January 2020 ISSUE

Plastics Technology January 2020
January 2020 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

Tenere Shapes Market Niche Where Metal and Plastics Meet

Joining metal and plastics to target some of today’s most dynamic industries, contract manufacturer Tenere reinvented itself—and its customer list—in 2016.
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FEATURES

Barrier

Blow Molding: Something for Everyone at K Show

Packaging, industrial, continuous-extrusion, accumulator-head, injection-blow, stretch-blow, EPET, foam, sandwich co-injection—the blow molding news was wide ranging at K 2019.


Extrusion

Film Extrusion: Towers of Power & Sustainability

At K 2019, developments in blown film highlighted recyclable film structures for new applications and technology aimed at making product changes more efficient.
Blow Molding

Injection Molding: Faster, Smarter, More Efficient Machines Tackle Sustainable Molding at K 2019

Blazing speed plus shrinking energy consumption supported the “green” theme at the big show. Smarter controls and growing connectivity were another key focus.


Post-Consumer

Recycling & Scrap Reclaim: Machinery Technology Advances as 'Circular Economy' Takes Hold

The circular economy and recycling were the top themes at K 2019, and machine builders responded with new systems to improve equipment performance and material quality.


Injection Molding

Tenere Shapes Market Niche Where Metal and Plastics Meet

Joining metal and plastics to target some of today’s most dynamic industries, contract manufacturer Tenere reinvented itself—and its customer list—in 2016.