NPE2015 to be the largest NPE ever
January 27, 2015
It’s official: NPE2015 has surpassed the previous NPE record for exhibit space, it was announced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which produces the triennial NPE.
ENTEK Introduces New QC3-43MM Twin-Screw Extruder
January 26, 2015
ENTEK, a producer of twin-screw co-rotating extruders and microporous separators for lead-acid and lithium batteries, will introduce an all-new 43mm twin-screw extruder at NPE 2015.
SPE to Honor Achievements of Industry Leaders at ANTEC 2015
January 23, 2015
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will present its annual awards for outstanding contributions to the plastics industry to four distinguished individuals during SPE ANTEC® 2015.
KraussMaffei at NPE: Efficient injection molding machines and lightweight solutions set future trend
January 22, 2015
At NPE in Orlando, Florida, KraussMaffei is reinforcing its market position in North America as a system provider for premium quality injection molding machines and innovative lightweight construction technologies from a single source.
Sekisui Plastics USA to Showcase at the NPE a Range of Products Based on its Unique Processing and Polymerization Technologies
January 21, 2015
Sekisui Plastics USA will be exhibiting at NPE 2015. Located at Booth #S20156, Sekisui will showcase products based on the company’s unique processing and polymerization technologies for the automotive, industrial, consumer and cosmetics markets.
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In this issue:
Global Resin Trends 2015: An Expert Roundtable
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PET Bottle and Film Recycling
Polymer Degradation: What Can Go Wrong
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Molding Paper like Plastic
January 13, 2015
If plastics processors haven’t noticed paper bottles yet, they should, because paper bottles popped from nowhere four years ago to create a whole new market for paper. Four years ago, two small entrepreneurial companies outside of the packaging industry separately launched patented but similar paper bottles almost simultaneously. These weren’t folded paper cartons, but molded clamshells shaped like glass or plastic bottles. Paper bottles started with milk in local outlets and now package detergent, wine, and cat litter for mass markets, potentially challenging glass and plastic, though plastic is minimally involved for lining and closure.View More Blog Entries
Polymer Problem Solving with FT-IR Analysis
Attend this webinar and learn new ways to analyze the challenging polymer samples you may encounter in your daily work. This webinar will explore some of the common, as well as more advanced Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) analysis methods that are useful for QC control, testing, or deformulation studies required to solve difficult polymer materials problems. The applications presented in this webinar will focus on Far-infrared and Near-infrared analysis techniques, as well as coupling an FT-IR spectrometer to thermogravimetric (TGA) instruments for particularly difficult polymer deformulation studies. Some of the topics discussed in this webinar include:
• Using Far Infrared to analyze inorganic additives
• Combine Raman with FT-IR to get more information on orientation and additives
• Classification of polymers with Near-infrared analysis
• FT-IR coupled to TGA for deformulation studies
FT-IR spectroscopy is a widely used technique for laboratory and industrial analysis throughout the polymer industry. We will show how flexible the Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS™50 FT-IR spectrometer can be in developing data and analyzing polymer samples.
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