Sustainability drives innovation at leading RPET processors. Jan 1, 2010 2044
New machinery for thermoforming. Sep 1, 2009 1030
New machinery for extrusion & compounding. Aug 1, 2009 2436
Polyphosphonate: new flame-retardant cousin of polycarbonate. Jul 1, 2009 1002
First microlayered commodity films. Jul 1, 2009 1029
NPE news in extrusion. Jun 1, 2009 3320
NPE news in thermoforming. Jun 1, 2009 1292
NPE news in compounding. Jun 1, 2009 1221
Internally cooled pipe die speeds output, reduces stresses. May 1, 2009 926
Keeping track of 4300 products. May 1, 2009 628
Novel melt blending technology commercialized in micro- & nanolayer films. Apr 1, 2009 1142
New processes for food-grade recycled HDPE. Mar 1, 2009 1444
A vinyl record business grows in Brooklyn. Mar 1, 2009 653
Shining opportunities in solar films. Feb 1, 2009 3019
Bio-resins tackle durable applications. Jan 1, 2009 2718
Air/water cooling die doubles output of PE pipe. Dec 1, 2008 1061
Robots manage logistics for entire packaging plant. Dec 1, 2008 582
PLA biopolymers: new copolymers, expandable beads, engineering alloys & more. Nov 1, 2008 1679
High-speed extrusion are you ready for the fast lane? Cover story Oct 1, 2008 3456
Investing in planet-friendly packaging: Clear Lam Packaging Inc. is a mid-sized, family-owned packaging company with an enviable growth rate of over 20%/yr, unusual at a time when many mid-sized packaging companies are being bought out and disappearing. The secret, Clear Lam believes, has been its aggressive investment in R&D. Company overview Sep 1, 2008 468
Composites: higher properties, lower cost. Aug 1, 2008 2976
Composites embrace mass production. Jul 1, 2008 2597
Disk pump helps compound long-fiber thermoplastics. Jun 1, 2008 1098
Textile recycler saved by carpets: this is a tale of globalization with a happy ending. One of the world's two largest carpet recyclers got into the business by accident--or necessity--when its fiber reclaim business fell victim to migration of U.S. garment production overseas. The upshot is a boon to users of post-consumer PP, PET, and nylon. Jun 1, 2008 588
First commercial recycling process for electronics waste. May 1, 2008 999
Expert advice: how to tune extruder barrel temperatures. May 1, 2008 140
More choices for grinding, shredding. Apr 1, 2008 900
Recycling is hot: lots of new plants trying out new technologies: with virgin resin so expensive, there's plenty of recycling action--from PET bottle-to-bottle plants to new projects aimed at agricultural film, carpets, and auto-shredder residue. Apr 1, 2008 3299
New look in PVC siding. Apr 1, 2008 570
Several 'firsts' in expandable bead molding. Mar 1, 2008 2494
What's ahead for 'green' plastics: look for more supply, more varieties, better properties. Feb 1, 2008 3734
Extrusion outputs go through the roof. Jan 1, 2008 2674
New approaches to mixing, pelletizing. Jan 1, 2008 1338
Foamed PLA shows promise in biodegradable meat trays. Dec 1, 2007 1221
Bottle-to-bottle PET recycling uses silicone modifier. Dec 1, 2007 639
Extruders made in China: they're coming here now. Nov 1, 2007 3149
'Green' and growing. Nov 1, 2007 669
Fighting back with foam, fiber composites, and even paint! Cover story Oct 1, 2007 2768
What's new at the show in Extrusion. Sep 1, 2007 3353
What's new at the show in compounding. Sep 1, 2007 922
Recycling e-plastics: new material stream brings its own set of problems: brominated flame retardants restrict its use. Most now goes to China, but new recycling processes promise to 'clean up' e-waste. Aug 1, 2007 2126
Abracadabra, KaZaK! Aug 1, 2007 543
Composites--Part II: new reinforcements & materials at Paris JEC Show: Part II of our review of the biggest international composites show focuses on new reinforcements, resins, prepregs, and additives. Thermoplastics were a particularly strong presence. Jul 1, 2007 2604
Get rid of wrinkles in blown film. Jun 1, 2007 986
Composites: getting faster & more automated: molds that can change configuration, automated tape laying and winding, robotic sprayup, and faster prepreg molding processes highlighted the focus on productivity at the international composites show in Paris. RTM innovations round out this news report. Jun 1, 2007 1951
First direct extrusion of complex WPC window profiles. May 1, 2007 840
Recyclers now targeting higher-value engineered resins. May 1, 2007 1268
Monomers push up resin prices. May 1, 2007 2105
Vibrating-rotor compounder lowers melt temperature & viscosity. Apr 1, 2007 1094
Polystyrene ionomer extrudes more easily. Apr 1, 2007 324
Medical tubing: tinier than ever and much more complex. Apr 1, 2007 1986
Prices creep up slowly. Apr 1, 2007 2081
Clean & upgrade recycled PET. Mar 1, 2007 1377
Polyolefin, PVC prices moving up. Mar 1, 2007 791
Two recyclers build better mousetraps. Mar 1, 2007 607
Extruding biopolymers: packaging reaps cost benefit of going 'green': plastics made from renewable carbon chains, not fossil carbon from oil or gas, are suddenly a solid commercial reality. The draw isn't just "green" marketing, but the "green" of stable prices not linked to petrochemicals. Cover story Feb 1, 2007 3163
Imports threaten some films and maybe profiles, but not sheet. Company overview Jan 1, 2007 1716
Prices won't go down, and may rise soon. Jan 1, 2007 2772
More filler, less resin: bag films load up to cut costs. Dec 1, 2006 2938
Induction heated molds produce Class A thermoplastic composites. Nov 1, 2006 1110
Global company, local creativity. Nov 1, 2006 628
Are networked process sensors in your future? Oct 1, 2006 938
Winds of change stir materials R&D: Part II of our review of the big composites show in Paris focuses on news in materials and reinforcements. They include lighter, stronger reinforcements for large parts such as wind blades and growing inroads by thermoplastics to speed up production. Oct 1, 2006 2458
Prices up a bit, but outlook is mixed. Oct 1, 2006 2069
Novel vacuum calibrators raise sheet output and quality. Sep 1, 2006 392
Lightweight materials take on bullets & bombs. Sep 1, 2006 1977
Resin prices firming again. Sep 1, 2006 1857
Extrusion. Aug 1, 2006 3060
Compounding. Aug 1, 2006 1357
Recycling & scrap reclaim. Jul 1, 2006 2380
PET reclaimer moves downstream. Jul 1, 2006 725
Extrusion. Jun 1, 2006 10192
Compounding & mixing. Jun 1, 2006 3114
Recycling & scrap reclaim. Jun 1, 2006 2754
Smaller EPS beads make thinner walls in cups, casting patterns & cushioning. May 1, 2006 1113
Commodity resin prices are soft. May 1, 2006 1161
Moving die parts change profile shapes 'on the fly'. Apr 1, 2006 692
Commodity prices are still soft. Apr 1, 2006 3109
Microlayer films: new uses for hundreds of layers: early microlayer films gave an iridescent shimmer to decorative packaging. The newest films with hundreds and even thousands of layers are designed for gas barrier, uv blocking, electronic displays, and high-strength window-glass laminates. As applications grow, more processors want in on the action. Cover story Mar 1, 2006 1978
Nanocomposites do more with less: they're out of the lab and into the real world. In applications from automotive to agriculture, materials handling, electrical cable, nanoclay blends are lowering costs and raising performance. Feb 1, 2006 2233
After a soft start, prices are firming. Feb 1, 2006 1922
Four ways to fight sky-high resin prices: there are lots of ways to economize on resin costs, but here are four that you may have overlooked: negotiating smarter resin contracts, buying "futures," using recycled resins, and more efficient purging aids. The main idea is to give yourself more choices, no matter what direction resin prices go. Cover story Jan 1, 2006 2800
New technologies for automotive TP composites & acoustic laminates. Dec 1, 2005 787
PP & PE prices rise, but not PS, PVC. Dec 1, 2005 2042
A relic of plastics' rough and ready days. Nov 1, 2005 659
Wood-plastic composites: weathering quality issues: recent research sheds light on the complex interactions between ingredients in wood composites that affect weather-ability, color loss, and resistance to moisture, mold, and aging. Sep 1, 2005 2956
Polyolefin prices going back up. Sep 1, 2005 1896
A plant designed by efficiency experts. Sep 1, 2005 620
Air, land & sea: composites advance: part II of our report on the leading international composites show includes news for everything from high-tech aircraft manufacturing to boat building and automotive SMC. Aug 1, 2005 2822
Now it's here: an objective test of masterbatch dispersion. Jul 1, 2005 904
'Corrugator vacuum forming': a little-known niche has lots of promise. Jul 1, 2005 2223
Composites: new rapid molding technologies and unusual reinforcement at Paris JEC Show. Jun 1, 2005 3255
Used car windshields are reborn as carpet backing. Jun 1, 2005 603
Capacitance thickness gauges: new designs break old barriers. May 1, 2005 2225
Expandable bead molding goes high-tech: the leading edge of EPS and EPP technology is multi-step processes, molding EPS into and around other parts, coating it, or using it as a coating--all in one cycle and fully automated. Apr 1, 2005 2513
Turn trash to cash with new compactors, shredders & grinders. Mar 1, 2005 2532
The man who kept stretching. Mar 1, 2005 671
MDO films: lots of promise, big challenges: machine-direction orientation is still discovering new market opportunities. But the technical difficulties are so great that some big projects never came of age. New equipment could make it easier. Cover Story Feb 1, 2005 2598

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