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Published: 8/28/2018

NPE2018: News in Materials & Additives
Here’s more news in engineering resins, TPEs, bioplastics, polyolefin film grades, PVC, and a range of additives from the Big Show not reported in all our other previous coverage.

Published: 8/27/2018

NPE2018 Tooling: Molds Join the Industry 4.0 Conversation
At NPE2018, multiple companies displayed mold monitors that would allow the tool in an injection molding cell to “talk” to other equipment and remote computers.

Published: 8/27/2018

NPE2018: Robots & Automation Tackle Increasing Complexity
Exhibitors highlighted brute strength, complex automation cells, wireless networking, new controls features, and “collaborative” applications. Automated one-minute mold change was another attraction.

Published: 8/27/2018

NPE2018 Auxiliaries: A Path to Industry 4.0 Emerges
Industry 4.0 dominated the news in auxiliary equipment at the show, but many questions remain for both suppliers and processors.

Published: 8/1/2018

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,...

Published: 7/13/2018

Negri Bossi Puts a New Spin on Microcellular Foam Molding
Negri Bossi’s FMC technology injects nitrogen gas through the center of the screw to foam LSR or thermoplastics—or both at the same time.

Published: 7/13/2018

W. Amsler Moving Its Operations
PET stretch-blow molding equipment maker W. Amsler Equipment is moving to a larger facility.

Published: 7/1/2018

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.

Published: 6/8/2018

Final Tally: NPE2018 Sets New Benchmarks for Space, Exhibitors
A more than 7% jump in exhibitors and a 9% jump in total exhibition space, as well as a 1.7% increase in confirmed registered attendees officially made NPE2018 the largest NPE on record, besting NPE2015 which had previously toppled NPE2000 as the bi...

Published: 6/1/2018

New Program Guarantees Performance of Auxiliary Equipment
Web-based and cloud-powered, Conair’s new SmartServices platform is key to its just-launched ‘Uptime Guaranteed’ initiative.