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    MGS NAMED TO DELOITTE’S ’20 WISCONSIN 75 • Modern Plastics Global

      Attributes success to vertically integrated capabilities and a continued focus on healthcare customers MGS Mfg. Group, Inc. announced today that it ranked No. 58 on Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75™, a ranking of the 75 largest private companies in Wisconsin, based on sales revenue. MGS CEO, Paul Manley, credits the company’s vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities, and relationships […] More

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    Audi Working on Recycling Method For Automotive Plastics

    A large number of components in automobiles are made from plastics. They have to meet exacting safety, heat resistance and quality requirements. That is why, so far, only petroleum-based materials have been suitable for manufacturing plastic components in automobiles that are subjected to particularly intensive wear. Such materials are not recyclable in most cases. Whereas […] More

  • DSM and Neste announce strategic partnership to create high performance materials made from sustainable feedstock • Modern Plastics India

    DSM and Neste announce strategic partnership to create high performance materials made from sustainable feedstock • Modern Plastics India

    Geleen (NL), 27 November 2020 – Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announced that it will start a strategic partnership with Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and a forerunner as provider of renewable and circular solutions for the chemical industry, to enable […] More

  • Otzeki release ‘Fading Up’ – Plastic Magazine

    Otzeki release ‘Fading Up’ – Plastic Magazine

    UK-based indie electronic duo Otzeki, comprised of cousins Mark Sharp and Joel Roberts, bring us their latest release with the new track “Fading Up” released via Akira Records. The electro provocateurs blend traditional songwriting with snapping rhythm-driven sounds and delicately shimmery guitar work to build their engaging sonic worlds. Their latest effort is a nuanced […] More

  • Audi and KIT are working on recycling method for automotive plastics • Modern Plastics Global

    Audi and KIT are working on recycling method for automotive plastics • Modern Plastics Global

    A“We want to establish smart circular systems in our supply chains and make efficient use of resources,” says Marco Philippi, Senior Director Procurement Strategy. “Chemical recycling has great potential for this: If plastic components can be produced from pyrolysis oil instead of petroleum, it would be possible to significantly increase the proportion of sustainably manufactured […] More

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    Foster Partners with Aran Biomedical

    Foster Corp. has entered into a business relationship with Aran Biomedical, a supplier of biomaterial products for implantable medical devices located in Galway, Ireland. Foster will work with Aran to market its long-term implantable polypropylene, ProTEX Med.  Through this new partnership, Foster will be able to offer its customers ProTEX Med polypropylene to meet long-term, permanent implantable […] More

  • RS MULITCUT Heating tunnel • Modern Plastics India

    RS MULITCUT Heating tunnel • Modern Plastics India

    Designed to heat rigid plastic pipes and profiles before cutting. Hard materials sometimes have the property of splintering or generating cutting chips when they are chipped when cold. By heating the material in the inline process, we achieve a clean and chip-free cut. There is no need for expensive post-processing. Our heating tunnel works ideally […] More

  • Microbe “Rewiring” Technique Promises a Boom in Biomanufacturing • Modern Plastics Global

    Microbe “Rewiring” Technique Promises a Boom in Biomanufacturing • Modern Plastics Global

    A new approach to modifying microbes’ metabolic processes will speed up production of innovative bio-based fuels, materials, and chemicals Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have achieved unprecedented success in modifying a microbe to efficiently produce a compound of interest using a computational model and CRISPR-based gene editing. Their approach could dramatically speed up the […] More

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    Trelleborg Launches Anti-Microbial System for Polyurethane Materials

    Trelleborg has announced the launch of its new AMV Shield anti-microbial system for polyurethane materials. AMV Shield offers anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-mold properties, providing up to 99.9% bacteria and virus reduction. AMV Shield can be integrated into Trelleborg’s polyurethane and recyclable thermoplastic polymer materials to provide passive anti-microbial protection in a range of applications, […] More

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    Eastman Partners on Sustainable Automotive Materials

    Eastman and Gruppo Maip, a leading international plastics formulator and compound producer based in Turin, Italy, have announced a partnership to formulate new sustainable polymer solutions for automotive interior applications. This will deliver a portfolio of formulations based on Eastman’s Advanced Circular Recycling technology, offering a range of both biobased and molecular-recycled content solutions with […] More

  • Association News » Plastics Business

    Association News » Plastics Business

    2020 Innovation Award Winners: Technology on the Factory Floor At MAPP’s core lives the mission to connect and share innovative best practices. Every year, MAPP’s board of directors selects a relevant and topical “theme” for the Innovation Award. MAPP members are encouraged to submit their company’s best practice in this theme. Submissions are sent out […] More

  • Manufacturing Training and Jobs for the Reentry Population » Plastics Business

    Manufacturing Training and Jobs for the Reentry Population » Plastics Business

    by Liz Stevens, contributing editor, Plastics Business The skills gap in US manufacturing is a real hurdle for manufacturers looking to expand their workforces to meet increased business opportunities or to make up for the loss of retiring Baby Boomer workers. Enterprising manufacturers are beefing up their apprenticeship programs, connecting with high schools and colleges […] More

  • Sebastian Davidson and Cir:cle release ‘River Battles’ – Plastic Magazine

    Sebastian Davidson and Cir:cle release ‘River Battles’ – Plastic Magazine

    Released via Emancipator‘s Loci Records imprint the track ‘River Battles’ is the latest offering from a brand new collaboration between the production duo Sebastian Davidson and Cir:cle.  This unlikely trans-European project that came about during lockdown has spawned some truly beautiful material, from Dutch producer Sebastian Davidson and German artist Cir:cle. The rhythm-focused piece offers an array of ambient moments, broken beats, downtempo […] More

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    Rushing Toward the Sustainability Cliff

    As the world rushes toward the sustainability cliff, which companies will be the first to fall off the precipice? The drive to eliminate fossil fuels — which do not really come from fossils but are derived from ancient biomass, making oil and natural gas a form of biofuel — is having a number of unintended […] More

  • Archroma releases its third sustainability report • Modern Plastics India

    Archroma releases its third sustainability report • Modern Plastics India

    Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the release of its third Sustainability Report. Prepared again in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, and covering Fiscal Year 2019, the report outlines the company’s progress on its priority sustainability topics, such as human health and environmental safety, resource efficiency, […] More

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