Milan Plast Was Good With Plans To Be Even Better

Big international turnout at the triennial international fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Milan Plast: check out the Plastics Technology slideshow.
#polyolefins #monitoring #Elastomers


New ‘Dry’ Process Puts Circuitry on Plastics

Laser ablation and plasma etching team up to apply thicker conductive layers without a ‘wet’ plating process.


AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Efficiency

These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’


INJECTION MOLDING AT NPE: Molding Exhibits Show Off Cell Integration with Multiple Processes & Operations

If you’re interested in lightweight composites, IML, LSR, multi-shot, inmold assembly, barrier coinjection, micromolding, variotherm molding, foams, energy-saving presses, robots, hot runners, and tooling—they’re all here in force.

Consumer Products

Plasma Ski Patent: A Game Changer For Skiing

Innovative process modifies the functional properties of the surface of UHMWPE ski bases.


Servo Welder Gives Molder More Control

Applications that require near-hermetic seals are now easily achieved by this electronic contract manufacturer.
#planttour #bestpractices

Injection Molding

Ford Recognizes Extol in SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

Cited for hot-plate weld tooling used to make glove box.


Manual &Test Methods For In-Mold Label Tech Now Available

AWA research and consultancy releases first-of-a-kindcompilation in the industry of test methods for in-mold labels.

Injection Molding

Touch-Sensitive Control Surfaces: The Next Thing in Medical Technology?

Cost savings and cleanability are moving overmolded capacitive-sensing films from automotive consoles into medical equipment.