#KNOWHOW

Mold Maintenance

Cycle Counter Line Expands

Progressive Components has introduced its CounterView cycle counter in left- and right-hand orientations, as well as a new high-temperature counter.

Injection Molding

iMFLUX Updates Software

iMFLUX 8.2 features a number of upgrades, including new start-up tools and expanded programmable I/Os for smoother connections with everything from automation to process cooling.

Will You Be Ready for the Next Disruption?

Lessons learned from ongoing coronavirus pandemic should help business navigate through the next disruption.
#sustainability #business #editorial

Recycling

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 5

Additive manufacturing has emerged as the supply chain hero in many ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the recycling industry continues its push for a Circular Economy.
#sustainability

Ten Inducted into Plastics Hall of Fame

Electees ‘come from all across the globe and represent many different disciplines.’ Will be officially inducted May 16 during NPE2021.
#npe

Packaging

New CEO for Stork IMM

The Dutch injection molding machine supplier announced that Martin Essink will now lead the company, taking over for Oscar de Gruijter, who will depart Jan. 1.

Tooling

Clamp Configuration Tool

Zero clamping systems can come preconfigured with fitting holes, eliminating a manufacturing step for mold plates.

Additive Manufacturing

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 4

Good news was there if you knew where to look for it—in the pages of Plastics Technology magazine or right here on our website. Here’s a review of headlines you can feel good about.
#industry4-0

Injection Molding

ALBA Relocates to Colorado

The injection molding technology supplier has completed a move from Torrance, Calif. to Loveland, Colo.

Biopolymers

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 3

Processors and resin makers step up; biobased/renewable PP makes commercial strides; BOPE makes inroads as monolayer contender; and, performance PP for engineering applications & sustainability 'shines'. 
#sustainability #polyolefins

Heating & Cooling

Internal Air Cooling Systems Speed Blow Molding

Chilled compressed air cools parts from the inside while the mold cools them on the outside.

Automation

Injection Molding: New Robots & Customer Portal for Monitoring & Remote Assistance

Campetella’s open house showcases enhancements in performance and service.

Extrusion

20 Good Things to Come out of 2020—Part 2

Business durability, online learning, value-added compounding, PPE reshoring and new barrier sheet tech/player—five more positive stories to come out of 2020.

Heating & Cooling

Burger & Brown Engineering Announces Promotion

Most recently serving as vice president, Corey Brown will become president of the precision machining, engineering design and custom injection molding company starting Jan. 1, 2021.

Commodity Resins

Polyolefin Supplier Repsol and IMSE Provider TactoTek to Develop Optimized PP for Smart Surfaces

Repsol and TectoTek seek to jointly develop new PP-based Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE).
#polyolefins

Penn State Behrend to Offer New Polymer Engineering and Science Major

Students in the college’s new Polymer Engineering and Science program will learn polymer behavior and use that knowledge to design new, specialized and more sustainable materials.
#business

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020

In the year’s waning days, it’s not hard to index the many, many negative aspects of the pandemic and the last 365 days, but some good outcomes can also be cataloged.

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Busting Myths: How Additive Polymers Affect Builds

With advances in additive polymers, it may be time to consider moving a traditionally manufactured part to 3D printing.
#npe

Injection Molding

Improve Quality & Productivity With Advanced Screw Design

Most molders are still running with screw designs that haven’t changed much in 30 years. But they don’t need to.  
#scientificmolding #processingtips #screws

Materials Know How

Tracing the History of Polymeric Materials, Part 3

In this series we delve into a discerning look back into the history of our industry and how we all got here.