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Technipaq Vows to Divert Medical Packaging Waste from Landfills in Partnership with DuPont Tyvek, Freepoint

Starting on World Cleanup Day, Sept. 18, medical packaging provider Technipaq Inc. said that it will be able to begin diverting manufacturing-generated plastic waste away from landfills to advanced recycling company Freepoint Eco-Systems, where it will be converted into new, virgin-quality resin and fuel. Technipaq manufactures flexible packaging and is a Tyvek Authorized Converter. Tyvek producer DuPont is also a partner in this project. Certified to ISO 13485, Technipaq specializes…

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2021 Hot Shots Finalists

Plastics Technology’s Molding 2021 conference (Sept. 21-23; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; Rosemont, Ill.) will feature the inaugural Hot Shots injection molded part competition. Attendees to Molding and Amerimold will be judging the 10 finalists below and awarding two top prizes—one for Technical Sophistication and one for Achievement in Molding Efficiency and/or Economics.  Criteria for the first prize include use of new technology in molding, molding materials, or tooling; and overcoming…

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Never Mind Super Glue, Here Comes BondLynx

An adhesive that permanently adheres difficult-to-bond polymers to themselves and other materials has been introduced by XlynX Materials. The BondLynx adhesive creates covalent chemical bonds between polymer chains via bis-diazirine chemistry, permanently cross linking them together through strong carbon-carbon bonds.  Conventional adhesives typically take advantage of mechanical forces to hold materials together. The covalent bonds formed by BondLynx resemble the structure of carbon atoms in strong carbon-carbon bonds, said XlynX…

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Time to Gear Up for PTXPO

With our Molding and Extrusion 2021 conferences in the books, the team at Gardner Business Media—parent company of Plastics Technology, MoldMaking Technology, Additive Manufacturing and a host of other magazines focused on discreet parts manufacturing—can now turn its attention to its next big event. The PTXPO will be a new trade show for the North American plastics processing marketplace. Please don’t think of it as a regional show; it’s not.…

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Uniloy Launches Next-Gen Electric Continuous Extrusion Shuttle Blow Molding System

Blow molding machinery and molds manufacturer Uniloy Inc. announced today the launch of its new all-electric Uniloy UCS.E continuous extrusion shuttle machine. The UCS.E marks the third iteration of the company’s all-electric shuttle line, which it calls the most advanced Uniloy shuttle machine to date. The UCS.E is suited for the production of bottles, containers, and technical parts sized from 50 ml (1.69 oz) to 30 L (7.9 gallons) in…

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ExxonMobil Presents High-Loft, Ultra-Soft Nonwovens at Index 20

In collaboration with Reifenhäuser Reicofil, a global supplier of nonwoven, meltblown, and composite production lines, ExxonMobil has developed high-loft, ultra-soft nonwoven fabrics that can be tailored to specific applications. The “breakthrough solution” will be presented at the Index 20 nonwovens trade show on Oct. 19 to 22 in Geneva. “Working collaboratively with Reifenhäuser Reicofil has resulted in a new benchmark for high-loft, soft nonwovens to meet growing market demand globally,…

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