Fakuma: Injection molding machine makers toast a very good year

Picture-perfect autumn weather cast a golden glow around Fakuma’s silver jubilee in Friedrichshafen, Germany, this week. And a sunny mood pervaded the trade show, as well, as machine manufacturers got ready to celebrate a stellar 2017 and a positi.....»»

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Velox introduces medical materials partner Repsol at Fakuma

Materials supplier Velox GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) introduced Repsol, its new partner for pharmaceutical and medical applications, at the Fakuma trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, this week. Repsol is a leading producer of polyolefins celebrating.....»»

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Continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite adopted for car engine undertrays

In regions where road surfaces are poor, vehicle underbodies are subjected to tough conditions, having to withstand the impact of stones thrown up from the surface and, in extreme cases, even direct contact with the ground. A major German car manufac.....»»

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New TPE series offers strong adhesion with EPDM rubber

At this year’s Fakuma in Friedrichshafen TPE debuted a new series of thermoplastic elastomers especially developed for excellent adhesion and UV resistance in two-component applications with ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM). The new T.....»»

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The future of turbocharging: anything but all hot air

Honeywell plans to spin off its Transportation Systems business, which includes turbochargers, at a time when demand for the fuel-saving devices is set to boom according to company internal forecasts. Even with increased adoption of hybrid powertrain.....»»

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First U.S. patient implanted with 3D-printed composite plastic sternum and ribcage

On August 2, 2017, an American surgical team replaced the sternum and partial ribcage of a 20-year-old woman using a custom 3D-printed composite titanium/porous polyethylene (PE) implant. It is the first time this technology has been used in the Unit.....»»

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Milacron's Klear Cans introduced in supermarkets in Asia

Milacron Holdings Corp. (Cincinnati) looks to revolutionize the canned food industry in a very clear way starting with a partnership with S&W Fine Foods Intl. (San Francisco), a Del Monte Pacific Ltd. company and a brand synonymous with premium foods.....»»

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IAPD announces multiple award winners at 61st annual convention and plastics expo

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD; Overland Park, KS), an international trade association comprising companies engaged in the distribution and manufacture of performance plastics, announced the winners of the group’s vari.....»»

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New PPS-based polymer formulated for molded parts with tight dimensional tolerances

Italian chemicals company and compounder RadiciGroup (Gandino) launched five new grades of a material based on polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) this week. It made the announcement at Fakuma, the international plastics trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germa.....»»

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KraussMaffei shares its vision of the future of plastics processing at Fakuma

“The [plastics processing] market is changing—not just the technology, but the business model itself,” said Frank Stieler, CEO of KraussMaffei (Munich) at a press conference today at the Fakuma trade show. “The focus is on energy efficiency a.....»»

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Sipa debuts XTRA stretch-blow system for PET bottles

A revolutionary stretch-blow molding (SBM) system for production of PET bottles was unveiled last month at Drinktec by PET processing technology specialist Sipa (Vittorio Veneto, Italy). The XTRA combines features that maximize performance and cut to.....»»

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Husky drives innovation with new Ultra SideGate Inline hot runner

Husky Injection Molding Systems, an industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community headquartered in Bolton, ON, Canada, announced the commercial release of its Ultra SideGate Inline hot-runner technology. The hot runner was desig.....»»

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Driverless cars are not fuel efficient

If you’re thinking that the so-called driverless vehicles are also fuel efficient and will contribute to the welfare of the planet, think again. According to a report in Bloomberg by Gabrielle Coppola and Esha Dey, “Autonomy and battery power co.....»»

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Wittmann Battenfeld robotics' customers feeling the love

Robotic system customers of Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. (Torrington, CT) have a new resource they can count on to provide hardware and software upgrades, operator training, and plant audits to ensure they’re getting the best performance possible out o.....»»

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New BOPP additive improves slip performance and eliminates material migration

Today at Fakuma, Dow Performance Silicones (Midland, MI), a global business unit of DowDuPont Materials Sciences division, introduced a new masterbatch that improves slip performance in bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film and eliminates ad.....»»

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Medical plastics recycling debate takes center stage at PLASTEC Minneapolis

Are medical plastics a vast untapped business opportunity for hospitals and recyclers? Alison Bryant thinks so. A consultant with international engineering and environmental consultancy Antea Group and Communications Director for the Healthcare Plast.....»»

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Weekly resin report: Harvey-driven premiums peel off as spot markets begin slow return to normalcy

While completed volumes in the spot resin markets remained well ahead of historic averages last week, activity has been shifting away from urgent post-hurricane procurement toward a more buy-‘em-as-you-need-‘em dynamic, reports the PlasticsExchan.....»»

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What is the payback on injection molding training?

Molding companies exist for two reasons: To make money and grow. They resist training because it costs money and they do not see the return on investment (ROI). In a previous article, I wrote about the need for improving the skill set of your people......»»

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Solvay introduces UV stabilizer for TPOs and reinforced plastics

At the recent 19th SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference, Solvay debuted its latest stabilization technology, Cyasorb Cyxtra V9900 stabilizer to enable TPOs and reinforced plastics to meet government mandates for increased fuel economy.....»»

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Strangpresse exclusively licenses extruder technology for high-volume additive manufacturing

Ohio-based Strangpresse has exclusively licensed additive manufacturing-related extruder technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that can quickly print hundreds of pounds of polymer material. Michelle Buchanan, de.....»»

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