Add less pigment to the solid-waste or recycling streams, save energy, and reduce waste to landfill, among other advantages.
Executive Editor, Plastics Technology
Instead of turning down a job or farming out cutting to another company because of downstream bottlenecks, Eagle Elastomer can now handle all extrusion process functions in-house.
Two wheels, one extruder, two sets of molds: all you need to change products without a mold change.
Revolutionary ‘touchless’ die and control system for cast film and coating/laminating offer speed, efficiency and operational efficiencies to processors that were previously ‘unheard of.’
Unique melt-measurement system provides new types of data for quality and process control. A new version is coming soon.
Switching to a new synthetic grease helped an injection molder keep a difficult die running, eliminating unplanned downtime and cutting scrap.
P&G’s subsidiary pressed its design and moldmaking expertise into service to make face shields and nasal test swabs for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Developed by Israel’s LIAD and available from Ampacet, system features dedicated ingredient weighing hoppers conveyed to specific machines to eliminate the risk of batch contamination.
Editorial Director, Plastics Technology
Pittsfield Plastics Engineering has spruced up its facility and added new technology as it seeks to expand its business beyond its proprietary line of reels and spools.
Nova’s new biaxially oriented HDPE is seen as a more easily recyclable monomaterial contender versus multilayer BOPP or BOPET films.
Harbec explores 3D printed aluminum molds with conformal cooling.
Long a mystery to injection molders, actual temperature of melt entering the mold is said to be revealed by an easy procedure that is repeatable and takes less than a minute.
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.
New technology from Novatec packages next-generation multi-pass tank, novel gauging technique, and enhanced coilers to boost rates to 1000 ft/min or more without tube-quality issues.
Green Impact Plastics becomes first to focus on thermoforms in tray-to-tray recycling venture.
Senior Editor, Plastics Technology
Manufacturing 3D printing filament was first a way for Armor to recycle its own reclaimed plastic waste. But now, this business unit is helping to close the loop on sustainability for plastic 3D printed products.
Confirming material composition and manufacturing source, anti-counterfeiting, waste sorting, and retail check-out scanning may all get a boost from new ID technologies.
At Plastec West, Novatec unveiled an ultrasonic centering gauge to all but eliminate concentricity issues while decreasing startup time and slashing material waste.
Three, four, five and six axes; high speed and high payload capacities; low-cost models; and collaborative robots made news at K. There were also QMC systems and AGVs.
Molding good parts is not enough. Better and faster metrology services for tool qualification and process validation make the difference for Octex Group.
Novatec will debut an altogether new approach for processing tacky, hard-to-cut thermoplastic polyurethane tubes at next month’s Plastec West show.
New design is said to eliminate mold damage from nozzle stringing or work-arounds that slow cycles.
Executive Editor, Plastics Technology
Suppliers unveil new material grades at K 2019 as 3D printing applications advance.
A big automotive molder found that switching hydraulic oils had a major impact on downtime, maintenance, and energy efficiency.
No more guessing about whether mold-mounting bolts are tightened properly, with an alternative to unreliable torque measurements.
A new generation of vertical presses takes structural foam back to its origins—but with a big shot of new enhancements.
R&D Plastics finds new and more sophisticated ways to use robots.
R&D Plastics participates in numerous programs to further plastics education with local universities and high schools. This effort breeds good community relations and helps attract new employees.