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  • Alpha Packaging Introduces its Latest Line of Indented PET Packers for Bulk Food Supplements (Jan 18, 2012)
    Alpha Packaging has introduced three new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Indented Label Large Round Packers ideal for bulk quantities of protein powders and nutritional supplements. Alpha's 3785cc (1-gallon) and 6250cc packers are new sizes that are both larger than the PET packers previously available from Alpha
  • Davis-Standard, LLC to Exhibit Energy Efficient Extrusion Technology and its Latest Products at NPE 2012 (Jan 18, 2012)
    Davis-Standard, LLC will promote extrusion and converting technology across all product lines at booth #5945 during NPE 2012 in Orlando, Fla. A variety of equipment will be on display as well as information about new products and services geared toward energy efficiency, product versatility and maximum productivity.
  • MGP Collaborates with KABB to Extensively Work on Bio-based Products (Jan 18, 2012)
    MGP Ingredients, Inc. (MGP), an expert in wheat- and corn-based ingredients, is teaming up with the Kansas Alliance for Biorefining and Bioenergy (KABB) and four Kansas universities to develop new technologies and products that use bio-based raw materials
  • Polyone Completes the Acquisition of ColorMatrix (Jan 17, 2012)
    PolyOne Corporation, one of the premier global providers of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of ColorMatrix Group, Inc., a highly specialized company with a premier suite of additive technologies and the leading market position in liquid colorants.
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  • Star Thermoplastics to Showcase its Latest Range of TPE Products at NPE 2012 (Jan 17, 2012)
    At the NPE 2012, Orlando, the Star Thermoplastics Division of Star Thermoplastic Rubbers & Alloys, Inc. will be highlighting at their booth/stand #59020 in the TPE Pavilion, North Hall their new range of TPE products.
  • 2E mechatronic Designs 3-D Flow Sensor for Air Conditioning Using Ticona's Vectra® E840i LDS LCP (Jan 16, 2012)
    2E mechatronic GmbH & Co. KG of Germany has designed a 3-D molded interconnect device (MID) flow sensor for air conditioning systems that uses Vectra® E840i LDS, a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) specially developed by Ticona for electronic circuits on 3-D injection moldings produced with a Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) process. Ticona will showcase its Vectra LCP at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
  • Elastocon Introduces Durable, Antiscratch TPE Formulated for Overmolding onto Nylon (Jan 16, 2012)
    Elastocon TPE has newly launched line of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) formulated for overmolding onto nylon with added durability and high resistance to scratching and marring is now available from Technologies. They also provide a dry touch ergonomic feel. With a Shore A Hardness of 60 to offer a soft touch feel, the new OM grades offer numerous benefits.
  • Invista to Showcase STAINMASTER® Carpet with TruSoft™ Fiber at the SURFACES Tradeshow (Jan 16, 2012)
    Innvista Surfaces is expanding its portfolio with a new fiber innovation STAINMASTER® carpet with TruSoft™ fiber that will make its debut at the SURFACES tradeshow, and is being promoted as 'the softest STAINMASTER® fiber yet'. This new soft nylon 6,6 fiber will help carpets stay soft, durable and beautiful, while delivering the consumer-expected benefits of STAINMASTER® carpet stain and soil resistance.
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  • SABIC Receives Certification to Produce FDA Compliant & Biocompatible Resins for Healthcare Market (Jan 16, 2012)
    SABIC's Innovative Plastics business has announced that its manufacturing facilities in Campinas, Brazil and Tortuguitas, Argentina, are now certified to produce U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-compliant and biocompatible resins for the South American healthcare market to help slash lead times, reduce inventory costs and increase flexibility in material purchasing.
  • ADM, Allied with Metabolix for Commercializing Mirel™, to Part Ways With it in February 2012 (Jan 13, 2012)
    Archer Daniels Midland Company announced recently that ADM Polymer Corporation, will end its commercial alliance with Metabolix, Inc. on February 8, 2012. Because of this decision, Telles LLC, the sales and marketing commercial alliance created to commercialize Mirel™, a biobased plastic, will be dissolved, and Mirel production on behalf of Telles will end.
  • M. Holland to Distribute BASF's Vast Portfolio of Engineering Plastics in N.America (Jan 13, 2012)
    BASF Corporation's Engineering Plastics business has joined hands with M. Holland Company, Northbrook, Illinois, for M. Holland to serve as an authorized distributor for BASF Engineering Plastics in the United States and Canada. The product line includes Ultramid®, Ultradur® and Petra® , Ultraform®and Ultrason® polymers.
  • NSF International Gets the Administrator Tag from BPI for its Certified Compostable Program (Jan 13, 2012)
    For handling a five-fold increase in compostable plastic product certifications since 2006, global independent public health organization NSF International has been named the new administrator of the Biodegradable Products Institute's Certified Compostable program.
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  • Quick-Med Technologies Granted its Seventh Patent for Antimicrobial Technology NIMBUS® by USPTO (Jan 13, 2012)
    Quick-Med Technologies recently announced that it had been awarded a seventh U.S. patent for its novel, non-leaching NIMBUS® antimicrobial technology. The value of a non-leaching antimicrobial is that it does not allow depletion of the active agent which can lead to damage to human skin cells such that they can cause irritation, delay healing and possibly initiate the development of bacterial resistance.
  • Cereplast Launches Latest PP Hybrid Resins 102D & 105D Made from Renewable Resources (Jan 12, 2012)
    Cereplast Inc.,a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, compostable and sustainable plastics, has introduced the next generation of Cereplast Hybrid Resins®, an expansion of the Biopropylene® PP-based resin product offering through two new bioplastic resin grades, Hybrid 102D and 105D. Cereplast anticipates going to market with the new resin grades during the first half of 2012 in the United States and Europe.
  • Woodbridge Gets License for StructureLite® Technology from JSP to Manufacture Automotive Parts in Japan (Jan 12, 2012)
    JSP recently licensed the patented StructureLite® technology to market and produce expanded Polypropylene (EPP) seat frames in Japan to The Woodbridge Group. StructureLite® low mass frame solutions support improved fuel efficiencies and better environmental performance.StructureLite® technology includes product design to model performance to meet customer requirements.
  • PolyOne Exhibited Sanitized's Active Ingredients-based Antimicrobial Solutions for Medical Use at Compamed (Nov 21, 2011)
    PolyOne Corporation, is one of the premier global providers of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has announced the launch of WithStand™ Antimicrobial Solutions based on Sanitized® MedX 200s active ingredients at Compamed 2011.
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  • 3D Systems Showcases its Educational 3D Printers at ACTE (Nov 18, 2011)
    3D Systems Corporation is currently showcasing its affordable 3D content-to-print solutions at the 2011 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo (booth 427), being held in St. Louis, Missouri. ACTE is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.
  • AIP Purchases Kautex's Latest Blow Molding Machines KBS241 & KBS61Smart for Producing Fuel Tanks (Nov 18, 2011)
    AIP has purchased Kautex's blow molding machines, a KBS241 and KBS61Smart, which will be used to produce 6 layer fuel tanks for non-automotive products such as lawn and garden equipment, ATVs, snowmobiles, off-highway motorcycles and marine applications. Both machines will be manufactured in Bonn, Germany and will be delivered in the late summer of 2012.
  • Genesis & Future Path Medical to Co-produce FDA-approved iBag™ Urine Management Bag (Nov 18, 2011)
    Genesis Plastics Welding enters into a manufacturing agreement with Future Path Medical Holding Companyto produce the company's breakthrough iBag™ urine management bag, a part of the FDA-cleared iBag Systems. The iBag System combines a disposable, sensor-enabled urine collection bag with software, wireless communications and an optional thermistor-equipped foley catheter.
  • Frost & Sullivan Recognizes DSM for Developing Arnitel® Eco, a Bio-based Thermoplastic Elastomer (Nov 17, 2011)
    Based on its recent analysis of the TPC elastomers market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes DSM Engineering Plastics (DSM) with the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Europe Green Excellence in Product Innovation Award for Arnitel Eco. Arnitel® Eco is an Innovative, More Sustainable, High-Performance Partly Bio-based Thermoplastic Elastomer that Supports Greater Environment-Friendliness in End-user Applications.
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