Addressing the press during Chinaplas this week, Haitian gave new details on the recently launched editions of its Mars and Jupiter injection moulding machine lines. more »
Radici Group says its newest grades of speciality engineering plastics are receiving "enourmous market interest." more »
Apr 25, 2014 in materials
Solvay Engineering Plastics has announced that it will launch a new 40% glass-filled grade of its range of Sinterline polyamide 6 powders designed for selective laser sintering (SLS) at Chinaplas this week. more »
Extrusion specialist Davis-Standard announced today that it will display its recently-launched dsX stretch inline pre-stretch line at Chinaplas 2014. more »
Speaking at the Chinaplas pre-show press event in Shanghai, representatives from DuPont discussed the firm's progress in composites for automotive manufacture. more »
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 »
by Dave Gray
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 »
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 »
The use of two-stage ejectors is one of the ways in which complex undercuts on plastic parts can be demoulded. more »
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 »
The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) has opened its new facility in the Technology Park Paterna, Valencia, Spain. more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Engel has reorganised its service packages and platforms for injection moulding machine owners, which are known collectively as 'Engel plus'. more »
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 »
Mar 26, 2014 by Dave Gray
Extrusion specialist Davis-Standard announced today that it will display its recently-launched dsX stretch inline pre-stretch line at Chinaplas 2014.
Engel says that rising pressure to reduce costs for injection moulders in Asia has resulted in a focus on innovation, efficiency and automation.
Braunform has developed a highly complex, mechanical slider mould for a lever application, which is manufactured by a well-known automobile supplier.
Engel has reorganised its service packages and platforms for injection moulding machine owners, which are known collectively as 'Engel plus'.
Film and sheet extrusion systems supplier Macro Engineering has added the option of including gas foaming into any layer of the multilayer film structures produced on its cast film coextrusion line.
KraussMaffei Berstorff has added a variant to its ModulPlus compounding line platform, which it says is designed to be more simpler and more cost-effective.