Posts Tagged ‘plastic’

Bioplastics company Solaplast puts plant in operation

MERIDIAN — Solaplast, a company that converts algae from commercial catfish ponds into plastics, has opened a plant in Lauderdale County. The company is a division of Algix LLC in Athens, Georgia. CEO Mike Van Drunen, who along with other company representatives hosted an open house of the facility on Friday, says the plant will […] [...]

Mississippi Polymer Institute lends assistance to seven manufacturers

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided technical assistance to seven Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding over $4 million in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 36 new jobs in Mississippi, according to data compiled by InnovateMEP Mississippi. The analysis included third-party national surveys of manufacturers by NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership for survey […] [...]

USM’s Polymer Institute signs MOU with WIINTECH

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Polymer Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the WIINTECH group, which signifies the first official step in moving local Mississippi businesses toward international collaboration with the companies that are a part of that network. In the spring of 2012, Mississippi Polymer Institute, along with the School of Polymers […] [...]

Southern’s Polymer Institute lends support to companies

HATTIESBURG — During the third quarter of 2012, The Mississippi Polymer Institute at the University of Southern Mississippi provided outstanding technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding $3 million in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 11 new jobs in the state. This is according to a release from InnovateMEP Mississippi. […] [...]

Constar shutting down facility; 40 employees left jobless

JACKSON — Constar International, LLC, a global producer of plastic containers for food and beverages that has previously announced its intention to focus on plastic packaging for technologically advanced and specialty applications, is reducing its presence in the commodity carbonated soft drink (CSD) market. “With a large contract to supply commodity CSD products expiring at […] [...]

USM polymer scientist’s invention garnering attention

HATTIESBURG — A University of Southern Mississippi professor’s invention is garnering attention. Inspired by his own dream of a technology now considered revolutionary in the world of plastics research, polymer science professor Marek Urban developed a unique type of plastic material that turns red or “bleeds” when damaged. When the damage occurs, or when stressors […] [...]

Ex-USM president and polymer science pioneer quietly retires

HATTIESBURG — Shelby Thames, a pioneer in polymer sciences and a former president of the University of Southern Mississippi, has retired. That’s according to an announcement from the school. Thames founded USM’s research program in polymer science. He was university president for five years, from 2002-2007. The Hattiesburg American reports Thames retired last week with […] [...]

United Solutions expanding in Sardis

by Published: July 13,2009

Tags: plastic, Sardis, United Solutions

SARDIS — United Solutions, a manufacturer of plastic house wares, is expanding operations at its manufacturing facility in Sardis. The expansion will allow the company to increase production of its consumer plastics products. United Solutions currently employs 75 full-time workers, and as a result of the expansion, the company will hire at least 20 new […] [...]

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