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Published: 3/29/2018

Injection Molding at NPE2018: A Showplace for the ‘Smart Factory’
In Orlando, you’ll glimpse the future, and it’s automated and interconnected. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways for plants of all sizes to get in on these trends.

Published: 3/29/2018

Blow Molding at NPE2018: Blow Molding Systems Run the Full Spectrum at NPE
Machines for every process—shuttle, wheel, reciprocating-screw, accumulator-head, suction-blow, injection-blow, compression blow, and one- or two-stage stretch-blow molding—will be running in Orlando. There will be a host ...

Published: 3/27/2018

ExxonMobil Explores PP Production Expansion Along U.S. Gulf Coast
New PP project investment decision likely to be made later this year with startup as early as 2021.

Published: 3/23/2018

Linux Software Enables Advanced Functions on Hot-Runner Controllers
SISE designed the MV3 hot-runner temperature controllers with five platforms and three power card options.

Published: 3/9/2018

Mold & Robotics Group Acquires Dollins Tool
The maker multi-cavity packaging injection molds joins recent Mold & Robotics Group acquisitions: Müller and CBW Automation.

Published: 3/2/2018

Recycling Needs Drive Innovation in Sleeve Labels
Materials suppliers and film processors have been hard at work creating new label offerings compatible with PET bottle recycling.

Published: 2/16/2018

Amcor Launches First Commercial Container Using Its LiquiForm Technology
First commercial PET container from Amcor’s simultaneous stretch-blowing and filling process.

Published: 1/22/2018

R&D Effort to Boost Efficiency in Thermoformed Packaging
Key is tiny, individually controlled ceramic heaters that allows optimal regulation of film thickness.

Published: 1/2/2018

Air-Ring Upgrade Pumps Up the Output
Film processor Dallas Plastics boosts throughput by as much as 40% by retrofitting a new air ring—without the need for IBC.

Published: 1/2/2018

Making an Impact In Thin-Gauge Sheet
Creating a ‘virtually integrated supply chain’ that connects it with suppliers and customers has helped Impact Plastics add value to a wide range of sheet products, with a growing emphasis on PP.