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Published: 2/23/2015

INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Molding Exhibits Show Off 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.

Published: 11/19/2013

Decorating at K 2013
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Kurz debuts two systems, including a patented finishing process that decorates 3D geometries.