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TOP TEN MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010

Following are the most important molding innovations shown at K2010 in the opinon of the editorial director of The Molding Blog.  NUMBER 1 Reinforced Laminate Sheet Primary Developers 1.  [..]

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TOP 10 MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010: NO. 1

No. 1:  Development of reinforced laminate sheets that can be used as structural components was a great technical innovation on display at K 2010. At the heart of [..]

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TOP 10 MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010: NO. 2

No. 2:  It seemed that bioplastics came of age as a molding material at K2010. Their primary application for many years will remain throwaway packaging. But several producers [..]

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TOP 10 MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010: NO. 4

No. 4 First invented by Wallace Carothers at DuPont in 1935, nylon (polyamide) was hot again at K2010. DuPont and BASF both introduced new nylons with better heat [..]

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TOP 10 MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010: NO. 5

NO. 5: A rotary encoder was produced in a single step in a highly automated demonstration by Arburg of Lossberg, Germany. The automated production used three-component injection molding, [..]

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TOP 10 MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010: NO. 6

NO. 6: Two exhibitors at K 2010 showed important advances in electrically conductive plastics. The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University showcased a single-step process [..]

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TOP 10 MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010: NO. 7

NO. 7: In an interesting display of automation, molded parts combining two different decorative finishes and two types of plastic were produced by Sumitomo (SHI) Demag in one [..]

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TOP 10 MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010

NO. 10: Kraton Performance Polymers of Houston, and Italian specialty compounder SO.F.TER teamed up to produce a slush molded automotive interior soft skin made from styrene block copolymer [..]

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