Category Archives: Primary machinery

Gardner Takes Over NPE Dailies: A Changing of the Guard?

There may be an important changing of the guard at NPE2018, which will take place in Orlando, Florida May 7-11, 2018. The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced yesterday that [..]

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Donald J. Trump– Good Or Bad For Plastics?

President Trump’s feared trade confrontation with Mexico has not happened and looks to be nowhere in sight. The American plastics industry has a large trade surplus with Mexico [..]

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3D-Printed Lattice Tooling Boosts Productivity

Using a grant from the Walmart Foundation to boost competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing, an Indiana academic research team has developed a new technology to aid in the design [..]

Additive manufacturing, Cooling/Heating, Injection Molding ,

Lego Tests Bricks Made From Wheat Bioplastic

Lego, which uses more than 70,000 metric tons of plastics per year, says it is making progress toward its goal of using only sustainably sourced molding materials. More [..]

ABS, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Europe, Injection Molding ,

Apple Develops Improved Sealing For Housings

Apple is developing a new injection molding technology to improve the watertight seal of mobile phone housings. In a U.S. patent application published today, adhesive is placed in [..]

Electronics, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, North America, Telecommunications , ,

PEEK Overmolds Press-Formed Composite Part

Composite engineering will become increasingly complex to provide strong structural parts for aerospace and automotive load applications. A good example comes from the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC) [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Compression, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, PEEK, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

SABIC Strikes Gold With PC Glazing

SABIC stuck to its guns and is slowly starting to see substantial results from years-long efforts to advance polycarbonate glazing in cars. The company announced today that the [..]

ABS, Asia, Automotive, Design, Green, Injection compression, Injection Molding, Polycarbonate , , ,

Tiny Brush Is Produced in Highly Automated Cell

Engel and two partners will show an interesting display of cell integration at Plastec West that was first shown at K2016 last October. An all-plastic interdental brush developed [..]

Automation/Robots, Consumer Goods, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking , ,

Engel Beefs Up Design & Production of Screws

The plasticating screw, invented in the 1950s, does not usually get a lot of focus at international plastics shows. But Engel put significant emphasis on the plasticating unit [..]

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SK Chemicals Targets Western Markets at K2016

Korean plastics producer SK Chemicals is “aggressively” promoting its high-end engineering plastics such as a “greener” polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) in Western markets, the company announced at K2106. SK Chemical CEO [..]

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