February 12, 2015 Plastics Engineering E-Newsletter: TorqueSafe; Synventive activeGate; Solvay Instrument Trays; sponsored by Shepherd Color Company
February 12, 2015
Plastics Engineering e-News
February 12, 2015
Innovative torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from Bayer
For many years, torque-applying instruments have been among the surgical instruments typically used during orthopedic surgeries. These instruments are manufactured as reusable instruments, and are cleaned, reprocessed and recalibrated after each surgical procedure. But now there’s a new twist on this oft-used instrument. Caltorque Medical Products (CMP), a division of California Torque Products Inc., says its TorqueSafeTM torque instruments give surgical implant original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) an alternative to traditional reusable instruments. Read More
Synventive to feature new activeGateTM tool-based molding technologies at NPE 2015
Synventive Molding Solutions, a business of Barnes Group Inc., will feature its activeGate tool-based molding technologies at NPE 2015. Included will be the newest additions to Synventive’s activeGate line - nuGate and hGate. nuGate provides independent gate control for pneumatic valve pin actuation in the hot runner system. This enables the molder to precisely control pin movement to achieve the optimum gate control for the highest quality molded parts. hGate, the newest addition to the activeGate line, provides independent pin control for hydraulic valve gate systems. Read More
Sullair unveils new and improved formulation SULLUBE® powered by Dow Chemical Company
Sullair announced the launch of the newly enhanced Sullube® air compressor lubricant, produced by The Dow Chemical Company. Used in more than 50,000 compressors around the world, Sullube is a high-performance Polyglycol-based lubricant that prevents the formation of varnish – a leading cause of air end failure – and helps keep compressors running clean and cool. Originally introduced nearly 30 years ago by Sullair and Dow after more than 8 years of research, development and testing, today’s Sullube has been enhanced to meet the demanding needs of modern rotary screw air compressors. Beyond its ability to protect and clean compressor air ends, Sullube’s new formulation now improves lubricant life up to 10,000 hours. Read More
Instrument Trays Made of Solvay's Radel® PPSU Show Strong Compatibility with TSO3's Low-Temperature Sterilization System
Solvay and TSO3 Inc., a developer of low-temperature sterilization systems for the healthcare industry, jointly announced that, as part of the U.S. FDA’s 510(k) premarket clearance for TSO3’s new STERIZONE® VP4 Sterilization System received in December 2014, light weight instrument trays made of Solvay Specialty Polymer’s Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin demonstrate strong compatibility for sterilizing a wide range of medical devices. Read More
Molding paper like plastic
If plastics processors haven’t noticed paper bottles yet, they should, because paper bottles popped from nowhere four years ago to create a whole new market for paper. Four years ago, two small entrepreneurial companies outside of the packaging industry separately launched patented but similar paper bottles almost simultaneously. These weren’t folded paper cartons, but molded clamshells shaped like glass or plastic bottles. Paper bottles started with milk in local outlets and now package detergent, wine, and cat litter for mass markets, potentially challenging glass and plastic. Read More
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R&B Plastics Machinery launches new MAX Extrusion Control System at NPE 2015
R&B Plastics Machinery LLC, a leading manufacturer of blow molding machinery, single-screw plastic extruders, and extruder process screws, has announced the launch of a cost-effective extruder control system which delivers performance that is comparable to that of higher-end systems. R&B Plastics MAX Extrusion Control System utilizes an economical Windows CE-based Human Machine Interface (HMI) system that offers performance similar to SCADA software systems. . Read More
Coming in March: "Eco-Molding: It Pays to be Green"
Markets: Materials (bioplastics, recycled materials, composites), tooling and processing equipment for composites, auxiliaries (recycling equipment, size-reduction equipment), sustainability, Asia-based plastics machinery and resin sources
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