September 2016

Starting Up

"Green" Carbon Black Pigments from End-of-Life Tires
The Netherlands' Black Bear Carbon has plans to build production facilities in North America next year.

Absolute Haitian Hires New Southeast Regional Sales Manager
Sherman McGinnis will manage and facilitate Haitian and Zhafir injection molding machine sales for Absolute Haitian, and Well-Lih robot sales for Absolute Robot for the southeastern states.

Bunting Magnetics Co. Appoints New Metal Detection Product Manager
Andrew Blubaugh will manage the growth and profitability of the company’s line of metal detection products.

C.W. Brabender Instruments Inc. Increases Sales Team
Dieter Scientific and Thomas Technology Group join CWB Chemical Division’s sales force.

Cincinnati Process Technologies Hires General Manager
In this newly created position, Michael Green will be responsible for operations, suppliers and finances and will manage CPT’s national sales team.

Compression Molding Boosts Output of Coffee Pods
Cycle time of 3.2 sec for PP pods is said to be half that of injection molding.

DOTP/DEHT Plasticizer Conversion Up Nine-Fold
The move away from phthalates steadily gains speed.

LyondellBasell to Build HDPE Plant in U.S. Gulf Coast
This will be the first commercial plant to use the company's new proprietary Hyperzone PE technology.

Maag Opens Sales and Service Center in India
The new rotor sharpening center in India will expand Maag’s service footprint in Asia.

Maag, Gala and RE Scheer form Maag Americas
This newly formed entity of Maag will offer customers in the polymer industry a local sales and service support through a consolidated network.

Milacron Coinjection Technology Approved For Fruit Cans & Recyclable Coffee Pods
First-to-market clear plastic cans wil arrive early next year.

Milacron to Show Wide Range of New Technologies at K 2016 Milacron
New developments in injection and blow molding, extrusion, hot runners, and tooling will be featured.

PolyOne Forms New Advanced Composites Group
Through acquisition of two key businesses, PolyOne positions itself for "next-generation" composites development.

Taiwan’s Plastics Machinery Sector Sets Sights Beyond China
Taiwan’s machinery industry is in the midst of a western and southern pivot, seeking and finding opportunities in North America and Southeast Asia, as it replaces shrinking business in China.

Recycled Resin Prices

Recycled Resin Market Still Volatile
At midyear, recycled resin prices presented a mixed picture, though industry sources see a period of soft prices ahead.

Keeping Up With Technology

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Infrared Heating Systems Accelerate Car Production
Space and time saved thanks to infrared system’s fast, homogenous heating.

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Low-Profile Receivers Feature Unique Design
Standing only 8 in. above the lid of a blender, the low center of gravity on new line of low-profile receivers minimizes sway on fast-cycling machines.

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: New Controls for Conveying, Mobile Drying
New dense-phase conveying system among the new products Conair to display at K.

COMPOUNDING: ‘Synergies’ Unleash Flexible Underwater Pelletizing Systems
One-stop solution offered for compounders.

DRYING: Continuous System Dries PET In 10 Minutes or Less
30% increase in throughput possible.

EXTRUSION: Adaptable Lines For Coating, Film
Systems available for wide range of flexible film processes.

EXTRUSION: News in Screen Changers at K 2016
New PLC touchscreen controller, new screen changer for high-viscosity polymers to debut.

RECYCLING: Recycling 4.0 Coming to K 2016
Erema will also recycle show-produced scrap outside at the K.

Intelligent controllers paired with variable speed drives driven by frequency controllers allow for a TCU that uses only the energy the process needs

TESTING: Millimeter Wave Measurement Device for Large Tubes
At K 2016, Sikora will show its Centerwave 6000 online QC device which measures inner and outer diameter and more.

TESTING: Upgraded Moisture Analyzer
Arizona Instrument's Vapor Pro XL allows for higher testing temperatures and better control.

TESTING: X-Ray Optical Measuring Device for Plastics
Sikora's new Purity Scanner, to debut at K 2016, is for online inspection and sorting of plastic pellets.

TOOLING: Innovative Spin on Cube Molds At K 2016
Three exihibits for multicolored caps with in-mold closing, foam/solid PET preforms for stretch-blow molding, and for injection-blow molding on a modified injection machine.

WELDING: Laser Welding for Large Automotive Components
LPKF's PowerWeld3D 8000 utilizes the new "wobbling" process to join components and handle height differences.

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