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Plast 2018

The show met all objectives in big win

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

A strongly positive outcome for the eighteenth Plast, the international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industries, which took place at the Fiera Milano fairgrounds in Rho-Pero from 29 May to 1 June 2018. “It couldn’t have gone better. Our organizational office is quite satisfied with the outcome of the exhibition for at least two reasons...

Engel at the DKT 2018 conference

Tailor-made for processing elastomers

Technology - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

At the German Rubber Conference DKT 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany, from July 2 to 5, Engel will present three applications to demonstrate its high expertise in systems solutions for elastomer processing. On show: horizontal, vertical, hydraulic and all-electric injection moulding machines that underline how quality and efficiency potentials can be tapped...

A Stratasys J750 3D printer to Audi

To reduce by up to 50% the prototyping times of tail light covers

Technology - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Audi Pre-Series Center with its Plastics 3D Printing Center in Ingolstadt, Germany, will leverage the world’s only full-colour, multi-material 3D printer - the Stratasys J750 - to innovate its design process and accelerate design verification. For the production of tail light covers, Audi expects to reduce prototyping lead times by up to 50%...

Cosmetics packaging

TPE makes new mascara container flexible

Materials - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The well-known company Christian Dior is taking advantage of the flexibility of a thermoplastic elastomer from Kraiburg TPE for its new Diorshow Pump’N’Volume Mascara. The mascara container’s soft component enables the brush to be optimally supplied with the creamy mascara to create spectacular volume...

Study of a standard

Safe magnetic clamping systems

Technology - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Within ISO/270 Technical Committee, the study of a standard on the safety requirements for magnetic clamping systems used in plastics and rubber processing machines has been started. The first meeting of Working Group 3 took place at the end of May at UNI premises - standards body holding...

K 2019

Sold out in Messe Düsseldorf

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

K 2019 is firmly set to repeat the vastly successful performance of K 2016. Now that the official registration deadline of the most important international trade show for the plastics and rubber industries has passed, it is obvious that the exhibition venue at Düsseldorf, Germany, will be booked out from 16 until 23 October 2019, and K 2019, like its...

Decrease of production costs and environmental impact

Purging compounds for waste reduction

Materials - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

All polymers are generated from hydrocarbons or their derivatives, either originating from crude oil or biological sources such as cellulose, fatty acids or other sources. The chemical bonds on which a polymer is based, are very strong and stable during time. Polymers have a long-lasting life, are weather resistant and extremely strong: they can be found almost...

Hot runner solutions

Fast assembling and disassembling for a wide application range

Technology - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

A number of additions and enhancements have been rolled out by Mold-Masters (hall 22, stand C141/D142 at Plast 2018) to Fusion-Series G2, the drop-in system favoured by the automotive industry for high-quality large part production. Maximized for uptime, the Fusion-Series G2 hot runner system is delivered completely...

PE pipes coating with PP

One cross head for two extrusion lines

Technology - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

The company Conextru managed a project and designed a cross head which can be moved in between two extrusion line for PE pipes coating with PP. The special request for that cross head was to cover the big diameter range from 63 to 500 mm on two different extrusion lines. Line one covers the range from 63 to 250 mm and line two from 250 to 500 mm. This was managed by add on system for the die sets. One die set is...

25-year presence

Pelletizers at 360°

Technology - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

At Plast 2018 Filtec celebrated 25 years of activity. Since its birth in 1993 the company has improved its machine technology and developed its presence in foreign markets. To be more and more present around the world giving an efficient support, it also cooperates with regional agencies. Another peculiarity of its...

Grafe Group at Plast 2018

Micro and fine granules for rotational moulding

Materials - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

The company HD Kunststoffe, from Remscheid (Germany), has undergone many changes since becoming a member of the Grafe Group, in January 2015. At Plast 2018, the specialists in the manufacture of raw materials for rotational moulding presented its expanded service and product portfolio at the...  

Carlassara at Plast 2018

Custom-made extrusion lines for flexible hoses and profiles

Technology - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Founded in 1977, Officina Meccanica Carlassara, which until the nineties has provided a mostly local market with a production for third parties, has had a very important change with the entry into the company of the actual owner Luigi Carlassara, who has introduced and approached to the existing business the production of extrusion lines for...