Soliant LLC in Lancaster, S.C., a maker of paint-replacement films for in-mold decorating, has been winning awards for its “bright film” technology, which looks like chrome, since the film was introduced three years ago.
A new thermoformable polycarbonate film from SABIC Innovative Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass., boasts a 1H pencil hardness rating, easy formability, and high impact resistance for insert-molded graphics in portable electronics.
A high-speed, multicolor UV screen printer for graphics has been enhanced for use on a variety of flat substrates from plastics to glass.
Seal-It, div. of Printpack Inc., Farmingdale, N.Y. has developed biodegradable PLA shrink labels for glass and plastic containers.
A radiometer that measures UV light is designed to monitor UV-curing processes.
A new servo-driven pad printer for large surfaces is capable of 17.5 tons of pad-compression power.
Screen printers reportedly have a new screen-printable hard coating that will stretch and not fracture during thermoforming of plastic parts.
A new hand-held static detector, Model 983v2 Static Locator, was introduced at the recent K 2007 show in Germany by Meech International in the U.K. (U.S. office in Norton, Ohio). It uses automatic ultrasonic sensing of its distance from the surface ...
A new in-mold painting process for long-glass reinforced polyurethane composite parts for cars, trucks, buses, and agricultural machinery was recently introduced by Germany’s KraussMaffei (U.S. headquarters in Florence, Ky.). With this in-mold...
A simple CO2-laser device reportedly produces ready-to-use, high-quality pad-printing cliche plates with etched images of artwork for product decorating.