Mack keeps pace with an evolving medical supply chain

Anaheim, Calif. — Mack Molding Co. is adapting to grow in a complex medical industry. The injection molder and molder not only needs to make products “better, cheaper and faster,” said Joan Magreth, vice president of sales and engineering, it has to be ready to move into new products and respond to changes in its […]

Milacron ready to step up production plan at Czech facility

Milacron Holdings Corp. announced that its newest European manufacturing facility in Polička, Czech Republic, is progressing as planned. The US plastics machinery manufacturer will start delivery of its extended injection product portfolio including the Magna Toggle Servo (MTS) and Elektron EVO from Polička location, which also produces the Uniloy brand’s complete range of blow molding […]

Engel’s Liquidmetal Forum draws strong interests from plastics and metal processors

Engel Austria, together with its system partners Liquidmetal Technologies and Materion Corporation, organized the Engel Deutschland Technologieforum Stuttgart with a focus on its Liquidmetal process. Over 200 guests attended the forum, held in Engel’s Stuttgart, Germany subsidiary for two days in mid-January. Besides plastics processors, metal processors also took the opportunity to get to know […]

PTi’s dryer-less extrusion system can convert mixed regrind into thermoforming sheets

Processing Technologies International (PTi), a US sheet extrusion machinery supplier, has successfully demonstrated that its “dryer-less” twin-screw sheet extrusion production system can convert mixed regrind (polyethylene terephthalate glycol, PETG and amorphous PET, APET) into processable, thermoformed sheet for consumer packaging. “Our dryer-less twin-screw system is a new option that is well suited to process post-consumer […]

UK’s composite research center installs KraussMaffei’s RimStar mixing and metering machine

The National Composites Center (NCC) in Bristol, the UK has installed a new KraussMaffei RimStar Compact 4/4/4 mixing and metering machine. The system is equipped with two mixing heads, enabling it to process both epoxy resin and polyurethane (PU) in high pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM). “High-pressure injection using the RimStar Compact allows us to […]

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 for […]