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The non-biodegradable plastic segment contributed the largest revenue in 2018

  For the period 2018-2024, the market for bioplastics is expected to reach $68.57 billion, registering a CAGR of 18.8 percent over the six years, the report by Portland, Oregon-based AMR added. While Europe accounted for more than two-fifths — 40 percent — of the total market share and is expected to continue its lead […]

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Polyethylene (PE) prices were steady to mostly lower

  The long-term down trend remained intact, as prices for most PE grades yielded to new decade-low levels. There is a good amount of opacity in the contract market, with producers, large processors and major consultancies each indicating a variety of results and estimates for July. It has become increasingly difficult to peg these contract […]

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The largest and most efficient plant for sorting plastic packagings in Europe

  The German specialist Sutco RecyclingTechnik GmbH sets new standards with respect to the planning, design and construction of this fully automatic sorting system, which has been customised to the requirements of the Swedish market: The new plant which is equipped with 19 NIR machines from the TOMRA company among others, will be operated in […]

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Absolute Haitian chose South Carolina for the new facility

  Absolute Haitian inaugurates 116,000-square-foot facility near Charleston, SC. The new facility provides additional capacity and capabilities to support product lines for injection molders in the United States and Canada. The 16,000 square feet of office space houses a training center, applications engineering offices and sales functions. The new operations facility complements existing North American facilities […]

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Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) technology

  The freedom of 3D printing with the known, credible, repeatable benefits of injection molding. AddiFab proposes to combine 3D printing and injection molding, offering single-use molds that are themselves 3D printed and then injected with — well, effectively any material. The results possible via FIM are comparable to those from standard injection molding processes, […]

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Lithuania has created biodegradable plastic

  The plastic disintegration process takes from several hundred to a thousand of years. It is estimated that by 2050 in our oceans there will be more plastic than fish. A team of researchers from the KTU Faculty of Chemical Technology has created a fully-compostable packaging for food products from bioplastic, which disintegrates with the help […]

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Pöyry aims at replacing fossil based plastics with bio-based raw materials

  The plastics production is set to grow from 400 million tonnes today to 1 billion tonnes in just 30 years if no measures are taken to address the plastics problem. The company states that within ten years of implementing the ‘Plastics To Bio’ concept, most fossil based plastics can be replaced with bio-based materials. […]

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Next-generation preform molding Husky HyPET HPP5e system

  Husky Injection Molding (Bolton, ON, Canada) originally launched the HyPET HPP5 system as the world’s most productive and fully integrated preform molding solution capable of delivering the most challenging preform applications, without compromising system performance, output or quality. The HyPET HPP5e system is the result of significant technology improvements related to energy consumption, system […]

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Haitian electric plastic injection molding machines achieve 49.8 %

  Haitian International Holdings Ltd (“the Company”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plastic injection molding machines, announces its annual results as at 31.12.2018. Electric Machines and Two-Platen Technology on the Upswing The company’s ongoing business strategy of converting small-tonnage plastic injection molding machines to all-electric technology and large-tonnage machines to two-platen technology met […]

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IdentiPlast 2019, the 14th edition of the conference

  Talks from over 50 world-leading speakers, and over 340 attendees. The speeches highlighted that the industry has a huge role to play in tackling the issue of plastic waste and that the value of the material, once used, needs to be more widely understood.   Click here to read the full article Article and photo […]

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