PET PROCESSING

How Graham Packaging Counters PCR Supply/Demand Squeeze

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.
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In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

Injection Molding: Lubricant Coating Keeps PET Preforms Scratch-Free

Prevent scratching of PET preforms during bulk packaging and handling with a new system for spraying a lubricant coating on the preforms.

Injection Molding: PET Preform Molding Machine Switches to Side Entry

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.

Make Your Mark in Plastics Technology’s 'Top Shops' Survey

Benchmark your injection molding operation by being a part of our annual survey. Learn more about “best-in-class” practices that separate the tops shops from the rest.
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KNOW HOW: EXPERT ADVICE

Pay Attention to Heat Transfer

Money will be lost if cooling is not done right.

Injection Molding: Upgraded PET Preform System Runs Longer Without Maintenance

SIPA XForm 500 injection molding system is now guaranteed for 11 million cycles between maintenance stops.

Barrier PET Containers Highlighted at Husky Booth

Husky’s Multi-Layer Experience Center will be a highlight of its booth.
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Husky Highlights PET Preform & Hot-Runner Technologies

HyPET 225 system for injection molding PET preforms and its multi-layer co-injection technology featured. 
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High-Speed Packaging & Medical Demos from Netstal

Injection molding technologies for packaging and medical molding are on display, with an emphasis on Industry 4.0 functionality. 

Injection Molding: Controlled Production Shutdown For PET Preform Molding

Netstal machine uses stored braking energy to maintain power during brief outages and allow controlled shutdown without short shots.

How Parkway Makes Stock Jars Into a Custom Business

This family firm distinguishes itself in a commodity market by offering numerous ways to customize its stock products.

Injection Molders: Time to Show Off Your Most Innovative Parts

There are some things you can always count on seeing in the lobby of an injection molder.

VIDEO: A Look Back at Molding 2017

John Bozzelli’s workshop; RocTool’s Open House; an interview with Bruce Main; and insights from conference co-chairs Matt Naitove and Tony Deligio.

Study Claims Lightweight Bottles May Impact Recyclability

Wide variation in performance, weight and recyclability in lightweighted bottles is found.

Three-Partner Alliance Eyes All-Biobased PET Bottle

Danone and Nestle Waters launch NaturALL Bottle Alliance with California Startup.

By the Numbers: Molding 2017 Adds Up to One Can’t-Miss Event

Two-and-a-half days, seven tracks, nine breakout sessions, 50-plus presentations, 35 exhibitors, and 11 sponsors.

What's Out There, What's Coming and Trying to Know What You Don't

Leading companies do three things consistently when it comes to technology.