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Reifenhäuser launches second model type of mechatronic polishing stacks

Reifenhäuser launches second model type of mechatronic polishing stacks

Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating has launched a new polishing stack model, MIREX-MT-HS for production of yoghurt cups, trays and similar products. Similar to its predecessor MIREX-MT, the mechatronic gap adjustment allows precise and fully automated process controlled by a 24″ touch screen panel. The vertical roll arrangement and smaller roll diameters in a range betweenRead More

World’s First 9-Manifold Extrusion Die Is Up And Running, Yielding Multi-Layer Film With Two-Thirds Less Layer Thickness Variation

Nordson’s Most Advanced Multi-Manifold Die Provides Tighter Tolerances than a Comparable Feedblock System, Saving Material Costs and Enhancing Product Quality CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI, U.S.A., September 23, 2015: The latest advance in coextrusion technology from Nordson Corporation enables film processors—particularly those with high-throughput lines dedicated to a narrow range of products—to achieve tighter thickness tolerances forRead More

ZKW group and DSM develop new light weight LED lighting module for Audi Q7

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Material Sciences company, announces the use of Arnite® XL-T in the new Audi Q7 for automotive headlight applications that can resist extreme thermal loads. Headlights are a key distinguishing feature for a car’s identity and currently LED lighting, with its excellent performance characteristics, is the cutting edge ofRead More

How does the modified regulation for automotive glazing present new opportunity for plastics?

As of June 2015, some quarter windows made of plastics are exempted from the regulation ECE R43, which means the stringent requirements in terms of scratch resistance that called for subsequent coating no longer apply to the small quarter windows explicitly described in the addendum. Evonik stated that its PLEXIGLAS is suited for these panelsRead More

SABIC Helps Power New Generation of Siemens Industrial Automation Controllers through Award-Winning Campaign

Through innovative materials, market and technical expertise and a collaborative approach, SABIC helps to realise the ambitions of its customers. To highlight the fruits of that collaboration with customers in Europe, SABIC has introduced a pioneering and award-winning campaign, Stories of Possible. Hosted at, this campaign is to capture, in a series of sixRead More

Plastics machines

Guill Tool introduces new Series 725 co-extrusion crosshead design

US-based Guill Tool has introduced Series 725, a co-extrusion crosshead design with all stainless steel construction for tray cable applications. Series 725 was developed by Guill in partnership with its customer to convert a production line from a Tandem line with two heads a distance apart into a co-extrusion line with a single head applyingRead More

Plastics news

PU foam system and honeycomb technology to create lightweight car roof

For the first time, it is possible to mass-produce an exterior car part featuring a honeycomb sandwich structure with a class-A film, with the polyurethane foam system Elastoflex® E from BASF. The roof module in the standard model of the new Smart Fortwo consists of a paper honeycomb and two surrounding glass fiber mats. TheseRead More

Used Plastic Machinery

CNC Leader Thermwood Corporation Taps Extruder Expert American Kuhne for Its Industrial 3d Additive Manufacturing System

Designed for purpose, the vertical extruder is tightly integrated into the Thermwood system to deliver precise resin distribution in this innovative new 3D printing system YORK, PA, U.S.A., July 30, 2015: American Kuhne customer Thermwood Corporation, a leading US-based manufacturer of CNC routers, has announced a program to develop a 3D Additive Manufacturing System capableRead More