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Automobile natural gas tanks take the pressure with composites in DSM high performance thermoplastics

DSM natural gas tanks Royal DSM says a combination of two of its most innovative thermoplastics technologies has resulted in high performance pressure vessels that are ideally suited for use as lightweight fuel tanks for automobiles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or hydrogen. With a solution for both the inner liner and the outer tape reinforcement, DSM is able to reduce the weight of the tank by up to 70%. Read More

X-ray technology for continuous quality control at pipe extrusion

SIKORA X-RAY 6000 In extrusion lines where hoses and tubes are produced, the X-ray measuring device X-RAY 6000 from SIKORA provides continuous compliance with the required specifications regarding wall thickness, eccentricity, as well as the inner and outer diameter. With this device, quality control is carried out directly during the production process. With the two models, X-RAY 6000 for the quality assurance of single layer products, and the X-RAY 6000 PRO for the measurement of single and multi-layer products, the X-ray measuring system can be individualized to suit every application and requirement. Read More

Quadrant launches world's first NORSOK M-710 certified plastic stock shapes

Quadrant NORSOK M-710 Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), a leader in machinable plastics and stock shapes, is displaying the latest technology innovations in high performance plastics dedicated to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries at the Pump and Turbomachinery Symposia 2014 in Houston, Texas. Quadrant offers the world's first and largest portfolio of NORSOK M-710 certified stock shapes, prompting a shift in focus from resin data to shape data. Read More

Reaction process machinery from KraussMaffei takes gold

KraussMaffei Materialica Design Award KraussMaffei received the coveted Gold Award of the Materialica Design + Technology Awards 2014 in the category of "Surface & Technology". The award was presented for the roof module of the Roding Roadster R1 sportscar. The reason: The carbon-fiber-reinforced component based on a polyurethane matrix is immediately paintable, because the fiber structure does not show on the surface. The award was presented as part of the festivities at the Materialica trade show in Munich on October 21, 2014. Read More

PE Blog

Micro extrusion for the masses

PE September Blog There’s a new kind of "micro extruder" out there these days. Micro extruders used to mean the smallest size of conventional extruders with screw diameters from 5/8 to 1/2 inch for pellet-fed lab models down to 1/4 inch for a powder-fed lab model from Randcastle Extrusion Systems Inc., Cedar Grove, NJ, which is probably the smallest. Read More

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Product Focus

Synventive introduces activeGate, new tool-based molding technology for unprecedented control of the hot runner molding process

Synventive Single Nozzle Synventive Molding Solutions has recently introduced activeGate, their new tool-based molding technology that will help provide unprecedented control over the molding process and enable the production of higher quality parts than were previously attainable with traditional hot runner systems. Synventive’s activeGate products employ position, pressure and temperature sensors within the hot runner and mold cavities to provide independent melt flow control at each individual gate. Read More

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November/December 2014 Markets: Additives (colorants, fillers & fibers, plasticizers, stabilizers, flame retardants, compatibilizers, processing aids), thermoforming technology, composites (materials & fibers), and primary equipment & tooling for composites

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