DRYING

Post-Industrial Recycling

Injection Molding: Wittmann’s U.S. Debut of Two Machines, New Robots & Auxiliaries at NPE

A high-speed packaging machine, two-shot micromolder, and new high-end and economical robots, plus several new auxiliaries bow in at NPE.
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Drying

Drying: Vacuum Drying Line Extended

New, intermediate-range model in the VBD line of vacuum resin dryers from Maguire.
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Drying

Vacuum Drying Sucks Wasted Time From Process Set-Up

A switch to vacuum drying resulted in a completely revamped process for this custom molder.
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Drying

Technology Takes Aim At Drying Specialized Resins

Novatec develops new at-the-press drying solutions for molders tackling highly tailored nylons and other specialty materials.
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Commodity Resins

Why Drying Polyolefins Might Be Right for Your Process

From a technical standpoint, drying non-hygroscopic materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene may not be necessary. However, doing so may be advantageous to your process. Here are details.
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Feeding & Blending

Injection Molding: Industry 4.0 Advances at Fakuma 2017

At October’s Fakuma fair in Germany, several injection machine suppliers will showcase their progress toward Industry 4.0 connectivity.
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Engineering Resins

What You Need to Know About Drying Specialty Nylons

PPA is being used more frequently by molders for demanding high-heat applications in automotive and other markets. While in the nylon family, it does not dry quite like nylon. Follow these tips.
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Molds & Tooling

The Primary Importance of Secondary Equipment

Resin drying, resin conveying and process heating and cooling are as vital to the injection molding process as the press and tool, and they get their due at Molding 2017.

Drying

Augmented Auxiliaries At K 2016

Incremental improvements to existing technologies combined with altogether new advances at the giant show.
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Drying

Water Droplets in the Feed Throat

And other reasons you must dry hygroscopic resins.
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