Get the sprue, runner and gate sizes close to ideal the first time around.
After being installed remotely, the Micromat shredder has now been up and running for 200 operating hours without any issues.
Half of this Ohio-based molder’s client base started with a mold transfer. The firm shares the secrets of its success here.
Leading brand owners and a big-box retailer discuss their recycling goals, which will impact processors and the entire supply chain.
Just a decade ago, roughly 10% of HDPE corrugated pipes made by Advanced Drainage Systems used recycled material. That number is 65% now, and growing. Here’s how this processor became a pioneer in this field.
Ineos Teams Up with Herman Miller in the Production of Face Shields for Front Line Medical Staff Amid Coronavirus CrisisBy: Lilli Manolis Sherman
Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA is donating enough PP to Herman Miller which has repurposed resources to injection mold headbands for 20,000 medical face shields to combat COVID-19.
Customers want more PCR—including food grade—than recyclers can supply. Solutions involve efforts to educate customers, employees, and the community at large. New technologies also offer hope.
Borealis Steps Up in Austrian Face Mask Initiative in the Coronavirus Crisis by Producing Meltblown Fabrics on Unique Pilot LineBy: Lilli Manolis Sherman
Borealis’ new proprietary PP meltblown resin has boosted filtration properties due to its capability for finer fibers.
At Sussex IM, compact cells of side-by-side injection and blow molding machines “assemble” reusable water bottles with insert blow molding and automated transfer, trimming and leak testing.
Two compounders that specialize in engineering thermoplastics for technical applications discuss what they are doing to meet demands for PCR compounds.
ExxonMobil Collaborates with the Nonwoven Institute (NWI) to Help Accelerate Face Mask Production for Frontliners During the Coronavirus CrisisBy: Lilli Manolis Sherman
ExxonMobil has donated 146,000 lb of PP and PP-based performance polymers to NWI for nonwoven fabrics used in medical face masks in the fight against COVID-19
Blackhawk Molding switched to premeasured packets of a new purge compound for 63% overall cost savings.
Plants in five states have reopened, after a variety of measures taken to support employees, customers and communities.
Laminex is venturing into APET for first time to make PPE in Mexico, after purchasing one of PTi’s demo production lines. The turnkey system will ultimately be used by Laminex for its packaging products.