Chemicals and Plastics News

Chemicals and Plastics – including industrial, manufacturing, recycling, research, and related chemical and plastic industry news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Beyond Benign Partners with Dow to Expand Green Chemistry in Higher Education

WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Green chemistry education nonprofit Beyond Benign partnered with Dow (NYSE: DOW) at the start of 2020 to encourage academic institutions to engage in the adoption of green chemistry in higher education. Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that generate the least amount of harm and waste possible while maintaining excellent quality.

Gordon Brush Recognized as a ‘Featured Business’ in the City of Industry

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Aug. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gordon Brush was recognized as a “Featured Business” by Industry Business Council. The Council shone its “Business Spotlight” on Gordon Brush(R) for its commitment to keeping its manufacturing in the City of Industry.

Gordon Brush Receives a Letter of Commendation from the United States Army

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Aug. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) commends Gordon Brush for the development of a “Chamber Brush” that cleans the main gun on the Abrams Tank, saving the Army $1.5 billion.

RPP Products Selects Sagon-Phior and SDDPR as Branding and PR Agencies of Record for Its New ‘Premier Pure’ Hand Sanitizer Product Line

BLOOMINGTON, Calif., Aug. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RPP Products today announced that it has selected Sagon-Phior and SDDPR as its branding and PR team for the company’s new Premier Pure hand sanitizer product line. In March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, RPP Products pivoted from motor oil production to hand sanitizer production in just seven days.

Engineered Data, LLC Announces the World’s 1st Flocculant for Remediation of PFAS Chemicals from Water

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Engineered Data, LLC’s Advanced Materials Group has begun micro-batch production of a Flocculant that remediates PFAS chemicals (as well as Toxic Heavy Metals + Phosphate [a main ingredient in Storm Water Pollution + Algae Tides]) from polluted water.

Evans Waterless Coolant Demonstrates a Clear Advantage in the Indian FTR750 Scout Flat Track Motorcycles

SUFFIELD, Conn., July 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Evans Cooling Systems, manufacturer of the only waterless engine coolant, today announced that every Indian Scout FTR750 produced since 2017 has been factory filled with its patented waterless coolant, because of its proven ability to perform under extreme conditions without boil-over or overheating issues.

Rhode Island Manufacturer Increases Production of Protective Face Shields amid Nationwide COVID-19 Resurgence

JOHNSTON, R.I., July 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to the nationwide resurgence of COVID-19, A&H Worldwide recently increased production of their protective face shields to keep up with the rising demand. These affordable face shields are made of durable 16 pt. PETG plastic with a comfortable foam headband and an adjustable elastic band. They are available in a multitude of quantities to anyone interested and can be customized if desired.

Toray TC346 Epoxy Resin System for High-End Motorsports Receives Flame-Retardancy Certifications

MORGAN HILL, Calif., May 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toray Advanced Composites announces that its industry-leading Toray TC346 prepreg resin system has passed the SFI 56.1 and UL94 V0 flame-retardancy tests. The passing of these stringent flame-retardancy tests further demonstrates how the Toray TC346 system is ideally suited to satisfy the rigorous demands of the Formula One, NASCAR, and other high performance automotive and motorsport markets.

GreenShield finish can be a barrier to virus spread

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The GreenShield Company, a division of BigSky Technologies LLC, is responding to the global Coronavirus pandemic with concern and hope for those being impacted by the disease. GreenShield is taking this opportunity to evaluate its products effectiveness in reducing the ability of the Coronavirus to contaminate and transmit on different surfaces.

TrueHero Extreme Coverage Face Shields, Made in the USA, are Available for the Medical Community and Other Front Liners

BROCTON, N.Y., April 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TrueHero Face Shields are the result of good old American ingenuity and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives our country. Recognizing that the need for such shields was only going to grow with the spread of COVID-19, plastics manufacturer, Jay Baker, of Jamestown Plastics, rallied his troops and, in a matter of days, designed and began manufacturing TrueHero™ Face Shields at his facility.

Beyond Benign Receives Grant to Support Green Chemistry Education at Universities

WILMINGTON, Mass., April 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Green chemistry education nonprofit Beyond Benign has received a grant from life science company MilliporeSigma to develop laboratory resources for universities. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

Former POET and Domtar Executive Mark DeAndrea Joins BioTork as President and Chief Strategy Officer

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Industry Veteran Mark DeAndrea has been appointed as President & Chief Strategy Officer of BioTork. Mark’s recent operational leadership experience includes Vice President and Business Unit Leader for Domtar BioMaterials (advanced materials and performance chemicals innovation and commercialization) and Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for POET.

Ken Rakusin and Gordon Brush Honored at the 2019 MADE IN AMERICA CONVENTION

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Oct. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ken Rakusin, President & CEO of Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc., was the recipient of the PATRIOT AWARD at the 2019 MADE IN AMERICA CONVENTION, that was held at the Indianapolis, Indiana convention center on October 3-6. “This award was presented to Ken for his Proud To Be An American attitude and his unwavering commitment to manufacturing in the United States, in-spite of the infiltration of low cost, inferior Chinese goods,” said Don Buckner, founder, MadeInAmerica.com. (VIDEO)

Gordon Brush CEO Ken Rakusin to Speak at the 2019 MADE IN AMERICA CONVENTION

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Sept. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ken Rakusin, President & CEO of Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. is a “highlighted” speaker at the 2019 MADE IN AMERICA CONVENTION, to be held at the Indianapolis, Indiana convention center, October 3-6.

IEDCO Vacuum Conveying Systems Designed to Overcome Difficult Plant Layouts

TURNERSVILLE, N.J., June 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IEDCO, a leader in the design and manufacture of custom engineered powder handling systems and solutions offers custom design solutions for efficiently moving powders in plants with difficult layouts.

New Spray Robot Revolutionizes Coatings and SPF – Precision Material Application Becomes Possible with Coaterbot

CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SprayWorks Equipment Group is proud to announce its new invention, the Coaterbot. Created by long-time Polyurethanes equipment inventor and founder of a 4th generation company – James Davidson created the Coaterbot to cover a broader spectrum of material applications.

Capital Industries Shares Tips to Know When to Repair Industrial Concrete Flooring

MATTITUCK, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Industries, Inc. shares tips for industrial, commercial businesses to know when to repair concrete flooring. Concrete floors and related structures are the basic elements of any building, which is why they need to be checked regularly and properly maintained. The absence of preventive maintenance can lead to expensive repairs, accidents and even lawsuits.

Western Case Shares The Variety of Products Created with Blow Molding

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blow molding manufacturer, Western Case, shares the variety of products and markets that benefit from plastic product manufacturing from the design to delivery. The California-based company has manufactured products for over 40 years, servicing customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.

Pentagon Technologies Makes a Strategic Move to Expand Into Asia Market

HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pentagon Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of ultra-high purity cleaning, contamination detection, coating products and services to the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, microelectronic, and solar industries, entered into a strategic partnership with Kurita Water Industries, Ltd. of Japan.

Clean PVC Certification Announced for PVC-Based Products

ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clean PVC LLC, an environmental consulting organization, today announced the launch of its Clean PVC(R) Certification program. The program identifies flooring, wallcovering, upholstery, and other PVC-based products that have been found safe via REACH compliance for use in sustainable building projects. REACH is a regulation adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from risks posed by chemicals.

New Scholarship to Increase Innovation in Chemical Science

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SprayWorks is proud to announce its new scholarship program, The James Davidson Innovative Student Scholarship. The scholarship is named after SprayWorks Equipment Group owner, James Davidson. James has been designing robots and equipment for Polyurethanes for three decades and has contributed thousands of hours teaching Polyurethane professionals how to create careers in the industry.

It’s More Than Green, It’s Waterproofing, says Pacific Roofing Systems

DANA POINT, Calif., June 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Repairing chronic roof leaks due to poor home construction without doing a tear-off or further construction takes innovation, ingenuity, skill, and in this case, the right product line up, says Pacific Roofing Systems. Pacific met the “construction-less” challenge to repair 2,000 square feet of spudded rock flat roofing and sloped metal roofing on a private Laguna Beach residence by instead proposing the use of a unique formulated monolithic liquid single-ply waterproof roof system known as the SureCoat Roof System.

SprayWorks Launches New Equipment Repair Spray Foam Video Series ‘Fix-it Friday’

CANTON, Ohio, March 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SprayWorks Equipment Group, a spray foam and coatings equipment company, has launched a new video series for contractors. The new series of short videos, aptly named “Fix-It Friday,” is hosted by polyurethane equipment experts with decades of experience: John Davidson and Dave Penta.

Chuck Simpson of EPIC to Present on Hazard Recognition at Arklatex ASSE Chapter Meeting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will present at the Arklatex American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Bi-Monthly Chapter Meeting on Thurs., March 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Shane’s Seafood and BBQ in Bossier City, La.

EPIC Joins in Authoring Updated American National Standards Institute / American Society of Safety Engineers 2017 Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Training Standard

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, July 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, and a member of the American National Standards Institute / American Society of Safety Engineers (ANSI/ASSE) Z390 Hydrogen Sulfide Training Committee, announced today the approval and upcoming publication of a revised Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Training Standard (ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017).

EPIC Joins the American National Standards Institute/American Society of Safety Engineers (ANSI/ASSE) Z390 Hydrogen Sulfide Training Committee

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, June 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that as part of the firm’s commitment to the Energy Industry and ongoing efforts to improve worker safety, EPIC has joined the American National Standards Institute/ American Society of Safety Engineers (ANSI/ASSE) Z390 “Hydrogen Sulfide Training” Committee.

Destruction of Ozone Depleting Methyl Bromide used for Imports and Exports

MARLTON, N.J., July 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Value Recovery, Inc. (VR), a company supplying emission controls to the fumigation industry, announced today that it achieved an unprecedented milestone for controlling methyl bromide used to kill invasive insects hitchhiking on imported and exported goods.

Verdeco Recycling Announces New Indiana Manufacturing Location

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., June 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Verdeco Recycling Midwest today announced a new Indiana recycling manufacturing plant to be located in the Vigo County Industrial Park I, Terre Haute, Indiana. Building modifications are nearly complete with plant start-up anticipated to be June 2016, with full employment by late summer.

AlEn USA Steps in to Help Flooding Victims in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas, May 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One Houston family was pleasantly surprised when employees of AlEn USA, the manufacturers of CLORALEN(R) Regular Bleach, showed up at their home to donate bleach for deep cleaning of their property devastated by the flood.

EPIC’s Chuck Simpson to Speak on Hydrogen Sulphide Safety at 2016 Sulphur World Symposium

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will present at the Sulphur World Symposium 2016 being held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada on April 11 to April 13. Simpson is a member of EPIC’s National Energy Construction Practice based in Birmingham, Alabama.

For the Third Consecutive Year ENSUENO, PINALEN, PINOL and CLORALEN Donate $25,000 to Help Find a Cure for Childhood Cancer

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the third consecutive year, AlEn USA join forces with Curing Children’s Cancer Fund and donates $25,000 to provide financial support for some of the country’s leading pediatric cancer researchers.

Proto Plastics Recognized as Tipp City Chamber Business of the Year

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Dec. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On December 2, 2015, Proto Plastics was acknowledged by the Tipp City Chamber of Commerce as the 2015 Business of the Year at their annual Holiday Gala.

Vexti Signs License Agreement

BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Vexti Corporation announced on July 21, 2015 it has entered into a licensing agreement with Northeastern University and Brown University based on research and intellectual property in the fields of antimicrobial surface coating and surface modification technologies.

Leading Specialty Manufacturer Chempace Announces Contract Expansion

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chempace, a global manufacturer since 1968 of leading specialty chemicals, announces the launching of a 15,000 square foot contract manufacturing expansion at the company’s Toledo, Ohio facility to support the rapidly growing needs of the contract packaging industry.

N-Propyl Bromide an Alternative for TCE, PCE and DCM

CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — N-Propyl Bromide (NPB) from Chemical Solvents, Inc. is a nonflammable, non-chlorinated industrial solvent that removes wax, oil and grease from metals. It can replace solvents like TCE, PCE and DCM all of which are rated as HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants).

Proto Plastics Utilizes Conair ResinWorks Drying System

TIPP CITY, Ohio, June 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Conair ResinWorks(TM) system offers a new level of manufacturing efficiency for plastic injection molding operations at Proto Plastics, of Tipp City, Ohio. The drying system consolidates resin handling and pre-conditioning into a central area, allowing material changes to take place quickly, cleanly, and safely away from the processing machine.

PDC CEO Emilio N. Francisco Announces $45 Million Capital Raise for Clear Currents

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, announced that PDC is raising $45 million in EB-5 immigrant investor funds to assist biodegradable organic chemical products firm Clear Currents, Inc.

Proto Plastics of Tipp City Announces New Website – Better form, function and ease of use

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Jan. 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Proto Plastics of Tipp City today announced the roll-out of their new website. Proto Plastics has been in the business of custom plastic injection molding and design since 1969, and their philosophy is simple.

CLORALEN, Ensueno, Pinalen and Pinol donated $25,000 to help find a cure for childhood cancer

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the second consecutive year, AlEn USA joins forces with Curing Children’s Cancer Fund and donates $25,000 to provide financial support for some of the country’s leading pediatric cancer researchers.

Milk Jugs and Marijuana: The first recycled and recyclable packaging manufactured specifically for the legal cannabis industry

DENVER, Colo., Sept. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to the estimated 287,279 pounds of legal marijuana that will be sold in Colorado this year and the millions of containers used to package it, Higher Standard Packaging of Denver announced today the introduction of the first eco-friendly containers composed of FDA-approved, recycled milk jug plastic and manufactured specifically for the marijuana industry.