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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
Improved ResinWorks™ System has Smaller Footprint; New Features Make Central Materials System Easier to Use
The Conair ResinWorks™ central drying/conveying system has added new features to make the system even easier to use.
Article Published: 1/10/2008
Infrared Crystallizes and Dries PET Faster and with Less Energy
In the search for ways to dry hygroscopic resins faster and more efficiently, infrared energy is an approach that many dryer makers find intriguing and potentially promising.
Article Published: 7/1/2007
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Materials Handling: A Host of Refinements and Updates
NPE 2006 held no revolutionary changes in dryers, blenders, feeders, loaders, or conveying controls, but widely adopted improvements make the newest models easier to use and maintain—and easier on the budget, too.
Article Published: 10/1/2006
Material Handling and Drying Are a Molder's 'Central' Issue
The benefits of centralized material handling have been demonstrated for decades, yet somehow the message continues to come slowly to mid-size processors like Jackson Products Inc of St.
Article Published: 3/1/2006

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