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 •  April 20

Injection moulding machinery manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is celebrating 20 years of its El-Exis SP hybrid concept. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag launched its hybrid El-Exis SP twenty years ago - now in its fourth generation, it is the quickest and most advanced machine on the market. Located in Schwaig near Nuremberg, the injection moulding machine...

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 •  April 19

Acoording to Gary Powner, Managing Director at Omega Plastics the company is actively taking steps to ensure energy efficiency and clean manufacturing and believes recent investments in all electric injection moulding machines from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will help achieve this. andThis will be Omega Plastics’ second all electric machine from Sumitomo...

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 •  April 18

Visitors to Wittmann Battenfeld UK’s Industry 4.0 days this April 24th and 25th can assess the energy saving performances of all equipment on demonstration. A customer of Wittmann Battenfeld, Oxfordshire-based Injection moulding innovator White Horse Plastics, is currently reaping the benefit of an intense focus on the business’s current energy...

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 •  April 18

The Plastics Industry Association, producers of NPE2018: The Plastics Show, has said it will divert all its waste from the show for recycling or compost, to exceed the 87 per cent of waste that was diverted from NPE2015. Commercial Plastics Recycling will collect and remove scrap plastic from the NPE2018 show floor and transport it to the new,...

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 •  April 10

Davis-Standard will use a Medalist medical thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from Teknor Apex Company to produce medical tubing in a live demonstration of Industry 4.0 technology at NPE2018. Davis-Standard will process the tubing from Medalist MD-12382 TPE, a translucent, kink-resistant, gamma-stable compound, which is one of a series of translucent...

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 •  April 6

The controversial proposed tax on single-use plastic packaging has raised questions over how to best recover and recycle this material. Taxes or deposit return schemes – how can we use economics to incentivise more recycling? Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, discusses the options. Plastic packaging...

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 •  March 26

FlexBlow will show its latest two cavity FlexBlow2 model, its most universally compatible 2-stage PET SBM machine. It enables the production of wide range of PET containers possible on one piece of equipment with necks ranging from 18mm up to 110mm and bottle volumes from 50 ml up to 6000 ml. Changing the bottle format including moulds, neck and...

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 •  March 23

KraussMaffei Berstorff will present a live demonstration at NPE, making polyethylene colour masterbatches on its ZE 28 BluePower extruder. Masterbatches of any colour - whether green, blue, purple, pink or orange - can be produced in a single cycle without the intermediate mono-concentrate production step for maximum cost-effectiveness. The ZE 28...

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 •  March 22

Velox, raw material specialist based in Hamburg, will distribute Solvay’s healthcare grades of Ixef PARA, a special polyarylamide containing 50 per cent glass fibres for medical single-use surgical tools. François Minec, General Manager at Velox, said: “We are very pleased to have gained Solvay, a world-renowned company, as our partner and are...

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 •  March 21

Braskem and A. Schulman have embarked a new partnership that sees them produce and market a plant-based polyethylene for use in rotational moulding. After identifying a market demand for more sustainable solutions in rotomolded products, Braskem says it started to develop a solution to enable the rotational moulding of general-purpose parts, with...