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KW Plastics

KW Plastics’ FDA Resin Receives Expanded Approval

KW Plastics has received its second non-objection letter from the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition for KWR621 FDA, a food-grade post-consumer resin approved for levels up to 100 percent content. The letter expands FDA’s non-objections to produce a post-consumer resin suitable for use … Read more »

Low VOC Resins Help Automakers Cut Emissions

Volatile organic compound (VOC) emission standards for vehicle interiors are driving automakers to use low VOC resins, Plastics Today reports. Resin suppliers such as Tokyo’s Asahi Kasei Plastics offers polyacetal (POM) resin grades with VOC emissions of 2, 5 and 10 ppm, depending on the requirements of the automaker. Japanese … Read more »

How to Decode Resin Recycling

In the American Society for Testing Materials plastics committee’s work to revise the resin identification code (RIC) standard — ASTM D7611 — it has changed the graphic marking symbol used to identify resin type from the “chasing arrows” symbol surrounding a numeral from 1 to 7 that defines the resin used … Read more »

Raven Industries Opens Resin Reclamation Line

Raven Industries Engineered Films Division has installed a new reclaim production line designed to capture and recycle excess polymer material from internal manufacturing processes. The new reclaim line can produce up to 15 million pounds of reprocessed resin pellets annually. Raven worked with companies ADG Solutions and Davis Standard LLC … Read more »

BASF Resin Saves Ford Fusion 60,000 lb CO2 a Year

The trim around the window switches in the 2013 Ford Fusion saves 2,700 gallons of diesel fuel usage and about 60,000 pounds of CO2 emissions a year, the automaker says. The new resin, developed by BASF, allows Ford to skip the clear-coat paint traditionally applied to the molded plastic pieces … Read more »