Milacron Plastics Technologies
4165 Half Acre Rd.
Batavia, OH 45103 US
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As Seen In Plastics Technology
Connectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.
K 2016 Injection Molding: Rapid Pace of Development of New Machines & Controls
Servo drives dominate. Other trends include multitouch screens, adding materials data to process controls, and Industry 4.0 connectivity.
What Blow Molders Say About All-Electric Machines
They are well established in Europe, but molders in North America are just beginning to come around to all-electrics’ improved performance, maintenance, cleanliness, and—yes— energy efficiency. Here’s first-hand testimony, from the U.S. and abroad.
INJECTION MOLDING: New Color-Change Tips For Hot Runners
Change colors 47% faster.
BLOW MOLDING: New All-Electric Shuttle at K’16
New series offers modularity, simplified design, increased reliability.
Novel Hot-Runner Technology Borrows From Flat-Die Extrusion
Nozzles with a wide slit fill at lower temperature and pressure.
Milacron’s Industry 4.0 Initiative on Display at K 2016
Transforming the mold from a "dumb" component to an active element of the Smart Cell in the Smart Factory.
INJECTION MOLDING: Multi-Shot In-Mold Assembly Swaps Out TPE for LSR
Special cold-sprue bushing and third LSR-specific injection unit create finished, sealed automotive duct in 55 seconds.
Smart Tool, Electric Tool
The old gray mold ain’t what she used to be. Or won’t be for long, if recent trends hold up.
Milacron Launches “eSTORE”
Online ordering of spare parts, supplies, and whole machines and systems.
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.
What’s Brewing in Technology to Make Coffee Pods
With more than 9 billion of them sold last year alone, the prospect of selling high-output production systems to make single-serve coffee pods must be enough to make a machine builder’s mouth water.
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.
Milacron Coinjection Technology Approved For Fruit Cans & Recyclable Coffee Pods
First-to-market clear plastic cans wil arrive early next year.
MOLDING 2016 CONFERENCE: New Approaches to Processing, Tooling & Quality Assurance
The largest-ever annual Molding Conference included newsworthy technical presentations on a variety of injection molding topics. Here’s a selection.
Ahead of the Curve in Recycling
A pioneer in recycling milk bottles built a thriving business in plastic lumber, but blow molding with PCR has proved a longer, harder road to success.
Ten Intriguing Injection Molding Technologies of 2015
I know I’m leaving myself wide open on this one. I was asked, “What are the 10 most interesting injection molding technologies of 2015?” I should have pleaded eggnog hangover and politely declined.
INJECTION MOLDING: Enhanced Auxiliary Injection Units
New software, radial-mount options, and other upgrades.
Milacron Launching E-Shop
Get all your Milacron replacement parts from one website.
Clear, Retortable Plastic Can Made from Extruded Tube
Coextruded PP/EVOH tube with double-seamed metal ends.