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How to Dry PET for Container Applications
PET is extremely hygroscopic, highly moisture sensitive, and one of the toughest challenges to dry. Here are the basic principles of doing it right for rigid packaging applications
Article Published: 11/24/2014
Taiwan Takes Its Place Among Machinery Elite
Overshadowed in geographic size and economic output by its neighbor to the east, Taiwan punches above its plastics weight class and is looking to become more self sufficient in its machinery offerings.
Article Published: 7/18/2014
Granulate or Shred: Which Makes Sense for You?
That is the size-reduction question confronting many processors today. Look here for some guidance.
Article Published: 4/23/2014
Blow Molding News at K 2013
All-electric machines of all types were the stars of the show, but there were a number of other noteworthy developments.
Article Published: 1/24/2014
Super-Lightweight PET Bottles
Lightest ever still water, hot-fill PET bottles debut at Drinktec sow.
Article Published: 10/25/2013
K 2013 Preview: Injection Molding
Next month’s mammoth triennial plastics show in Düsseldorf, Germany, challenges injection molding machine builders to demonstrate technological leadership in addressing the needs of the marketplace.
Article Published: 8/26/2013
New Hybrid Machine Platform Focused on Customization, Integration, Energy Savings
After five years of product development behind the scenes, Athena Automation is ready for its close-up.
Article Published: 6/25/2013
New Machinery Debuts at Negri Bossi, Sacmi Open House
New preform system, all-electric press among the highlights.
Article Published: 4/29/2013
Sustainable Injection Molding: Amcor Looks at the Big Picture
How the world’s biggest producer of PET packaging measures the environmental footprint of its operation.
Article Published: 2/26/2013
SIPA Partners with Athena Automation on PET Preform Molding Systems
Athena Automation, a company founded by Robert Schad (founder and former majority owner of Husky Injection Molding Systems), has formed a partnership with SIPA of Italy to supply injection molding systems for PET preforms.
Article Published: 1/29/2013

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