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Harbour: Tooling demand for automotive to be highest ever

automotive industryGrand Rapids, Mich. — The automotive sector will spend $11 billion on tooling in North America this year, as automakers plan lots of vehicle launches over the next few years, consultant Laurie Harbour told the American Mold Builders Association.

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Manufacturing: Hans-Mill opens garbage can factory in Jacksonville in deal with Walmart, hires 50 workers

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A new manufacturing facility that has relocated from China to Jacksonville will add 50 new employees to the local workforce.

About 150 local dignitaries and community leaders were on hand Thursday afternoon when the Hans-Mill Corp. officially unveiled its 121,000-square-foot stainless steel garbage can factory at 5406 W. First St. on Jacksonville’s Westside.

Read the full story here: http://www.jacksonville.com/metro/business/2017-05-18/hans-mill-opens-garbage-can-factory-jacksonville-deal-walmart-hires-50

Growing Automotive Plastics Demand in Electric Vehicle Production

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Push for Electric Vehicles Means Plastics May Take Charge

Detroit — It should not be a shock to automotive suppliers that the plastics industry has an electric future.

By 2025, electric and hybrid electric vehicles could account for 33 percent of total vehicle production worldwide, according to data from IHS Markit Ltd., and suppliers are being tapped by OEMs to put different composites and materials into real-world vehicle applications.

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Extruder makers hopeful for strong 2018

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End market diversity is the blessing for manufacturers of extruders.

Extruders are used to make pipe and siding in the construction market, sheet and blown film in packaging and tubing for medical. Not to mention custom extrusion for everything from aerospace to writing instruments.

One slow market segment can be offset by another hot one, machinery officials said.

In construction, single-family housing starts were up 8 percent year to date through October, from the same period a year ago, on pace to hit an annual rate of 877,000 in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Starts are beginning to get a boost from reconstruction activity from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Read the full story here: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20171205/NEWS/171209960/extruder-makers-hopeful-for-strong-2018

MIT students fortify concrete by adding recycled plastic

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Adding bits of irradiated plastic water bottles could cut cement industry’s carbon emissions.

MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of gamma radiation, then pulverizing the flakes into a fine powder, they can mix the plastic with cement paste to produce concrete that is up to 20 percent stronger than conventional concrete.

Read the full story here: http://news.mit.edu/2017/fortify-concrete-adding-recycled-plastic-1025

 

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Best Prices Paid for Plastic Scrap at Domino Plastics

 

Plastics Buyer Domino Plastics Company to Exhibit at NPE 2018 for Fifth Time

NPE2018aPort Jefferson, NYDomino Plastics Company Inc. will showcase its’ plastic scrap recycling services at NPE2018: The Plastics Show—the largest plastics conference and tradeshow in the world, featuring more than 65,000 buyers from across the globe and more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space—May 7-11, 2018 at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

 

Domino Plastics is a full-service plastic scrap recycling company that has been in business for 30 years. They buy and sell all types of post-industrial plastics.

“We are looking forward to this year’s plastics’ show in Orlando. NPE has been a great resource for Domino Plastics to connect with manufacturers who generate scrap or need recycled raw materials,” said Domino Plastics’ COO Michael Domino.

Attendees can register for a complimentary pass to NPE2018 using Domino Plastics Company’s unique registration link: http://www.npeguestpass.org/47824. For more information about NPE2018: www.npe.org.   

About Domino Plastics Company Inc.

Since 1983 Domino Plastics has been collecting and reselling post-industrial plastic scrap. They offer the best prices for plastics, and next day scrap pickup in the USA.

About NPE2018: The Plastics Show

Recognized as the world’s largest plastics trade show and conference, NPE2018 brings together all industry sectors, including vertical and peripheral markets, end markets, brand owners and recyclers. Held every three years, NPE attracts more than 65,000 plastics professionals and features industry-focused education and leading suppliers of emerging technologies, equipment and materials for every phase of plastics processing, all in 1 million square feet of exhibit space. 

Building on its most successful show in 2015, held in Orlando, Florida, NPE2018 anticipates even greater participation from up and down the global plastics supply chain when it returns to Orlando in 2018. NPE is produced by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and is the only international plastics event produced by the industry for the industry. For more information, or to register: www.npe.org.  

About The Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $418 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE2018: The Plastics Show, visit www.plasticsindustry.org. Connect with PLASTICS on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Hurricane Irma forces SPE to cancel thermoforming conference

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Orlando, Fla. — With meteorologists predicting that Hurricane Irma will be a Category 5 storm by the time it hits Florida, the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division has announced that it is canceling its annual Thermoforming Conference.

The 26th annual event was scheduled for Sept. 11-13 in Orlando.

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Houston molder helping workers get back on their feet

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Texas Injection Molding LLC was spared from major damage from Hurricane Harvey. But the Houston company’s employees haven’t all been so lucky, and that includes CEO Jeff Applegate.

Applegate was overwhelmed with the way the Houston community has reacted to the disaster. Likewise, he is thankful for the support he’s been offered from plastics industry colleagues.

“It’s a good testament to the industry. When times get tough, people care and want to lend a hand,” he said.

Read the full story here: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20170830/NEWS/170839985/houston-molder-helping-workers-get-back-on-their-feet