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To help engineers and designers in optimizing cycle times when producing plastics parts. Plastics engineering encompasses plastics material and plastic machinery. Plastic Machinery is the general term for all types of machinery and devices used in the plastics processing industry. This channel aims to provide key technical solutions related to hot concepts such as Die, Molding, Blow-molding, Tooling, Injection-molding, Extrusion, Blown film converting, Compounding, recycling, thermoformer, EPS... 

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Jan 25, 2007 | Industry News

EDI Receives Patent for Flat Die that Minimizes Downtime for Extrusion Job and Yields Uniform Multilayer Structures

Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC (EDI) has been granted US. Patent No. 7,056,112 B2 for a flat-die design that reduces the downtime for lip adjustment required with each new product run, enhances...

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Jan 25, 2007 | Industry News

Novatec Signs Agreement to become Sole U.S. Builder of New System that Rapidly Crystallizes and Dries PET IN One Step

With acquisition of a license from European patent holders, NOVATEC, Inc. has begun the first U.S. production of a completely new type of dryer/crystallizer that simplifies the processing of PET...

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Jan 24, 2007 | Article

New Controllers for Material Conveying, Loading and Storage

A new conveying-system controller by AEC Inc. that can handle up to 24 vacuum conveying pumps, 128 loading stations, and 128 purge valves makes use of enhanced graphics to make the system more...

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Jan 23, 2007 | Article

Material Handling and Drying Automation Applications

Many plastics processors could benefit from improved raw materials handling systems, or upgrade to central raw materials handling systems, says Rob Miller, president of Canadian based central...

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Jan 22, 2007 | Industry News

Manufacturing High-quality PVC Pipe with 36D Twin-crew Extruders from Krauss-Maffei

The twin-screw extruders in Krauss-Maffei's 36D series are engineered specifically for processing PVC and guarantee a constant high pipe quality...

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Jan 25, 2007 | Article

Melt Temperature Measurement

Melt temperature is a measure of the temperature of the melt at a specific point. It is NOT a measure of the metal (barrel, adapter, die) near that point. Therefore, it isn't safe to assume that the...

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Jan 24, 2007 | Article

Choosing Wall Thickness - How it Affects Cost

The minimum thickness that can be moulded is a function of the apparent viscosity of the polymer melt, the pressure available from the injection unit and the distance the melt has to flow. The wall...

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Jan 23, 2007 | Article

Innovative 216-cavity mold to produce PET preforms

In collaboration with Amcor PET Packaging, the Canadian plastic processing machines Husky Injection Molding Systems has developed an innovative 216-cavity mold specially designed to produce...

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Jan 23, 2007 | Article

New twin screw co-rotating extruders machines

The Elli Maris S.p.A. has introduced two new twin screw co-rotating extruders machines. Available under the trade names HS and VM, those machines are high speed extruders with respectively a D/d...

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Jan 22, 2007 | Article

Network Automation Technology in Plastics Manufacturing

DeviceNet, used extensively by the automotive industry, is a low cost communications link to connect industrial devices (such as valve manifolds, motor starters, process sensors, variable frequency...

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