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Developmental composites for car parts on show in China

Speaking at the Chinaplas pre-show press event in Shanghai, representatives from DuPont discussed the firm's progress in composites for automotive manufacture. more »

Apr 21, 2014 by in materials

3D printing cuts Seuffer’s tooling costs by 97%

Stratasys Ltd. has announced that Robert Seuffer GmbH has incorporated Stratasys 3D printing in its manufacturing process to reduce the time and cost of producing injection moulded sample parts. more »

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Static pinning system allows “powerful, repeatable” in-mould labelling

The Meech Hydra is a miniaturised in-mould labelling pinning system specifically designed for use in situations where small items are being moulded, designed by static specialist Meech. more »

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Proto Labs supplies 10,000 moulds into Europe

Proto Labs, which claims to be “the world’s fastest manufacturer of CNC machined and injection moulded parts”, has announced the production of its 10,000th mould in Europe. more »

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Two-stage ejectors offer simple stroke modification

The use of two-stage ejectors is one of the ways in which complex undercuts on plastic parts can be demoulded. more »

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BUGWORKERS presents sustainable plastic parts for electronic equipment

BUGWORKERS is a EU-funded project, coordinated by AIMPLAS, the Technological Institute of Plastics, aiming to develop plastic parts based on biopolymers produced by fermentation from agro-industrial residues and using eco-friendly production routes. more »

Apr 9, 2014 by in materials

AIMPLAS opens research centre for new materials and nanocomposites

The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) has opened its new facility in the Technology Park Paterna, Valencia, Spain. more »

Apr 9, 2014 by in materials

Clariant and Ashland to sell ASK Chemicals

Clariant and Ashland Inc. have announced that they have entered into an agreement to sell their ASK Chemicals joint venture, to investment funds affiliated with Rhône, a London and New York-based private equity investment firm. more »

Apr 9, 2014 by in industry news

Software gives UK moulder advanced flexibility

UK injection moulder Rutland Plastics has used the Vero Group’s ‘VISI’ software in combination with an Objet 3D printer to design and manufacture a secondary operation jig which halved the manpower required for the shop floor assembly. more »

Apr 3, 2014 by in machinery

FKuR adds Bio PET and Bio PA for packaging applications

FKuR has added to its bioplastic compound portfolio (which includes the Bio-Flex, Biograde, Fibrolon and Terralene brands), with a comprehensive range of distribution products. The group will present the new biobased products at Interpack in May. more »

Apr 1, 2014 by in materials

Event: Ferromatik Milacron open house

Ferromatik Milacron’s Open House, held 15-16 May 2014, will feature exhibits from a host of companies, including members of the growing Milacron brand, including DME, Mold-Masters, KORTEC, Uniloy Milacron and Cincinnati Milacron Extrusion Systems. more »

Mar 28, 2014 by in machinery

Injection moulded cocktail packaging deemed a West End showstopper

Tails is emerging as a key brand in the cocktails industry, and one of the factors linked to the firm's success is cited to be its distinct choice of packaging, which was designed and engineered in partnership with RPC Containers. more »

Mar 27, 2014 by in industry news

Engel re-structures 'Engel plus'

Engel has reorganised its service packages and platforms for injection moulding machine owners, which are known collectively as 'Engel plus'. more »

Mar 26, 2014 by in machinery

Extrusion feedblocks can now be tuned during processing

Nordson EDI has developed a tuning insert for extruder feedblocks which can be adjusted during coextrusion. Tuning enables film and sheet processors to reduce downtime and material waste while permanent flow inserts are prepared. more »

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