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Control Machinery from Your Smartphone or Tablet
If you believe that new online gizmos and gadgets aren’t suited for manufacturing, think again.
Article Published: 11/22/2011
News in Auxiliaries & Tooling at Fakuma Show
Late last month, Friedrichshafen, Germany, hosted Fakuma 2011, the largest European plastics show of the year, growing to be second in size and importance to the K show in Dusseldorf.
Article Published: 10/25/2011
K 2010 Preview, Auxiliaries: Equipment of All Types Debuts This Month at K 2010
From materials drying, feeding, and blending to process heating/cooling, scrap reclaiming, testing, welding, and decorating—the K 2010 show this month in Dusseldorf, Germany, will have news in all categories of auxiliary equipment.
Article Published: 1/3/2011
Dryers Use Less Energy to Dry PET
Novatec Inc., Baltimore (novatec.com), is introducing two patented dryer control technologies intended to cut energy costs for processors of PET.
Article Published: 12/13/2010
NPE News Wrap-up: Resin Dryers
At least 16 companies introduced new dryers at the big show in Chicago. The new models span a range of drying technologies, but most sport features that save space and cost and make the dryers simpler and more reliable.
Article Published: 10/1/2010
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

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