March 5, 2015 Plastics Engineering E-Newsletter: Quantum Composites at JEC Europe; ENGEL at Chinaplas; CB2 at NPE2015; sponsored by Chemineer
March 5, 2015
Plastics Engineering e-News
March 5, 2015
Citadel, Quantum Composites to exhibit at JEC Europe
Quantum Composites, part of Citadel Plastics Holdings, Inc., is exhibiting at JEC Europe Composites Show and Conference, scheduled for March 10 – 12, at Porte de Versailles in Paris. Quantum Composites' customer Rapid Composites earned the JEC Europe 2015 Innovation Award in the UAV category for its rugged amphibious tri-copter/quad-configurable UAV drone. The drone features three of Quantum’s carbon and glass fiber Advanced Molding Compounds®—AMC® 8590, AMC® 8593 and QC 8560. Read More
Use of load cells to increase accuracy of Maguire VBD Vacuum Dryer enhances efficiency and versatitlity of plastics processing
Maguire Products, Inc. has incorporated load cell technology into its patented VBDTM vacuum resin dryer, increasing its accuracy and reliability and providing plastics processors with new capabilities for controlling and documenting their use of material, the company announced. Maguire will be demonstrating the enhanced VBD dryer at NPE2015. The VBD dryer now uses load cells for continuous control of the resin level in two of the three vessels in the system - the vacuum chamber and the retention hopper. Read More
Feiplastic 2015: Arburg Brazil presents efficient injection molding solutions
Arburg will present two production-efficient injection molding applications on exhibition stand H 198 at the Feiplastic 2015 exhibition in São Paulo. A production cell built around a hybrid Allrounder 570 H with a clamping force of 2,000 kN will produce thin-walled disposable cutlery. The high-performance machine from the hybrid Hidrive series distinguishes itself through high productivity, short cycle times and energy efficiency. Furthermore, a hydraulic Allrounder 470 C Golden Edition machine will be presented, which combines high-tech with an attractive price and produces applicator tips for creams. Read More
ENGEL at Chinaplas 2015
With four innovative applications for the automotive, teletronics, medical and packaging industries, ENGEL will again be giving a demonstration of its great industry and system expertise at Chinaplas 2015 from May 20th to 23rd in Guangzhou, China. On board: The entire ENGEL robot product range; underlining the fact that automation is becoming increasingly important in Asia. The new ENGEL e-pic pick-and-place robot is celebrating its first outing in Asia at Chinaplas 2015. 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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CB2 to make biobased plant containers at NPE2015
The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) will fabricate biobased plant containers at the NPE2015 International Plastics Showcase to be held March 23-27 in Orlando, Fla. The containers will be injection molded using Bio-ResTM PLA, a 100 percent renewable and compostable plastic. The plastic is a blend of PLA and Bio-Res, an environmentally friendly product developed by CB2 industry member Laurel Biocomposite, LLC. It is derived from distillers grains, a renewable feedstock, and can be blended with thermoplastics and thermosets in a variety of manufacturing applications. 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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