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Nordson Medical turns to Piovan

Moulding with lights out in the smart factory

Technology - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Injection moulding machines running 24/7, remote monitoring of all processes, human intervention reduced to a minimum and no night-time supervision. This sums up the mode of operation of the automatic factory started three years ago in Loveland, Colorado, by Nordson Medical for the production of medical items, a concrete example of Industry 4.0...

The Innovation Alliance

From an idea to its implementation

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Already 2656 exhibitors from 54 countries and 126,585 square metres have been confirmed three months before the event. Expectations are growing for The Innovation Alliance, the new trade fair, which will take place from May 29 to June 1, 2018, at Fiera Milano. The event will include, for the first time, five events with linked by a common...

PVC pelletizing

New knife rotor minimizes dust content

Technology - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

As the central component of Coperion's eccentric pelletizing systems (EGR), a new type of knife rotor makes it possible to produce extremely low-dust PVC pellets for cable manufacture. Rotating directly on the die plate of the EGR, and fitted with pelletizer knives that have also been optimized, the rotor (patent pending) permits particularly smooth and...

Secondary processing

Compact, fast, efficient punching

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Frimo presents the EcoCut punching machine for trimming large and highly complex plastic components, such as instrument panels, door panels and armrests. This unit has been specifically designed for trimming in ram direction, as well as many other punching directions, and is ideal for large series production thanks to its high efficiency. The product...

Joined development between Xenia and Arkema

Thermoplastic composites based on PVDF reinforced with carbon fibres

Materials - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

In collaboration with Arkema, Xenia has successfully developed the new family Xecarb 45 of PVDF composite compounds for injection and extrusion processes directed toward a wide range of specialty applications in the chemical processing industry requiring extreme durability and longevity. The new compounds feature truly exceptional mechanical...

Lanxess at the VDI Congress in Mannheim

Technological thermoplastics for the mobility of the future

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is present in Mannheim at the VDI Congress “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” with a special focus on “High-tech thermoplastics for future mobility”. “New forms of mobility such as autonomous driving, the electrification of vehicle power trains, and new logistics concepts are important growth drivers for our...

JEC World 2018

The whole composites industry gathered in Paris

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

JEC World 2018, closes its doors on March 8 with a record increase in attendance resuming 3 days (March 6, 7 and 8) of vibrant networking and knowledge sharing. The event confirms its leading position of JEC Group as number one organization for the promotion and development of the composites industry. Indeed the show welcomed more...

Pipe extrusion

Four Amut lines for the Cambodian Chip Mong Industries

Technology - Wednesday, 7 March 2018

To start up the production of pipes that will allow it to extend its product range, Chip Mong Industries has chosen Amut to supply the extrusion lines needed for this project. This processing company is a member of the Chip Mong Group that, founded in 1982, is now one of Cambodia’s largest concerns, with activities in areas ranging from the real estate...

Plast 2018

Organization in full swing

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Plast 2018, the international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industries, will take place at the Fiera Milano facilities in Rho-Pero from May 29 to June 1, 2018. Plast 2018 will be the preeminent European event this year for the plastics and rubber industry, embracing the whole chain from raw materials to semi-finished and finished...

Euromap and Amaplast meetings

Appointments in Austria for European and Italian manufacturers

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 March 2018

June 14 and 15 will see European manufacturers of machines, equipment and moulds for plastic and rubber processing convening in Austria, where two appointments are scheduled. On June 15, the Engel headquarters in Schwertberg, a few kilometres from Linz, will provide the venue for...

Arburg at Plast 2018

Machines, Industry 4.0, innovative processes and an important anniversary

Technology - Wednesday, 7 March 2018

"This year's Plast in Milan is a very special trade fair for us. We have now been represented by our own subsidiary in the Italian market for 25 years. The trade fair launch of the hybrid Allrounder 820 H in a new design and with the visionary Gestica control system shows that we continue to set trends in the market and that we will be a reliable...

Netstal at NPE 2018

American premiere of the Elios series

Technology - Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Elios 7500-6000 - an example of the new Netstal high-speed machine series - will be in the limelight at a North American trade fair for the first time. With an 8+8 cavity stack mould, 473 ml delicatessen containers will be produced in a cycle time of 3.1 seconds. The series currently comprises four main versions with clamping forces of...