Dow and New Energy Blue to develop renewable plastic materials from corn residue.

Dow and New Energy Blue announced a long-term supply agreement in North America in which New Energy Blue will create bio-based ethylene from renewable agricultural residues. Dow expects to purchase this bio-based ethylene, reducing carbon emissions from plastic production, and using it in recyclable applications across transportation, footwear, and packaging.

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Continental sells plant in Russia

Continental has sold its plant in Kaluga, Russia, to Russian company S8 Capital. With this step, Continental has divested the majority of its activities in Russia as part of its announced controlled withdrawal from the Russian market – a decision taken by the technology company in response to the war against Ukraine. The transaction has been approved by the relevant authorities.

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Wacker presents silicone resin for high-temperature resistant molded parts at CWIEME Berlin

At this year’s CWIEME tradeshow for coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing, WACKER is presenting a novel material solution to manufacture mechanically durable plastic components that can withstand temperatures of over 200 degrees Celsius for long periods. Thanks to the silicone resin binders SILRES® LR 700 and POWERSIL® Resin 700 and the binder-based silicone molding material POWERSIL® Resin 710, manufacturers can create molded parts via compression molding, pressure gelation or even injection molding technologies.

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Gabriel Rodriguez named Sr. Account Manager for R.D. Abbott de México

R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. (RDAbbott) has hired Gabriel Rodriguez as Senior Account Manager for R.D. Abbott de México de R.L. de C.V.
Rodriguez joined RDAbbott’s Mexico subsidiary on January 1, 2023, and is responsible for developing business relationships, fostering sales growth, and providing technical support to customers in the northern territories of Mexico. Rodriguez brings strong account management skills to his new role and has successfully launched products and developed technologies for other leading companies.

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Guill announces new 800 series hybrid extrusion tooling

Guill announces the introduction of a new version of its popular 800 series, known as 800 Series Hybrid. In some extrusion applications that utilize crossheads and inlines, layers of the exact same material are applied multiple times, using a single die. This method is used to reduce the propensity for errors caused by gels breaking through a thin wall, weld lines, inconsistent wall thickness, plus material and process variations. Additional errors include difficult-to-process materials and demanding applications where there is zero fault tolerance.

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Borealis showcases a new PP monomaterial pouch that is fully compatible for mechanical recycling of polypropylene

Borealis announces that it is using the occasion of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) in May to highlight a new monomaterial pouch containing over 95% PP and designed for recycling. Developed in collaboration with value chain partners, this more sustainable high barrier packaging format offers a range of benefits for the blown and cast film extrusion processes as well as for brand owners and end consumers. As a monomaterial PP packaging format, it can help meet ambitious recycling and waste reduction targets set forth in the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) as well as eco-modulation criteria for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs.

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