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Liquidmetal Technologies reports growing losses

Liquid metal injection molding is a potentially disruptive technology for the production of precise, small parts for medical devices. Series production costs are much lower than machining, an advantage...

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Optical system removes black pellets with ease

A new optical pellet screening system employs a combination of LED illumination, cameras, and air blowers to detect and remove pellets with black spots from a stream of resin pellets with a resolution...

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Liquidmetal Technologies sets cash-raising strategies

Liquidmetal Technologies has enough cash to last into 2014 and is currently pursuing three strategies to boost its future cash position, CEO Thomas Steipp said in an interview with PlasticsToday. "Our...

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Nearshoring opportunities are worth your consideration

All Sites When Plante & Moran LLC, a certified accounting, tax and business consulting firm, held a seminar in March regarding manufacturing in Mexico, they were hoping to get 40-50 people. Scott...

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Mexico manufacturing PMI down to lowest point since August 2011

Just three years ago, Mexico was on the comeback trail as more U.S. manufacturers looked to our southern neighbor for labor cost savings that were starting to erode in China. Mexican states competed...

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UPDATED: ResTech Plastic Molding acquires TechAtlantic nearly doubling...

ResTech Plastic Molding (Hudson, MA) has acquired custom injection molder TechAtlantic (Berlin, CT), adding that company's 22 injection molding machines and customers in fluid filtration systems,...

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Middle Eastern polyamide plant on track

A joint venture of Arabian Chevron Phillips Petrochemical Co. and The Saudi Industrial Investment Group is on track to start up the Middle East's first nylon 66 plant in late 2013. Petrochemical...

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Semiconductor technology applies thermoset transfer molding

Transfer molding with a thermosetting compound and a proprietary tool is being positioned as an alternative to use of thermoplastics and standard injection molding in the production of some...

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MD&M East: Calendered TPE challenges PVC

The battle to replace flexible PVC film in medical applications with other materials will ratchet up a notch with new technologies that will be shown at MD&M East in Philadelphia June 18-20....

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Invista to source polyamide 66 from Middle East

Invista (Wichita, KS) has signed an exclusive, long-term agreement with Petrochemical Conversion Company Ltd. (PCC; Jubail, Saudi Arabia) to purchase and market polyamide 66 engineering resin...

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Bio feedstocks gather momentum in performance plastics sector

The adoption of naturally derived feedstocks to manufacture non-biodegradable performance resins is gathering momentum. DuPont (Wilmington, DE), for one, is committed to the route in the long term...

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Italian firm investing in U.S. compounding facility

The SO.F.TER. Group (Forlì, Italy), one of the world's largest independent compounders, is constructing a new compounding facility in the United States dedicated to the production, development and sale...

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Halogen-free polyamide solution for terminal blocks

Molders of terminal blocks widely employed in industrial machinery, automation, transportation and building infrastructure can now turn to a halogen-free solution in the form of a high temperature...

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Apple supplier in China accused of labor violations in manufacture of new...

Are Apple suppliers in China breaking the tech giant's self-imposed supplier responsibility codes to ramp up production of a new plastic encased iPhone? Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:...

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New process for molding micro-optics wins patent

What do a meniscus, actinic radiation, and highly precise injection molded optical elements have in common? They come together in a newly patented process for molding micro-optics authored by a pair of...

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K 2013: Machine, screw, and color change advances for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

High-speed packaging, single step touch-screen production, new pigment dosing system for fast color changes, and a low-feed plastification compression screw (minus the compression) are among the K 2013...

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ASYST likes tiebar-less machines, adds five Engels

Citing the flexibility allowed by tiebar-less IM machine design, ASYST Technologies (Kenosha, WI), an ISO/TS-16949-certified Tier 1 serving the automotive industry, has taken delivery of five Engel...

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Why Apple loves plastics

It's no wonder that Apple keeps bulking up its materials' engineering capabilities. New types of plastics and molding capabilities keep emerging, creating opportunities for high-end consumer...

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Orders for durable goods drop sharply as demand wanes

New orders for durable goods (those items lasting at least three years), fell sharply in July with a drop in demand for commercial aircraft, computers, and electrical equipment. According to the...

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K 2013: Dow Elastomers plans major boost in post-metallocene EPDM capacity

Düsseldorf - Dow Elastomers will soon break ground on a world-scale Nordel EPDM (ethylene propylene-diene terpolymer) facility in Plaquemine, LA, USA, which will utilize the company's latest...

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