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Injection Molding at NPE: New Machines Showed Their Stuff In Sophisticated Molding Demos
More speed, more power, more precision, and more automated functions accomplished in and out of the mold. That’s exactly what injection machinery suppliers were offering at NPE2012.
Article Published: 5/30/2012
Extrusion & Compounding at NPE: Advances Push Efficiency Envelope
Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.
Article Published: 5/30/2012
Thermoforming at NPE: Machines Raise Performance Bar
Exhibitors at this year’s show introduced an assortment of new machines and upgraded models with designs incorporating the latest in mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic technologies.
Article Published: 5/29/2012
Blow Molding at NPE: Pushing the Envelope in Speed, Flexibility, Energy Savings
New models of blow molding machines at the show were dominated by wheel machines and stretch-blow systems.
Article Published: 5/29/2012
Foaming Developments Aplenty in Extrusion
At NPE2012, Macro Engineering and Technology, Mississauga, Ont., launched new technology to  extrude foamed films in what it describes as an “environmentally friendly process” that uses inert gas as the foaming agent.
Article Published: 4/29/2012
‘RollTrusion’ Mates Rolled Metal & Extrusion
Crosshead extrusion is the typical means of coating plastics on relatively small substrates such as wire.
Article Published: 4/29/2012
Now You Can Refurbish Twin-Screw Elements
Two suppliers of twin-screw compounding extruders announced at NPE2012 that they are now offering screw-element refurbishing services.
Article Published: 4/29/2012
New Way to Characterize Moldability Of Resins & Part/Tool Designs
Experienced injection molders have long known that a resin’s melt flow index (MFI), measured under very low-shear conditions, provides very little information about how it will process under many orders of magnitude higher shear in an actual m...
Article Published: 4/29/2012
MATERIALS AT NPE: All Market Sectors Benefit from Large Crop of New Materials
Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are...
Article Published: 4/28/2012
New PET Stretch-Blow Machines & Applications Debut at NPE
Italian stretch-blow molding machinery builder Siapi (siapi.it) had a lot to talk about at NPE2012 last month in Orlando, Fla.
Article Published: 4/28/2012

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