Greater use of electric servo drives and new hybrid systems incorporating multiple joining methods were recurring themes among the latest plastics welding and assembly equipment introduced at the recent K 2007 show in Dusseldorf.
Huntsman Corp., Salt Lake City, has agreed to a defi nitive merger agreement with Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, an Apollo Management, L.P. portfolio company and a global leader in thermoset resins, including vinyl esters, uns... ArticlePublished: 7/24/2007
A new approach to plasma treating applies the treatment to resin pellets or powder in order to achieve enhanced adhesion of paints, glues, or foamed-in-place urethanes to the molded part. ArticlePublished: 12/1/2006
Computer modeling with 3D finite-element analysis (FEA) is used in the plastics industry because it can identify stresses, predict performance, and analyze part failures that can often be missed by traditional 2D modeling methods. ArticlePublished: 11/1/2006