PT ZONE: Decorating, Printing, Finishing

Permanent Decoration for Polyolefin Injection Molded Parts
Low surface energy of nonpolar plastics like PE and PP has made them a challenge to decorate, but a new technology seeks to change that. More (+)


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Milan Plast Was Good With Plans To Be Even Better

Big international turnout at the triennial international fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Milan Plast: check out the Plastics Technology slideshow.

DECORATING: Direct Digital Printing On PET Bottles

High-speed, contactless printing eliminates labels.

New ‘Dry’ Process Puts Circuitry on Plastics

Laser ablation and plasma etching team up to apply thicker conductive layers without a ‘wet’ plating process.

DECORATING: Digital Printer Raises Bar For Decorating Plastic Tubes

At NPE2015, Italy's Martinenghi featured its new Michelangelo digital printer for decoration of cylindrical hollow plastic and aluminum bodies.

AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Energy Efficiency

These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’

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Decorating, Printing, Finishing

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Post-processing operations such as decorating, printing and finishing turn semi-finished parts into finished goods. Decorating options include hot stamping, pad printing, screen printing, heat transfers, in-mold decorating.


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