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Polymer Processing Machinery Sales, LLC

Representing leading machinery manufacturers, we provide extrusion, melt filtration, blending for all fiber applications including recycling.


TAPPI applauds US Forest Products lab investment in nanocellulose
Nanotechnology Now    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nanocellulose, derived from cellulose which is the world's most abundant natural polymer, has unique crystalline properties that can be used commercially to make lightweight, high-performance products for use in a wide range of industries. Applications include consumer products, medical devices, electronics, food packaging, coatings, composites, antimicrobial fibers, military applications, filters for blood and water and many others. The emerging market for new wood-derived renewable materials will create jobs and contribute an estimated $600 billion to the economy by 2020. More

Nanofibers: Challenges or opportunities?
Nonwovens Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As hygiene markets in the developed world continue to face saturation, nonwovens makers have taken a few tactics to ensure growth in the future. For some, the bet is that developing regions, like China, Southeast Asia or Africa, will offer impressive growth levels and that is where they are investing; while others have abandoned the hygiene game completely, intent to focus on technical applications that can offer more attractive growth and profit levels than disposable goods. More

Great American Group analysts expect continued decline in the US market for textile equipment
The Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the high costs of operations and raw materials in the United States leading to the off-shoring of textile production and reduced demand for related equipment, analysts with Great American Group, LLC forecast that the U.S. textile industry will remain in decline over the next several years. More

Improved Sustainability through Water Re-Use

Enhance your on-site wastewater treatment. Systems from Layne provide clean, re-useable water supplies from your waste stream. Improve plant performance while reducing energy use and discharge. Layne’s membrane bioreactors are available as complete systems or as retro-fits to your existing biological treatment system. more

US: Textile equipment industry seen remaining stagnant
Just-Style    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. textile equipment industry will continue to decline over the next few years, according to analysts at asset disposition and auction solutions provider Great American Group. They blame the decline on the high cost of operations and raw materials in the U.S., which are leading to the off-shoring of textile production and reduced demand for textile equipment. More

Tension Roll® Transducer Measures Web Tension

If you measure the tension on your running web, you can control it. Get the most reliable web tension measurement device available anywhere. The Tension Roll transducer installs quickly and more easily than a separate idler roll and load cells on a machine. Choice of load ratings and roll finish. MORE
Softness, Stiffness & Elasticity Testing
Our OPUS instruments provide simple and fast non-destructive ultrasonic measurement of softness, stiffness and elasticity for non-wovens, plastics, paper and other materials. The data provides unique information that can be used in process and quality control, performance prediction and product development. MORE
Optimize your production flow!
FlexLink specializes in components and turnkey solutions specifically for the paper converting industry. Our patented Dynamic Flow Concept, among other solutions, will reduce accumulation; improve operator access, machine, and floor utilization. We take pride in the quality of our systems and ensure you'll have high up-time and little maintenance. More info

Denver's Johns Manville buys insulation maker
The Denver Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Denver-based Johns Manville announced it has purchased Industrial Insulation Group, a manufacturer of insulation for industrial, commercial and fireproofing. IIG has 400 full-time employees and has operations in Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas. Johns Manville said there are no significant changes planned for IIG operations. More

P&G signs sustainability research agreement with US EPA
Nonwovens Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to develop new tools intended to optimize sustainability improvements in manufacturing facilities, and their associated supply chains. More

Laminated Composite Packaging delivers corrosion protection
ThomasNet Industrial News Room    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Enclosed by outer and inner film, Nor®Shield AC moisture-resistant, laminated composite features adhesive and volatile corrosion inhibitor mixture. Embossed inner film exhibits high permeability to air, and design promotes release of active substance without presenting any health risks. Resistance to stretching and tearing, this recyclable packaging is suited for products from automotive and steel industries as well as machine and tool construction. More

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