One of the unusual features of NPE 2009 in Chicago June 22-24 will be the first-ever concurrent presentation of the SPE ANTEC conference, by far the largest of seven conferences at McCormick Place during the show. ArticlePublished: 5/1/2009
Injection MoldingHybrid Press Has Electric ClampNew injection presses that combine servo-electric and hydraulic movements to achieve high performance with energy efficiency will be discussed by Arburg Inc., Newington, Conn. ArticlePublished: 5/1/2009
New and innovative techniques to help processors reduce energy consumption, eliminate secondary operations, and raise productivity were center stage at the recent SPE Blow Molding Conference in Bartlesville, Okla. ArticlePublished: 12/1/2008
Lower cost, higher quality and productivity, and the potential for lightweighting beyond anything yet seen are benefits claimed for a new continuous compression molding process for making PET bottle preforms. ArticlePublished: 2/1/2008
WEB EXCLUSIVE The Conair Group, Inc., Cranberry Township, Pa., and Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., Bolton, Ont., have agreed to jointly supply complete PET preform manufacturing systems worldwide. ArticlePublished: 1/29/2008
Germany’s SIG Beverages, which includes SIG Corpoplast, a leading stretch-blow molding machine maker, and SIG Plasmax, a supplier of plasma barrier coatings, has been sold to Salzgitter AG, a leading German steel maker. ArticlePublished: 1/25/2008
Improved clarity and cost competitiveness, added to its inherent heat resistance, are reviving OPP’s prospects in hot-fill barrier containers. But hot-fill PET containers are raising the bar with higher productivity and ‘panel-less’ bottle designs.
Molders of PET containers are paying special attention these days to the large amounts of compressed air used in their blow molding operations and the huge energy cost associated with generating it. ArticlePublished: 10/1/2007