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Auxiliaries at NPE: New Solutions from Material Preparation To Post-Mold Operations
There will be an extraordinary range of new auxiliary equipment on display at the show.
Article Published: 2/25/2012
Lab Investment Pays Off For Major Tube & Profile House
Teel started a testing laboratory in 2010 to support quality assurance and new product development and to troubleshoot manufacturing issues as they arise.
Article Published: 12/27/2011
Free Smartphone App Calculates IV for PET Blends
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PET Packaging specialist Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) has launched a free app that calculates the intrinsic viscosity (IV) of blends of virgin and recycled PET.
Article Published: 12/1/2011
How to Get Better MFI Results
The MFI test is used widely among the various segments of the plastics industry. The difficulty is that any two labs can easily come up with different results, making it difficult to determine whether a material meets a desired MFI spec. Here are so...
Article Published: 8/23/2011
Acquisitions in Additives, Testing Equipment
PCC (Plastics Color Corp.), Calumet City, Ill., a maker of color and additive concentrates and compounds, has acquired Polysource LLC and its Pinnacle Color subsidiary in Tempe, Ariz.
Article Published: 8/23/2011
Automation & Waste Reduction: Medical Molder's Prescription for Efficiency
Vision Technical Molding in Manchester, Conn., doesn’t believe in standing still.
Article Published: 7/26/2011
Taking the Temperature of Mold Productivity
Increasing traffic in transfer tooling from molders that have shuttered operations or are unable to successfully produce parts is driving interest in a long-established but under-utilized diagnostic technique for injection molding.
Article Published: 2/23/2011
Virtual Reality Software Saves Time & Cost in Color Formulation
Color is a measurable property, but it is also a subjective quality dependent on individual perception.
Article Published: 2/23/2011
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
BLOW MOLDING: Electric Machines Starting to Purr
Growing use of electric drives in blow molding machinery gathered steam at the K 2010 show, as suppliers rolled out new all-electric and hybrid models for extrusion blow, injection-blow, and stretch-blow production.
Article Published: 12/23/2010

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