Kautex Maschinenbau recently welcomed Geoffrey Chan as its executive vice president of its Chinese subsidiary Shunde Kautex Plastics Technology Company Limited.

Made from pinene, a fragrant chemical that gives pine trees their distinctive ‘Christmas smell’, possible applications of the plastic include food packaging, plastic bags, and even medical implants, say researchers from University of Bath.

Under its ball and spherical bearing series, Igus offers plastic products that are both lubricant-free and detectable. These guarantee that no lubricants or plastics enter the production chain during operation or in the event of a system failure.

Easily traced with standard metal detection methods, the plastics can be used in rod end bearings, clevis joints, flange bearings, spherical bearings, and pillow block bearings.

Being lubrication-free, the plastics need not be actively lubricated, and further save costs as they are maintenancefree plain bearing materials. They are also compliant with the EC Directive 10/2011 and FDA specifications for repeated contact with food.

The plant, located at the existing Corbion site in Rayong, Thailand, will produce a range of polylactic acid (PLA) neat resins, from standard PLA to innovative, high heat resistant PLA.

The iglidur A181 is a lubrication-free and maintenance-free plastic that offers manufacturers the ability to create consistently safe products by avoiding the need for lubricants.

Complying with EC Directive 10/2011 and also the US Food and Drug Administration specifications for repeated contact with food, the plastic uses non-metallic and RoHS-safe ingredients made of tribologically optimised base polymers, solid lubricants and fillers.

The material can be used in both bottling and packaging plants as it is ideally suited for rotary as well as pivoting movements, and can be ordered in more than 110 dimensions up to 50 mm diameter, with or without flange, and at an affordable price.

Advances in technology allow chilled dairy drinks manufacturers to consider a wide variety of options for their bottles. From raw materials to packaging lines, there are different possibilities to help companies achieve their business objectives. By Fabienne cheriaux, marketing manager, Serac.

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