New ‘dryer-less’ sheet extrusion system processes post-consumer PET & APET regrind

Processing Technologies International (PTi), among the leading global manufacturers of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, has successfully demonstrated that its unique “dryer-less” twin-screw sheet extrusion production system can convert mixed regrind (PETG and APET) into processable, high-quality thermoformed sheet for consumer packaging. “Our dryer-less twin-screw system is a new option that is well suited to process […]

Novel onBOX online control process for nano-composites manufacturing

NanoOnSpect project, funded by the European Union within the 7th Framework Program in which AIMPLAS participates, has developed an online control process in nano-composites manufacturing that can reduce costs and quality rejects. The equipment, named as onBOX, allows acting in real time on the process and optimizing the material properties without the necessity of conventional […]

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 between […]