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  • April 2016 sponsored by Conair - Available on Mobile Device!

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    Medical Plastics: "Providing Health Insurance"
    Transforming Lives with 3-D Printing
    ANTEC® Indianapolis 2016: Back to the Future
    Plant Visit: Moldmakikng Beyond the Tooling
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  • April 2016 Recycling Supplement sponsored by Conair - Available on Mobile Device!

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    Focusing on the World of Plastics Recycling at Re|Focus
    Recycling Equipment Update
    Old Nylon Fishing Nets → Skateboards
    Recycling the Unrecyclable
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February 2016 blog


A new two-stage catalytic process from NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, MN (, the world’s largest producer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer, takes an unusual mixed lactic acid feed stream, invented at Nagoya University in Japan (, and makes it into semi-crystalline PLA block copolymers. The new copolymers, which are still in R&D, could potentially offer substantially higher melt temperatures than PLA homopolymer.


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TOMRA Sorting Raw Materials

  • 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 May: "Industry 4.0 & the Internet of Things: Injection Molding Gets Connected"

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Markets: Injection molding machienry, moldmaking & tooling, molding automation, composite materials & processes, primary compounding equipment (extruders, pelletizers) and auxiliaries (blending and feeding, material handling, quality control, resin drying and cleaning).

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