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New Approach to PET Drying To Debut This Fall at K 2010 Show
An Italian maker of auxiliary equipment has come up with a new system that combines several unusual concepts to make high-volume PET drying faster and more consistent with lower energy use.
Article Published: 6/1/2010
New Standard & Labeling Proposed for Dryer Energy Ratings
Some sources say energy is the second largest cost in plastics processing after raw materials.
Article Published: 5/1/2010
Where Are You Using Energy?
Few plants are able to accurately divide up their energy consumption by where it occurs, despite the fact that this is relatively easy to do.
Article Published: 3/1/2010
Molder’s Message to Foreign Competitors: ‘Bring It On!’
An inspired combination of automation, ISO certification, use of certified resins, and strict adherence to a rigorous set of time-honed manufacturing standards are among the chief factors giving the Rodon Group, a 54-year-old custom molding operatio...
Article Published: 2/1/2010
On-Site: Green Business Is Good Business for Fabri-Kal
"We tend to jump on things early," says John Kittredge. "F-K has been a pioneer in a number of things. Our earliest example was converting HDPE margarine tubs to ABS. After that we were a leader in thermoforming polypropylene, and then APET." Now it...
Article Published: 12/1/2009
Materials Handling: New Equipment Emphasizes Efficiency & Value
Visitors to the recent NPE 2009 show in Chicago were looking for materials handling equipment that could do more than dry, blend, or convey resins. It had to do those things while saving energy, providing faster and easier maintenance, speeding prod...
Article Published: 10/1/2009
Energy-Saving Dryer Pays Off In an Uncertain Economy
Plastics processors struggling through the recession need to save energy costs where they can, they need an affordable means to do so, and they could use energy-saving technology that pays for itself during times when plant throughputs are variable ...
Article Published: 6/1/2009
NPE 2009 News Flash
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.
Article Published: 5/1/2009
Injection Molding Biopolymers: How to Process Renewable Resins
U.S. injection molders are still pretty green when it comes to processing the new crop of renewably sourced biopolymers. These biologically derived polymers made from PLA, PHA and starch-based resins are attracting growing market interest as materia...
Article Published: 4/1/2009
Know Your Plant’s ‘Energy Fingerprint’
It is commonly thought that energy use in plastics processing is fixed and uncontrollable.
Article Published: 2/1/2009

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