INNOVATIONS BLOG

Deep Sea Plastic Technology...

Posted by NOVATION Staff on Sep 30, 2015 10:34:37 AM

Plastics are taking iPads to a whole new depth. Using polycarbonate, polyether polyurethane and other materials, the creators behind iDive Inc. have developed a housing that not only protects tablet computers under water, but also provides a pressurized interior that allows researchers to actually use those tablets at depths of at least 330 feet, where water pressure is about 160 pounds per square inch.

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Topics: Innovative Ideas, Industry News

K-Cup Product Line to Fully Convert to Recyclable Polypropylene Plastics...

Posted by Scott Baxter on Sep 25, 2015 11:15:15 AM

Keurig Green Mountain Inc. will transition the highly popular, but somewhat controversial K-Cup product line to fully recyclable polypropylene.

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Topics: Industry News

NYC's EPS Ban Overturned...

Posted by Scott Baxter on Sep 24, 2015 9:40:12 AM

New York City’s ban on expanded polystyrene has been overturned by the state’s Supreme Court, reopening the city’s door for foam cups, clamshells, coolers and packing peanuts — and for recycling EPS products.

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FDA Approves NEW ABS Resins for Food Contact

Posted by NOVATION Staff on Sep 11, 2015 10:30:00 AM

BERWYN, Pa -- Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, announced that several Trinseo's MAGNUM™ ABS Resin grades are now considered to be FDA food contact compliant as a result of a recently approved Food Contact Substance Notification (FCN). The food contact grades are MAGNUM™ ABS 3453, ABS 3904 / 3904 Smooth and ABS 8391 / 8391 MED Resins.

Determining if materials can be used safely for their intended use is one of the responsibilities of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Food contact compliant indicates that the materials can contact food safely, as defined by the FDA.

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Topics: Industry News

Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Injection Molding System with Controlled Color Supply...

Posted by Scott Baxter on Sep 10, 2015 5:02:42 PM

OFTERING, Austria -- Designing their multicomponent dosing systems, ELMET, full-system supplier of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection molding (LIM) solutions, puts special emphasis on a highly sensitive control of the dye pigments and additives dispensing process to make the use of these components as efficient as possible. For Fakuma 2015, the company has raised the achieved precision to a new level. Using a high-resolution flow meter in the controlled supply of dyes and additives now makes it possible to determine the dispensed volume with a resolution of 640,000 increments per liter. Based on these readings, the system precisely controls its output to the percentage preset on the touch display while at the same time making the corresponding values available for documentation purposes.

The new flow meter forms part of the control system of ELMET's multicomponent dosing system TOP 3000 S, which is designed to maintain an unchanged mixing ratio over the entire drum content and to achieve a material yield of over 99%, thus settings standards in terms of both stability of the injection molding process and cost efficiency. The LSR components A and B are likewise metered and supplied as part of a closed control loop comprising precise volume counters to quantitate the amounts dispensed. In addition, the associated process data for each individual shot can be conveniently exported via an USB, LAN or WLAN interface.

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Plastic Molded Mounting Racks for Solar Energy Panels...

Posted by NOVATION Staff on Sep 10, 2015 2:06:02 PM

Plastic mounting racks molded for South Bend, Ind.-based Kanzo Inc. are helping the solar energy industry shine brighter to a small, but important, degree, according to President Nick Kanczuzewski.

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Topics: Innovative Ideas

Chinese Investors Setup Tennessee Molding Plant...

Posted by NOVATION Staff on Sep 8, 2015 12:48:45 PM

Chinese investors have set up a new U.S. company to mold consumer products repatriated from production in China.

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Topics: Industry News