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    Plastics in Automotive: Lightweighting with Composites
    Heating up Under the Hood
    Blow Molding Innovation
    Anticipating K 2016
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New technologies at ANTEC 2016, the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, held this year in Indianapolis, IN May 23-25 (, include an array of unusual functional structures created in plastics and composites by means as different as chicken feathers, plasma, and micro fibrillation. New machine processes include two new multi-screw extruders from Chinese technical universities and a new chaotic melt mastication process from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.


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  • Turning Off-Spec into In-Spec




TOMRA Sorting Raw Materials manufactures the highest capacity bulk sorting platforms available for the virgin plastics industry, achieving high resolution detection with high efficiency while maintaining a superior yield. Read more.


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  • Coming in October: "The Future of Product Design"

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Markets: Consumer product design & product development (services, software, testing services), moldmaking & tooling (services and mold materials), 3-D printers and additive manufacturing, resins (conventional and biobased), legal services

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