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.
NPE2018: The Plastics Show has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Commerce to participate in its 2018 International Buyer Program (IBP).
The IBP is a joint government-industry effort under the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) that brings thousands of international buyers to the U.S. for B2B matchmaking with U.S. firms exhibiting at major industry trade shows.
Mexico City — The increasingly sharp rhetoric over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement wasn’t exactly center stage at Plastimagen. Visitors and exhibitors said the focus was definitely on business.
But still, like the hum of the machinery running in the exhibition halls, it was constantly in the background and could not be avoided.
The summit, for which there is a separate registration fee, will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday—May 8-10—from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Speakers and presentation are organized by broader themes assigned to each day: Profit (Tuesday), Product (Wednesday) and Production (Thursday).
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.
PC/PET Virgin Pellet for Sale (In Stock) 200,000 pounds
(PC+PET)-blend, impact modified, easy release, injection molding. Makroblend UT250 offers high heat resistance, good chemical resistance and flowability. Additionally, molded parts from UT250 having exceptional dimensional stability.