Category Archives: Primary machinery

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 [..]

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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) [..]

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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 [..]

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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 [..]

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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 [..]

Injection Molding

DSM Bioplastic Gains Traction in Electronics, Faucets

While renewably sourced plastics are not the primary focal point at DSM Engineering Plastics, they are experiencing solid growth rates and above-average investment in corporate R&D, said President [..]

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K2016: DSM Introduces New Plastic

At K2016 today, DSM Engineering Plastics introduced what it described as an all-new plastic, a polyphthalamide (PPA) called ForTii Ace that is directly aimed at replacement of die-cast [..]

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K2016: Arburg Extends Machine Range With New Design, Control

Arburg, known as a specialist in small injection molding machines since its 1950s beginnings, is introducing a 6,500 kN (727 tons of clamping force) model at K2016, extending [..]

Injection Molding

K2016: Covestro Is Going Commercial On Carbon Dioxide Foam

Plastics made from carbon dioxide will debut soon in commercial products. Belgian manufacturer Recticel says it will launch polyurethane foam made from carbon dioxide before the end of [..]

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