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Future-Proofing for Next-Gen Drug Packaging, Delivery Devices

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will share how its MEVOPUR® and REMAFIN-EP® products can help in ‘future-proofing’ pharmaceutical packaging and drug-delivery devices in advance of new USP regulations at the upcoming MD&M West exhibition. Experts from Clariant’s Healthcare Polymer Solutions will be on hand in Booth 2049 at the medical device trade show being held from Feb. 6-8 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA. Staying ahead of USP requirements An important topic at MD&M 2018 will be the need for drug makers to prepare to re-test and…

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Sustainability and Uflex win it BIG at AIMA’s Innovation Practitioners Summit

In a Big Win for Sustainability, Waterless Internet Flower Packaging from Uflex Limited has been conferred with the first prize as a breakthrough process innovation in manufacturing and services. The award presented by All India Management Association (AIMA) during the 7th Innovation Practitioners Summit further fortifies Flexfresh’s position as an agile shelf life extending packaging solution for fresh produce. Notably Flexfresh is a special patented polymeric film engineered by Uflex which works on the principle of Active Modified Atmospheric Packaging (AMAP). Flexfresh is a Holy Grail of oxygen and water…

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Clariant launches 3D Printing business to provide solutions for the fast-changing Additive Manufacturing market

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced its new dedicated 3D Printing business to meet the demand of the fast-changing Additive Manufacturing market for premium and customized 3D printer filaments. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is growing at a rapid pace globally, with over 28% average annual growth for each of the last 7 years, and generating a total of $6.063 billion in sales in 2017 (Wohlers Report 20171). Additive Manufacturing has moved from a niche technology to an industry where unique products are produced, for example today over 90% of…

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Compact Energy Saving Injection moulding machine model operating on Single phase power

Dave Technical Service, Mumbai, INDIA winner of SIES SOP STAR AWARDS 2017 for development of compact Energy Saving Injection moulding machine model (PATENT Pending) operating on Single phase power. The award was received on 20 Nov 2017 in grand function held at SIES School of Packaging Campus Nerul. Dave Technical Service once again in their attempt to offer practical solution to the industry people have indigenously developed fully automatic vertical Injection moulding machine. The Injection machine model that is small, compact yet efficient to cater to needs of the industry….

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Policy makers and Plastics management systems

Policymakers across the world have a vital role to play in the transition towards a plastics system that works. There is global momentum for a fundamental shift in how we produce, use and reuse plastics. This material and its applications, like packaging, are an integral part of the global economy and deliver many benefits. The low cost of plastics packaging and lack of sufficient recycling on the other hand entail significant economic and environmental drawbacks. This growing recognition is triggering action by a wide range of stakeholders, including policy makers…

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Plastic Industry 

SONGWON launches new, high end UV absorbers for demanding coatings applications

Ulsan, South Korea – SONGWON is expanding its range of ultraviolet absorbers (UVAs) for high performance coatings and is now launching two new products, SONGSORB® CS 400 and SONGSORB® CS 384-2. The two UVAs can both be used in combination with a hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) such as SONGSORB® CS AQ01, which was introduced at this year’s European Coatings Show. “The new UVAs provide coatings with outstanding protection against degradation due to high temperatures during processing and environmental impact during use. They therefore help to prolong the life of…

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Advanced Testing of Rheology of Polymeric Melts

Rheology is the science of material’s flow and deformation under shear. All materials can flow under a sufficient time.The rheology road includes those materials exhibiting behavior varying from viscous liquid to elastic solid. By means of material’s rheological properties, we optimize processing conditions in extrusion, blow molding and injection molding. This helps in reducing final product cost while minimizing potential costs and thus increasing productivity. At IIT Delhi, materials are tested for their rheological properties in Bohlin capillary rheometer, Malvern parallel plate rheometer and advanced Anton Paar MCR 702, Twin…

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Polymer Compounding for Developing Advanced Materials

Compounding of polymers comprises the influences of the polymers, additives, and fillers on the morphology developed based on the rheology of the melts, together with mechanisms involved during the melt mixing process. Development of morphology in the polymer system is very crucial to establish the desire physical properties. A team at IIT Delhi is developing novel polymer compounds with specific properties relevant to their intended subsequent applications. Most compounding is done on twin-screw extruders with co-rotating screw profile with various diameters and L/D as well as mixing elements. Polymer nanocomposites…

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A new eye to see recycling and design

Reduced Emission: Recycling is one of the most beneficial and environmentally friendly options of all the waste management methods. The environmental benefits of replacing incineration or landfill with recycling are numerous. Recycling diverts waste from landfills which has an impact on lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Recycling also has lower environmental impacts when compared to virgin materials production i.e. avoiding oil extraction and refining which has an immediate impact on saving natural resources and energy. Considering the whole plastics recycling value chain, including collection, pre-treatment/sorting, transportation, recycling and the options…

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Automated Recycling. How robots make their way in recycling

The latest in Recycling: Robot Uses Artificial Intelligence to Sort Recyclables In 2011, the Finnish company Zen Robotics was first on the waste management scene with their robotic waste sorter. Their system used a combination of computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) to run synchronized robotic arms to sort and pick recycled materials from moving conveyor belts. The company broke ground with recycling stations that were tied together in a neural network and the AI learned, from real-time feeds providing data from metal sensors, 3D laser cameras and spectroscopic…

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