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New extrusion screw mixing design targets highly filled resins

The DS-Blend from Davis-Standard is a patent-pending design to improve the performance of a single-screw extruder.

Two Ontario auto parts makers receive provincial funding to implement automation

Innotech Precision Inc. and Kobay Enstel Ltd. are receiving more than $175,000 from the Ontario government to help improve efficiency, productivity, and build capacity.
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Sumitomo Chemical opens new PP production facility in China

The new plant is the company’s fifth production facility for polypropylene compounds in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. » Read more

NatureWorks to expand PLA capacity at Nebraska manufacturing plant

The manufacturing upgrades increase NatureWorks' responsiveness to changing market dynamics and high demand for its Ingeo biomaterials. » Read more
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The right way to convey powders

For plastics processors, conveying powders involves a completely different set of challenges compared to pellets. Here’s how to handle them. » Read More
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"Zebra project" launched to develop first 100% recyclable wind turbine blades

The turbines will be made from Arkema's Elium thermoplastic resin. » Read More