Customers want more PCR—including food grade—than recyclers can supply. Solutions involve efforts to educate customers, employees, and the community at large. New technologies also offer hope.
Prevent scratching of PET preforms during bulk packaging and handling with a new system for spraying a lubricant coating on the preforms.
Netstal’s new PET-LINE has changed from top entry and post-mold cooling above the clamping unit to side entry and cooling alongside the press, offering compatibility to lateral removal tools and after-cooling stations.
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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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Money will be lost if cooling is not done right.
SIPA XForm 500 injection molding system is now guaranteed for 11 million cycles between maintenance stops.
HyPET 225 system for injection molding PET preforms and its multi-layer co-injection technology featured.
Injection molding technologies for packaging and medical molding are on display, with an emphasis on Industry 4.0 functionality.
Netstal machine uses stored braking energy to maintain power during brief outages and allow controlled shutdown without short shots.
This family firm distinguishes itself in a commodity market by offering numerous ways to customize its stock products.
There are some things you can always count on seeing in the lobby of an injection molder.
John Bozzelli’s workshop; RocTool’s Open House; an interview with Bruce Main; and insights from conference co-chairs Matt Naitove and Tony Deligio.
Wide variation in performance, weight and recyclability in lightweighted bottles is found.
Danone and Nestle Waters launch NaturALL Bottle Alliance with California Startup.
Two-and-a-half days, seven tracks, nine breakout sessions, 50-plus presentations, 35 exhibitors, and 11 sponsors.
Leading companies do three things consistently when it comes to technology.