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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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Jan 19, 2007 | Article

Increased oven size for rotomolding systems

Rotoline of Kent has announced the commercialization of new extended-oven XT machines in its dual-shuttle machines range. The length of this cylindrical oven is higher compared with the previous...

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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 19, 2007 | Industry News

American Maplan Addresses Specific Needs for Machines

American Maplan Corporation's custom screw-design team is currently developing screws addressing specific needs for the market including rate improvement, melt stability and homogeneity...

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Jan 19, 2007 | Article

New high speed extruder

The plastic processing machines manufacturer Battenfeld Extrusionstechnik has launched a new high speed extruder specially developed for the production of films of many polymers such as polystyrene...

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