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Total Develops a New Grade of HDPE for Thermoforming Applications

Total Develops a New Grade of HDPE for Thermoforming Applications

Houston, March 2, 2017-Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Inc. has generated excitement in the sheet extrusion thermoforming (SET) market with the introduction of high density polyethylene grade 9825E.This grade is well suited for shallow draw thermoformed packaging applications in the foodservice and food packaging industries that require high rigidity and toughness. Total’s 9825E high densityRead More

PLASTICS’ Machinery Safety Standards Committee Establishes New, Combined Safety Standard for Injection Molding Machinery

The revised standard applies to horizontal and vertical injection molding machines. WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2017—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today that its Machinery Safety Standards Committee has published the new voluntary standard establishing requirements for the manufacture and use of injection molding machines, which are the most commonly used machines in the manufactureRead More

Omega Plastics Installs Fanuc Machine To Serve Diverse, Growing Medical Market

While Brexit continues to befuddle UK legislators—a recently leaked government memo suggests that Britain has no coherent strategy for leaving the European Union—and worry the business community, the medical technology industry remains robust, and suppliers are reaping the rewards. That is the case of Omega Plastics (Blyth, UK), which has invested more than £200,000 ($248,500)Read More

Old Faithful Robot Gets Its Due at K Show

The purpose of a trade show like K 2016 in Dusseldorf last month is to show off new products to entice buyers. But Star Automation Inc. took the contrary approach, highlighting a 34-year-old model at the center of its booth, which was still running just fine. This MHY-L900 II unit was purchased from the ItalianRead More

Wittmann Battenfeld talks ‘smart’ technology

Under the motto “be smart”, Wittmann Battenfeld showcased its first all-electric high-speed injection moulding EcoPower machine and a multi-component model from its SmartPower Combimould series at K 2016 in Düsseldorf. The new EcoPower Xpress 400/11speed is primarily geared to the requirements of the packaging and thin-wall industry. The highly dynamic drive axes for injection, asRead More

Kabra Extrusiontechnik to partner with Germany’s Unicor GmbH

Kabra Extrusiontechnik Ltd (KET) has entered into a strategic partnership with Germany’s Unicor GmbH to provide a fully integrated extrusion solutions for the Indian & global plastics corrugated pipe industry. An agreement to this effect was signed by the two companies at the recently concluded global plastics trade fair K Show in Dusseldorf (Germnay). “ThisRead More

WINDSOR Brings An Innovative FCS Injection Moulding Machine To Europe

After successful introduction of all-electric injection moulding machines from JSW (Japan Steel Works Ltd) in Germany in 2007 and continuous market penetration in the past nine years, WINDSOR Kunststofftechnologie GmbH in Hanau now makes a further step. As a renowned system supplier, it is now presenting for the first time at K 2016 the well-knownRead More

Italian Machinery Exports Slow Down Ahead Of K 2016

Imports of machinery to Italy in the first half of 2016 indicated a strengthening in the Italian plastics market, according to an analysis of data by trade group Assocomaplast. Official foreign trade data showed imports were nearly €390m (£339m) in the first half year, said Assocomaplast, which covers plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment andRead More