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Color mixer introduced for powder


November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

Liquid color has been used in injection molding for years, but at Rotoplas, Reduction Engineering Scheer Inc. introduced an inline color mixer for use during pulverizing of powder for rotational molding.

CNC machining centers evolving


November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

CNC machining centers for rotational molding are evolving to fully enclosed milling machines with shuttle tables, said Adam Covington, sales engineer of Ferry Industries Inc.

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Persico displays spider framework alternative


November 6, 2014 8:22 am ET

Speakers from two European rotational mold makers — one from Italy, the other from Germany — described how to design molds without the big metal supporting framework, known as the spider, at the Rotoplas conference.

Powder King shows off pulverizer


November 6, 2014 8:19 am ET

Powder King LLC showed a full-scale version of its PKA-18 laboratory-sized pulverizer at Rotoplas. The machine can produce 50 to 100 pounds of powder an hour.

Air cooling for new pulverizer technology


November 6, 2014 8:16 am ET

Orenda Automation Technologies Inc. unveiled its new pulverizer technology at Rotoplas — using air cooling instead of water for the first time, officials said.

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Louisiana molder expands into former Yoo-hoo bottling plant


October 31, 2014 1:51 pm ET

Noble Plastics Inc. plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of a former Yoo-hoo bottling plant in Opelousas, La., eight miles away from its current facility.

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Ameriform plans $7.5 million expansion


October 16, 2014 12:57 pm ET

Ameriform Inc. has earmarked $7.5 million to expand its thermoforming, extrusion and rotational molding operations in Muskegon, Mich.

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Processors reach out to design community


September 3, 2014 1:30 pm ET

A conference for industrial designers is starting to attract more plastics processors looking for a better connection with the design community.

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Kayak maker Confluence taking on a broader outdoor products business focus


August 26, 2014 12:54 pm ET

Canoe and kayak rotational molder Confluence Watersports Co. has a new owner and a new name — Confluence Outdoor Co. — that reflects a broader focus on full-service outdoor recreation.

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New executives look to increase business at Little Tikes, Step2


August 26, 2014 12:46 pm ET

Northeastern Ohio toy rotational molders Step2 Co. LLC and Little Tikes Co. both have new top executives: Thomas Doherty at Step2 and Bill Cofield at Tikes.

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