China's Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. has selected Honeywell UOP’s advanced methanol-to-olefins (MTO) process to tap domestic coal resources and produce ethylene and propylene, the essential ingredients for making plastics.
In injection-molding and extrusion processes, water or air cooling is used to regulate
the temperature of the molding process and remove excess heat cause by shear. A simple, closed-loop temperature control system typically involves the input of heat, a sensor and a controller.
An electrically heated, 500°F (260°C) walk-in oven, No. 973 is used to cure rubber parts in rotating baskets. Workspace dimensions measure 36 x 60 x 60”, and 40 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements.
Researchers at Stanford and IBM Research developed chemical approaches that could efficiently generate biodegradable plastics suited for manufacturing products, including forks, medical devices and fabrics.
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