May 15, 2014 Plastics Engineering E-Newsletter: Bayer polycarbonate films; Nestal at Interpack; Multi-shot molding; sponsored by Arizona Instrument LLC
May 15, 2014
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May 15, 2014
High-performing Bayer polycarbonate films meet demands of sophisticated security and ID card market
Security and ID cards are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. But incorporating cutting-edge features requires high-performing materials that can meet the market’s demanding requirements. Bayer MaterialScience is one of the leading suppliers of polycarbonate films for security and ID cards, offering a portfolio of polycarbonate films that addresses the needs of this highly innovative sector. Read More
Netstal impresses with genuine cost efficiency
In an innovative theme park at Interpack in Düsseldorf, Netstal showed how state-of-the-art drive technology, supreme reliability and maximum availability and performance can sustainably reduce unit costs. Netstal has longstanding experience as a system solution partner. The company is a market leader specifically in the configuration of machines and systems with and without in-mold labeling (IML). Read More
Excellent strength and high-level energy absorption
The continuous fiber-reinforced high-performance Tepex composites from LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates are finding new applications in the area of automotive bodywork. One example is the use of a variant of Tepex dynalite to provide engine compartment protection in the MINI John Cooper Works GP. "The extreme strength and toughness of our material work very much in its favor. These characteristics make the underbody protection, prone as it is to stone hits and even grounding on poor roads, more robust and extremely resistant to impact," says Harri Dittmar, lightweight design expert at Bond-Laminates. In addition, the regular alignment of the composite’s continuous glass fibers lends the component an attractive carbon-like appearance. Read More
KraussMaffei Berstorff and Greiner Extrusion supply plants for environmentally friendly window-profile production in China
At the beginning of the year, the first KET manufacturing plant was finished in Bengbu (in the Anhui province, China). KraussMaffei Berstorff and Greiner Extrusion are providing the equipment for production of a new, environmentally friendly window generation. The final start of production is planned for August 2014. The windows – made from a composite containing wood-fiber and HDPE recycled material – will be marketed in China under the brand name ECOLIFE®. Read More
How multi-shot molding is becoming multi-process
The past three to six years have seen an astonishing burst of creativity in new multi-process, or hybrid, injection molding for large durable parts, especially automotive. Ignore the fact that some of these new machine concepts aren’t even half injection molding anymore. Big global automotive and electronics companies are buying into the idea and pushing developments in Europe and the Far East (not so far in North America). The concept started with large multi-shot parts made on rotating molds, which saved dramatically in cycle time and material cost. Then other processes were added to injection molding to make unusual high volume composites with even more dramatic potential weight and cost savings. Read More
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Methods Machine Tools introduces new VisionGauge Digial Optical Comparator 700 Series
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a supplier of innovative machine tools, automation, and machine tool accessories has introduced the new VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator 700 Series developed by VISIONx Inc, featuring 5-Axis inspection to efficiently view parts from all sides and angles. The VisionGauge 700 Series is available in a high resolution 20x magnification and features a 38 in. diagonal image viewing area. Travels of 12 in. are standard on the X,Y,Z-Axes. An ultra-bright all-LED illumination offers stable, repeatable multi-angle and multi-quadrant illumination conditions via a programmable, computer-controlled system. The system comes with very flexible and general-purpose reflected illumination. Read More
Coming in June: "Plastic Packaging: Stronger, Smarter, Greener"
Markets: Plastic packaging design & resins, extrusion technology, thermoforming, sustainability, foaming agents, thermosets
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