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CHILLERS: A discrete question

As every plastics processor knows, there’s only one alternative to a central chilling system: portable chillers — small units mounted on casters that can roll from application to application.
Jun 5, 2012


New self-repairing plastic "bleeds" and "heals" like human skin

It sounds like something out of a Grade Z sci-fi flick, but a new genre of plastics that mimic the human skin’s ability to heal scratches and cuts might just allow for self-repairing surfaces on some of the world’s most commonly...
May 15, 2012


NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: MATERIALS

Cut purging compound usage by up to half in high-temp. applications
Apr 6, 2012


NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: ROBOTS, AUTOMATION, CONTROLS, SOFTWARE

Industrial ethernet connectivity - communication without limits
Apr 6, 2012


NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: EXTRUSION

Triple lip air ring boosts productivity
Apr 5, 2012


NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: INJECTION MOLDING

Engel clearmelt technology produces automotive cockpit of the future
Apr 4, 2012


NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT

Herbold PVC shrink label remover makes bottle recycling more efficient
Apr 4, 2012


NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: MOLDS/HOT RUNNERS

DLC coated components allow molds to run grease-free Hasco is using a new type of coating called DLC (diamond-like coating) on its ejector pins and other components that slide in the mold. This new coating enables the components to operate...
Apr 3, 2012


Central or beside-the-press dryers: Which is right for you?

Damp resins are about as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle, making it hard to overstate the importance of a good resin drying system to the success of your plastics processing. Typically made up of the dryer itself and the drying hopper,...
Mar 2, 2012


Athena Automation: The return of Robert Schad

One of the most recognized and storied names in plastics is back.
Jan 30, 2012


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