Plastics material buyers win minor concessions

Buyers of standard thermoplastics forced producers to backtrack on initial plans to boost their profit margins by raising prices in September.
PE prices managed a weak rollover after the ethylene contract price fell by a modest €5/tonne. PVC also saw a rollover despite producers’ attempts to raise prices. PP prices were down by less than the full propylene cost reduction while PS producers had to give away around half of the reduction in styrene monomer costs. PET producers, on the other hand, managed to increase prices in line with higher feedstock costs.

Producers expected a recovery in demand last month following an end to the holiday season. Polymer demand was, however, much lower than expected in September as a result of the slowdown in economic activity.

Supply has started to lengthen, particularly for PS and PVC, in the face of subdued sales levels. Producers responded by reducing plant operating rates with several cracker and polymer plants also undergoing maintenance turnarounds last month.

Read the full European Plastics News commodity resin pricing report, including resin-by-resin analysis and detailed grade prices here.

US plate prices continue to slip on import pressure

US plate prices continue to slip on import pressure

After stabilizing briefly in early September, US domestic plate spot prices are once again falling under tremendous pressure from the import market.

Even with relatively strong US domestic plate mill order books, steady end-use demand levels from some major plate-consuming sectors such as energy and extended lead times that are anywhere from mid-October to mid-November (depending on the mill), mills are still having a hard time keeping domestic plate spot prices firm. While the US domestic spot price range of $48.00-$50.00 cwt. ($1,058-$1,102/mt or $960-$1,000/nt) ex-Midwest mill hasn’t moved in the last two weeks, orders being placed on the lower end of the range (and a few exceptionally large tonnage orders taking place just under) have become more prominent.

The main culprit of the softening US domestic plate market is import competition–both from futures bookings and a glut of arriving imports, some of which are being sold off at about $2.00-$3.00 cwt. ($44-$66/mt or $40-$60/nt) under current domestic prices. In August, 268,335 mt (license data) of imported plate arrived in the US (both cut-to-length and coiled plate cumulatively) according to US Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, compared to 203,555 mt (census data) arriving in July. Major sources of imported plate in the US in August include Russia (16,099 mt of coiled plate and 25,587 mt of cut-length plate), Mexico (12,279 mt of coiled plate and 11,543 mt of cut-length plate), Brazil (8,464 mt of cut-length plate) and Malaysia with 8,465 mt of cut-length plate arriving in August after no recordable levels of Malaysian plate arriving in the US in the last 12 months. As for September, 130,039 mt of plate imports have already landed in the US, as of just September 20.

Furthermore, not only are US domestic plate mills competing with lower-cost import plate currently arriving into the US, but current import offer prices to the US are also considerably below US domestic spot prices. Current Russian offers have fallen about $1.00 cwt. ($22/mt or $20/nt) on the low end since early September and now range from $43.00-$45.00 cwt. ($948-$992/mt or $860-$900/nt) DDP loaded truck in US Gulf ports. Additionally, Brazilian plate offer prices, which were largely in line (and even higher in some cases) than US domestic spot prices just a few weeks ago, have now become extremely attractive in the range of $46.50-$47.50 cwt. ($1,025-$1,047/mt or $930-$950/nt) DDP loaded truck in US Gulf ports. So although the US plate market’s end-use sectors continue to be stable, imports are likely to continue to pressure domestic spot prices for at least the next few weeks, which may again edge slightly lower by early October.

 

Researchers turn orange peels into plastic

Researchers turn orange peels into plastic
Katie Coyne

YORK, ENGLAND news– Orange peel could be used to make biobased plastics commercially within two years, according to scientists behind a breakthrough discovery at the University of York.

Scientists say they can break down peel into simple monomers that can be used to make plastics and that there is no reason why the technology could not be in wide use soon.

The research team subjected orange peel to microwaves to extract the hydrocarbon limonene

found within it. Limonene is used as a degreasing agent in industry and is commonly found in household products such as washing-up liquid and fabric detergent.

However, the scientists found that the process also caused the limonene to break down into monomers that could be used to make biobased plastics.

James Clark, professor of chemistry and director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York, said these could be used to make plastic structures and replace, for example, PET.

He added: “Orange is very interesting because there is a huge amount of it and the chemicals in it are quite simple and that is unusual in that it has a large amount of a single molecule – limonene. Every time you do the washing up there’s a good chance you are using limonene.”

The university is currently building a biorenewables development center, which will be taking the discovery forward and proving the theory on a larger scale. It will operate the process at a rate of tens of kilograms per hour.

Clark added: “At that scale you can show industry that it is feasible. By the end of the year these will be operating. There are plenty of companies around making the microwave equipment and there is a plentiful supply of oranges around. I am kind of hoping that by

next year industry will start picking up on this.

“I would be disappointed if in two or three years time industry wasn’t taking this forward.”

 

The composition of mold price

The composition of mold price

Mold price constituted mainly by the following aspects ;

Notes: Each factory may have their own different price , here only for reference

No.

Category

Proportion

Remarks

1

Raw material costs

10 %—–30%

Costs on real material

2

Standard Parts

10 %—–30%

3

Processing ten profit

30 %—–50%

4

Design

10 %—–15%

5

Tryout

3 %——– 5%

6

Packing and shipping

3%

7

Detect

3 %

8

Management

5 %——– 8%

9

Value added Tax

17%

Now is the opportunity to shine for plastics companies

Now is the opportunity to shine for plastics companies

plastic companies
plastic companies

 

After years of half-hearted efforts, the U.S. government is finally getting serious about making automobiles more energy efficient.

Now is the plastics industry’s opportunity to shine.

Reaching the new goal for corporate average fuel economy — or CAFE — of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 is going to take a tremendous effort.

To hit that number, automakers will be using a wide variety of new technologies — turbochargers and superchargers, stop-start systems, gasoline direct injection, better transmissions, and new computer controls.

Plastics can play a role in some of those efforts. But the major opportunity is simple: to make vehicles lighter.

There will be opportunities in vehicle interiors, exteriors, under the hood, and even in structural components.

As Detroit-based staff reporter Rhoda Miel points out in this week’s Page 1 story, Ford Motor Co. already has a goal to lighten cars by 200-700 pounds in the coming years. Other carmakers, in the United States and around the world, will have similar targets.

The plastics industry can start with proven technology — replacing metal in body panels and interiors, for example, and replacing glass in windows and sunroofs.

The auto industry will need help with this task. This is an opportunity for the best and brightest minds in plastics research and development to think outside the box.

Material suppliers and component makers will need to be working with auto designers to find new opportunities to consolidate plastic parts and make components lighter. A great example: the thinner-concept seats proposed by Johnson Controls Inc. and Faurecia SA.

Plastics have long had a friendly relationship with the auto industry. This week I stumbled across a 1943 newspaper feature story that quoted experts about the fantastic growth the plastics industry was about to experience. Even then, it was already an established fact that the auto industry was one of the most important markets for plastics.

Remember, this was before plastics had begun to make a dent in the packer

or medical markets.

In the nearly 70 years since that article was published, plastics have continued to make progress in the auto industry. But many opportunities have been missed along the way. Sometimes it’s been because consumers preferred other materials. Sometimes it’s been related to cost.

As I’ve noted before, resin and plastic component suppliers have been frustrated for many years by carmakers’ reluctance to get serious about improving fuel economy. Now the carmakers are on board, and consumers appear willing to put fuel economy higher on their list of transportation priorities.

Now — finally — is the time to unleash the plastics industry’s creative forces and help achieve — and surpass — the new government standards?

editor of  Plastics News

Yuntian Mould can provide you the best Plastic Table Mould

Yuntian Mould can provide you the best Plastic Table Mould

Huangyan Yuntian Mould & Plastic Co., Ltd is professional in the design manufacturing plastic moulds including auto motor parts moulds, electrical appliances moulds, commodity moulds, double-color moulds, medical appliance moulds, plastic table mould . Equipped with advanced machines like Italy ‘FIDIA’ Milling machine and having experienced technology team and applying an overall CAS/CAD/CAE/CAM/CAQ system in designing and manufacturing, we have enjoyed good reputation and have established good cooperation with companies like Volkswagan, Mazda, Sony. And we’ve oversea customers from Canada, Brazil, Israel, Middle East, Singapore, etc. ?Who makes dream into reality??Making the right choice is critical to your business success. The right choice is Yuntian Mould & Plastic? Deliver Confidence & Satisfaction through Quality Products!

 

plastic table mould
plastic table mould

How is the plastic Table made?

Injection molding is a method of plastic table making, a metal mold is used, and solid plastic polymers are heated at a fixed rate and temperature. They’re then poured into the plastic table mold and cooled. A certain amount of precision must be used with this type of molding process because if the plastic is poured too slowly, it will dry too soon. If it is poured too quickly, the result will not be a uniform arrangement of plastic. If done properly, the result is a plastic table with no seams, molded all in one piece.

Now I honestly introduce you Our Plastic Table mould.

 

Detailed Information:

Product Name: Plastic Table Mould

Maker/Manufacture/Company: Yuntian mould

Product Category: Commodity Mould

Place of origin: in/from huangyan,taizhou

Detailed Product Description

Yuntian is an ISO9001:2000 certified company specialized in making plastic injection moulds. Customers’ satisfaction is our goal.

●Mould steel: NAK80,738H, SKD61, P20, 718, 718H, 2738, 738,etc.

●Plastic Material: ABS, PP, POM,PS, PVC, HDPE, HIPS, etc.

●Mould base: LKM

●Hot runner: YUDO, Mold Masters, HASCO, etc.

●Standard parts: DME, Punch Industry, etc.

●High efficiency, short delivery time, competitive price.

●Please provide 2D/3D drawing or samples for the exact quote. Please feel free to contact us.

 

Crate Mould is made in SANLIAN Mould

Crate Mould is made in SANLIAN Mould

TAIZHOU SANLIAN MOULD CO., LTD. is a manufacturer & supplier of an extensive range of plastic moulds, including plastic chair mold, plastic table mould, Fruits Box Mould, Automobile moulds, Pipe fitting mould, etc.. We have create mould building facilities furnished with latest modeling software, CNC, CAD/CAM capabilities and processing equipments to assure high quality products.

Our goal is to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations through quality design, competitive price, accurate scheduling, prompt delivery and reliable service of our end product.

 

Now I honestly introduce you some key points of Crate mould

 

Plastic crate mould
Plastic crate mould

 

Detailed Product Description

Taizhou Sanlian Mould Co. Ltd is a professional manufacturer of various plastic injection mould Such as Commodity mould, Automobile mould, Home appliance mould, Pipe fitting mould, Smc mould, etc. We also offer the following detail information for your reference:

 

plastic crate mould
plastic crate mould

MCB Mould is a well known Plastic Chair mould builder in China

MCB Mould is a well known Plastic Chair mould builder in China

 

MCB Mould which belongs to Zhongyin mould company is a well known Plastic mould brand specialized in producing Household Mould such as Box Mould, Chair Mould, Table Mould, Storage Container Mould, Bathtub Mould, Drawer Mould. Industrial goods mould such as Paint Bucket Mould, Crate Mould, Pallet Mould, Dustbin Mould Auto parts mould such as Lamp Mould. Our company is equipped with CNC advanced machining center, EDM machine and so on. We have rich experience in design and production. With advanced system of CAD/CAM/CAE and strict enforcement of the ISO9001:2000 quality management system, MCB Mould has won a high reputation worldwide. With the concept of ‘innovative thinking and self-motivation’ based on scientific management principles, influenced by the opening of more overseas markets, MCB Mould is working on developing more high-precision and high-quality moulds. In the internet age, information technology has created an excellent communication platform for us. With further scientific innovation can we develop rapidly. We firmly believe that through our friendly communication and cooperation, MCB Mould will give you a fine solution.

Transparent chair mould

 

Plastic chair mould
Plastic chair mold

Detailed Information:

Product Name: Transparent chair moulding
Maker/Manufacture/Company: MCB MOULD
Product Category: Chair mould
Place of origin: in/from huangyan

Detailed Product Description

For Transparent chair mould injection, MCB Mould can tailor various kinds of Plastic chair moulds for each customer as per their requirements. The quotation can be made based on drawings or samples provided by the customers. Our plastic chair moulds are both excellent in quality and reasonable in price. Your satisfaction is guarantee.

Plastic chair mould
Plastic chair mould

Plastic Table Mold is made in Okay Mould

Plastic Table Mold is made in Okay Mould

Okay mould
Okay Mould

TaiZhou Huangyan Okay Mould Co., Ltd is a professional manufacturer specialized in designing, Commodity mould, plastic chair mould and plastic table mould, Auto mould, and assembly. which is located in Taizhou, China. The company has a professional team of rich experience and high quality. Apart from the technological force, the company has high-precision manufacturing facilities. With the CNC manufacturing facility being widely used, the producing time of the moulds is shortened, and the quality of the products is guaranteed at the same time. Also we have the first-class system of CAD/CAM/CAE and imported numerical control process machines, and established net system control, accomplished share of information, and integrated model designing and processing. In such a perfect condition, quality of modules and plastic products are highly assured. we have exported many moulds and plastic parts to Italy, France, America, Canada, Japan, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, India, Israel, Uk and so on. Welcome to visit our company! experience and high quality. Apart from the technological force, the company has high-precision manufacturing facilities. With the CNC manufacturing facility being widely used, the producing time of the moulds is shortened, and the quality of the products is guaranteed at the same time. Also we have the first-class system of CAD/CAM/CAE and imported numerical control process machines, and established net system control, accomplished share of information, and integrated model designing and processing. In such a perfect condition, quality of modules and plastic products are highly assured. We have exported many moulds and plastic parts

plastic table mould
Plastic table mould

Table Mould

Detailed Information:

Product Name:

Table Mould

Maker/Manufacture/Company:

Okay Mould

Product Category:

Okay Mould: Plastic Table and Chair Mould

Place of origin:

in/from China

Detailed Product Description

Product Name: Table Mould

Product Material: PP

Mould Base: LKM, DME

Core/Cavity steel: 45#, P20, 718, 718H, 2738, 2316 etc

No. of Cavities: One

Mould Leading Time: 60days

Hot Runner: YUDO, HASCO,INCOE etc.

Mould Components: HASCO, DME, PUNCH etc

Main Softwares: Auto CAD, UG, Catia, Solidworks, etc.

Quality assurance: ISO9001

Our advantage:

1. High Quality

2. Competitive price

3. On Time Delivery

4. Quality Control

5. Best Services

For more information, pls contact us.

SANLIAN Mould is Manufacturer & supplier of a Fruits Box Mould

SANLIAN Mould is

Manufacturer & supplier of a Fruits Box Mould

TAIZHOU SANLIAN MOULD CO., LTD. is a manufacturer & supplier of an extensive range of plastic moulds, including plastic chair mold, plastic table mould, Fruits Box Mould, Automobile moulds, Pipe fitting mould, etc.. We have create mould building facilities furnished with latest modeling software, CNC, CAD/CAM capabilities and processing equipments to assure high quality products.

Our goal is to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations through quality design, competitive price, accurate scheduling, prompt delivery and reliable service of our end product.

 

Plastic fruit box mold
Plastic fruit box mould

Now I honestly introduce you some key points of Fruits Box Mould.

 

Detailed Product Description

Taizhou Sanlian Mould Co. Ltd is a professional manufacturer of various plastic injection mould Such as Commodity mould, Automobile mould, Home appliance mould, Pipe fitting mould, Smc mould, etc. We also offer the following detail information for your reference: