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Engineering Thermoplastics Are Going ‘Green’
As high-performance materials follow the path taken by some commodity resins, farming could replace drilling as suppliers rely more on plants than oil or gas for feedstocks.
Article Published: 4/28/2015
Compression Blow Forming: Promising New Process for Long Runs
‘Game-changing’ technology is overcoming initial growing pains with a new generation of machines.
Article Published: 4/28/2015
When Robots Make Sense For Part Packaging
Here are nine issues to take into account before automating your end-of-the-line part-packaging process.
Article Published: 3/31/2015
Processors Align to Offer FFS Solutions
A maker of forming films for packaging and a maker of lidstock films join forces.
Article Published: 3/31/2015
Make Bottles by Vertical Thermoforming
Sheet is formed into a tube and then into bottles.
Article Published: 3/31/2015
Developing Tomorrow’s Containers Today: Inside Amcor’s Rigid Packaging R&D Center
How award-winning package design, full-service laboratory facilities, and game-changing process development support a world-class injection and blow molder.
Article Published: 3/30/2015
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.
Article Published: 2/23/2015
BLOW MOLDING AT NPE: Spotlight on Energy Savings, Lightweighting & Greater Flexibility
New machines are mostly all-electric, hybrid, or servo-hydraulic.
Article Published: 2/23/2015
MATERIALS AND ADDITIVES AT NPE: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, and Sustainability
Lots of news in engineering thermoplastic compounds, TPEs, and purging agents, plus a wide range of colorants and additives.
Article Published: 2/23/2015
A Challenger Tackles Coinjection For Barrier PET Preforms
Barrier PET containers for beverages, sauces, and other sensitive products become more cost-effective through more efficient use of expensive barrier resins.
Article Published: 2/20/2015

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