Decorating, Printing, Finishing
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Understanding the Effects of Paint On Plastics
Paint can have significant effects on mechanical properties of plastic parts. As illustrated by this OEM’s procedure in developing new-generation outboard-motor covers, there’s no substitute for thorough testing.
Packaging: Food Container Relies on IML for Oxygen Barrier
Barrier coextruded in-mold label protects pasta sauce in injection molded tub.
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.
Molder Puts the ‘Art’ into Decorating
Custom molder took its expertise in in-mold coloring, IML, and IMD to the next level with the launch of a new division, Artistry of Plastics. The operation utilizes a proprietary technique, trade named Fabric Fusion, which merges resins with textile...
Auxiliaries at K 2013: More Efficient, Flexible & User-Friendly
It’s hard to generalize about auxiliary equipment, but a few trends stood out at K, including: greater energy efficiency, ease of maintenance and cleaning, controls that provide more real-time and historical process information and greater ease of u...
Headlines from the K 2013 Show
Here’s just a taste of the innovations on display, a selection of the top headlines not covered in our September show preview.
Decorating at K 2013
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Kurz debuts two systems, including a patented finishing process that decorates 3D geometries.
‘Value-Added’ Molder Adds 3D Printing
Wisconsin molder's recent decision to bring water-transfer printing in-house makes it one of the few processors to offer this decorating technology as part of its full-service offering.
Lectro Engineering’s Lee Williams Dies
Ralph (Lee) Williams, CEO and owner of Lectro Engineering Co., St.
Stainless-Steel Film Can Replace the Real Thing
AkzoNobel’s Specialty Finishes business has developed a new type of PVDF cast film aimed at replacing mechanically brushed decorative metals.