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A huge fire has destroyed a Windsor, Ont. plastics recycling plant.
The blaze occurred at the 15,000-square-foot headquarters of plastics scrap recycler Sprucewood Industries.
The fire broke out just after 3 p.m. on May 21. The plant was occupied at the time, but no one inside was injured. A Windsor firefighter was taken to hospital with heat-related injuries, news reports said, but was released.
Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kansas, has introduced a new line of high-intensity separation conveyors at the WasteExpo show in New Orleans, May 21-23, 2013. Bunting produces precision magnetic products for the recycling, food, printing, automobile, plastics and electronics industries.
Our lawns and gardens seem to be all about the “green” …
We spend a lot of green on our lawns and gardens—nearly $30 billion a year. We grow a lot of greens—nearly a third of us grow food in our gardens. And many companies now make outdoor gardening products with recycled plastics—this contributes to sustainability and makes our lawns and gardens a bit greener.
Can-making equipment is nothing if not specialized. Yet the subsystems found on these machines offer a number of design lessons that can be applied more broadly by any engineer working to improve the performance and reliability of high-speed equipment.
For the second consecutive year, Ford is shortening its traditional 2-week summer shutdown for a majority of its U.S. assembly plants to meet demand for its products.
Twenty-one facilities, including six assembly plants, will see only one week of summer hiatus this year, resulting in production of an additional 40,000 units.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Two South Carolina thermoformers have merged and are moving operations to Greenville.
The combined operation will be based in the former PFC-Systems Inc. plant, which had specialized in heavy-gauge thermoforming for a range of industries. PFC merged with Blue Ridge Packaging, which focused on thin gauge thermoforming in Simpsonville.
Construction on the second phase of the NCC got underway, with a turf cutting ceremony attended by the Business Minister Michael Fallon. He was joined by a group of major business leaders and academics who are part of this collaborative project.
Scientists at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) in the National University of Ireland Galway have just published their breakthrough polymerization method in Nature Communications. Their new polymerization technique allows for the easy creation of new complex, multi-functional, branched compounds.
Carbon fiber composites are nothing new in aerospace. They're being used increasingly in aircraft, satellite launchers, and spacecraft. What is new is their use in a satellite's fuel tank that has been designed to burn up on re-entry.
Eighty Danish Lego devotees got together on May 10 and 11 to help one Henrik Ludvigsen with his plan to build the world's longest plastic toy train track.
At 4,000.25 m (13,124 ft) in length and using 93,307 pieces, the track met with the approval of the records keepers of Guinness – after the Lego train engine completed its 4-hour journey from one end to the other, that is.
Recloseable packaging and microwaveable plastic trays were named top packaging breakthroughs that most impacted peoples' lives over the last 25 years in an on-line survey hosted by DuPont. Together the two categories of invention captured 48 percent of the votes. The online survey was available to industry professionals from Apr. 9 through May 10, 2013.
Chemtura Corporation (NYSE/EuroNext Paris: CHMT), a world leader in hot-cast urethane pre-polymers, today announced the launch of its thermoplastic polyurethane product line under the Ultralast™ brand.
“The unique formulation of our Ultralast Thermoplastic Urethanes allows plastic manufacturers to achieve superior performance by utilizing Chemtura’s cast urethanes technology,” said Matthew Hellstern, president and general manager of the Urethanes business.
Leading polyamide supplier Invista (Wichita, KS) has signed a Land Reservation Agreement with the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Development Company for a polyamide 6,6 resin site at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP).
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — Auxiliary equipment producer Conair Group, which has sold and serviced machinery in Brazil since 1976 but has no local manufacturing or sales presence, is eyeing Brazilian expansion that could include more service technicians, and a new office with sales staff.
The company is also actively exploring whether to do a manufacturing partnership in Brazil — like it has done in India — or to build its own manufacturing facility, like Conair has in C...
Borealis, a provider of solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces a net profit of €61 million compared to €140 million in the same quarter in 2012.
The decrease in net profit was a result of lower sales volumes and profits in its joint venture, Borouge, due to a planned turnaround for routine maintenance, as well as soft market conditions for the European Polyolefins business.
Germany-based chemicals company BASF has extended its compostable and partially bio-based Ecovio range of plastics with new grades suited to thermoforming and injection moulding.
BASF’s Ecovio T2308 grade exhibits similar mechanical properties to those of amorphous PET, and will now be available for the production of thermoformed trays and cups.
Lanxess’s Inorganic Pigments business unit is to build a new high-tech facility for premium iron oxide red pigments at the Ningbo Chemical Park, in eastern China’s Zhegiang province. The €55 million plant will create 150 new jobs and will have an initial capacity of 25,000 tonnes/year. Construction will begin in Q2 for start-up in Q1 2015.
Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is monitoring 10 UK households for the next six months in order to build up a picture of the nation’s domestic recycling habits.
The ‘Recycle for the Future’ study, conducted with Exeter University, will try to find out why UK at-home recycling rates are below the European average, despite consumers claiming they wanted to recycle.
US sustainable chemical maker BioAmber raised $80m (£53m) following an initial public offering (IPO) of its stock on 10 May.
However the firm already is getting a taste of life as a public company, seeing its share price fall from $10 (£6.60) to $8 (£5.30) in its first week of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
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