Plastic manufacturing company, igus, has launched its smart sensors which track the wear of linear plain bearing liners. Helping to increase the reliability of liners, a sensor in the bearing liners calculates the wear limit and notifies a controller when a threshold is reached. Allowing for preventative maintenance rather than running to system failure, these … Continue reading New sensors identify wear on liners for preventative maintenance
Victorian manufacturing firm Integrated Recycling has had its Duratrack railway sleepers made from recycled plastic laid at Richmond train station, near the centre of Melbourne’s railway network. Integrated Recycling turns plastic that would have otherwise gone to landfill into sleepers at its plant in Mildura. The Victorian government has invested $630 000 in the development … Continue reading Recycled plastic turned into rail sleepers
A chemical used in plastic products labelled BPA-free could be as damaging to reproductive health as the chemical it replaces, suggests a new study.
Australian industrial customers have seen gas prices nearly double and these are expecting to worsen, with the possibility of shortages, while the commodity is being exported at cheap prices to Asian customers.
North Dakota, USA 3D printing business 3DomFuel grown its product mix to be three-tenths made up of novel filaments, including those made out of beer, coffee and hemp.
Higher safety demands faced by food, beverage and agribusiness processors and packagers are driving demand for advanced engineering plastics to withstand the demands of the latest cleaning and hygiene systems.
Research led by chemist Zheng Huang at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has demonstrated a way to break down polyethylenes into a liquid fuels.
There is little hope more survivors will be found amongst the rubble of a collapsed factory in Pakistan, according to the head of the local rescue service.
On May 28, Manufacturers’ Monthly held its annual Endeavour Awards. We will be profiling each of the winners this week and next. Plastic Forests was the champion in the Most Innovative Manufacturing Company category.
Specialist valve and fitting manufacturer Philmac has announced it will invest $9.6 million in its South Australian facilities.
CEO of PACIA, Ms Samantha Read, delivered a keynote speech at the Australian Domestic Gas Conference 2015 yesterday.
CEO of the Plastics and Chemical Industry Association, Samantha Read, will argue the need for a better public appreciation of the importance of natural gas
Cardia Bioplastics has announced that it has signed an agreement for a merger with Stellar Films Group.
This time each year IBISWorld delivers Manufacturers’ Monthly a list of the top 100 manufacturers in Australia. Alan Johnson investigates how the various sectors ranked on this year’s list.
The federal government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda has included an initiative to remove red tape around product approvals.
The Plastics and Chemicals Industry Association’s national conference begins tomorrow.
Leading the way in The Age of Plastics, Bakelite’s creation in 1907 was also the creation of the very first truly artificial manufacturing material. Brent Balinski spoke to two chemistry academics, an engineer, a manufacturer still specialising in the material, and a vintage collectibles dealer about what was once called The Material of 1,000 Uses.
An Adelaide company has developed dog toys that take advantage of dogs’ superior sense of smell to keep them occupied.
Manufacturer of sustainable resins Cardia Bioplastics is setting up its own film and bag manufacturing plant in São Paulo, Brazil.
Industrial Plastics manufacturer and distributor Cromford Group will officially open its new manufacturing facility in Mackay next week.