BASF will apply its "Ultramid" name to the company's entire line of nylon 6 engineering thermoplastics in North America. As of July 1, thermoplastics currently sold as "Capron" will be renamed. BASF added the Capron resins to its nylon 6 product line in May 2003, when it acquired the Honeywell engineering plastics business. Other nylon name changes are in the works. For more information, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-575.
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
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