Archive for April, 2008

Trelleborg: Closure of UK plant for rubber profiles - Plasteurope

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

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Trelleborg: Closure of UK plant for rubber profiles
Plasteurope, Germany - 8 hours ago
The six extrusion lines at Minworth will be transferred to existing profiles operations in Germany, Sweden and, possibly, Poland.

Energy management workshop at PDM 08 - Plastics & Rubber Weekly

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

via plastics energy savings - Google News on 4/4/08


Energy management workshop at PDM 08
Plastics & Rubber Weekly, UK - 7 minutes ago
The one-hour workshop will advise plastics processors on the best, cheapest and fastest ways to reduce energy usage at their sites.

Extrusion: HTI acquires Theysohn Group - Modern Plastics On The Web

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

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Extrusion: HTI acquires Theysohn Group
Modern Plastics On The Web, NY - 1 hour ago
Austria) has acquired 100% of the Theysohn Group (Korneuburg, Austria), a leading manufacturer of extrusion equipment for processing of plastic pipes,

Spartech debuts Extreme TPO sheet for consistent thermoforming

Friday, April 4th, 2008


via Plastics-industry News - Congoo on 4/2/08


Extreme TPO sheet provides high quality thermoforming results with superior properties and processing versus traditional materials. Spartech Corporation, a leading producer of extruded plastic sheet,

Russian PVC market has grown

Friday, April 4th, 2008

via Plastics-industry News - Congoo on 4/3/08


The total PVC supply to the Russian market in 2007 amounts to 853 thousand tons and that is a 14% rise compared with the similar indices in 2006. According to Market Report data Russian manufacturersvia Plastics-industry News - Congoo on 4/3/08
The total PVC supply to the Russian market in 2007 amounts to 853 thousand tons and that is a 14% rise compared with the similar indices in 2006. According to Market Report data Russian manufacturers

ER-WE-PA Davis-Standard: Converting Technology at Chinaplas

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

ER-WE-PA Davis-Standard, based in Erkrath, Germany, will exhibit in Hall 1, Booth EO1/DO1 during the annual Chinaplas show, April 17 – 20 in Shanghai. Detailed information on the company’s extensive line of blown film, cast film, extrusion coating and liquid coating equipment and facilities will be available as well as end-product examples. According to --- Barton, Director of Sales and Marketing for the ER-WE-PA operation, Chinaplas is an important venue to build relationships and expand market presence in an increasingly important region.

“Global players in the packaging market segment, including those of Chinese origin and those becoming established in China, require the highest quality equipment, efficiency and value in order to be competitive and offer top class products,” said Barton. “Our broad technology range across all converting segments offers the essential tools to build a successful presence while producing products of superior quality. We look forward to sharing information about our expertise and technology that addresses the needs of our China-based customers.”

The Chinese packaging industry is one of the most significant market segments for ER-WE-PA Davis-Standard. To address this growth, the company opened a subsidiary in Shanghai in 2000, including several strategic service facilities in Hong Kong among others. Since then, ER-WE-PA has sold more than 20 production lines to the Chinese packaging industry. 2007 was especially significant with the sale of four large high-performance lines used for foodstuff and liquid packaging, and valued at several million Euros.

Ticona: High-tech plastics act as growth drivers

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Ticona will showcase its extensive portfolio of high-performance polymers at Chinaplas in Shanghai from April 17 to 20, 2008 (Booth W2A31). The polymer manufacturer is establishing a strong presence in Asia with the construction of its own production facilities, a development center and further local offices.

“Through targeted investment and our expertise in regional markets, materials technology and processing, we are not only able to offer the right materials but can also help develop value-adding solutions in collaboration with customers and processors,” explained Sandra Beach Lin, President of Ticona, in the run-up to Chinaplas. “In this process, we can apply the global experience we have gained over many years to specific developments for our customers.”

Long-term investments in Asia

Ticona is globally active on behalf of renowned original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier suppliers in the Americas and Europe. The company has concrete plans for more than 70 sales, marketing and development resources throughout Asia, with 10 offices in China alone. In 2008/2009, the new production facilities for Celstran® (LFT) long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and GUR® ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE), a compounding unit in Nanjing and a Customer Application Development Center in Shanghai will be completed. In addition, the company is already planning to build production facilities for Vectra® (LCP) liquid crystal polymer and Celcon®/Hostaform® polyoxymethylene (POM).

Davis Standard: Preformed Line Products Endorses Fast Delivery and Quality of HPE Extruder

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

 

Last fall, Preformed Line Products (PLP) needed a quality extruder for the company’s plant in Albermarle, North Carolina and they needed it fast. This plant serves the power communications industry and a large customer order needed completion within a short timeframe. After contacting Davis-Standard and several other companies, PLP was instantly impressed with Davis-Standard’s prompt response and suggested solution – the HPE extruder. Not only did Davis-Standard’s sales representative offer suggestions to improve production, but PLP received a guarantee that the extruder would be delivered in four weeks.

“This was our first Davis-Standard purchase and we were impressed with the entire process. We haven’t had to purchase an extruder in awhile, so we appreciated Davis-Standard’s expertise and knowledge as well as the fact that they promised the extruder in four weeks. Everyone else told us eight to 10 weeks,” said Greg Eudy, process technician at PLP’s Albermarle facility. “They came through and when the extruder arrived, it was a matter of plug and play. All we had to do was uncrate it, power it up and we were operational.”

Eudy is especially impressed with the extruder’s user-friendly design. PLP installed an HPE-150A or 1 ½-inch (38mm) adjustable model. This extruder is mounted on an axis, so it can be used for primary or coextrusion applications. It is also engineered with a well-labeled control panel to simplify extruder operation.

“One of the biggest advantages of this machine is the layout of the control panel,” explained Eudy. “It is so easy to operate that no training is required. This is especially beneficial because we are required to get products out the door quickly due to the immediate nature of the industry we serve. The HPE has definitely exceeded our expectations in both design and performance. I would buy another one.”

PLP is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and supplier of high quality cable anchoring and control hardware and systems, fiber optic and copper splice closures, and high-speed cross connect devices. The company is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Albermarle plant is PLP’s second largest U.S. facility. The company’s new HPE extruder is being used to manufacture air flow spoiler products for the electrical industry. PLP serves customers all over the world with the U.S. and Canada as its primary markets.

“When we designed the HPE extruders, we had customers like PLP in mind. We wanted to offer something with a small footprint, performance features, and a fast delivery for coextrusion and multi-layer applications,” said Wendell Whipple, vice president of Davis-Standard’s Pipe, Profile and Tubing Systems. “We are able to meet tight delivery requirements due to our stocking and component pipeline programs, as well as a strong commitment from our engineering and manufacturing teams. We appreciate PLP’s confidence and trust in us to get the job done.”

Expansion on the cards for crack team - The Northern Echo

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
Expansion on the cards for crack team
The Northern Echo, UK - 21 hours ago
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Greiner Extrusion: Austrian extrusion specialist acquires French firm - Plasteurope

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
Greiner Extrusion: Austrian extrusion specialist acquires French firm
Plasteurope, Germany - Apr 1, 2008
Profile extrusion tooling manufacturer Greiner Extrusion (Nussbach / Austria; www.greiner-extrusion.at) has taken a 90% stake in France Filière Plastique