When it comes to vacuum conveying systems for plastics processing, custom powder handling solutions are not always required. Pre-engineered, turnkey solutions can be a perfect option for powders and bulk solids in a wide range of industries.
Automotive supplier Haartz invests in compounder in a move to facilitate growth for both.
A new control valve for more precise management of the flow rate is one update to the flow controller line Wittmann Battenfeld started its business with more than 40 years and 500,000 units ago.
Downstream line is packaged with mono- or multi-layer die for PVC or polyolefin pipe up to nearly 25-in. diam.
Included in the new Thermalotor TCUs from Conair are the first units available with the company’s new “common control”—a company wide initiative to standardize HMIs.
Trexel’s NC-Series Nitrogen Booster can reliably supply nitrogen supercritical fluid (SCF) to multiple satellite dosing units, creating a low-cost option to equip multiple molding machines with MuCell microcellular foaming.
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Project to be conducted with University of Minnesota’s ForeverGreen Initiative to investigate pennycress oil in production of PHA for single-use products.
Sidel’s new StarLITE HPC base design boosts bottle stability by up to 25%, cuts weight, and enables faster blowing and lower blowing pressure.
Avient’s three proprietary TPE formulations inhibit bacterial growth by +99.9% and resist fungal and mold growth.
Index hits record mark for second straight month, with quickening expansion in new orders, backlogs and production.
The distributor/formulator of high-performance plastics has started to in-person parts development collaborations as restrictions are loosened.
BTG Lab’s Surface Analyst 5001 and IoT drive zero defect manufacturing.
Ametek Mocon’s Ox-Tran 2/48 measures the oxygen transmission rate of whole packages at ambient conditions.
KNOW HOW - EXPERT ADVICE
First, remember there is no universal cooling-roll stack. And be sure to take into account the specific heat of the polymer you are processing.
Follow these guidelines to prevent premature wear, flash and galling.
In many part designs, flow fronts will inevitably be split, but how and where they come back together is hugely important to the molded part’s finished strength.
Global bioplastic production capacity is expected to increase to 4.8 billion lb by 2024, driven by OEMs and brand owners steadily converting applications to these “green” materials. If you’re looking to supply compounds to meet this demand, here are some key processing considerations you need to know.
The partners launched their collaboration at the newly expanded Thin-Wall Packaging Applications Center at KraussMaffei’s Swiss subsidiary and manufacturer of Netstal injection molding machines
Chroma Color can provide small lots to large production orders in a wide range of standard and custom colors.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software offers its users many tools and modules with manufacturing and plastics specific platforms like DELMIAworks touching everything from inventory and quality to bookkeeping and process and machine monitoring.
An articulating mold and versatile auxiliary injection unit helped this molder rethink its tried-and-true approach to insert molding.