January 2020 ISSUE
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.
Blazing speed plus shrinking energy consumption supported the “green” theme at the big show. Smarter controls and growing connectivity were another key focus.
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.
Jim Callari: The Molding 2020 Conference: Go and Learn
Michael Sepe: Part 5 of 6: Fundamentals of Polyethylene
Jim Fattori: Save Time, Money: Use a Mold-Design Checklist
John Bozzelli: Revisiting Shot Size vs. Barrel Capacity
Plastics Processing Index: Hahn Automation Expands Management Team
Plastics Processing Index: Index Dips as New Orders, Production Slow
Resin Prices: Volume Resin Prices Flat or Down
Processors Edge: Start-Up Compounder Seeks Niche in Short Orders, Quick Turns
Plastics Processing Index: Recycling & Scrap Reclaim: Machinery Technology Advances as 'Circular Economy' Takes Hold
Plastics Processing Index: Consumer Goods Company RB, TerraCycle Talk Plastics Recycling Initiatives