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 •  November 2

Dr. Suresh Shah, a retired senior technical fellow at Delphi Corp., was named the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Shah will be honored at the 47th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala on Nov. 8 at Burton Manor in Livonia, Mich. Shah’s expertise has led to several...

Plastics Engineering

 •  November 1

Carlisle Companies Inc. has acquired Accella Performance Materials, a specialty polyurethane company, from Arsenal Capital Partners in a $670 million all-cash deal, the companies announced. The deal was completed Wednesday after being announced back in early October. Accella, based in Maryland Heights, Mo., produces polyurethane products like spray...

Plastics Engineering

 •  October 26

Baotou Hongbo Te Technology Co. Ltd. named Atlanta-based ColorChem International Corp. as the exclusive U.S. distributor of its GreenTopTM cerium-based pigments. The Inner Mongolia, China-based colorant producer purchased the NeolorTM technology, equipment, and intellectual property to produce the pigments from Solvay S.A. late last year. The...

Plastics Engineering

 •  October 25

Glenn Fish was recently promoted to chief operating officer at Wayne, N.J.-based Tekni-Plex Inc. He was previously the company’s chief financial officer and executive vice president. During his three-year tenure at Tekni-Plex, he has completed six strategic acquisitions. “Glenn’s leadership abilities have been instrumental in helping our company...

Plastics Engineering

 •  October 18

Dr. Jason Lyons was named vice president of divisions for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) by President Raed Al Zu’bi. Lyons succeeds Creig Bowland, who resigned in August. In addition to his new post, Lyons also joins the SPE executive board as the primary leadership interface for SPE divisions. Additionally, he will serve as a member of...

Plastics Engineering

 •  August 10

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced today that Russell Broome will step down as Managing Director. Russell came to SPE in 2014 with a quarter of a century of experience in the plastics industry and as a long-term member and volunteer leader of SPE, including a term as President of the Society in 2011-2012. As Managing Director of SPE, he...

Plastics Engineering

 •  June 27

By Jan H. Schut It could be the most unusual new development in injection molding in the past 20 years, developed by household products giant Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, OH (us.pg.com). According to P&G patents, the technology consists of retrofitable controls and software for aluminum injection molds with pressure sensors and special...

Plastics Engineering

 •  May 22

By Jon Evans Medical polymers Several advanced medical polymers were showcased in the technical sessions at ANTEC 2017. Suneel Bandi from EVONIK gave an overview of the company’s range of high-performance polyamides. These include flexible polyamides, bio-based polyamides and transparent polyamides for use in catheters, balloons, surgical...

Plastics Engineering

 •  April 20

Clariant unveiled a complete color range of high-performance, easy to use colorants for UV cured wood coatings at the European Coatings Show 2017. The new Hostatint UV pigment preparation range supports the trend for colored UV systems and the industry focus on improving sustainability and product performance. UV curing is gaining in popularity as...

Plastics Engineering

 •  April 19

Perstorp has obtained independent expert opinion advising that its Pevalen™ non-phthalate PVC plasticizer can be used in important food contact applications in the USA. The advice, from an international law firm that has expert knowledge in food contact legislation, says that Pevalen is suitable for use at levels up to 32% in PVC intended to...