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Published: 2/24/2015

AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Energy Efficiency
These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’

Published: 2/23/2015

Molding Exhibits Show Cell Integration with Multiple Processes & Operations
If you’re interested in lightweight composites, IML, LSR, multi-shot, inmold assembly, barrier coinjection, micromolding, variotherm molding, foams, energy-saving presses, robots, hot runners, and tooling—they’re all here in force....

Published: 1/31/2015

Plasma Ski Patent: A Game Changer For Skiing
Innovative process modifies the functional properties of the surface of UHMWPE ski bases.

Published: 10/24/2014

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.

Published: 9/23/2014

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.

Published: 7/21/2014

Packaging: Food Container Relies on IML for Oxygen Barrier
Barrier coextruded in-mold label protects pasta sauce in injection molded tub.

Published: 1/24/2014

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.

Published: 12/29/2013

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...

Published: 12/18/2013

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...

Published: 11/25/2013

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.