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Dale H. as the authors of this study cite from a City of San Francisco 2009 report. These men. I might add) of disinfectant you need. is an eye opener for the consumers I suppose. This isn't the first time that PlasticsToday editors have written about bag bans and even about the bacterial problems with reusable cloth and non-woven material bags. there are downsides to the proliferation of plastic waste in our lands and oceans. Certainly. And we have to ask where does 'single-use' make sense? What is reusable? If I bring my groceries home in plastic bags. Additionally. "We find that the San Francisco City ban is associated with a 46% increase in deaths from food borne illnesses. then reuse those bags in my kitchen garbage cans. or more specifically reusable bags that become contaminated. "Bag bans in San Francisco resulted conservatively in 5. coli in the wake of San Francisco's 2007 countywide ban on plastic bags in large grocery stores and drug stores.5 deaths annually for the county. That ban was extended to all retail establishments in early 2012." Not to mention all the hot water. for all those advocating ban on plastics this article that was printed by Clare Goldsberry in Plastics Today. went on to found large corporations and laid the foundation for the huge medical industry in Salt Lake City. And that is what keeps everyone in business! The battle over plastics vs. Sorenson and Ballard. While the plastic bag bans and the attempt to get people to use reusable (cloth or non-woven materials) bags did result in an 18% decrease in plastic bag litter in San Francisco two years after the ban was implemented. cotton. stainless 11 F E B R U A R Y 2013 P L A S T I C S N E W S . evidence is presented that plastic bag bans. Sorenson. what is the real cost? In terms of food borne illnesses. And. relative to other countries. assert that it's pretty high. examined emergency room admissions records related to bacterial intestinal infections." This implies an increase of 5. Asutosh Gor president@aipma. bottles (plastic bottles. I would say that certainly constitutes 'reuse and recycling' of those bags. Ballard and Victor Cartwright (who were fascinating to speak with!) were absolutely convinced that single-use plastic medical components were responsible for the reduced spread of infectious diseases. as the authors of this most recent study point out." Of course. James L. What Klick and Wright found was that emergency room visits spiked after the San Francisco plastic bag ban went into effect. Perhaps Klick and Wright would agree that single use plastics have promoted more wellness and good health than products made of glass. and Wright of the George Mason University School of Law. and other materials (in spite of sterilization procedures). Surely plastics cannot be held responsible for environment damage by conveniently sidelining the benefit of plastics. In the the Social Science Research Network article "Grocery Bag Bans and Foodborne Illnesses" by Joshua D. Klick of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Dr. has been the answer to many health problems since the 1950s. stop cocks. I don't put myself at risk of an intestinal bacterial infection if my hamburger leaks into the bag. non-wovens. and catheters. as the authors of the study point out. That should be very disturbing news to all of those who have managed to force people into using reusable grocery bags via plastic bag bans and taxes. But it's important to note that the evidence keeps piling up for using plastic bags. all of which take energy to produce. Two of these men. paper (Starbucks just announced the introduction of reusable plastic cups) and other materials continues. emergency room admissions increased by at least one-fourth and deaths exhibited a similar increase." The San Francisco law defines a reusable bag as one that must have a reusable life greater than 125 uses. including the deaths of many sea creatures and birds. trips to the emergency room and death. Wright and Jonathan Klick.4 annual additional deaths. be capable of carrying at least 22 lb over a distance of 175 ft.THE PRESIDENT SAYS Plastic bag bans F riends here is an article that needs to be shared with you. and its single use application. and "must endure at least 100 washings/disinfecting. intravenous connectors like luer locks. which the authors note is statistically significant. all this washing and disinfecting "reduces their effective useful life. Every solution to one problem creates multiple new problems. In the early 1990s I spent a week in Utah interviewing the "grandfathers" of single-use plastic medical devices such as syringes. But that is the duality which we face: nothing is all good and nothing is all bad. especially those related to E. Plastic bag bans are bad for your health There's finally incontrovertible proof that plastic bag bans are bad for your health. the authors of this study Single-use plastics' impact on the medical industry Plastic. are bad for your health.

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PGA is biodegradable. PGA should not be considered as a mono-material. including packaging wastes that are fermented to glycolic acid. but as a performance polymer enhancing the properties of other biopolymers to become more complete. The company feels that PGA will enable biodegradable barrier coatings for recyclable fiber packages as well as improve the barrier performance of bio-based packaging films. Well that remain to be seen in Indian conditions for to reach full potential. In its process. PGA is a high performing barrier polymer that improves oxygen barrier of bio-based packaging. today they are two-to-three times the price of fossil-based plastics. but it requires operation condition adjustments. but in a way is markedly easier and possible in ambient conditions over a reasonably shorter amount of time. No matter whichever industry one belongs to P L A S T I C S N E W S 13 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . mechanical strength. bio-plastics must come down in price. such as PLA multi-layered films. especially as a barrier layer. much work remains to be done with scale-up and in optimizing the polymer for various applications. The new PGA seems to be quite promising but let me tell you that PGA is not a cheap solution and if and only if.FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN The new PGA monomer B io based applications have become subject of discussions. VTT developed a new microbiological production strain that enables production at low pH. According to VTT. Hon. PLA is currently the most widely used bio-based plastic on the market. Editor Ajay Desai editor@aipma." However. "PGA has markedly better stiffness. Recyclability of PGA scrap in production is possible but challenging as well. professor at VTT's biotechnology and food research laboratory. and when molten. VTT also improved the polymerization process. Also PGA is not targeting to directly replace PLA. which makes the separation of the glycolic acid easier. fractioned and polymerized to PGA. It could also be called as "a drop-in replacement for polyethylvinylalcohol (EVOH). but it can improve the performance of multi-layered PLA structures in packaging applications. This biobased PGA plastic is between 20 and 30% stronger than PLA and able to withstand temperatures at 20 degrees Celsius higher.based applications are most talked about for the simple reason it being the alternate for Oil. PGA can be processed with typical plastic processing. but will grow to 7% by 2020. its rheology is typically very free flowing. The fact remains like PLA. Bio-plastics represent only about 1% of the total plastics market today. thermal performance and oxygen barrier. As we know. VTT starts with hydrolyzed sugars from non-food lingo-cellulosic side-streams. simplifying the current process. its performance compensates the price making then does it becomes economically viable. The VTT Technical Research Center of Finland has developed a technology it believes that would significantly improve the quality of bio-based plastic packaging thus help reduce the world's dependence on oil. according to Ali Harlin. according to various research studies done world over. VTT's technique enables the production of the PGA monomer glycolic acid from bio-based materials more efficiently than ever before.PGA is a very strong polymer as a solid.

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India is among the leading nations having the highest recycling rates. According to him some of the 15 F E B R U A R Y 2013 P L A S T I C S N E W S . R Threats and Challenges for the Plastics Industry: An Indian Perspective Mr Arvind Mehta with the help of slide show explained the whole concept of waste management mentioning the actual plastics content in city waste across various continents. Arvind Mehta had made presentations on various issues. He was very quick to mention about the city of Mumbai 3501 MT India has quite strong recycling infrastructure as well. The meeting was held at Miami during December 2012. Soil. AIPMA.6MMT and with 40% of plastic consumed being recycled. It also clogs the drain thereby providing ample space for breeding of insects which further spread disease in and around the city. Per Day Plastic Waste Generation Plastic waste Generation per capita Plastic Waste Collection (Estimated: 60% of consumption) Uncollected Plastic Waste (Estimated: 40% by weight) Municipal solid waste generation as per CPCB study on MSW generation in 60 major cities (2010-11) Plastic waste generation as per CPCB study on MSW generation in 60 major cities (2010-11) 15342 MT 13 gm 9205 MT 6137 MT 50592 MT ecently at the 23 rd Annual Global Meeting on Plastics & Sustainability Mr. around 6137 MT of plastic waste remains uncollected. Also following a report from Deonar Dumping Ground. Nagpur. the fact remains that 5% of Plastics remain in the landfills. nearly 15342 MT of plastic waste is generated per day which means Plastic waste Generation per capita is 13 gm. The report also says that while the amount of plastic waste collected is 9205 MT. This shows the scope of waste management and the opportunities it provides in India. plastic constitutes only 5% of the total waste and around 95% of plastics are collected from landfills are recycled. The amount of average annual plastic recycled in India is 3. Arvind Mehta suggested that waste management needs to be tackled carefully.AIPMA AT WORK Presentations at Miami by our Legendary Mr. We all know how important it is to have an effective waste management program without which it could lead to major problems of polluting Air.6% of total waste) of plastics was available for recycling. Mr. Past President: Plastindia Foundation. Executive Director – Council of International Plastics Association Directors (CIPAD) USA. Gas. has been with our association for such a long time so that he is almost a father figure for the younger generation. Arvind Mehta According to a report from NEERI. Arvind Mehta has the honor of adorning the Chairmanship Plastivision India Advisory Board of AIPMA. Maharashtra) Report on composition of MSW in Mumbai landfill in 2005 Mr. According to a report from CPCB on material management. Source: NEERI (National Environmental Engineering & Research Institute. We are giving hereunder the gist of presentations. Mumbai it was proved that while 345 kg (6. Arvindbhai. as we fondly call him. He also stressed the need of the plastic waste management.

It is one of the best cost effective materials with excellent end products quality and is fully recyclable. 1999. Chemicals in Plastic Speaking on this issue Mr Arvind Meahta acknowledged the fact. As of now Plastic Waste is allowed to be utilized in road construction in the five states of Tamil Nadu. Composite bins. citing studies of CSE and Delhi based NGO Toxic link highlighting presence of deadly chemicals in plastics that the awareness of chemicals threat among plastic entrepreneurs is low but it is quietly picking up and the country as a whole is learning from their foreign counterparts about the likely threats. crates Rigid PVC PP Clear cordial and juice bottles. Segregation plastics waste at source – awareness among citizens against littering. Not only that but Mr Mehta also suggested Non-conventional Recycling and Recovery citing examples like Co-processing in cement kilns / energy recovery. detergent bottles. Consumer goods. and many more. Himachal Pradesh. crates. According to Mr Mehta. tiles. Cold drinks and oil. Conversion to basic chemical. whereas Plastic Waste is allowed to be co-processed in cement kilns in four states Madhya Pradesh.AIPMA AT WORK Plastic Waste PET HDPE Source of Waste Soft drink and mineral water bottles Milk crates. Outdoor furniture Detergent bottles. Agriculture. carpet fibres. This would mean more recycling. Traditional packaging materials are better alternatives to plastic bags leading to further misconceptions.4 are Plastics. plumbing pipes and fittings Straws. Karnataka. Outreach Plastic has too many things to offer and time and again it has stood the test. Incentives / encouragement for recycling. And with Milk increasingly being sold in packaged form. creating wealth from waste is the new mantra.. One of the best examples could be of Jamnagar that has provided everything one could ask for. The ICPE is the nodal agency recognized by the Government of India to handle all issues related to Plastics and Environment in the country. bottles for shampoo and cleaners milk and cream bottles Application of Recycled Material Multi-layer soft drink bottles. To promote plastic. Indian Centre for Plastics in Environment ICPE). The Indian plastic industry is trying to expand the number of applications for recycled material and there is no doubt about it. Proper system for collection of segregated wastes for facilitating recycling. plumbing pipe fittings. Storage. Pondicherry (Puducherry). Toys. fleece jackets Waste bins. Orissa. is set up on the recommendation of a Task Force constituted by The Ministry of Environment and Forests – body registered under Society Act on January 27. These packs could be recycled and used for making various materials. agricultural pipes. Traffic cones. We have most of the consumer goods in Tetra pack especially Milk and milk products. However the fact remains that plastic is environment – gas – saver and among The Top 10 Green House Gas Emission Saving Sectors . a vibrant city. Construction of asphalt road. Health care. Toys. ice-cream containers hinged lunch boxes possible solutions could be Encouraging Re-use of plastics. Upgradation of the existing mechanical recycling technology and Encouragement for alternate methods of recycling / recovery of energy. Tamil Nadu. an eco-friendly culture and also a green belt if we may call it. P L A S T I C S N E W S . polymer consumption in this sector likely to rise manifold from current 0. Despite this. Plant pots. Plastics deplete precious & scarce fossil fuel. Be it Petrochem complex. Maharashtra.. Conversion to fuel. Andhra Pradesh. some myths prevail – like Thinner plastic bags are not recyclable. The city has proved that if you have recycling mechanisms and system in place plastic can work wonders. In fact the monitoring bodies are also working for 16 F E B R U A R Y 2013 Sustainability in Plastics All of us would agree to the fact that Plastics are for the better future because it not only improves the quality of life but to-day it has wide applications across all the industries be it Medical. Plastic lumber.7 MMT.

pharmaceuticals & water IS: 11704-1986: Ethylene acrylic acid (EAA) copolymers for their safe use in contact with foodstuffs/ pharmaceuticals /water IS: 11705-1986: Positive list of EAA co-polymers in contact with foodstuffs. He mentioned about the various safety standards brought by the Indian counterparts. it becomes at times very difficult for entrepreneurs to cope with regulations as every state imposes its own law on use of plastics. Also given that the country has 5.000 years old civilization it is one of the best places on the globe.24 billion and with the fourth largest economy. Mr Mehta is of the view that Plastic Ban is uncalled for because there is no alternate to it. • IS: 12229-1987: Positive list of constituents of PET & PBT for their safe use in contact with foodstuffs/ pharmaceuticals /water IS: 12247-1988: Nylon-6 polymer for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs. IS: 11434-1985: Ion-o-mer resins for its safe use in contact with foodstuff. Arvind Mehta presented the facts that India is one of the largest democracies. pharmaceuticals and drinking water IS: 13601-1993: EVA co-polymers for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs. IS: 10151-1982: PVC and its co-polymers for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs/ pharmaceuticals /drinking water. IS: 10910-1984: Positive list of constituents of PP& its co-polymers for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs/ pharmaceuticals. pharmaceuticals and drinking water IS: 11435-1985: Positive list of constituents of ion-omer resins in contact with foodstuffs. pharmaceuticals and drinking water • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ban and De-Selection While talking on this issue Mr. IS: 10149-1982: Positive list of constituents of styrene polymers in contact with foodstuffs/ pharmaceuticals / drinking water. pharmaceuticals and drinking water IS: 14972-2001: Positive list of constituents of polycarbonate in contact with foodstuffs/ pharmaceuticals /drinking water The IS act are • IS: 9833-1981: List of pigments and colourants for use of plastics in contact with foodstuffs/pharmaceuticals/ drinking water IS: 10141-1982: Positive list of constituents of PE for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs/ pharmaceuticals /drinking water IS: 10142-1982: Specification for styrene polymers for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs/ pharmaceuticals /drinking water IS: 10146-1982: Polyethylene for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs and drinking water IS: 10148-1982: Positive list of constituents of PVC &its co-polymers for safe contact with foodstuffs/ pharmaceuticals /water. pharmaceuticals and drinking water IS: 12248-1988: Positive list of constituents of Nylon-6 polymer for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs/ pharmaceuticals IS: 12252-1987: PET & PBT for their safe use in contact with foodstuffs. having a population of 1. Banning Plastic Products is actually a Problem as it does not address the underlying issue of littering. pharmaceuticals and drinking water IS: 9845-1998: Method of analysis for the determination of specific and/or overall migration of constituents of plastics materials and articles intended to come into contact with food stuffs IS: 13449-1992: Positive list of constituents of EVA copolymers in contact with foodstuffs/ pharmaceuticals / drinking water IS: 13576-1992: EMA for its safe use in contact with foodstuffs. A long-term solution needs to encompass the following • Limited awareness about plastics amongst other stake • • • • P L A S T I C S N E W S 17 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . However being a large country with 28 states and 7 Union Territories.AIPMA AT WORK maintaining the standards and ensuring that no one crosses the mark easily.

Manish Dedhia – Vice President (West Zone). IndiaPack 2013 IPMA had participated at 5th INDIA PACK 2013. Priyanka Sakpal. Jharkhand & Bihar. 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. 11 Overseas Exhibitors and three State Government Pavilions viz. The entire exhibition was on the theme of “Packaging for Economic Growth”. Mr.segregation of waste at generation. Ms. mtrs. Mr. As a part of the exhibition was the two day’s International Summit on “Emerging Trends in New Generation Packaging” was held concurrently. (Mrs. Mr. International Packaging Exhibition and Conference organized by Indian Institute of Packaging during 28th – 31st January. Ajay Desai – Chairman Delegation & Mr.5 occupying an area of 9 sq. Sapna Gupta. Arvind Mehta – Chairman International Advisory Board PVI. • • • and support SW collection Regulators should provide incentives for reduction and segregation of waste Civic bodies should set-up efficient collation and distribution systems for waste Need for recycling centers so as to minimize transportation and handling costs The presentation concluded with a huge applause in appreciation from the assemblage. Ms. Ms. P L A S T I C S N E W S 18 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . Kailash Murarka – Co–Chairman PVI 2013. From AIPMA Ms. Umaa Gupta. Purandeshwari graced the inaugural ceremony as the Chief Guest. Karnataka. Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry – Dr. For us. safety innovation. Harish Dharamsi – Co–Chairman PVI 2013. The exhibition attracted many visitors. This summit was to create awareness on the issues like environment. health. Membership & other AIPMA events. 7 in Hall No. overall it was a good experience. economics and consumer convenience. A The exhibition was supported by Ministry of Commerce & Industry. The exhibition witnessed about 120 Exhibitors from India. Ritesh Naik attended the Exhibition. Mr. Mr.AIPMA AT WORK holders and policy makers • • • • • Regulators are grappling with the visible impact of plastic waste Wide ranging myths cloud scientific approach to plastic SWM Plastic recycling technologies are some of the best available options Segregation at source and an efficient supply chain for plastic waste are critical Role of consumer. Yogesh Shah – Chairman Ground Committee were the dignitaries of AIPMA visited AIPMA Stall. Ms. Revati Mahadik & Mr. Goregaon. Mumbai. Ministry of Micro.) D. Rohit Gupta. They promoted PVI – 2013. Ministry of Food Processing Industries. Mr. PVA – 2014. Small & Medium Enterprises and Government of India. AIPMA had Stall No. Sanjeevani Kothare.

M. terms & 8-10 % by Volume (T/PA) by 31st March 13. Dhakad explained the purpose. Mr M. Dhakad Mr. S. Dhakad – Programme Director – UNIDO-ICAMT and Mr Deepak Ballani and Dr Asutosh Gor – President – AIPMA. M.AIPMA AT WORK UNIDO – ICAMT Mumbai – Plastic Industry Cluster umbai Plastic Cluster Level meet was held on Saturday January 19. The cluster meeting was attended by 18 people from 10 cluster members (out of 19). P L A S T I C S N E W S 19 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . as it should have been much more than that. Dhakad also sought to know about the intervention in Marketing .S.It was also suggested that some sort of Matrix should be prepared for evaluation of Member participation based on certain parameters. M. The highlights of the presentation were Vinod Jain’s company Modern Manufacturing is likely to grow by 120 % (over base line year 2010 – 11 by 31st March – 2013) showing Highest expected growth. Further discussions were held wherein Mr M. M. the members participating in various initiatives etc. % Profitability etc should also be measured.S. The anticipation are based on data for the period April – December 12. 2013 at AIPMA House in the presence of Mr. Also some members felt that more parameters like Cash to Cash Cycle. Mr. Akhilesh Bhargava’s Chairman AVI felt that National Consultant should re visit these compiled growth figures once again to verify especially about Volume growth. progress and expectations of Plastic Industry initiative. S. M Globalplast Pvt Ltd is the overall best Member to have benefited from the initiatives taken by AIPMA-UNIDOICAMT Over all the Mumbai cluster Sales is likely to grow by + 40 % in Rs. Karbelkar – National Consultant made a brief presentation on progress of Mumbai Cluster. Many felt that this could be better way to evaluate the participation and can be linked to important benefits from UNIDO.

. Mr. Mr. more emphasis should be given on aspect like SES / PUM experts assistance etc. K. Asutosh Gor – President. AVI Globalplast Pvt Ltd. clays and silica into green – polymers. Novel techniques will be investigated to enhance the quality of both distributive and dispersive mixing in thermoplastic and thermoset nanocomposites.8 members as on today. Sanjiv Kumar – Deputy Secretary – DCPC The project has been designed as collaborate Research between CIPET and University of Toronto. Dhakad summed up the meet with a remark that members should come forward and take benefits. Theme 2: Development of Dimensionally Thermally Stable Green Composites eeting on “Centre of Excellence for Green Transportation Network (GREET)” was held on Thursday. Mr. Mr. Deepak Ballani suggested that as this initiative is ‘Technology’ oriented. Sanju Desai & Mr. Chairman. cellulose nanofibres. AIPMA President at CIPET The project has been divided into 4 themes with various subthemes as highlighted below: Theme 1: Design and Engineering of Lightweight and Sustainable Hybrid Green Composite Auto Parts The objective of this theme is to design and engineer lightweight and sustainable hybrid green composites for automotive applications through new discoveries and innovations in renewable resource – based biomaterial. S. IIT Kolkata. Akhilesh Bhargava. Chennai at 10.D. Modern Manufacturing explained the changes brought out after joining the initiative especially in Marketing. According to him they should drive the Programme and the National Consultant. Nayak – Chennai. Mr. Karbelkar are to discuss the matter and decide further course of action as well. Functional Components and Surface Engineering The objective is to develop advanced approaches for the efficient incorporation of nano-scale fillers like natural and synthetic nano – particles. Sanju Desai suggested about taking a decision to eliminate those members who are not taking interest in Cluster programmes and do not respond properly. Surface modifications are sought for to increase the interfacial adhesion between the fibre and the matrix. Dr. also explained about the improvement in OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) in his company. Vinod Jain.AIPMA AT WORK Mr. He also felt that more units should have been benefited than 7. Interphase. The cluster members should act as role model for rest of the industry. and M The Meeting had following Expert Panel: Dr.5 % in OEE from April 12 till Dec 12. The objective of this project is to develop high – performance bionanocomposites using Sorona and various bioresins as polymer matrices and natural fibres as the reinforcement. AIPMA Prof. He also elaborated the process which included right from change in mindset to the details of steps taken to increase Marketing efforts. Theme 3: Fundamentals of Rhedology. The notable gain was doubling of Return on Investment (ROI) in the current year due to increase in Production due to improvement of 23. Natural fibres such as 20 F E B R U A R Y 2013 P L A S T I C S N E W S . 2013 at CIPET. Achievements of these two members were appreciated. M.30 am. February14. After the discussions. Ajit Banthia – Former Professor & Head Materials Science Centre. Mr. rather than the other way round. with the primary objective of Developing high – performance green – materials & manufacturing technologies for automobile sector. .

which is abundantly found in India can also be utilized in synthesizing polymers The impact energy absorption. Rourkela 2. FTIR.AIPMA AT WORK hemp. The Research scholars have been allocated with different subthemes of the above mentioned four themes 3. Recyclability and Prototyping The objective is to develop and manufacture vehicular full – size prototype components for robustness analysis in an automotive environment. Cochin University of Science & Technology. vibrational analysis and aero – dynamic aspects of the components as well as specimens Clarification in intellectual property issues during commercialization Accordingly. 1898 Lakhs The first expert committee Review meeting was held at CIPET Head Office on December 17. Publication of Research papers in International Journals 3. kenaf and lignin – based carbon fibres may be combined with the nano – scale reinforcements. 2011 to review the progress of the work in the Project. Software related to the product design & development of the Automotive parts have been purchased like POLWORKS. which remains unutilized should be modified and incorporated in the studies Work in the area of Bio – adhesives and cross – linked bio – polymer The list of automotive parts and the designated bio – polymer should be identified Castor – oil. 20 Research scholars have been recruited & their PhD registration process under different Universities a.e. The properties shall be compared with the existing commercial natural composites. Following activities were presented by the PI ● Identification of Manpower requirement ● Interview and Selection of Research Fellows ● Registration of 07 students at regional universities ● Literature survey on various themes ● Procurement of raw materials & consumables ● Property analysis through Specific gravity. as well as mechanical. 4. Life Cycle Analysis. 15 Research Scholars were selected to register under University Chennai. Bhubaneswar. Theme 4: Performance Evaluation. TEM ● Design of PLA/ natural fiber composites & Toughened PLA/PBAT blends Based on the presentation and the activities. Cross linked biopolymer has been included in the Research work. Development of identified Prototypes 5. fatigue. 5 Research Scholars have been identified to work under University of Toronto b. Experimental Trials on the Castor Oil. These green nanocomposites are characterized in terms of structural and surface morphology. As suggested by the expert Committee.f January 2012 to January 2013 in the 2nd phase of the work: 1. Based on the aforementioned objectives the project was initiated on April 1. Specific Automotive parts are also identified as suggested by the committee. the Expert committee suggested the following activities to be incorporated in the project: Pectin. Experimentation & validation of the four themes allocated to 20 Research Scholars. 2. Contact with the Industry for validation of the developed Prototype 21 F E B R U A R Y 2013 P L A S T I C S N E W S . 2011 with a total cost of Rs. Kochi & BPUT. the following activities have been carried out w. dynamic mechanical and thermal stability. MFI of raw materials ● Surface modification of natural fibers using various chemical & physical techniques ● Functionalization of nanoclays through cation exchange reactions ● Characterization employing SEM. 6. Utkal University. flax. 5. joint failure. Experimental Trials on the identified Themes I-IV are under progress and a part showing the progress of the work was also drawn. Filing of patents 4. ABACUS Action Plan for 3rd Phase 1.

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Established in 1999, VERTEX is one of the leading manufacturer of plastic moulds. The company's success can be attributed to its constant dedication to good quality standards and reliability. In 2005 we were certified with ISO 9000-2000 and in 2010 we were certified with ISO 9001-2008 with Design. Our top management is well experienced with plastic material, processes, mould designing, part designing etc. We are continually upgrading our infrastructure, engineer’s skill, knowledge, designing and analysis software support to match with future demand. VERTEX understand the need of today's marketplace and continuous to invest resources for the development of tomorrow's requirement. • • • • • Dedicated Team Work. After Sales Service of Technical & Spare Parts Services. Product Security, Shortest Cycles and Highest Product Quality. Process Oriented mould Development. On time Completion of Project as Decided.

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Chevron Phillips to expand NAO capacity by 20% hevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is studying the possibility of expanding its normal alpha olefins (NAO) capacity – targeting at least a 20% increase in a phased approach – at its Cedar Bayou Chemical Complex in Baytown. Key customers are manufacturers of paints and coatings. including a crude distillation unit for the 400. C toward an expansion within a few years. waste gas cleaning and energy consumption.” said Mitch Eichelberger. “This study echoes Chevron Phillips Chemical’s strong commitment to the NAO business and to meeting the growing demand of our customers. 5 and 10 millimeter thicknesses.000 tonnes and will will create 150 new jobs.C. Construction will begin in the second L quarter 2013.” The company has filed the necessary environmental permit application with Texas Commission on Environmental Con-Pearl to make plastic sleeves on-Pearl North America. with an annual capacity of 38. after a power outage shut down operations in late December. has finalized plans to make lightweight plastic sleeves for returnable sleeve packs in North America. this proposed expansion has great synergy with the 1-hexene plant currently being built at our Cedar Bayou complex. P L A S T I C S N E W S F E B R U A R Y 2013 .000 bpd refinery. C Quality (TCEQ). Con-Pearl claims. “In addition. Production of the lightweight sleeves will begin by May in a 60. the construction and plastics industries will be supplied. Texas. Initially the building will house a sleeve converting line. and had started to bring back online other units including an ethane cracker. especially in terms of water treatment. The production start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015. PetroRabigh had started to ramp up production at some units at the complex. general manager of normal alpha olefins and polyalphaolefins for Chevron Phillips Chemical. The company will market its yellow shaded red pigments globally under the brand Bayferrox. S. He added "Laminating and extrusion equipment will follow as market demand builds. Germany. Shanghai. The company will set up a new plant in Greenville. Furthermore."Con-Pearl is a lightweight polypropylene board with non-directional strength and stiffness properties. Final approval would be sought in Q3-2013. Lanxess already operates one of China’s largest and most modern plants for iron oxide pigments in Jinshan. Lanxess says it will manufacture high quality iron oxide red pigments at the new plant using an improved and highly sustainable Penniman process. It is not fluted but has a middle layer of many small pearls sandwiched between the two outer layers.000-square-foot facility.COMPANY NEWS Lanxess to build 25 kilotonne pigment plant in China anxess is expanding its global production network for inorganic pigments in China.The plant will initially have an annual capacity of 25. Construction is likely to begin in the Q1-2014. a subsidiary of Friedola-Tech GmbH of Geismar.000 tonnes of iron oxide yellow and black pigments. The company is investing EUR55 million to build an iron oxide red pigment facility at the Ningbo Chemical Park on the Chinese East Coast. Con-Pearl Vice President Stefan Hoedt said that he expects rapid growth of the business and is looking Saudi PetroRabigh complex restarted after power cut audi Arabia's PetroRabigh has restarted its petrochemical and refining complex. Con-Pearl is available in 3. 27 S According to a report. The structure allows higher load bearing than conventional sleeve materials. and the project would be completed in Q4-2015.

catalysts. is boosting its ability to make large blow molded parts with the recent addition of a dual-head accumulator machine from DavisStandard LLC. Plasan Carbon was recognized Body Exterior category for its work on the carbon composite hood assembly for the OEM Make & Model: Chrysler Group LLC 2013 model year SRT Viper*. has been working Davis-Standard about 25 years. W Plasan Carbon Composites bags SPE’s Automotive Innovation Award lasan Carbon Composites. The company will also use the new machine to make barricades. In addition to technology licensing. corner and wall protectors. column protectors. a valuable petrochemical used in the production of fuels and synthetic rubber. low energy and water consumption. 65. to produce key ingredients for fuels and synthetic rubber. Unique to the Oleflex process. Eagle makes a line of chemical-resistant high density polyethylene spill containers and drums for the safety industry. based in Wellsburg. is 44 percent lighter than the previous hood-only assembly in SMC. high isobutylene yields. Ashland's Pliogrip structural adhesives were used as part of this award-winning project. 28 P L A S T I C S N E W S F E B R U A R Y 2013 . W. This hood assembly is a Class A carbon P fiber reinforced plastics part with a large complex clamshell geometry. will use Honeywell's UOP technology to process 175. has received 2012 Automotive Innovation Award from the Society for Plastics Engineers (SPE). adsorbents. Honeywell's UOP C4 Oleflex process will be used to convert refinery-derived isobutane to isobutylene. The final part. which helps maximize operating flexibility. and use of a fully recyclable platinum alumina-based catalyst system. The machine is being used in the production of large plastic drums and protective products. on-stream factor and reliability. Eddy said that Eagle. Eagle Manufacturing adds large-drum blow molding capacity ellsburg based Eagle Manufacturing Co.The C4 Oleflex process uses catalytic dehydrogenation to convert isobutane to isobutylene.COMPANY NEWS UOP Oleflex process technology selected by Longgang Chemicals OP LLC. and machine guards. 30-. the highest return on investment and the smallest environmental footprint. incorporating fenders as well as hood. The superior performance of Honeywell's UOP technology stems from its low capital costs. China.000 metric tons of mixed butane feedstock annually at its facility in Dongying City. Compared with competing processes. a Honeywell company. independent reaction and regeneration systems are in place that allow continuous use of catalysts for steady-state operations (non swing-bed). The facility is expected to start-up in 2015. announced that its UOP Oleflex™ process technology has been selected by China's Longgang Chemical Co."We've expanded our drum offerings and the dualhead 40 is a good size machine for us — we do have two dual 30s already." said Eagle President and CEO Joe Eddy said in a telephone interview. This is UOP's second C4 Oleflex process license in China.and 95-gallon sizes. Shandong Province. for better vehicle dynamics and power-to-weight ratio. specialty equipment and engineering for U the project. Va. They come in 20-. Longgang Chemical Co. helping improve weight distribution and lower the vehicle's center of gravity. Honeywell's UOP C4 Oleflex technology provides the lowest cash cost of production. Honeywell's UOP will provide basic engineering. ramps and dock plates. The new Davis-Standard blow molding machine features dual 40-pound accumulator heads with a 165-millimeter AC vector extruder drive along with a 250-ton clear platen clamp. The part represents the largest Class A carbon fiber composite part provided to a mainstream OEM..

Currier which was founded in 1982." said President and CEO Michael McDonnell. "As the leading merchant producer of PIB. Currier Plastics wins state training grant ustom molder Currier Plastics Inc. India. sealants. we are focused on meeting the needs of our customers for high quality products delivered through our extensive logistics network.” said Peter Oosterveer. “ We a r e e n c o u r a g e d b y t h e opportunities that the expansion of the Canadian oil sands provides for the chemicals industry in North America. Alberta. (TPC) has commenced engineering to expand production capacity of polyisobutylene (PIB) to meet its customers' needs. TPC uses proprietary technology to produce both highly reactive PIB (HR-PIB) products. which are used in lubricant and fuel additives.000 training grant from the New York State Department of Labor.The Auburn-based company will upgrade the skills of its existing workers and promote a culture of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement throughout the organization. has customers in the packaging. C The proposed PDH facility would primarily use the propane recovered at Williams’ existing fractionation facility in Redwater.COMPANY NEWS FLR awarded a preliminary engineering services by Williams for PDH luor Corporation (FLR) was awarded a contract by Williams to provide preliminary engineering services for a proposed propane dehydrogenation (PDH) project near Redwater. and convert it into polymer-grade propylene. and Greenville. F preliminary engineering services for what would be Canada’s first propane dehydrogenation facility. We back our commitment to our customers with the security of multiple production units and multiple sources of feedstock supply. will be responsible for the design services along with support from the company’s office in New Delhi. beauty and cosmetics. Currier's human resource director. said in a news release that the training will help the company's growing workforce to be more flexibile. Diane Pisciotti. plans to boost its manufacturing skills with a $100. caulks. and coatings.” Fluor’s offices in Calgary. “Fluor is pleased to have been selected by Williams to provide TPC Group to expand production capacity of polyisobutylene PIB PC Group Inc. and PIB products for conventional applications such as adhesives. which offers the Company an unrivaled ability to meet the needs of a growing market Currier plans an in-house technical training program that will include hands-on and classroom learning for about 80 employees. including our own isobutylene production unit targeted for startup in 2014 P L A S T I C S N E W S 29 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . Alberta. T "TPC Group is committed to maintaining its position as the premier supplier of PIB in North America. and that it plans to add 50 more in the next five years. household consumables and medical measuring device sectors. The company said the training grant will help it retain more than 100 manufacturing jobs. a petrochemical feedstock used in plastics manufacturing. Alberta. The focus on lean manufacturing will support process standardization and process control among technicians and operators. TPC technology is unique in that it can produce both types of products in a wide range of molecular weights within the same unit. amenities. South Carolina. Canada. president of Fluor’s Energy and Chemicals Group.

The real time information management system will provide Borouge 3 with business solutions that streamline. especially in Southeast Asia's emerging markets. Texas ndustrial Molds Group is expanding to the Southwest to reach customers both in the United States and Mexico.Pyramid Plastics San Antonio will also add two-shot and smaller tonnage presses during the next year to accommodate a variety of part sizes. Having invested around €10 million in the expansion project.000 tpa.000 square feet with the potential to expand to 30.000 tons VAE dispersion.000 square feet as business P L A S T I C S N E W S 30 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . I grows in the region.000 metric tons from the second reactor line increases the site's VAE-dispersion capacity to a total of 90. and advanced process control will allow for operational integration. The new site covers 21. The expansion is WACKER's response to the rising demand for highquality VAE dispersions. WACKER's production facility in Ulsan: With a total annual capacity of 90. and maximum operability and profitability. The installation of Honeywell Process Solutions’(HPS) control and safety systems. As a result. WACKER is strengthening its position as one of the world's major suppliers of VAE dispersions. polyethylene. The project goal is to ensure sufficient c a p a c i t i e s o f V I N N A PA S ® VA E dispersions now and in the years ahead. utilities and offsite facilities. Experion Process Knowledge System C300. procurement and construction (EPCs) contractors involved in the project with integrated control and safety systems. Honeywell will be the main automation contractor (MAC) for the project. improved production. The additional 40. polypropylene. and lowdensity polyethylene (LDPE). allowing for further profitability and productivity. The production capacity of the site has thus almost doubled. making the plant complex one Honeywell awarded four major contracts worth US$40 mln oneywell has been awarded four major contracts worth a combined US$40 mln over an 18-month duration for the Borouge petrochemicals complex in Ruwais. providing Linde and other engineering. the company said in a Jan. ERWACK will be able to offer its customers in the region consistently high product quality and supply security over the long term. Abu Dhabi.COMPANY NEWS Wacker opens new dispersions plant in South Korea acker Chemie AG officially launched its new production plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions at its Ulsan site in South Korea. W of the biggest of its kind in South Korea. The company provides parts to automotive suppliers. Illinois -based company will officially open an injection molding plant under the name Pyramid Plastics San Antonio in the Texas town in late February. It launches production with five injection molding machines ranging from 500 to 800 tons in capacity and nine employees working two shifts.The Rockford. H operations. Pyramid Plastics is a sister company of Industrial Molds. alongside associated butane. the plant complex is one of the biggest of its kind in South Korea. Borouge 3 is the latest expansion of Borouge’s polyolefins plant in Abu Dhabi and will manufacture ethylene. increased safety and reliability. safety manager. 31 press release. centralise and optimise Pyramid Plastics to open injection plant in San Antino.

231 tons per day of ethylene dichloride (EDC). efficiency and sustainability. Site preparation works kicked off recently on a 35-hectare plot within the massive special economic zone adjoining the Port of Salalah. Mitsui Chemicals Inc. with commissioning slated for Q1-2015 E Sumitomo Chemical to close ethylene plant in Chiba n a bid to reinforce the competitiveness of its petrochemical operation at Chiba Works. and Sumitomo Chemical. is undertaking the site works as part of the promoters' strategy to engage local firms in the implementation of the venture. Steve Connolly. Saltic is investing an estimated US$500-600 mln in the development of a state-of-the-art petrochemical complex designed to produce 1. Project completion is targeted during Q4-2014.COMPANY NEWS Saltic LLC launches construction on world-scale caustic soda and EDC plant salalah free zone man-based Saltic LLC FZE has formally launched work on its world-scale caustic soda and ethylene dichloride plant at Salalah Free Zone. I The shutdown is scheduled on or before September 2015. Cape awarded 3 year extension with SABIC nergy services company Cape has been awarded a three-year extension of its contract with petrochemical firm Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). All other statutory approvals.000 tons per day of caustic soda and 1. and maintenance and repair costs.. Dhofar Power Company has earmarked electricity loads of up to 150 MW for the project. have been obtained. Fire shuts a Formosa Plastics plant at Yunlin County fire broke out at a bisphenol A (BPA) plant in the Formosa Plastics Group’ petrochemical complex in Yunlin County. delivered within an integrated alliance we are pleased to continue our successful relationship with SABIC Petrochemicals. including the all-important environmental permit from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs. Transport Cont Co. Cape is providing support services to SABIC sites located in north east England's Teesside. Al Ez Trading. procurement & construction (EPC) contract awarded by the promoters last November. Salalah-based contractor. Through this landmark contract. a joint venture among Maruzen Petrochemical Co. said: "We are delighted to be awarded this extension to Cape's existing maintenance contract in recognition of our commitment to continue to deliver value to SABIC's facility through our focus on HSEQ performance. A 31 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . Managing Director of Cape UK and Europe. The blaze caused limited damage. but the factory’s operations have been partially suspended to conduct safety check.. After the shutdown of the ethylene plant. Sumitomo Chemical will procure necessary quantities of P L A S T I C S N E W S ethylene and other basic petrochemical feedstock by increasing purchases from Keiyo Ethylene Co. uptil 2015." O The Project is expected to be completed in Q4-2014. Sumitomo Chemical plans to close an ethylene plant. Additionally. Sumitomo Chemical’s ethylene plant has been in operation for longer than 40 years.coinciding with its next periodic shutdown maintenance. say officials. Both commodities are highvalue intermediate products with extensive application in a variety of industrial processes. and its competitiveness is falling behind in terms of energy efficiency. with commissioning slated for Q1-2015 South Korea's Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corporation is executing the project under an engineering.

Key factors are tip speed. causing delays in financing major projects. The company studies all aspects of design in detail including aerodynamics. Design improvements have been tremendous over the 30 years of wind blades: the original Bonus 5m blade. with reduced solidity (from around 10% to 5%) and trailing edge add-ons for noise reduction. transportation and labour costs. Various solutions have been proposed and there is a large market for energy production if the problem can be resolved. location. to 100 metres. a leading economist. The Nordex system is pro-active with continuous monitoring of icing conditions.5 MW turbine rotor is now bigger than a Boeing 747. The erosion usually starts in the area of the blade tip with P L A S T I C S N E W S 32 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . 3M has looked at this problem. was more shaped like a rowing oar. which has its own distinct method of manufacturing blades. REPower does a combination of the two and has taken on Dr Jan Kranich. but also to upgrade and provide replacements for established generators. which have become more important with the rise in size – a 3. SNL100-00. which is observed irrespective of hub height. the industry not only supplies blades for new turbines. In tests the anti-icing turbine generated considerably more energy during the winter months than a reference turbine. One of the big issues for wind energy in cold climates is the level of ice that can build up on blades and prevent the rotor from turning. One of the latest projects involved scaling up a theoretical blade design. the quality of blade finishing and the environmental conditions. Thus in the UK the ports are competing to win new blade business to supply the planned offshore wind farms – the UK is expected to be the global leader in wind farms at sea. However. The US wind energy industry will be helped by the renewal of the Production Tax Credit in 2013. and using minimal energy from the turbine while it is operational to heat the aerodynamically relevant blade surfaces. The latest concept from the company is to offer a flexible blade platform (GloBlade) where a set of variations can be built in to tailor a blade design for each customer. The leading research group for wind blades in the United States is Sandia National Laboratories. and are now starting to look at some of the challenges like weight and the need to meet the certification standards such as GL and IEC. The driver for size is to maximise annual energy production and a 10% increase in rotor area approximates to 12% more energy. whereas others commission construction from other firms. This means setting up composite construction facilities worldwide to ease the transport logistics of large blades so ports are the most popular locations. blade length or manufacturer. with different blade lengths for different powers. The technology of passive twist bend is showing great promise. T The manufacturers of wind turbines are constantly looking at new regions and types of turbine to keep their market share. other factors come into play like the potential for more noise and the rise in weight. the longest model in the world. considering factors such as location of the industry. LM Wind Power has retained its place as top independent blade manufacturer in the world although it has not been immune to the economic situation. One of the growing turbine manufacturers is Siemens Wind Power. as Global Commodity Manager for Composites to determine the best place to manufacture blades and the best way to source them for international business. Some turbine makers build all of their own components. Climate has been known to cause erosion since the world began and this process can also occur on wind blades particularly on the leading edge.FEATURES Wind energy industry continues to expand worldwide The wind energy industry is continuing to expand worldwide with the industry ebbing and flowing as global governments decide policy on supporting renewable power and then reconsider the economics. whereas the latest Siemens blade is tapered. for example. he industry is caught in the financial tide but is growing with offshore and new countries coming into the marketplace. In terms of the wind blades.

currently based in Waterloo. An example of the company’s P L A S T I C S N E W S . ook in any direction. food packaging or outdoor and indoor furnishings. About the size of a big injection moulding machine. is using the facility in Concord to show off its equipment. The world’s longest manufactured prototype blade was sent for testing by SSP Technology at the end of 2012. who has been in the plastics F E B R U A R Y 2013 That’s a problem Tim Scott of Waterloo and Leo Blakely of Newmarket have decided to tackle with their company. says Scott. and then they will have something that they can use to start making products and generating revenue. even in low lightning risk areas like the North Sea there will be 1. This new PU-based material has been studied for liquid/rain erosion using current methods like pulsating jet erosion testing – this is an area of Standards that is under review. and end up in landfills. As the wind energy industry continues to adapt to the varying weather conditions worldwide and to build larger and larger turbines. it is a curse on the environment. the Green Gator 100.FEATURES damage to paint or coating and can affect energy output by altering the aerodynamics (up to 20%). which has expertise in carbon fibre in helicopter blades and expects high quality standards. There are potential customers all over the world. be it a dish detergent container. The big problem with plastic 33 recycling is that these companies can end up with heaps of plastic that can’t be used or sold because of the grade or quality of the plastic. chief executive officer of Greenable. so protection is essential. is operating in a customer’s recycling facility in Concord. The company’s business model is to design and configure equipment for the customers’ needs and then license the technology to them. and you will see something made of plastic. “But now. Blakely. Greenable.5m structure was made for Samsung. it plans to set up a staging facility in the Greater Toronto Area. and a new protection coating W4600. 3M has several protective products for blades including a film-based tape based on 40 years of experience in aerospace applications like helicopter blades.” Scott says. fast curing and re-coatable. it takes in much of the plastic that cannot normally be resold into other markets and turns it into useable moulded products. L new system. which was founded by Blakely.4 flashes per year. Lightning strikes tall objects and wind turbines fall into that category. As the business grows. Certain types of plastic still get rejected by recyclers. outdoor fencing and landscaping products. Greenable Technology Group which is based on Blakely’s new system for melting and mixing together different grades of plastic in order to create new products such as deck tiles. or that melt plastic and turn it into plastic pellets that are used to make new products from recycled plastic. so the rotor is being upgraded too. For an average turbine tip at 160m. (Courtesy: AMI) Greenable to make plastic world green Canada based Greenable Technology Group has developed new patent-pending technology for melting and mixing different plastics together and for moderating how that mixing is done. The current blade lightning protection technology incorporates a set of receptors which attract lightning in a storm. we can put this system in for them. Customers might include companies that sort and recycle plastic into bundles. in order to produce viable plastic products. which is VOC free. The use of carbon fibre in the spar cap was discussed with lightning protection experts and the leading edge was tested for rain erosion and protected with a combination of tape and paint as the tip speed is increased. the company’s chief technology officer. The 83. But for all the convenience and possibilities of plastic.

Chrysler went one step further with a process that chemically decomposes urethane foam into a base component: polyols. Although plastic cannot be used to build houses in North America because of the weather and building codes. he adds. He got out of that business in 2008. That’s where he met Blakely. T and will help divert millions of tons of waste from landfills. and use it without having to wash it first. Each new Ford Fusion. decks. The Ford Flex has a wheat-strawreinforced storage bin. 34 Not only will it generate many times its street value of $200 to $300 in parts and scrap. Blakely says that once basic mixing and melting equipment is in place.FEATURES and plastic lumber business for many years. in order to produce viable plastic products.” Scott says. Chrysler says it’s diverting tens of thousands of pounds of foam from landfills. and most recently. Blakely says.” There are limitations in terms of the products that can be made using the mixed plastics. or deck tiles with images of the Rocky Mountains on them. but between 75 and 85 per cent of that car will end up being recycled. He’d F E B R U A R Y 2013 . for example. “We have a technology development path to go into different markets and different opportunities. for example. has been an entrepreneur-inresidence at the Research. has about 39 clear plastic water bottles (partially collected from Ford’s own offices) recycled into its seat covers. old car heading for the scrap yard may not have the allure and smell of a shiny new car on the dealer’s lot. “Our process doesn’t use any water. 31. fencing designed in the likeness of hockey players. Scott previously was involved in a metal stamping and fabrication business in Waterloo Region. Using plants to make plastics is nothing new: Henry Ford unveiled a 14-panel plastic-bodied car in 1941 made from a formula containing soybeans. They won’t likely be used for making car parts. by creating a market for plastic that can’t be recycled now. The challenge is in knowing which plastics have value and a viable market. and Commercialization Centre in Mississauga. But he sees a huge market among customers who are interested in making products for landscaping and gardening. Scott says. easily-constructed housing that is resistant to heat. using locally-sourced stalks from six Ontario farmers. part of a plan to expand the use of bio-based materials. all of which enhances the value and revenue for customers. The Recyclable Car Using plants to make plastics is nothing new: Henry Ford unveiled a 14-panel plasticbodied car in 1941 made from a formula containing soybeans. Today’s cars are built with many parts already made from recycled materials. It can also accept plastics that have residue or contamination. wheat. Scott and Blakely believe the technology will help clean up the “plastic soup” contaminating the world’s oceans. Scott says there is interest in using it in developing countries. Parts maker Magna then mixes it with virgin materials to reconstitute it as foam for seats and soundproofing. hat tired. humidity and bugs. and manufacturers are working with researchers to bump that figure even higher.. such as a peanut butter jar that wasn’t rinsed properly.250 soybeans in its seat cushions and a couple pairs of denim jeans shredded into a soundproofing material (called “shoddy”). says he has developed new patent-pending technology for melting and mixing different plastics together and for moderating how that mixing is done. for example. so it is very exciting. but it’s got a future just the same. It could provide inexpensive. which can be recycled again P L A S T I C S N E W S In 2010. The system can take virtually any plastic. Innovation. schoolyard products and as replacements for interlocking stone. hemp flax and rami (an ancient vegetable fibre). moulds can be designed to make all kinds of creative products. He envisions.

which focus on getting the highest price for scrap metals but pay little heed to the fluids and other toxins in the cars. says Sawyer-Beaulieu. the big challenges are the carpeting. does that by stamping a code and label on every plastic part indicating what it’s made of.000 rogue operations. But improving on the 84 per cent that gets recycled from the average vehicle today is going to take some collaboration. says Steve Fletcher. is done by forcing melted plastic in to a mold cavity until it cools and forms a specific plastic shape. The auto industry can help. It covers 37 countries. “There’s the International Dismantling Information System (IDIS). which was in short supply when World War II was being fought in Europe. F E B R U A R Y 2013 35 . Ford wanted to tie America’s agricultural power (and the produce of his own farm) to its industrial force and to look for alternatives to steel. which is very valuable. the most important process in the manufacturing of plastic parts. Susan Sawyer-Beaulieu. They can also be clearing houses for stolen cars and parts In an effort to promote understanding of the plastic injection molding process. With plastic injection molding. Fletcher says there are about 500 licensed and registered auto recyclers in Ontario. he says. All plastics are not created equal. As the industry gets more efficient at recycling cars. many parts can be made simultaneously (using the same mold). They’d sell the dirt off the vehicles if they could find a market for it. Ford. Manufacturers are working with universities and research centres to create more-sustainable materials — such as the Ontario BioAuto Council and the University of Windsor’s Auto21. but estimates there could be as many as 1. seats. silica and other compounds to make steering wheels. closed-loop systems (which recycle any production waste back into the manufacturing process) cut costs. rubber. petroleum-derived plastics and materials are getting more expensive as the price of oil rises. an engineer and research associate at Auto21. I’ve never been able to access it myself.744 models. says Fletcher. The goal is to help manufacturers make design decisions that will not only pay off in the form of lighter. 69 car brands and 1. says Dr. director of both the Ontario and Canadian auto recyclers associations. The challenge is in knowing which plastics have value and a viable market. “We’d really like to get access to it for research purposes. Plastic injection molding is very useful when the plastic parts that need to be produced are too complex or expensive to do by machine.” It’s not that recyclers can’t be bothered. adding recyclers are working with plastic manufacturers to develop markets for shredded materials. They make up most of the 16 per cent that ends up in landfill. Others can be shredded and recycled as a granular fill material or mixed into plastic landscaping lumber.” Both Sawyer-Beaulieu and Fletcher say an open-access system would help identify what materials now being shredded and sent to landfill might be recovered and diverted for reuse or recycling. wiring. Trademark Plastics has compiled a knowledge base of terms used in the manufacture of plastic parts for the benefit of our customers and you Plastic injection molding.” she says. “But it gets to the point of diminishing returns. Some can be melted down and reused. tires and even fluids are recycled. The problem is the materials themselves. their value also increases. A catalogue of parts and materials does exist but it’s not widely accessible. by creating a database for each vehicle’s components and noting the type of material. P L A S T I C S N E W S “We’d like to recycle more. The other factor is consumers. Second.FEATURES started 20 years earlier with Fordite. The current trend is being driven by two forces. a concoction of wheat straw. plastics and vinyl.” says Fletcher. who are much more eco-conscious but remain price sensitive. First. Although most metal. for example. noting it was created to manage stricter recycling regulations in Europe. The trick is to not just make materials that are environmentally friendly but to also ensure they can be recycled later. cheaper and more-sustainable vehicles but will also yield more recyclable or reclaimable parts and materials.000 pounds lighter than steel-bodied cars. it never went into production. which has created a growing underground network of unlicensed. unregulated auto wreckers. There is a downside however. Although Ford’s car was 1.

Regardless of changes to the techniques themselves. Inc. Molds are now available that are more complicated than they were in the past. This allows manufacturers to add coloring to the plastic and has given the industry much more versatility. blow molding. at the store or even being treated medically. Whether we are at home. One of the main changes has been in the materials which are used. These techniques include thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding. Before. compression molding. Due to the war. they can provide clients with a technically superior mold and assure every product’s success. One contained the molding cavity and the other piece was used to eject the finished product from the mold. A Look at The Evolution Of Plastic Injection Molding Methods You may be surprised to learn that many of the items we use on a daily basis have all been made using the same techniques. it is ejected from the mold and is trimmed and finished so that it is ready for use. It is amazing to think about how many of the products in our lives are made with these manufacturing methods. Shortly after this more malleable form was developed. take your concept from initial prototype through production. gyratory molding. there was a higher demand for many of the products that could be manufactured using this process. molds were usually created in two parts. structural foam molding and many others.FEATURES Plastic molding manufacturers use several distinct molding techniques to produce plastic components. Now. c o m p u t e r a s s i s t e d manufacturing has allowed manufacturers to create more complicated molds that may have 36 multiple sections. delivery and finishing. the same basic principle applies to all plastic injection molding methods. I molding methods were also developed. Although an early form of plastic was invented in the 1850ís. thermoforming. plastic injection P L A S T I C S N E W S F E B R U A R Y 2013 . Trademark Plastics. This was also when the mixing of plastics and colorants was also developed. N o w. it was not until the 1870ís that the plastic injection molding process was developed. After it hardens. Trademark Plastics has a trained staff of experienced engineers. These molds are chilled and this causes the plastic to harden. Early forms of plastic were very difficult to work with and a more malleable form of the material needed to be invented. Many of these plastics have different qualities that make them more desirable for certain applications. transferring to resin. It is only when we think of how many are created using this process that we begin to realize how important it actually is. With the use of sophisticated computer aided design and technology and the latest equipment. They are also able to add more detail to the sections of the molds. there is a greater variety of plastics that can be used in the injection molding process. Plastic particles are melted down and fed (or injected) by force through molds. A screw-type plunger was invented which made the process easier to complete. t is interesting to learn about plastic injection molding methods and the ways that they have changed over the years to create many of the items we use today. As well. plastic products surround us each day. This chilling is accomplished by passing coolant around the mold so that the plastic can harden. This was perhaps the first major change that this manufacturing process underwent. The different plastic injection molding methods allow us to create many objects ranging from simple items such as toothbrushes and hair clips to complicated items uses in fields such as medicine. designers and toolmakers who work with clients from designing the concept for building the prototype and to the production of the actual custom mold. The plastic injection molding process changed during the 1940ís. it is also possible to add other materials to the plastic.

Usually chilling occurs thanks to the passing of coolant over and around the molding chamber where the plastic is being shaped. the list may seem endless. the materials that are being used have changed. the plastic injection molding methods similar to those we use today were F E B R U A R Y 2013 .They had only two parts. This hardening is normally achieved using coolant which passes around the molding chamber. the screw type injection process was developed. The first was the section in which the actual shaping took place. In order to make the process easier to control and to make it possible to add different chemicals. when it does. this method of creating objects has been used in order to manufacture products such as toothbrushes and hair clips. Because of the war. Even household items such as toothbrushes and hair clips can be created using these methods. The plastic hardens and. Plastics are now available in a wider variety than they were when plastic injection molding methods were first developed. The process still calls for heated plastic to be injected into a mold and then chilled. It does not matter where we are.FEATURES How Plastic Injection Molding Methods Have Changed Throughout The Years Are you someone who is interested in learning how objects are made? If so. Any tags or excess plastic is removed and the product can then be used. Heat is applied to small granules of plastic. It is when we begin to think how many 37 are created through this method that we begin to realize how important the process is. Shortly after. Now. plastic injection molding methods were also developed. When we think about how many products used in daily life are made using this process. plastic items surround us everywhere. it is ejected from the mold. very complicated molds exist that may have multiple sections or parts. The second was a section that allowed the finished piece to be ejected easily. Even items used in medical treatment can be created using these techniques. Now. They allow us to maintain food safety and better hygiene. receive medical treatment and even perform acts of personal hygiene such as brushing our teeth and styling our hair. What You Need To Know About Plastic Injection Molding Methods Many of the plastic items which we use on a daily basis have all been created the same way. Plastic injection molding methods have been used in order to create items that are used in many different fields including the medical field. Although materials may have changed slightly. The hardened plastic forms are then ejected and trimmed down so that they are ready for sale or use. it would be difficult to cool the plastic evenly and this could lead to flaws in the finished product. the fact is that plastic injection molding methods are still the same at their most basic level. invented in the 1850's was difficult to work with and tended to break easily. It is interesting to note that it was not until the 1940ís that plastic injection molding methods truly became popular. you may be interested in learning about plastic injection molding methods and how they have changed through the years. Early molds were very simple. plastics with different melting points are available and it is also possible to add different coloring materials and additives that give specific qualities to the finished product are e also available. Once it has melted it is injected into a mold. As soon as a more versatile form of plastic was invented. Many people think that plastic is a very modern invention and they are surprised to find it has actually been around in one form or another since the mid to late 1800ís. A later form of plastic which was developed soon after was easier to shape into different items. Early plastic. This was the first real step towards modern injection molding processes. Although the basic techniques have remained similar in many ways. Early plastic was very hard to work with and difficult to shape into different items. You may be surprised to learn that although there have been changes to plastic injection molding methods the same basic techniques are the same. Otherwise. many different items were needed that could be created using these methods. Ever since the mid to late 1800ís. Inventors worked with the basic material and were able to develop a form that was more P L A S T I C S N E W S durable and easier to work with.

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New enduse innovations on high density polyethylene pipes. Rare. High density polyethylene pipes with smaller outer diameters could be used mainly for agribusiness. Sowing seeds of plastics would reap fruits of money for entrepreneurs in this industry. High density polyethylene pipes are versatile due to its properties such as chemical resistance which makes these pipes a versatile product. New enduse innovations could bring in a world of imagination bringing about unimaginative results by the imagination of unimaginative people which could extrude a “New High Density Polyethylene Pipe Industry” out of this extrusion process of plastics. unfound new enduse innovations could bring about scientific results with this material of science making plastics most common amongst common man. History of plastics begins with polymers. whereas that of larger outer diameter could be used in enduse sectors such as agribusiness. a conduit of water yesterday. Unbound boundaries of new enduse innovations on high density polyethylene pipes could unlock doors of money for entrepreneurs in Indian Industry. high density polyethylene. The market potential of high density polyethylene pipes which could increase due to the enduse innovations of innovative people could bring in “Polymer – A Growing Plant Towards Fruition Of Plastic Products”. building & construction. High Density Polyethylene pipes are chemical resistant. A row of entrepreneurs in series and parallel in the form of diversifications and expansions could look at new enduse innovations on high density polyethylene pipes. To form a new beginning on large diameter high density polyethylene pipe in the form of new enduse innovations could create an unbound boundary for entrepreneurs in plastic industry. to implant these innovations could be the job of entrepreneurs who are full of business acumen. Never ending story of new enduse innovations could not end the fairy tale of plastic industry in the form of a fairy. Unbound boundaries of new F E B R U A R Y 2013 P L A S T I C S N E W S 42 . A tale of new product as well as new enduse innovations could be fascinating with the creativity of creative people creating a fairy tale in the form of a fairy.FEATURES benefits of high density polyethylene pipes to endusers were Greek and Latin tomorrow could be well understood by endusers in a language which could bring in monetary gains and longeivity to these endusers. To form a pipeline of new enduse innovations could be the job of innovators. dynamism and dexterity which could bring in “Plastic Industry – Dawn Of Indian Industry”. infrastructure and automotive. A broadened horizon of plastics with new product as well as new enduse innovations could bring about funnelling from a low base to a broad base of products could bring in “Polymer – A Growing Plant Towards Fruition Of Plastic Products”. story of plastics begins with entrepreneurs. high density polyethylene. History of plastics begins with polymers. a conduit of money for entrepreneurs could form a conduit of chemicals for chemical industry. waterproof and could involve longeivity which could be used for many new enduse innovations with these properties of polymer. New enduse innovations could create a new history in high density polyethylene pipe industry. Sowing seeds of new product as well as new enduse innovations could germinate into plastic products with extremely high market potential in the country. A chain of new enduse innovations could propagate a chain of entrepreneurs due to a propagation of a chain of endusers. corrosion resistant. A chain of new enduse innovations could be propagated with the innovations of innovative people who could begin new enduse innovations with a humble beginning. story of plastics begins with entrepreneurs. a growing phenomenon. new product as well as new enduse innovations. uncommon new enduse innovations could bring in “Polymer – A Growing Plant Towards Fruition Of Plastic Products”. The more you sow the more you reap. Unfound. High density polyethylene pipes of a larger outer diameter could bring about new enduse innovations which could bring about a varied variety of functions of high density polyethylene pipes. Beginning innovations with a humble beginning could tomorrow grow from a mole to a mountain. The life of large diameter high density polyethylene pipes is between 50 to 100 years with 100% virgin material. new product as well as new enduse innovations. New enduse innovations on high density polyethylene pipes could form a new story in high density polyethylene pipe industry. If the processing temperature of chemicals is within the melt temperature of high density polyethylene pipes then these pipes could become omnipresent in the chemical industry. Chemical properties of high density polyethylene could make plastics and chemical an integral industry with the use of plastics in chemical industry.

In this method. usually purer than the mixture but still containing all of the chemicals. The USD 28 billion Indian chemical industry is a marginal player in the international market accounting for 1. High Density Polyethylene Pipe As Fractional Distillation Column Fractional Distillation Fractional distillation is used when the boiling points of chemicals in a mixture are close to each-other. Distillation Distillation is a general term that describes a group of specific methods that use heat to separate mixtures. Eventually. In simple distillation. The fractionating column blocks the gas from directly rising by putting a large amount of surface area in its way. What can make this confusing is that some people incorrectly call simple distillation just "distillation. In fractional distillation.3 per cent of the world chemical trade of USD 545 billion (Source : KPMG_Chemtech_Report.9 per cent of the global chemicals market. The condenser is angled slightly downward. is cooled to liquid. travels upward and then over into a cooled tube called a condenser. In a laboratory setting. The rising gas then condenses on the trays or other materials and becomes a liquid. and empties into a receiving vessel. Beginning of high density polyethylene pipes began with a humble beginning yesterday. thermometers. a growing phenomenon into many new enduse innovations such as high density polyethylene pipes as fractional distillation column. or by filling the entire column with packing material. 1. and an even purer gas travels up to the next level of the column. vessels. where it becomes a liquid again. and a purer version of the desired chemical empties into a receiving vessel at the bottom. heat this liquid again. however. The flasks. tomorrow could grow from a mole to a mountain. Large size high density polyethylene pipes could form new openings in plastic industry in the form of new enduse innovations which could open up new openings for entrepreneurs in plastic industry which could bring in “Polymer-A Growing Plant Towards Fruition Of Plastic Products”. condensers. The chemical. New plastic units. The two main types are simple and fractional. either by using a series of trays or plates. heat is added to the mixture until it begins to boil.ibef. the two methods use much of the same equipment. then travels up into a fractionating column. causing it to distill again. The Indian Chemicals industry is currently valued at around US $ 35 billion(Source : http://www. while the simple method is generally used when the boiling points are significantly different. The gas. a fractionating column is set up between where the mixture is boiled (in a distilling flask) and the condenser. a mixture containing chemicals with different P L A S T I C S N E W S 43 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . now in gaseous adapters and even heating methods are interchangeable between the two.FEATURES enduse innovations on high density polyethylene pipes could unlock doors of money for entrepreneurs in this plastic industry. but the fractional method also uses a fractionating column." The two types use much of the same equipment and principles to separate mixtures. usually within 77°F (25°C).pdf) boiling points is heated to a gentle boil. while Indian trade(exports plus imports) accounts for first 1. however. aspx?cat_id=260 & art_id=27812) 2. Fractional distillation is used when the boiling points of chemicals in a mixture are close to each-other. The rising gases from below. a generation out of the generation of new creative ideas of creative people could bring in “Plastic Industry – Dawn Of Indian Industry”. the gas makes it out of the fractionating column.naft_asia. The Indian chemicals industry is the twelfth largest industry in the world and the third largest in Asia in terms of volume. clamps.

2. / ashish@reifenhauserindia. Melt Temperature = 190 to 220 0 C (Source : http://www. The result is increased production capacity associated with a higher quality through filtration. Kindly note this is an innovation means a new creative idea and not yet implemented.pdf) High Density Polyethylene Pipe KREYENBORG GmbH increases plant productivity by using a melt pump production line for thermoplastic elastomers at the Bada AG has been retrofitted by the KREYENBORG GmbH. a separation of the two process steps “material processing in the extruder” and “pressure build up by the gear pump”.45 kg/mt. Userfiles/File/Tech_Info HDPE infrastructure and automotive enduse sectors bringing in “Plastic Industry-Dawn Of Indian Industry”. The main objectives of the retrofit were to provide increased performance in terms of higher output and improved filtration. wall thickness could be increased This innovation could work depending upon the type of chemicals.FEATURES taking the place of the three-way adapter usually used. If it absorbs heat. By employing the melt pump.htm) As Fractional Distillation Column (Validation & Inputs from a Large Diameter High Density Polyethylene Pipe Manufacturer) Outer Diameter of High Density Polyethylene Pipe = 315 mm.:. These pipes have leakproof joints. Longer Service Life Time – High density polyethylene pipes involve longeivity and the life of these pipes is more than 50 years. When dealing with difficult TPE types the output was increased by 100%. For more info please contact Reifenhauser (India) Marketing Ltd. However this new creative idea has been validated either by machinery what-is-the-difference-between-distillationand-fractional-distillation. Ph. No. High Density Polyethylene Pipes – PE100 1. Conclusion New Enduse Innovations as well as New Product Enduse Innovations in plastics would help increase the per capita consumption of plastics making plastic rank as one of the top ranking material in agribusiness. high density polyethylene are ideal. Wall thickness = 28. or manufacturer of the product in the respective field or consultant of plastics in India.tripolyta. Also in processing of virgin material filtration is a quality feature. the start-up process was considerably optimized and the waste production during the start-up was reduced.+91 22 26862711 Fax No. Only 44 by the retrofitting of a melt pump the use of a screen changer was made possible because the twin-screw was not able to build up the required pressure. The required filter fineness is ensured by the piston screen changer. a new creative idea while setting up a new project. Weight/metre = 27. A melt pump and screen changer together with an additional control package designed by the Bruckmann Steuerungstechnik GmbH (BSG).wisegeek.+91 22 26862722 Email: .63 mm. Pressure = 16 kg/cm2 If higher pressure is required. At the same time. this innovation can work. have been integrated into the existing system. which is increasingly requested by processors of the compounds. A and product changes.reifenhauserindia. By using the KREYENBORG melt pump the plant’s throughput for processing of elastomers (TPE) was increased by 40%. (Source : http://www. Corrosion & Chemical Resistance – For harsh chemical environments. building & F E B R U A R Y 2013 The melt pump is the KREYENBORG patented MB Website: . If it releases heat then this innovation cannot work Disclaimer 1.:. which enables short changeover times between different production batches and a reduction of waste during color P L A S T I C S N E W S . Each entrepreneur who intends setting up a new project has to initiate the implementation of this innovation.

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Although these electricity cuts are not as bad as back in 2012. Import cargoes are currently waiting in the port and we are not able to withdraw them. which is a subcontractor at the port. Currently. for the production of all types of biaxially oriented films. “We struggle with our own worker’s strike and on top of that we are facing electricity cuts. therefore. A buyer told ChemOrbis. the buyer runs their plant at a lower capacity of 80% ANDRITZ Biax Always the right orientation Commodity or specialty – innovative stretching technology at it’s best: ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ BOPP BOPET BOPA BOPS BOPLA Special films ANDRITZ Biax supplies complete sequential and simultaneous stretching lines. reduced our operating rates down to 40% capacity. near I the southern end of the Suez Canal. Le Bourget du Lac. Austria Phone: +43 (0) 50805 69-0 ANDRITZ (China) Ltd. Plus. we still get hurt since we need to restart our machinery every time the power goes off.S. a private Dubai-based company that manages the port. Foshan. liquidity issues persist in the market. Egyptian players continue to lament the high dollar parity and the difficulty in obtaining US dollars in the country.A. is Cairo's main port for cargoes from the Far East. “Our end product demand remains stagnant while ongoing liquidity issues coupled with the increasing dollar parity hampers the import trade. This situation caused almost all operations to be suspended at the port. We. Sanshui District. also on turnkey base. Ain Sokhna. A converter complained. “Apart from the fact that our overall end product demand is poor. China Phone: +86 (757) 8296 9222 ANDRITZ Biax S. failed as their offers were the same as that of DP World. A polymer player in Egypt complained about the ongoing strike in the Ain Sokhna port and said. which hinders our manufacturing. Around 1. Whether your goal is high-speed commodity film production. the port workers only allow tourist ships and basic foodstuff containers to be unloaded while the rest of the ships are stopped. we have proven solutions at the lowest costs. or the production of high-value technical films. ANDRITZ Biax Salzburg. who attempted to help resolve the issue.” Electricity problems inside the country also cause problems for converters.200 workers at Platinum Maritime P L A S T I C S N E W S 52 F E B R U A R Y 2013 .” In addition to the port issue. France Phone: +33 (479) 268 560 biax@andritz. according to local Egyptian media.INTERNATIONAL NEWS Strike on Ain Sokhna port hinders import shipments to Egypt n Egypt. we are now facing clearing problems at Ain Sokhna port.andritz. Ain Sokhna port workers have been on strike since end January.” Therefore. Negotiations with army leaders. started their strike demanding permanent contracts with DP www. This situation caused local availability not to be that comfortable.

and EU companies have been selling the chemicals at unfairly low prices. Utilities. ethylene glycol monobutyl ether and diethylene glycol monobutyl ether. The Texas plant would produce 1. The plan would also prohibit all commercial construction and demolition debris from being landfilled by 2017. and Center Committee utilities committee voted to recommend that the full council approve the new solid waste plan. according to a report in the Puget Sound Business Journal. and a 14.2 bln lbs of ethylene pa and generate 123 jobs. A single-use plastic bag ban in stores in 2015. multi-family dwellings and businesses from throwing away organic waste. Duties of 9. Occidental said the construction for the plant in Ingleside near Corpus Christi would commence in December 2014 and T the production would start in February 2017. A composting program for pet waste and diapers in 2020.4 percent in 2011. A 10.1% duty on those made by Dow Chemical Co. are widely C used in applications such as metal cleansing. Among the highlights of the city's new plan: A 60 percent recycling rate by 2015. A ban of C&D debris to landfill in 2017.6% duty will be imposed on those chemicals manufactured by American companies Equistar Chemicals LP and Eastman Chemical Co. A ban on commercial organics to landfills in 2016. Multifamily organics collection in 2015. The additional volume and grades from this Singapore investment will enable us to meet customer demand growth from key markets in Asia. EU hina will impose antidumping duties on two chemicals from the United States and European Union for five years." said Shell Chemicals Executive Vice President Graham van't Hoff. particularly China Occidental Petroleum plans ethylene plant in Texas he Los Angeles. "The Asia Pacific market for polyols has grown rapidly over the years and we see increasing R demand for higher-comfort products.S. hurting China's domestic industry. according to data from the city.INTERNATIONAL NEWS China levies anti-dumping duty on chemicals from USA. A 2014 ban on businesses sending plastic film and clean wood to landfills. Seattle unveils ambitious solid waste plan y 2016.000 tpa to 360. The two chemicals. Single-family organics collection in 2014. according to an ambitious solid waste management plan that's being considered by lawmakers.S. In its application to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). P L A S T I C S N E W S F E B R U A R Y 2013 . Occidental has become the latest to join the list of companies that are increasing their capacities to benefit from the booming shale gas supplies that would cut costs for US firms. companies. Californiabased Occidental Petroleum Corp..3-18. has proposed setting up of a new ethylene plant in Texas. 53 In a meeting February 5. paint stripping. Seattle would prohibit single-single homes. B Royal Dutch Shell to increase polyols capacity at Singapore oyal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) will increase polyols capacity at its Singapore petrochemical plant by over 100.8% will be levied on products from EU companies. A 70 percent recycling rate by 2022. Seattle's recycling rate was 55. According to reports the Ministry of Commerce said it ruled that U. and all other U. the City Council's Libraries. The upgrade is expected to be completed in 2014. dry cleaning and printing.000 tpa.

" Recto said. competition from other countries. The low turnout of locators in the park is a reflection of the petrochemical industry's situation in the country whose financial viability is adversely affected by factors such as the low local demand for petrochemical products. chairman of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and sponsor of the bill. "The proposed measure seeks to contribute to the government's thrust of poverty and alleviation. doesn't leave plastic waste on beaches or illegally dump it in the sea. there are only three locators in the 170-hectare developed portion of the estate when it can accommodate at least 10. Davis said: "We're unhappy that there is plastic in the ocean.INTERNATIONAL NEWS Phillipines Senate approves full industrialization of Bataan petrochemical park he Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill lifting the restrictions on the Philippines National Oil Company to operate solely petrochemical-related enterprises inside an industrial estate in Bataan and allow the entry of other businesses engaged in energy and energy-related infrastructure projects. capital requirement and uncontrolled smuggling. 2916. The Cedar Creek site will end PET polymer production by the middle of this year. British Plastics Federation defends plastic over pollution claims he British Plastics Federation put forward a robust defense of plastics on BBC2's Newsnight program earlier in the month. According to reports.S. said enactment of the proposed legislation into law will develop the park into a complete and integrated hub that will be more responsive to the needs of prospective foreign and local investors. At present. Dupont to end PET production by mid 2013 at Cedar Creek site uPont Teijin Films US LP plans to consolidate production of internal PET polymer for its U. P L A S T I C S N E W S 54 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . "First and foremost we need it back for recycling but it's also a valuable form of heat and power in energy in the form of energy-from-waste combustion. Meanwhile." Davis said plastic was a "valuable resource which we need back". and close the site by Nov. Recto suggested maximizing the economic potential of the park by implementing a multi-purpose or mixed utilization of the estate instead of scrapping off the project." he added. the economic climate and other pressures that D have happened over the years in the polyester world that have been responsible for this step. said limitation imposed by Presidential Degree (PD) No. "Since its inception in 1995. 30. business at its Hopewell manufacturing site in Chester. With the low turnout of locators. the park has never T achieved financial and commercial viability and has incurred losses totaling P1.3 billion from 1997 to 2010.The business conditions. Asked in an interview what the plastics industry was doing to halt the flow of plastic waste T into the sea. Ralph Recto. 949 has rendered the 530-hectare industrial park unavailable to potential investors who are engaged in businesses other than petrochemicals. "The plastics industry itself. of course. Chiz Escudero. most of the landholdings remain idle or underutilized. which assessed the damage being done to wildlife in the world's oceans by waste plastic.Sen." Escudero said. employment generation and sustained economic growth and recovery. Chairman of the Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises and author of Senate Bill No.BPF director-general Peter Davis spoke in an item on the topical news program. The piece argued such plastic waste had caused "disturbing sex changes in some animals" and through ingestion had caused the premature deaths of sea birds and mammals. Sen. The feature warned that more work needed to be done to research the impact of waste plastic in the world's seas.

Ohio.5 million for finished parts and dedicated 55 raw materials. unjust enrichment and broken promises. Core denies most of Whirlpool's allegations and says that.000 in cash. T Clark County commissioners approved an ordinance Tuesday to make the switch. Whirlpool cut off a payment system in which Core could quickly sell accounts receivable within 15 days to receive immediate cash. P L A S T I C S N E W S F E B R U A R Y 2013 . Ohio. In its February 3 response to Whirl¬pool's complaint filing to the court. Nugent.INTERNATIONAL NEWS Las Vegas puts chips on single-stream recycling he Las Vegas area appears to be going all-in on singlestream recycling.On February 3 Whirlpool stopped buying finished parts and refused to compensate Core for raw materials bought for Whirlpool programs. The case is scheduled for trial by jury May 22. at that time Core had only $11. District Judge Donald C. Core's February 3 filing brings several counts against Whirlpool. A key issue in Core's countersuit is a performance improvement plan.000 and $900. negotiating in bad faith. A January 28 interim court order requested Whirlpool pay for manufactured parts and negotiate on economic issues. Republic Services. Marion and Greenville. at about the same time.S. $1. According to media reports.3 million was owed to raw materials suppliers Jan. Clyde. although the board did not OK an agreement with the area's waste hauler. in which Whirlpool gave Core until March 28 to achieve certain milestones. including breach of contract for purchasing orders and the performance improvement plan. Core alleges that. When Core asked Whirlpool to provide it with $250. Of that amount. it could not meet obligations because Whirl¬pool interfered with Core and misinterpreted the two parties' agreements. and it is seeking unspecified damages through the courts. had hoped the performance plan would solve those problems. the reports said. Whirlpool declined. whose January 24 lawsuit claims Core breached contract. The loss of that business forced Core to close its Mount Gilead.. Core said it was coerced into signing the one-side agreement.000 in revolving financing. plant. 21. and Core's relationship with those lenders was jeopardized.The switch to single-stream also marks changes in the area's trash and recycling collection. interference with Core's accounts receivable system. Whirlpool. C In any event.Core injection molded about 250 parts for Whirlpool plants in Findlay. Without that system. Injection molder Core Systems strikes back at Whirlpool ustom injection molder Core Systems LLC has countersued Whirlpool Corp. Core said Whirlpool reneged on that order and offered to buy the parts at 40 percent of the contract price. according to Core. commissioners want to conduct some studies and have an escape clause in an agreement with Republic allowing the county to end singlestream recycling if it doesn't work out. Core alleges Whirlpool owes it more $4. before Whirl-pool terminated its services January 24. Core and its secured lenders were dealing with "tainted" collateral. Whirlpool informed Core it would re-source components and demanded same-day access to Core facilities to reclaim tooling. according to the molder. in some cases. Core is asking for an award of damages and fees to be decided at trial. which had complained of delivery and quality problems and competitiveness. presided over by U. without notice. agreed to Jauary 11. Biweekly collection of recycling will switch to weekly and twice-weekly collection of residential trash will change to once a week.

Dhanuka.K. Ambani. 56 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . Dhunseri Petrochem plans unit in Egypt with an investment of Rs 900 crores olkata-headquartered Dhunseri Petrochem and Tea Ltd is to set up its unit in Egypt by July this year. Announcing on the backdrop of the results for this quarter. G charter hire for importing LNG from the US. however. "We are in talks with Essar. 20. HMEL is a joint venture company formed by Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and ArcelorMittal chairman LN Mittal. The Egypt project had suffered a two-month setback because of the civil unrest in the region followed by a delay in supply of product lines from India. As a part of its Rs 1300-crore expansion plans. Executive Chairman.000 crores for petrochem expansion IL is to invest over Rs 100. Mr Tripathi. will be operational in P L A S T I C S N E W S early July. MOL.000 tons capacity. It will also provide employment opportunity for thousands of young Indians and support India’s economic growth”. at an investment of Rs 400 crores. Dhunseri.20.BUSINESS NEWS Gail plans Rs.000-crore investment plan for the next three years and are also looking at the possibility of setting up a Rs. Mukesh D. While the first phase.000 tons will become operational in two phases.000 crore by expanding our petrochemical capacities and adding value to our refining business. "We have already lined a Rs.000 crores for petrochem expansion. Talks are on between GAIL and Shipping Corporation of India. According to reports the company also plans to diversify into shipping and has already lined up an investment of Rs 7000 crore for purchasing 6-7 large gas carriers or RIL to invest over Rs 100. however. Hyundai and others. R K The Egypt unit is being set up at an estimated investment of nearly Rs 900 crores according to a report in The Hindu.000 crore investment in petrochemicals AIL (India) Ltd is in talks with India's leading refining companies including the Essar Group and HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL) for setting up a Rs. with an annual capacity of 430. 40. has not had any major impact on the project cost. Gail. The delay. 20." says BC Tripathi. We are investing over Rs 100. the company has recently made operational its second PET resin facility at Haldia in West Bengal. These investments will secure a significant change in RIL’s earning capacity on commissioning of these projects. Chairman and Managing Director.000 crore plus naphtha based petrochemical project in the country with a capacity of 1 mn tpa. said the company is yet to finalise the location of its new petrochem project.000-crore naphtha-based petrochem project. Reliance Industries Limited said: “RIL’s performance has improved in this quarter with margin expansion in petrochemicals and record earnings in the refining business. said that the greenfield PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) resin plant. of 215. C. HMEL and HPCL for this new petrochem project and will be decide on the location only after the selection of the JV partner. Chairman and Managing Director. the second phase (similar capacity) is expected to be ready around August.

for supplying up to three hundred thousand tons of light naphtha produced at the Ust-Luga Gas Condensate Transshipment and Fractionation complex in 2013. Based on these studies. Maruzen Petrochemical. has resulted in an urgent need to fundamentally restructure and reform domestic petrochemical business for industry sustainability. However. Johor. where the country's ethylene BASF and Petronas agree to terminate speciality chemicals venture within RAPID ASF and Petroliam Nasional Bhd have terminated their speciality chemicals venture within Petronas' Refinery & Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Pengerang. the three companies . hjas signed a commercial agreement with the Yeochun Naphtha Cracker Center (YNCC). ethylene production surplus is expected at facilities in the Ichihara (Chiba. and forecasted production increases from shale gas in the United States. an operative by Mitsui Chemicals and Idemitsu Kosan Co. Construction works has also started at the second stage of the Complex. The three companies will continue to discuss practical aspects and details of the withdrawal. Ltd. Petronas and BASF have concluded that it would be in their mutual interest to terminate the HoA (Heads of Agreement) as both B parties were unable to come to an agreement on the terms and conditions for the implementation of the proposed venture.. (KEC). First Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK's Management Board. such as improvement in supplies from new large-scale plants in the Middle East and China. recent changes in the global ethylene market. Petronas and BASF remain committed to continuing their longterm partnership at BASF Petronas Chemicals in Gebeng Industrial Zone. and Sumitomo Chemical Co.BUSINESS NEWS Novatek to supply upto 300.. M plants are concentrated. and we are confident in the security of supply of the required volumes of naphtha as a feedstock for our production. Joo commented: "NOVATEK has already worked out reliable logistics of product supplies to South Korea. P L A S T I C S N E W S 57 F E B R U A R Y 2013 .Mitsui Chemicals.. The Ust-Luga complex includes facilities for transshipment and fractionation of O stable gas condensate. Inc. Mitsui Chemicals undertook ongoing studies of operations including continued participation in KEC with the two partners and their possible participation in the Ichihara ethylene center of Chiba Chemicals Manufacturing LLP (Limited Liability Partnership). Ltd. Ltd." Executive Vice President of YNCC. a joint venture with Maruzen Petrochemical Co.. Japan) area." Mitsui Chemicals to withdraw from Keiyo Ethylene Co. However.. and domestic production is expected to fall below 6 mln tpa. itsui Chemicals. The Complex will process up to 6 mln tpa of gas condensate and produce light and heavy naphtha. Ltd. Kuantan.reached an agreement in which Mitsui Chemicals will withdraw from KEC by the end of fiscal 2014. diesel and jet fuel. plans to withdraw from business operations of Keiyo Ethylene Co. Paul Y. as well as heating oil. Mikhail Popov noted: "The contract with YNCC is another step in the expansion of customer portfolio for the Ust-Luga Complex guaranteeing sustainability of our integrated production chain.000 tons of Naptha to YNCC AO NOVATEK (Novatek). Mitsui Chemicals commenced equity participation (22. Against this backdrop.5%) in KEC in December 1995 as part of an effort to reinforce domestic olefin supply infrastructures through strengthening global competitiveness and operative scales. Ltd. and Sumitomo Chemical . despite the termination of the venture. a South Korean petrochemical company.

technical and medical markets. The partners expect to begin production at the new plant around the middle of 2015. to operate it. as well as manual operating devices.000m2 of production space is available.000 m2 available at its Plant 2 for the manufacture of banking machines. P L A S T I C S N E W S 58 F E B R U A R Y 2013 ..000 metric tons of polymer in 2012 compared to their counterparts in Austria. while Austrian molders supply the automotive industry in central and Eastern Europe. INA is used as feedstock for the production of next generation plasticizers. according to Applied Market Information Ltd. south China. A new 50-50 joint venture will be formed. B to begin at the site in mid-2015. e-vehicle charging stations and parcel automats. T With the former premises of the Quelle company.000 in this second production location. some molders are still looking to increase profitability and reduce costs by consolidating molding operations. named BASF MPCC Co. Neither country saw a big change in the number of injection molding sites. including diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and nonphthalate plasticizer Hexamoll DINCH. The two partners have completed a joint feasibility study for a giant isononanol plant. an ideal property w a s f o u n d a n d K E B A’s e n t i r e automat production has now been switched from the “Gewerbepark” to the “Industriezeile”. At the KEBA location in the “Gewerbepark”. Production is scheduled Automation specialist KEBA puts a second plant into operation in Linz he Linz-based KEBA Group has plans to start second unit in operation. there is now a focus on electronics production.000 metric tons. The full integration of the new INA plant into the existing petrochemical site of MPCC in Maoming will allow for a comprehensive system for managing energy as well as minimizing water us. The approval process has begun for the environmental impact assessment. either by merging production sites or by re-locating to countries with lower labor costs such as the Czech Republic and Hungary. This incorporates control and visualization systems. Ltd. KEBA has had roughly an extra 5.BUSINESS NEWS Swiss and Austrian molding markets stay buoyant he injection molding markets in Switzerland and Austria remained stable in 2012 thanks to having some of the most technically advanced companies in Europe. and waste. The working area was brought up to the structural and technical standards required for modern manufacturing in just three months and if own activities are included. Since January. complete with additional space for further expansion. according to guides T on the injection molding industry in each country. who accounted for an estimated 130. However. Swiss molders processed an estimated 145. Switzerland is strong in serving niche electrical. Preapproval has been received from the Maoming Administration of Industry and Commerce for the name of the venture. Switzerland experienced a drop of 2 percent while Austria saw an increase of 3 percent. emissions. KEBA has invested a total of approximately EUR 500. according to Bristol-based AMI. BASF in JV with Sinopec to build new plant in China ASF plans to build a new plastics plant with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) in Maoming. where a total of 10.

grew almost 4 percent to more than $1. a sheet extrusion machinery maker based in Aurora. Eastman reports mixed results Eastman Chemical Co. Led by owner Bharat Muchhala.'s $3. according to PTI. but also reduced its growth rate.. Eastman-Solutia sales fell almost 2 percent to about $9. In the release.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.S. the Philippines. but simultaneously has expanded the experience that we can draw on as we develop the business. Shruti International.Martin Lusby. It recently upgraded the equipment and production flow in the 30.Combined. Malaysia and Vietnam. Thailand. P Thermoformer Accel Plastics acquires product line. Sales for 2012 in Eastman's adhesives and plasticizers unit . officials said that the unit's sales revenue increased because of higher sales volume from continued substitution of phthalate plasticizers with non-phthalate plasticizers. formed in England out of a process developed at the University of Warwick to transform mixed plastic waste into heat and energy. Accel is moving all seating production I to its Auburn.000-squarefoot facility to handle the extra work from the seating business.which was not affected by the Solutia deal . one of the investors. Kenda has focused on sheet extrusion. PTI targeting Southeast Asia and India rocessing Technologies International LLC. Dan Corcoran. has named two manufacturers' representatives to cover Southeast Asia and India.4 billion purchase of Solutia Inc. an angel investor in Midlands. based in Mumbai. Shruti International represents U. said: "We are really pleased with this deal. testing and measurement and custom instrumentation equipment." The company. The WarwickFBR is a fluidized bed reactor. will become chairman of the board.4 billion. including a gain of almost 13 percent in the legacy Eastman businesses.Adrian Griffiths. in Singapore will serve as a sales agent for PTI in Singapore. will cover sales in India. for the last 20 years. P L A S T I C S N E W S 59 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . Recycling Technologies' managing director." Crawford explained. "It will be a good complement with our existing business. founded n 1978. forms new division ndustrial thermoformer Accel Plastics Inc."Lusby said the first machine will go into production in 2014. specializes in distribution and design of automation. That unit's operating earnings also grew five percent to $263 million. Kenda Technologies Pte Ltd. It not only secures the funding we need at this stage of our growth. Washington plant.BUSINESS NEWS New company pioneers fuel from mixed plastic waste ecycling Technologies Ltd. has formed a new division to handle prisoner restraint seating and related product lines it acquired from Aedec International of Beaverton.. Ore.The university R spun off Recycling Technologies in 2011. Eastman-only profit for 2012 fell more than 30 percent to $444 million. in early 2012 increased the Kingsport-based firm's annual sales total. Ill. and European manufacturers and sells machinery to Indian packaging companies.1 billion in 2012. and rotational-molded sports utility vehicle seating operations from Aedec owner. especially online gauging systems. Indonesia. Accel acquired thermoformed Pro-Straint police car seating and Pro-Straint prisoner restraint chairs. Accel general manager John Crawford said "We will be able to leverage strength from our vehicle component thermoforming experience into the seating operations. has completed an equity finance deal with the Wroxall Investors Group.

Aftermarket (Parts and Service) and CIMCOOL Fluid Technology (Metalworking Fluids and Services). Through their complementary product lines. to continue to lead that business.BUSINESS NEWS Milacron to buy Mold-Masters from 3i achinery firm Milacron is to acquire 100% equity of Canadian hot runner maker MoldMasters for C$975 million. The combined entity will provide its customers with market-leading technologies. Milacron is backed by its private equity investor owner CCMP Capital Advisors. M This news come against the back of recent reports about UK-based private equity owner of Mold-Masters. 3i. P L A S T I C S N E W S 60 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . Tom Goeke. seeking a buyer for the Toronto-based hot runner supplier. Mold-Masters (Hot Runners). DME (Mold Base Technologies). The transformative transaction will amount to each business continuing to focus on the value-added solutions they bring to their respective customers while leveraging the tremendous synergies that exist among all the businesses. global engineering and R&D leadership. Milacron and Mold-Masters will be able to offer a broader portfolio of exceptional products and services. The firms are combining to form a global solutions provider that will include Milacron (Plastics Machinery). CEO of Milacron will lead the combined entity with Bill Barker. providing solutions for customers’ complex plastics needs. President and CEO of Mold Masters.

moisture vapor transmission rate and temperature). It also detects printing errors. processing and functionality in medical device Vision system handles hardto-read labels orcross-based Intravis Incorporation has introduced IntraWatcherPVLC. 61 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . EQ-Pak packets. C applications. the introduction of bio-based polymers like Arnitel Eco and EcoPaXX®. the introduction of recycled materials.10. enabling cost efficient mass production. un-oriented containers. last but not least. help ensure that the package environment will not drop below or rise above specified humidity levels (within stated tolerances. The equipment inspects each container for the presence of a label. The application represents the first use in consumer electronics of this breakthrough material.18 and/ USP 23 Part 87 and 88. DSM’sArnitel creates human touch for consumer electronics rnitel© Eco thermoplastic copolyester from DSM has been used successfully in soft touch surfaces by a world leading manufacturer of consumer electronics. says: “In consumer electronics. represented by its Masterbatches Business Unit with business segments Healthcare Packaging has launched controlled atmosphere packaging solutions. MEVOPUR USP/ISO standard color range produced with ingredients have been pre-tested to ISO10933 Parts 4. since you can't guarantee the orientation on conveyor belts. Applied to the surface using a 2K molding technique. Francis Aussems. Arnitel Eco delivers a carbon footprint reduction of up to 50% when compared to classic copolyester solutions. acting simultaneously as a humectant and desiccant.11. like notebooks and tablets.Other products include EQ-Pak® sorbents and ContinuStrip® hole-punch packets. a world leader in specialty chemicals. according to Intravis. and available as masterbatch or compounds for medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging. which can help protect pharmaceuticals from damaging moisture and oxygen.PRODUCT NEWS Clariant unveils controlled atmosphere solutions and colorants and addictives lariant. DSM is at the forefront with the development of halogen free materials for cables and connectors. then compares it to a reference sample. thus supporting the need of brand owners for more sustainable material solutions. These present a challenge for vision inspection. folds and bubbles. ranging from drop-in desiccants to container closure systems.5. Arnitel Eco helps to create an almost skin-like feeling to the surfaces of electronic devices. and software straightens the perspective. there is a growing awareness of more sustainable material solutions. Where as Continu-Strip® hole-punch packets enable accurate automatic cutting and insertion into pharmaceutical containers with standard packet insertion equipment on the market. It creates a rollout image. N A Arnitel Eco is a high performance thermoplastic copolyester (TPC) with 20-50% of its content derived from renewable resources. These P L A S T I C S N E W S renewable resources are made from rapeseed oil. IntraWatcher PVLC is equipped with an optical inspection module that provides a 360-degree view around cylindrical containers. Project Manager Bio-Polyesters for DSM. and. a new label vision inspection system for checking labels on cylindrical. identify and positioning. Masterbatches includes MEVOPUR® colorants and additives for improving aesthetics.

The E5 Speedmill equipment is designed for plastics. with a machining area ranging from 5 feet by 5 feet by 48 inches up to 6 feet by 15 feet by 48 inches. By leveraging multiple material characteristics – such as impact resistance. custom colors and processability – and their interactions with the additive Potential applications include fluid and drug delivery applications. composites and non-ferrous metals.The machines are fully enclosed for operator safety. mold and fungus. has introduced the Quintax E5 Speedmill Series of five-axis computer numerically controlled machining F centers. Other potential applications outside of healthcare include consumer electronics. P L A S T I C S N E W S 62 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . SABIC resins may also be more cost-effective than competitive products.99+ percent reduction in pathogens) and four grades have a low antimicrobial effect (log reduction value below 4. a travel rate of up to 3. representing a 99. harmonic drives on the B and C axis and digital part probe systems. They comprise one of the broadest antimicrobial portfolios in the industry and offer distinct advantages over off-the-shelf antimicrobial concentrates combined with third-party resins. SABIC’s nine new antimicrobial compounds featuring silver technology have been tested for log reduction values – the level of microbes eliminated from a surface – according to the ISO 22196-2007 protocol. aluminum mold manufacturing and model/pattern production. high-speed spindles. chemical resistance.SABIC’s portfolio comprises nine different antimicrobial grades across four product families: LEXAN™ EXL copolymer. improved chip and dust containment. Ferry low-volume production trimming and machining of rotomolded and thermoformed plastic parts. LEXAN polycarbonate (PC) resin. Features include liquid. absolute encoding. Quintax E5 Speedmill centers are available in four sizes. XENOY™ PC/polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin and polypropylene (PP) resins with and without fiberglass P reinforcement.0-99. automobile interiors.000 inches per minute. or any other surface where there is a desire to reduce the potential transference of pathogens Ferry designs 5-axis CNC Speedmill erry Industries Inc. Ferry makes the machines at its headquarters plant in Stow.PRODUCT NEWS SABIC introducesAntimicrobial compounds to enhance safety of healthcare applications owerful new tools have been introduced to help medical device manufacturers reduce HCAIs among patients and clinicians by SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business. precision composites machining.cooled. monitoring and imaging devices and durable medical equipment such as hospital beds and operating tables. The benefits of SABIC compounding over concentrates include uniform distribution of the additive for better performance and less manufacturing waste. representing a 99. These compounds leverage silver-based antimicrobial technology because silver is a proven performer. volumetric compensation. Because they are formulated to be effective at the lowest concentration of silver.99 percent reduction in pathogens). well suited to diverse applications and widely accepted as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial. with activity against many pathogens including gram-positive and gramnegative bacteria. business equipment such as copiers or ATMs. surgical instruments. These options allow customers to select the appropriate formulation depending on whether the end product is a high or lowtouch application. Five grades have a high antimicrobial effect (log reduction value above 4.

with an integrated P L A S T I C S N E W S The new Tecothane polymers are aimed at healthcare and medical applications and extend the range of hardnesses on offer." said Lubrizol LifeScience global business manager Ralf 63 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . so the strands are not subjected to pretensioning before cutting. and a second drive motor for the fed mechanism. A speed control. has launched its Primo 200E strand pelletizer. That enables straight cutting of both hard and very soft plastic strands. Pellet dimensions can be adjusted quickly using an option al automatic pellet-length adjuster. Ferromatik Milacron India (FMI) is proud to be associated with all its valued customers & respects them as a partner in its success. Metal Working Fluids and Precision Machining with group revenue in excess of US$ 750 Million supported by manufacturing credentials accrued over 130 years. Automatik Plastics Machinery officials said the Primo 200E's design makes it a good choice for making micro-quantities of color masterbatches and concentrates.A unique cutting geometry provides the shortest unguided length between the fed rolls and treh cut ol the feed rolls and the cut. the cantilevered pelletizer can be equipped with an optional. separately driven metal feed roll instead of the standard elastomer roll. L Ferromatik Milacron India (FMI) has achieved this greater height due to its Innovative Solutions to keep its Plastics Injection Moulding Machine customers ahead in this competitive arena. The single side-mounted. "Making harder materials available means that our customer can use Techothane Soft TPU in a broader range of applications. Automatik launches stand pelletizer utomatik Plastics Machinery GmbH. The company said that “Meeting Customer Demand on Time” and “Working Together for Success” is an important part of FMI’s Growth Strategy for Success. dry-cut pelletizer has an extra-wide cutting width of up to 8 inches . has short retooling times and features a lowdeposit cutting chamber. When running abrasive materials at high temperatures. the sister company of Maag Group. including larger catheters and extension tubing. Ferromatik Milacron India is part of Milacron LLC. FMI value their patronage & pray for mutual association to continue forever. Lubrizol extends TPUs for medical applications ubrizol LifeScience Polymers has debuted new thermoplastic polyurethanes with better alcohol and chemical resistance than standard TPUs. a Global Leader in business areas of Plastics Processing Technologies. Manufacturing Capacity Growth is another focal point at FMI which has resulted into shorter time to manufacture every 1000 numbers of Machines. Also Product development is a continuous process at FMI to assist its customers in reducing their overall per piece cost of product & Energy Consumption and thereby increasing their productivity & Reliability. Cutting tool sets are for hard abrasive and soft flexible plastics. for masterbatch production and to produce color concentrates. 2013 at Ahmedabad. L Primo 200E is especially suited for compounding thermoplastics. That cuts down on longs or dust when running highly fragile polymers like polystyrene or highly filled masterbatches. since it is easy to clean. Another feature: a feed geometry without major deflections. USA.PRODUCT NEWS Ferromatik Milacron India dispatches 7001st injection moulding machine eading Injection Moulding Machine Manufacturer Ferromatik Milacron India has set up a new Milestone for Injection Moulding Machinery Industry by handing over its 7001st Injection Moulding Machine on January 28.

"You just apply the patch for a few minutes. then using electrodes to create an electric field that opens small pores in the membranes of cells in the skin. scientists have had some recent success delivering DNA vaccines to human patients using a technique called electroporation. are the senior authors of the Nature Materials paper." he says.TECHNOLOGY DNA-studded plastic film delivers vaccines safely lastic film tattooed with DNA coding may be used to replace traditional vaccines for diseases such as HIV. the David H. "The hope is that that's an indication that this will translate to large animals and hopefully humans. This method requires first injecting the DNA under the skin. When the DNA is released over time. According to MIT. allowing DNA to get inside. The polymer film also includes an adjuvant--a molecule that helps to boost the immune response. The films are implanted under the skin using microneedles that penetrate about half a millimeterdeep enough to deliver the DNA to immune cells in the epidermis. the process can be painful and give varying results. the researchers found that the immune response induced by the DNA-delivering film was as good as or better than that achieved with electroporation. the researchers applied a polymer film carrying DNA that codes for proteins from the simian form of HIV to macaque skin samples cultured in the lab. The new system would also be more stable than vaccines consisting of inactivated viruses that prompt the immune system to defend against it. However." Irvine says. In skin treated with the film. and there are manufacturing issues that have to be solved to scale it up to humans. MIT researchers describe a new type of vaccine-delivery film that they feel could work and overcome risks associated with use of viruses to vaccinate against some diseases. They can also control the rate of delivery by altering how hydrophobic (water-repelling) the film is. especially in resource-poor 64 countries. The effectiveness of DNA coding for viral proteins has been tested successfully in rodents. Koch Professor in Engineering. In the new approach. the adjuvant consists of strands of RNA that resemble viral RNA. DNA injected on its own is usually broken down very quickly. which provokes inflammation and recruits immune cells to the area. before the immune system can generate a memory response. releasing the vaccine over days or weeks. "If you're making a protein vaccine. the films degrade as they come in contact with water. DNA was easily detectable. while DNA injected alone broke down. take it off and it leaves behind these thin polymer films embedded in the skin. In tests with mice. "It's showing some promise but it's certainly not ideal and it's not something you could imagine in a global prophylactic vaccine setting. but no effective delivery mechanism for humans was known. which protect the DNA and help it get inside cells. As the film breaks apart. That approach is considered potentially dangerous with viruses such as HIV. Irvine says. Irvine and Paula Hammond. a graduate student in biological engineering. but not deep enough to cause pain. the DNA strands become tangled up with P L A S T I C S N E W S F E B R U A R Y 2013 . P pieces of the polymer. Film-based vaccine delivery would also eliminate the need to inject vaccines by syringe. researchers can control how much DNA gets delivered by tuning the number of polymer layers. "We use both biodegradable polyesters (used in resorbable sutures) to make the patch and degradable polyesters plus a photosensitive acrylate in the vaccine coatings themselves. the immune system has more time to interact with it. every protein has its little quirks. the DNA is going to behave the same no matter what antigen it's encoding." Irvine says. Both are members of MIT's David H. In this case." Irvine told Plastics Today. The lead author of the paper is Peter DeMuth. To test whether the vaccine might provoke a response in primates. Once under the skin. says Darrell Irvine. In a paper appearing in the January 27 online issue of Nature Materials." he says. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. If you had a DNA platform. boosting the vaccine's effectiveness. an MIT professor of biological engineering and materials science and engineering.

which can penetrate almost four inches deep into human tissue." says Nadezda Fomina. the team modified the rubber surface with a reactive substance known as dopamine. She is a polymer chemist with background in conducting materials who is currently focused on synthetic biocompatible materials for detection. or monomers. The researchers determined the antibacterial and antifouling performance of the coatings by incubating the multidrug-resistant F E B R U A R Y 2013 65 . who co-authored the paper on the NIR polymer. Marleen Sermsakdi. these microbes form a biofilm that provides resistance to antimicrobial agents and the body's immune response. Previously developed materials only responded to high-power NIR. and José M. co-author of an article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Researchers say it is the first material that is nontoxic that responds effectively to NIR irradiation. Another potential application is release of therapeutic proteins into the eye to treat macular degeneration. the Jacobs School of Engineering. allowing previously inaccessible targets sites to be reached for both treatment and diagnosis.The new material may be used as a drug-containing capsule that can be placed in the human body right nexto tumors or other areas requiring medication. They represent the Skaggs School of Pharmacy. The new material undergoes a 50% Mw loss after 21 minutes of NIR irradiation. a team led by Yi-Yan Yang from the P L A S T I C S N E W S A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) has developed a simple and effective method to modify the rubber surface of catheter tubing. Fomina is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California San Diego. Dearth of materials:"Despite Antibacterial. The research work is being done at the Laboratory for Bioresponsive Materials at UC San Diego. and Biomedical Sciences Programs at UC San Diego.TECHNOLOGY Medical plastic degrades under low-power NIR alifornia scientists have designed a new photodegradable plastic that has significant implications for medical use. The team altered the silicon rubber using antimicrobial and antifouling copolymers consisting of a polyethylene glycol (PEG) polymer linked to a strand of polycarbonate polymer. McFearin. releasing the medication right where it's needed. antifouling polymer coatings to help avoid catheter-associated infections atheters are made of flexible low-toxicity silicon rubber that is prone to colonization by bacteria or other microbes. Low-power NIR does not damage body tissues. Additional researchers include Cathryn L. These biofilms are the leading cause of potentially lethal healthcare-related infections. treatment and prevention of diseases.” says Almutairi. and then simply dipped the pre-coated surface in a solution containing the polymer precursors to anchor the copolymer chains. Once settled. Morachis. C (NIR's) potential for various medical and biological applications. or fouling. Adopting a cleverly low-effort strategy. Principal investigator is Adah Almutairi.Funding was provided by an NIH Directors New Innovator Award and King Abdul Aziz City of Science and Technology. C To prevent this build-up. "We think there is great potential for use in human patients. The polycarbonate strand was composed of positively charged hydrophilic and hydrophobic units. which can cause damage to cells. The plastic package can then be broken apart when exposed to nearinfrared (NIR) irradiation. Her group designed a polymer that relies on the photodecomposition of multiple pendant 4-bromo7hydroxycoumarin protecting groups to trigger a cascade of reactions leading to the degradation of its polymer backbone. there is a dearth of biomaterials that are responsive at this wavelength region.

This highlights the importance of these monomers.published on January 30. The material does not contain large amounts of polymer. But such biocides leak into the environment when the treated garments or surfaces are washed. Noting that very few red blood cells ruptured upon contact with the coatings. Yang says that there was no blood protein adsorption or platelet adhesion on the treated surface—proof of the excellent blood compatibility of the polymer Euromap New antibacterial polymer developed Recommendation on energy for sportswear. Because polymer has a positive charge and bacteria a negative charge. which may insert into bacterial membranes and thereby enhance the interaction between polymer and bacteria.that provides users of these machines with a unique reference document.TECHNOLOGY Staphylococcus aureus Gram-positive bacteria with the treated rubber. those substances are then spread further through the drain and into the environment where they can contaminate soil and water and give rise to bacterial resistance. F E B R U A R Y 2013 . The active polymer is so strongly bonded to the fibres of the cellulose material that it does not loosen or leak into the environment via water. within Assocomaplast. which kills bacteria. Furthermore.1 and 60. raising the risk that bacteria will gradually become resistant to their effect. She says that bacteria must come in direct contact with the material for the antibacterial process to work. which prevented microbial cells from approaching the rubber surface. Nevertheless. The team’s discovery is based on cellulose fibres embedded in a polymer. only coatings that contained hydrophobic monomers in the positively charged polycarbonate killed bacteria in solution. thanks to which it is possible to compare the energy consumption according to standardized parameters and measurements. “If someone uses a cloth to wipe a countertop treated with antibacterial agents. the team’s goal for the future is to continue the research and try to replace the antibacterial polymer with an entirely renewable material 66 nergy efficiency in plastics and rubber processing machinery is a primary goal of the European manufacturers and is an Euromap (European Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery) topical subject in their initiatives program. The discovery could be an important breakthrough in the search for environmentally-friendly ways to control bacteria while preventing antibiotic resistance and resistant bacteria. The Italian injection moulding machinery manufacturers. and only non-toxic nitrogen oxides remain after it is burned. All coatings exhibited antifouling properties thanks to their flexible and bulky PEG portions. and that cloth is rinsed in the sink. the new material actually attracts bacteria. Cellulose is the most common organic substance in nature and the primary structural component of plant cell walls. a chemistry researcher at KTH.2) and they are preparing a new Recommendation on extrusion-blow moulding machines for hollow parts. diapers and bandages. diapers.” Illergård says. 2013 . without causing resistant bacteria. bandages efficiency remove unpleasant odors from esearchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have discovered an antibacterial polymer that can be used in everyday products such as sportswear. she says. “We have managed to find an antibacterial polymer that attaches stably to cellulose and therefore cannot be released into the environment. Antibacterial agents such as triclosan and silver ions are commonly used in sportswear and shoes to P L A S T I C S N E W S R bacteria formation. have actively participated in the drafting of the Euromap 60 Recommendation (splitted in two parts: 60.” says Josefin Illergård. E The European machinery manufacturers have prepared the Euromap 60 Recommendation .

Plastics Park at Indore ndian Plast Pack Forum and Audyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam (AKVN) Madhya Pradesh is to built a Plastics park in Indiore. employment. Indore for developing a Plastic Park/Cluster of Plastic Processing 67 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . 5 letter. in principle. Convening a multilateral meeting to address global trade imbalances. Partha Chatterjee. signed by AAM Executive Director Scott Paul. Applying "Buy America" provisions to all federal procurement and federalaid infrastructure projects." Haldia Petrochem rejects conversion of loan into equity he management of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL).4.S.Paul recommended a number of actions the Obama administration could take. infrastructure investment. but we urge you to adopt a more comprehensive vision as American manufacturing continues to face enormous challenges. Packagings & Printing Park at Village : Digthan.The letter. and directing the Defense Department to leverage existing procurement to contractors that pledge to increase domestic content. including: • Giving American businesses new tools to fight currency manipulation.000 crore loans to the company into equity. these initiatives could represent forward progress. non-partisan partnership formed in 2007 "by some of America's leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers to explore common solutions to challenging public policy topics such as job creation. District : Dhar The state expects to conclude the sale of its 40% stake in the firm by 30 June. and Rebuilding U. international trade and global competitiveness. industrial subsidies." Paul wrote. T the last decade. praised the president for initiatives such as the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. vocational and technical training programs to address potential shortages of qualified workers in the manufacturing sector."While America is no longer shedding 40. the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center. and P L A S T I C S N E W S According to report Indian Plast Pack forum is in talks with AKVN. the Alliance of American Manufacturing (AAM) told President Barack Obama in a Feb. It is also learnt that AKVN. and designating China as a currency manipulator if it refuses to participate. Indore has. as we did for most of • • According to its website. I Industries in and around Indore or Pithampur. manufacturing and create manufacturing jobs.S. intellectual property theft and barriers to market access in other countries.000 manufacturing jobs each month. the firm’s chairman and the state’s commerce and industries minister said that lenders would have to wait for up to eight months for the conversion. • Working with congressional leaders to pass long-term infrastructure of at least $500 billion over six years. agreed to earmark a piece of land for Plastics.IN THE NEWS AAM urges Obama to further help U. the AAM is a non-profit.S. we are not growing nearly enough in terms of domestic production." he said. has rejected lenders’ demand for conversion of a part of their Rs. • "Taken together. and our global share of exports. manufacturing he Obama administration must take further steps to promote U. led by the West Bengal government. T that lenders will be able to get a better deal on the conversion of shares if they wait till the sale of West Bengal’s stake in HPL.

the DNR said. processed by CAER nonmembers or exported.S. Restricting the export of that waste – and keeping it out of landfills – could create tens of thousands of new jobs. 2012. all grocery stores in the state had to offer customers heavy- Wisconsin landfills worth $64 million n estimated $64 million worth of recyclable plastic is landfilled annually in Wisconsin.10). companies operating about 158 electronics processing facilities. The federal judge said that charging for bags would encourage consumers to make more environmentally conscious choices. the agency has already agreed to launch a pilot program on recycling of flexible film packaging. a study commissioned by the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling found. or face thousands of dollars in fines."Increasing plastics recycling in the state will open the door for greater economic and job development particularly through expansion of existing business but also in creation of new business. P L A S T I C S N E W S 68 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . requires all food vendors to offer only biodegradable plastic bags at no cost to shoppers. But a growing number of smaller cities around the country have embraced similar laws.000 U. and a handful of other Brazilian states introduced plastic bag bans in late 2012 that have held firm. the world's eighth most populous city. A The study was conducted to find actions that could be taken to capture more plastic as a means for economic and job growth. as well as rigid plastics.S. The habit of carrying cloth bags or pulling small metal carts to weekly neighborhood produce fairs is ingrained for most Brazilians. Espirito Santo state passed a similar law in late 2012. Parana state Gov. The study emphasizes the potential to increase recycling of plastic bags and other film plastics. if the store had them available. e representing 21. 25. which will take effect in June. proposing instead for funding public education efforts to gradually reduce plastic bag use over the next decade. the study estimates that 3.19 (US$0.IN THE NEWS Plastic bag bans get mixed reviews in Brazil esidents of São Paulo. Free plastic bags were no longer available. Others have declined to follow the trend. loved locally as mini trash can liners. or cardboard boxes for free. the court should favor the environment." said Dan Krivit. When the law took effect on Jan. As a result. introduced in January 2012 after being agreed to in May 2011 by the state's governor and supermarket trade association.6 billion pounds per year of e-waste are landfilled.19 per biodegradable bag. Using numbers from the U. has squashed a new state law eliminating free plastic grocery bags. São Paulo state's plastic grocery bag ban.The Coalition for American Electronics Recycling includes 82 U. senior project manager for Foth and co-author of the report. recyclers instead of being landfilled or sent overseas.S. jobs lectronic waste were processed by U. and when a conflict arises between environmental protection and consumer choice. R duty reusable bags for purchase. The supermarkets association of neighboring Minas Gerais state won a January injunction in federal court to retain the option of charging BRL0.000 indirect jobs.S. a new study by the state's Department of Natural Resources reported. Beto Richa vetoed a bill in early 2012 that would have banned non-biodegradable plastic bags. voluntarily. and it was assumed transitioning this custom to grocery stores would come easy. biodegradable plastic bags sold at cost for BRL0. in a statement. kicked off a tug of war last year between consumers. e-waste could create up to 42. Goias state's recently passed law.000 full-time recycling jobs and 21. EPA.

such as Germany (Bavaria. including the Asia-Pacific region with Australia. Extrusion Equipment. Banks. the USA. Boards. Moulds and Tools. Machinery & Plant for Finishing. North Rhine Westphalia). Paper. Printing Materials. Printing & Marking. P L A S T I C S N E W S 69 F E B R U A R Y 2013 . Great Britain. Decorating. More than one hundred exhibitors. Converting Equipment. and Wallonia. Plastics Transformers and Finished and Semi-Finished Plastic Products. Entities. Charente Maritime. both domestic and foreign. Services and Publications. Paper Products. Morocco. All are expecting the arrival of special association missions of foreign processing representatives from such countries as Germany. Thailand and Taiwan are also represented.28th Feb 2013 PRINTPACK INDIA 2013 will cater to complete market supply for the printing. Paris –France.15th March 2013 Expo Centre Johannesburg South Africa Proplas Africa is an international regional-leading Plastics trade fair. Pays de la Loire. etc. Additives and components in the manufacture and processing of rubber and plastics. China. Recycling of rubber and plastic waste.16th March Koplas is an international exhibition for plastic and rubber industry. France. India. exhibit inlcudes : Blow Moulding and Injection Moulding Machinery. India. Feeders. Czech Republic. Italy. Technologies in processing of rubber and plastics. Poland International Fair of Plastics and Rubber Processing (EPLA) is the specialized international trade exhibition for the Plastic and Rubber Processing industry. PLAS PRINT PACK PAKISTAN 2013: 8th -10th March 2013 Lahore Expo Centre Profile for exhibit includes Processing Machines. Korea International Plastics Rubber Show (KOPLAS 2013) is a premium exhibition providing the latest and the best in plastic materials for all manufacturing and processing industries alike. Digital & Silk Screen Printing & Scanning. Greater Noida 23rd .EVENTS Events and Exhibitions Plastics Events & Exhibitions February-March 2013 PRINTPACK INDIA 2013 India Expo Centre & Mart.South Korea 12th. Malaysia. Raw Materials & Auxiliaries. JEC Composite Show 2013 12th . Canada. Japan. Numbering Units & Machines. Corrugated Boxes. Enviroment and Recycling. Egypt. are expected. Sweden. It is known to be the leading specialized exhibition of its kind.14th March.07th March 2013 Poznan International Fair Grounds Poznan. France (Aquitaine. Drying & Folding Machines. Raw Material and Chemical Products. Chemicals. South Korea. Chillers. Bottling Plants. The JEC Composites Show hosts a large number of regional and international pavilions. China. Finished and semi finished plastics and rubber products. Adhesives & Sealants. Controlling & Testing Equipment. National trade organizations from all over the world. KOPLAS 2013 Korea. Asociations. Japan. Pro-Plas Expo South Africa 12th . The event will be provide a panoramic view of the Indian Graphic Arts Industry . Printing Machineries & Equipments. Major as well as small companies will mark their presence. Spain. Work health and safety. equipment and tools. Various materials International Fair of Plastics & Rubber Processing 05th . Moulding Machines. Recycling Equipment. Saxony. Hungary. Automation and Quality Control. packaging and media . Rubber. Processing Aids. Packaging Machinery. Fillers. Profile for exhibit includes Plastics and rubber industry machinery. Picardie). Profile for exhibit include Machines and Equipment..

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