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Plast 2015: Sumitomo (SHI) Demag demonstrates capability of activeFlowBalance

At Plast 2015, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s Italian representation, Macam Srl, demonstrated its “Blue Technolution” concept with an all-electric injection molding machine  featuring the technological module activeFlowBalance. An all-electric IntElect 100 with clamping force 1,000kN produced wall plugs using a 32-cavity mold. The project is particularly challenging because it requires an even filling of 32 capacities […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts to develop new single-stream recycling program

BOSTON (Scrap Monster): Dunkin’ Donuts has temporarily suspended its in-store EPS recycling program. The company’s plans to explore alternatives to foam-cups, low usage of the program and certain issues related to contamination are being cited as the reasons for the decision. Meanwhile, the company also announced that own single-stream recycling program is under development phase, […]

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Wittmann Battenfeld to show micro injection molding of LSR parts at DKT/IRC 2015

At the concurrently held German Rubber Conference (DKT) and International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2015, Wittmann Battenfeld will show a micro injection molding application with liquid silicone rubber (LSR). On a MicroPower 15/10, lenses will be manufactured on a mold supplied by Awetis, Germany, from two-component liquid silicone rubber supplied by Momentive, Germany, with the material […]

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NGR displays a variety of efficient recycling solutions at Plast 2015

Austria-based Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen NGR introduced several recycling solutions at Plast 2015. The P:REACT system of NGR follows the design principles of Liquid State Polycondensation (LSP) and considerably improves the IV-values of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and effectively cleans the material for 100% food contact. Another exhibit, S:GRAN 65-50 V HD was demonstrated live at the […]

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A ‘Zero Waste’ vision for plastics

ROME (Scrap Monster): Landfilling of ‘one of the youngest waste streams’ – plastics – decreased by 26% in Europe between 2006 and 2012, according to German lawyer Dr Martin Engelmann. ‘This is now at 9.6 million tonnes compared to 12.9 million tonnes,’ he told delegates at last week’s IdentiPlast conference in Rome. Seven EU member […]