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Avery Dennison Delivers In-Mold Labeling...

Avery Dennison Delivers In-Mold Labeling

Cleveland, Ohio-based Avery Dennison Corp.’s Automotive Product Division has released the Accu-Place In-Mold Labeling (APIML) system that enables manufacturers to incorporate preprinted labels into the production process of a number of plastic parts without mold modification. Because the label is molded into the part, permanence is ensured and secondary decorating processes are eliminated.

APIML can be used with polypropylene, polyethylene, polycarbonate, nylon and ABS parts.

Using Avery Dennison’s Accu-Track technology, the in-mold label is placed inside the mold and held in position as the part is being produced. The label bonds with the molten plastic, rendering a finished part with an embedded label. APIML eliminates the need for traditional pressure-sensitive labels and secondary processes such as pad printing, hot stamping and silk screening.


Avery Dennison Corp. Automotive Product Division (Cleveland, Ohio) 626-304-2000

Synventive Introduces New Line of Hot Runner Nozzles

Peabody, Mass-based Synventive Molding Solutions has introduced a new line of hot runner nozzles designed for medium-sized part applications. The T16/SR16 nozzles use built-in heat pipe technology for temperature uniformity and come with replaceable and removable heaters and thermocouplers. Each has a 16-mm internal flow bore and both are specifically designed for shot weights of 850-1,250 grams per nozzle.

Nozzle lengths range from 75-375 mm and only require the use of one heater zone. On longer nozzles, a spare heater and termocouple is available to reduce potential downtime.

Molders and moldmakers have the choice of the T16 nozzle which features a threaded design for screwing into the hot runner manifold or the SR16 nozzle which uses a support ring design for clamping to the manifold surface.

The T16/SR16 nozzles are available with eight different tip styles, all designed for minimum vestige on the molded part surface.

Synventive Molding Solutions (Peabody, Mass.); 800-367-5662

Lutek Plastic Equipment Ltd. (Dorval, Que.); 888-505-8835

Precision Mold Suppliers Ltd. (Delta, B.C.); 604-943-7702

Profine Molds Offers Prorunner Hot Runner Design

Oakville, Ont.-based Profine Molds Inc. has introduced a patented series of hot runner nozzles as part of its proSeries line. The proRunner hot runner system is made to provide molders with faster start-ups, easier operation and improved performance while reducing the cost of operating a hot runner system.

The proRunner nozzle design consists of four interchangeable components that include a nozzle body, gate body, flange and heater. Included is a thermocouple and a set-screw used to lock the flange in position to the nozzle body. The front-mounted nozzle design provides in-mold, in-machine access for easy removal and maintenance.

Built from standard or to custom configurations, proRunner systems are configurable up to 128 drops featuring Hot Tip, Spruce Gate and Multi Tip Edge Gate technology. Nozzle sizes currently process material up to 50 g shot weight per part and can process a range of engineered resins, including 45 per cent glass-filled nylon and TPE.

Profine Molds Inc. (Oakville, Ont.); 905-829-2594

Cold Jet Uses Dry Ice to Cut Molder Downtime

Loveland, Ohio-based Cold Jet LLC is providing precision molder a dry ice-based cleaning technology, the i3 MicroClean.

The i3 MicroClean is a precision cleaning system that shoots dry ice particles shaved from block to clean small, deep and/or complex cavities, molds and crevices. It can also clean small, delicate surfaces without abrasion or disassembly.

The i3 MicroClean uses Clod Jet’s shaved ice and feeder technologies and the system’s low air and ice consumption provides users almost noise-free operation.

Cold Jet LLC (Loveland, Ohio); 513-831-3211

EDI Offers Multi-Manifold Slot Dies

Chippewa, Falls, Wis.-based Extrusion Dies Industries LLC (EDI) has released multi-manifold dies for proximity coating of fluids onto web substrates. These dies enable converters to use a single die to apply two or more coatings simultaneously, achieving higher productivity than with multi-stage processes, and avoiding the oxidation contamination that coatings undergo between stages.

A manifold is the flow channel inside the die that distributes the coating fluid to the desired end-product width. In a dual- or triple-manifold die, the fluid for each coating layer undergoes this process within its own manifold before joining with the other coating materials to form a multi-layer structure. EDI achieved the same result with its multi-flow dies by having the dies produce what is called “laminar flow,” where the layers produced by the multi-manifold remain distinct after the coating materials combine.

Extrusion Dies Industries LLC (Chippewa Falls, Wis.) 715-726-1201


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