Decorating, Printing, Finishing
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Plasma Ski Patent: A Game Changer For Skiing
Innovative process modifies the functional properties of the surface of UHMWPE ski bases.
Touch-Sensitive Control Surfaces: The Next Thing in Medical Technology?
Cost savings and cleanability are moving overmolded capacitive-sensing films from automotive consoles into medical equipment.
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.