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In-Mold Label Is Also Food Package’s Seal
At April’s NPE2012 show in Orlando, Fla., in-mold labels (IML) showed they can fulfill new roles, such as providing barrier protection (see our March show preview). They also can provide air- and water-tight seals, eliminating the need for a f...
Injection Molding at NPE: New Machines Showed Their Stuff In Sophisticated Molding Demos
More speed, more power, more precision, and more automated functions accomplished in and out of the mold. That’s exactly what injection machinery suppliers were offering at NPE2012.
Taiwan Machine Builders Aim for Higher-End Applications
Major Taiwanese injection and blow molding and extrusion machinery OEM s plan to broaden the appeal of their brands by providing higher-end technology solutions at prices competitive with European or Japanese machines.
Injection Molding at NPE: Speed, Automation & Integration Take Center Stage
Hot buttons at the show will be multi-component molding, in-mold labeling/decorating (IML/IMD), in-mold assembly, medical molding, liquid silicone rubber (LSR), micro-molding, and high-speed packaging.
Do It All in the Mold
In-mold assembly, decorating, labeling, finishing: In-mold “what-have-you” has been a trend in injection molding for years.
NPE2012: The Big Picture -- Themes for Growth at the Big Show
In our last issue we examined three big themes that will serve as the foundation of many new technology developments at NPE 2012, April 1-5 at the Orlando Convention Center: sustainability, energy efficiency, and automation.
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.
Film Insert Molding Adds Antennas to Cell Phones
WEB EXCLUSIVE: One of two recent developments in polycarbonate films allows cost-effective integration of antennas into cell phones via printed electronics and film insert molding (FIM), also known as in-mold decorating (IMD). Bayer MateriaSci...
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.
INJECTION MOLDING: Automation and Integration Added the ‘Wow’ at K Show
There were new presses of all stripes aplenty at K 2010, but the “wow” factor was supplied by automated work cells and integrated manu-facturing systems performing multiple operations before, during, and after molding.