PT ZONE: NPE2012

Hyundai targets North American market with Korean made injection molding machines
Korean car makers setting up shop in the United States are increasingly bringing their suppliers along. In a recent twist, however, now their suppliers’ suppliers are coming stateside as well, with the latest—Hyundai Injection Machinery—sharing its roots with the Korean conglomerate and automaker of the same name. More (+)
INJECTION MOLDING: Train Online for ‘Scientific Troubleshooting’
At NPE2012, A. Routsis Associates, Inc., Dracut, Mass., introduced a new online series of four courses in “Scientific Troubleshooting.” More (+)


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INJECTION MOLDING: Nitrogen Pressure Booster for Gas Assist

At the recent NPE2012 show in Orlando, Fla., Industrial gas supplier Linde North America, Murray Hill, N.J., showed off a new liquid-nitrogen pressure booster for gas-assist injection.

News in Injection Molding Control & Monitoring from NPE2012

There were also several interesting developments in injection molding control and monitoring systems at this past April’s NPE2012 exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

New Injection Screw Breaks the Rules, But Fixes Many Molding Defects

“Revolutionary” screw design turns conventional plastication theory upside down.

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 foil or film sealing membrane.

New Services for Injection Molders

At NPE2012, three firms announced new or expanded services for molders:•Milacron’s Servtek aftermarket business in Cincinnati offers a new capability for ordering spare parts online 24/7.•Ube Machinery Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., is offering three new services to help molders deal with difficult economic conditions.

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OVERVIEW:
NPE2012

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NPE (the International Plastics Exposition) is the tri-annual event organized by the Society of the Plastics Industry. NPE2012 was held April 1-5 in Orlando, Fla. In this zone is news about important technological developments and new product launches, divided by process category or equipment type, that suppliers introduced at the show. Also here you can read about the big show themes that served as the underpinning of these product introductions.

 

 


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