German injection press builder Hemscheidt Maschinentechnik Schwerin GmbH & Co. is offering injection presses without tie bars. The machines, with 55-350 tons of clamping force, place it into direct competition with Engel Machinery Inc. The machines join the firm's existing line of machines with retractable tie bars and 440-5,500 tons of clamping force.
Hemscheidt claims to be the only injection press maker to offer machines that remove tie bars from the process in a full line of machines. Hemscheidt is based in Schwerin, Germany.
Tampoprint to handle own distribution
Tampoprint International Corp. has severed ties with its U.S. distributor.
Michael W. Lejsner, sales director for the silicone pad printing machine maker, said the company will handle distribution itself through its U.S. headquarters in Vero Beach, Fla.
Lejsner said the firm's U.S. headquarters will handle distribution and continue production of some auxiliary components in Vero Beach. Manufacturing of the machines will continue to be done in Stuttgart, Germany, headquarters of the parent company, Tampoprint GmbH, he said.
``We decided on this because we thought we could do a better job of distribution ourselves,'' Lejsner said.
Day-Glo reveals line of liquid colors
Day-Glo Color Corp., a maker of fluorescent colorants and pigments for plastics and other applications, introduced a line of liquid colors.
The new VCL-14 line is targeted at the traffic control and construction cones common at road construction sites, said Ann Rivera, marketing manager for the Cleveland-based firm.
Advantages of the liquid pigment over the powdered variety, the firm said, include greater heat stability, equal lightfast qualities, and greater ease in dispersion in the molding process.
Teknor introduces color concentrates
Teknor Apex Co. of Pawtucket, R.I., has introduced two color concentrate lines for plastic molding.
The TekPEARLite concept color line features a creamy opaque quality targeted for injection and blow molding and extrusion applications. The TekNEONLite edge glow line features translucent fluorescent colors, targeted for the same processes for general purpose and high-heat, clear polystyrene applications.
He said the new colors are available in heavily loaded concentrations, which can cut the volume of use in half over traditional color agents.