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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


Small part, big solution

An Ontario injection molder recently came this close to having an unnecessary, time-wasting manual operation in an auto part production line.
Jan 15, 2012


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