A new IML approach that uses a thick paper label as most of the structure of a plastic container can slash resin use drastically—especially handy when resin supplies are tight and prices are soaring.
Campetella’s open house showcases enhancements in performance and service.
In-mold labels with a peel-off portion can be used for promotional or informational purposes.
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Blazing speed plus shrinking energy consumption supported the “green” theme at the big show. Smarter controls and growing connectivity were another key focus.
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CBW Automation is building IML systems based on know-how from sister company H. Muller Fabrique de Moules.
Patented Kurz system, demonstrated by KraussMaffei, allows two independent single-image foils to decorate two mold cavities.
Eliminate threaded closures and induction-sealed liners with ‘functional’ IML.
It’s not a new technology, but it is intriguing, and there will be several examples in production at NPE2018 in Orlando, Fla., this week.
In-mold labeling and decorating are applied to packaging and automotive parts at numerous booths throughout the show.
Sumitomo Demag aims to demonstrate a combination of speed, flexibility, proprietary technologies, and automation with six machine cells running at NPE2018.
Colored in-mold PUR coatings can now be added to injection molded auto parts.
Nissei of Japan brings its latest all-electric and servo-hydraulic injection machines to NPE.
Chen Hsong and subsidiary Asian Plastic Machinery are showing new energy-saving models.
Fully automated cell that feeds a thin TPO film into the tool for back molding makes its North American debut.