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Extrusion: Go from Fluff to Blown Film With Twin-Screw System
System bypasses pelletizing step and can reprocess barrier films.
Digital Watermarking Consortium Advances Technology for Sorting & Recycling Plastics
Europe’s Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 gains new members and advances to Phase II pilot projects.
Polykar Adds Film Line Dedicated to Biopolymers
New Reifenhauser blown film line designed to process all types of biopolymers plus the full range of traditional polymers.
Reifenhauser Converts Second Pilot Line for Protective Gear in Coronavirus Fight
Line will produce enough material to create 1.2 million coveralls for hospital workers aiding COVID-19 patients.
K 2019 Preview: Green's the Theme in Extrusion & Compounding
Themes of sustainability and the Circular Economy will be visible at the booths of many suppliers of extrusion and compounding equipment—film, in particular.
Report from the K 2019 Preview: The Future of Plastics is Circular
During the K 2019 Preview in Düsseldorf, Germany, machinery and material suppliers discussed new initiatives and technologies dedicated toward incorporating sustainability into their offerings.
Reifenhauser Buys Blown-Film Specialist Plamex
Germany-based machine builder specializes in water-cooled and biax lines.
Sigma Plastics Continues Equipment Investment Spree
Film processor closed deals on 13 new lines during NPE2018. Adds four more from W&H, Reifenhauser.
Sheet: Next-Generation System For PET
Optimized extruder, new feedblock options, and Industry 4.0 compatibility highlight new line for PET packaging sheet.
NPE Wrap-Up: News in Primary Machinery, Part 1
Rounding up details from the Big Show not previously reported in all our other coverage, here’s more news in injection and blow molding, extrusion and compounding. Next month, we’ll conclude with recycling/scrap reclaim, robots, tooling, auxiliary equipment, materials and additives.
News Highlights from NPE2018
Developments in Industry 4.0, multi-layer preform molding, automation, LSR processing, and PP were among the major newsbreakers at May’s show. And one film processor finalized purchases of 13 new lines.
Sigma Plastics Invests Big at NPE2018
PE film giant Sigma enters FFS market with six new lines from W&H. Makes other purchases as well for numerous plants.
Reifenhauser Buys Flat Die Maker EDS
Acquisition said to 'perfectly complement' Reifenhauser's existing expertise in die production.
Take These Steps To Maintain Efficiency Of Your IBC
The overall performance of a blown film line depends on a properly tuned and maintained IBC control system. Follow these preventive-maintenance tips to keep your system running smoothly.
Help’s On the Way for Sheet Processors
Do you extrude sheet? Are you interested in networking with fellow processors, suppliers and sheet extrusion experts? Maybe you have questions about new-generation materials, or fundamental issues with drying?
K 2016 Preview: Extrusion and Compounding
Regardless of what you might be extruding, the themes of speed and flexibility will loom large in extrusion at the giant show.
Europe’s Plastics Machinery Manufacturers Concerned Over "Brexit”
The United Kingdom is both an important export market for Europe’s plastics suppliers, as well as a location for independent subsidiaries.
China Serves Up Stiff Competition in Table Tennis and Plastics Machinery
Table tennis as a commentary on China’s pursuit of Germany for global plastics machinery preeminence.
Slideshow: The sights of NPE2015
Relive NPE2015 through photos taken by the Plastics Technology staff.
Chinaplas Show Offers News For Packaging, Automotive, Electronics
Fast-growing plastics fair showcases the region’s growing appetite for sophisticated food packaging, and more.
DuPont Shows Off New Film Structures
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, Wilmington, Del., rolled out a series of packaging innovations at last month’s Interpack 2014 show in Dusseldorf, Germany.