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Packaging

Injection Molding: Arburg Introduces Its Largest Packaging Machine Ever

The hybrid press features 660 tons of clamp force, 40 inches between its tiebars and shot weights up to 148 ounces.

Injection Molding

Injection Molding: Free Customer Portal Offers Parts Ordering & Service Assistance

AburgXworld portal offers both free and fee-based apps for a wide range of tasks.

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

New Technology Positions Large Laminate Tubes to Compete with Blow Molded Bottles

NEOSeam from Packsys Global makes laminate tubes with 360° decoration, no visible side seam, and lighter weight than blow molded bottles.

Injection Molding

Testing: New Test & Inspection Systems for Tamper-Evident Caps

Pull-off tester, slitting inspection, and pinhole detection for beverage and other TE closures.

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

Packaging: New Systems for Seaming, Heading, Capping Squeeze-Tube Packaging

Side-seam smaller tubes and apply shoulders and caps automatically at high speed.

Hot Runners

K 2019 Report: More Control, Faster Ordering for Molds, Hot Runners

Online monitoring of existing systems and configuration and ordering of new molds were featured at K 2019, as were numerous advances in valve-gate controls.

Injection Molding

Injection Molding: Nonreturn Valves Get Improved Wear Protection

Wittmann Battenfeld showed upgraded check valves at K 2019.

All Electric & Hybrid Machines

New North American Office & New Presses for Bole Machinery

Bole America in Stow, Ohio, offers new models of two-platen and servohydraulic toggle presses.

Automotive

Induction Heating Offers Potential in Auto Lighting

Superior replication of complex mold textures helps optimize the light path in molded lenses.

In-Mold Decorating

Paper IML Trims PP Tub to a Skeleton

Stiff paper in-mold label provides topload strength while allowing removal of 76% of the PP in injection molded food tubs.

Testing

Melt Indexer and Capillary Rheometer with iCloud Interface

Testing results from Dynisco’s latest instruments can be correlated with production results in real time.

Packaging

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.

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Continues Its Push Toward Production Floor

Suppliers unveil new material grades at K 2019 as 3D printing applications advance.

In-Mold Decorating

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-Industrial Recycling

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.

Barrier Blow Molding

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.

Most Popular Videos of 2019

Plastics Technology’s YouTube channel brought viewers reports from events and companies all around the world, including the U.S., Europe and Asia; click through for video from K, Chinaplas, Molding 2019 and more.

Injection Molding

Simulation Is Making Injection Machines Smarter

Engel’s simlink will refine offline simulation with results from actual molding and use Engel’s machine data to constrain simulation within the actual machine’s capabilities.

Post-Processing

Blow Molding: Digital Inkjet Printing onto PET Bottles

Printing directly on bottles can substitute for labels and in some cases can take place inside the blow molder.

All Electric & Hybrid Machines

Injection Molding: New Electric Presses Are Industry 4.0-Ready

Nissei’s upcoming NEX-V Series will have OPC-UA protocol standard in its new controller, ready to integrate with auxiliaries.

Injection Molding

Injection Molding: Artificial Intelligence Predicts Part Quality

AI software “learns” via DOE the influence of process variables on part quality and applies that “learning” to make good/bad part determination in production.

Drying

Resin Drying: New Dryer Line Applies Improved Heat Exchanger Design, Energy Management

New dryer combines advantages of two previous models while volumetric dosing control units stress connectivity, user-friendliness and easy handling.

Feeding & Blending

Feeding/Blending: Add Color Throughout Recovery and Injection Phases

Maguire extends its 100% Injection Coloring technology as an option for its MGF gravimetric feeders.

Drying

Resin Drying: Centralized Segmented Wheel Dryer

Launched at K 2019, Wittmann Battenfeld’s ATON H1000 battery dryer can handle a dry air volume of 1000 m³/hr, for a drying throughput of 500-600 kg/hr.