"Our company's continued success has been built on the reliability and integrity
that we demonstrate with each of our customers, suppliers and employees."
- Chris Metz, CEO


 

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Economy Analysis February 2015...
Fourth quarter actual GDP of 2.6 percent slowed remarkably from the revised 5 percent pace in the 3rd quarter, although 2015 is expected to make some improvement.  Lower oil prices, thus bringing lower gas prices, have indirectly given all consumers an increase in disposable income. Growth is expected to accelerate slightly as we move into mid-year.  Learn More >>

 
 
Rigid PVC Replaces Polycarbonate...
It is not uncommon for the plasticizers used to make flexible PVC tubing to cause stress cracking, or crazing, when they come in contact with PC (Polycarbonate) or conventional PVC, which is often a component in the manufacture of clear medical components, such as connectors and check valves.  Learn More >>
 
Tritan Replaces Polycarbonate...
Tritan, a new-generation copolyester made by Eastman, is making inroads as a replacement for PC (Polycarbonate) in products for the home.  Tritan is a great alternative to PC because it has crystal-clear clarity, has dishwater durability and is free of Bisphenol A (BPA).  Learn More >>

 
 
Low Prices at the Pump Doesn't Mean Low Resign Prices...
It is a common misconception that when the prices of oil and gas are low, the price of plastic resins will also be lower; however this is not always the case.  Polypropylene, one of the most versatile thermoplastic polymers commercially available, is a prime example of this inelasticity. 
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BPA May Have Ben Getting a Bad Wrap...
There has been significant concern and uncertainty among consumers and industry professionals surrounding the potential health effects of Bispehnal A (BPA), a chemical compound used in the manufacture of plastics, such as Polycarbonate and thermal papers, and its effects on the mammary gland, reproductive, metabolic, neurobehavioral and immune systems, and has caused companies to consider alternative materials in order to avoid these potential health risks.
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Will Aseptic Packaging Bring a New Look to the Beverage Asile...
tLiDestri Food & Beverage, a major contract/private label packager, wants to revolutionize the beverage aisle by replacing the "ho-hum" round bottle with aseptic cartons, sometimes referred to as “the package of the future.”  They have invested in two new high-acid aseptic packaging lines in anticipation of a surge in contract business for aseptic packaging. 
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Tooling Docs...
NOVATION Industries is consistently recognized by its customers for its excellence in tool maintenance programming.  “A well designed and well maintained tool is critical to producing high quality parts and we put a lot of effort into maintaining the tools for our customers,” stated Broc Ungaro, tool room manager.   Learn More >>

NOVATION Joins the Genesis Movement...
In our last newsletter we stressed that it is our continuous goal at NOVATION Industries to help customers succeed by developing new products in a timely, cost-effective manner by utilizing our IDP (Integrated Development Process). Our customer commitment is also evidenced with our recent investment in a Stratasys Fortus 400mc 3D printer utilizing additive manufacturing techniques, which was purchased to assist our customers during their prototyping phase.  Learn More >>
 
NOVATION is Attending NPE 2015...
NPE 2015 takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from March 23 – 27.  NPE is the largest plastics show in the United States and will contain over one million square feet of exhibitors showing the latest plastic processing technologies and materials.  Greg Showers, Director Engineering & Quality and Vince Incandela, Senior Tooling & Project Engineer will be attending the show to see what new technologies and capabilities are available that would help customers.  If you are attending the show and would like to spend time with Greg or Vince, please call 815-578-8888 or complete the Contact Us page on our website to arrange an appointment.
 

 

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