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Extruder maker touts advantages of modular design


April 9, 2014 11:46 am ET

KraussMaffei Berstorff extends its line of compounding extruders with the cost-effective ModulPlus variety.

Profile extrusion system saves material and energy


April 9, 2014 11:39 am ET

Profile extrusion technology supplier Greiner Extrusion of Nussbach, Austria, has a new innovation: Its flow.control pro using GESS.tronic, which brings together savings in material costs and reduced energy use.

Structural foam retrofit includes sequential valve gating


April 9, 2014 11:21 am ET

Cincinnati Process Technologies did a controls retrofit project for a structural foam molding machine for Buckhorn Inc.’s factory in Bluffton, Ind., that makes material handling containers as large as 150 pounds.

Software helps Schnipke speed up mold trials


April 9, 2014 11:20 am ET

Schnipke Engraving Co. of Ottoville, Ohio, has seen a major improvement in speed in its design-to-part process by using the Sigmasoft thermoplastic simulation software, cutting the time for mold trials by more than 90 percent.

Mold with five-piece collapsing core makes cosmetic jars


April 9, 2014 11:18 am ET

StackTeck Systems Ltd. of Brampton, Ontario, has announced a new application for its five-piece collapsing core for high-volume jars: with a mold sold to Industrias FC, SA de, CV in Mexico.

Ohio’s Plastic Technologies partners with Brazilian associations


April 9, 2014 11:16 am ET

Holland, Ohio-based Plastic Technologies Inc., a developer of PET packaging design and engineering, is bringing its expertise to the Brazilian industry through a partnership with the Brazilian Plastic Industry Association and other groups.

Dryer system maintains temperature and dewpoint


April 9, 2014 11:13 am ET

Motan-Colortronic GmbH has developed the ATTN, an automatic temperature and dewpoint control system that maintains a dewpoint of the granulate being dried, constantly to a defined value according to processing parameters in the part being molded.

Mercury-free sensor wins GPEC award


April 9, 2014 11:06 am ET

Dynisco LLC’s Vertex mercury-free sensor has won another award. The Environmental Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers presented the company with a 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award on March 14 at the division annual Global Plastics Environmental Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Melt flow tester meets new ISO 1133-2 standard


April 9, 2014 11:05 am ET

Instron, the supplier of testing instruments, said its CEAST MF30 melt flow tester gives accurate measurement of the flow properties of plastics according to ASTM D1238 and ISO 1133 standards — including the new ISO 1133-2 for material sensitive to time-and-temperature history and/or moisture.

Linear position sensors replace proximity sensors in staking process


April 9, 2014 11:04 am ET

Macro Sensors in Pennsauken, N.J., reports its LVDT linear position sensors are replacing proximity sensors in the automated control systems of hot air heat staking machinery used in making thermoplastic assemblies.

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