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Published: 9/24/2013

‘ECO-ECONOMICS ’: Harbec Plastics Proves It Pays to Be ‘Green’
Bechtold has spent 15 years in an ongoing quest to prove that manufacturing in a sustainable manner is not opposed to profitability. On the contrary, he says his experience shows that sustainability is an economic opportunity that manufacturers can...

Published: 5/28/2013

Conair & Rapid Parent Buys Thermal Care
IPEG, Inc., Cranberry Township, Pa., has acquired Thermal Care Inc., a major manufacturer of mold-temperature controllers, chillers, cooling towers, and pump tanks.

Published: 5/28/2013

Measuring the Magic Of Turbulent-Flow Mold Cooling
For decades molding experts have talked about the importance of achieving turbulent flow in mold-cooling circuits. But what is it about turbulence that makes it so important? What can be measured and demonstrated to have some tangible value to molde...

Published: 1/29/2013

Troubleshooting Mold Temperature Control
Mold-temperature control is just one of many process elements that can affect the quality of an injection molded part.

Published: 12/28/2012

Liquid CO2 Spot Cooling Gets Into Tight Spots in Molds
Cooling of long, thin cores, fillets, slides, ejectors, or other hard-to-reach spots in injection molds can present difficult challenges.

Published: 12/28/2012

Optimize Cooling Water Supply To Reduce Costs
In the last three articles (March, May, Sept. 2012), we introduced the problem of wasted energy in cooling-water systems and presented two types of solutions—minimizing “parasitic” heat gains and raising water temperatures to minim...

Published: 8/27/2012

Energy Miser: For Energy-Efficient Water Cooling, Raise Temperatures to Cut Demand
Many plants use chilled-water temperatures that are far lower than are actually needed by the process. This has a direct effect on the cost of chilled water.

Published: 6/26/2012

U.S. Medical Development Center For Ritemp Cooling Technology
Novel conformal cooling technology from Ritemp Pty.

Published: 4/29/2012

Thrifty California Processor Dries PET with 'Waste' Heat
Southern California can be a challenging environment for manufacturers, not least because of concerns about the cost and availability of electrical power.

Published: 4/28/2012

Cooling Water: Minimize Demand by Reducing Heat Gains
In March, we introduced the subject of energy savings through cooling-water management.