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PRW.com is today launching an e-bulletin containing the features that appear in the magazine every fortnight. 31 January 2014
3M has invested in state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to evaluate advanced high performance multilayer films for its customers 29 November 2013
Vacuum pump and compressor manufacturer Becker has come up with an energy-efficient alternative for manufacturers of extruded PVC that employs totally dry rotary vane vacuum pumps. 29 November 2013
Windmöller & Hölsche (W&H) unveiled Varex II, which replaces all existing Varex machines, at K 2013. 28 November 2013
Poland’s leading plastic film manufacturer Ergis-Eurofilms has signed a contract with German machinery producer Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG for the delivery of a new production line for multi-layer PE stretch film with nano layers. 23 October 2013
Fraenkische Industrial Pipes, a plastic tubing manufacturer headquartered in Germany, has announced a $5m (£3.2m) investment that will help fund an expansion of its operations in South Carolina. 4 September 2013
Police are appealing for information following an arson attack on the Jigsaw Quest recycling facility in Padiham, near Burnley. 6 August 2013
An Aliaxis spokesperson said the company made the acquisition as it is “continuously looking for opportunities to strengthen its position in the plastic fluid handling industry, specifically in growing economies”. 10 January 2013
As the UK agent for the Labtech range of laboratory extruder/compounders, Newton Abbot-based Millmerran Research and Manufacturing offers machines geared to both experimental and quality control applications. 8 November 2012
A bimetallic conical twin extruder barrel has demonstrated major durability benefits over its conventional nitrided counterpart. 5 November 2012
New design and configuration options for extrusion lines offer exciting possibilities for greater versatility in extending the reach of the process – for instance in replacing both metals and more expensive composites by co-extruded plastics. 12 October 2012
Coextruded Lexan and Cycoloy resins from Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business have been used for a tough new bonnet assembly for a heavy-duty agricultural sprayer. 12 October 2012
The new Durogloss foil laminates from Athlone Extrusions are co-extruded multi-layer thermoplastic structures incorporating a high-gloss, scratch-resistant acrylic top layer on a high-impact ABS substrate. Durogloss is available in sheet or reel configurations, and is aimed at the upmarket end of the indoor furniture industry. 11 October 2012
Fluoropolymer processor Fluorocarbon expects its cooling costs to be cut by 67% by installing energy-efficient inverter controls and a “free” cooling system from specialist IsoCool. 16 August 2012
Clariant has introduced a PVC lubricant derived from soya bean oil. 11 July 2012

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