New stretch-blow system from Sipa

More speed, productivity, flexibility and savings

Technology - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A new stretch-blow system for production of PET bottles was unveiled by PET processing technology specialist Sipa at Drinktec. The Xtra combines features that for the first time maximize performance and cut Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by a full quarter. It offers one of the highest unit output (bhc) in the sector, an extra-wide processing angle...

Galletti and Boccia at Sipa

The launch of Xtreme Renew for producing preforms from rPET

Technology - Wednesday, 4 October 2017

On September 25, in the presence of Italian Environment Minister, Gianluca Galletti, and the president of Confindustria, Vincenzo Boccia, Sipa, at its headquarters in Vittorio Veneto (Treviso), launched Xtreme Renew, the world's first plant capable of producing preforms from 100% recycled PET...

A decade of R&D

Integrated coating for multilayer sheets

Technology - Wednesday, 4 October 2017

More than a decade ago, Bandera supplied a couple of rigid film extrusion lines with integrated extrusion-coating systems to an important European processor. This represented a challenge, since equipment design and manufacturing were customized and subsequent experimentation was carried out to attain the line performances expected by...

New high-pressure radial piston pumps

A new size that helps customers address a wider range of applications

Technology - Wednesday, 4 October 2017

A designer and manufacturer of high performance motion control products, solutions, and services, Moog launched a new high-pressure radial piston pump (RKP) series. With a maximum operating pressure of 350 bar and peak pressure up to 420 bar, the new RKP series addresses a wide range of applications including presses...

A long-established cooperation

Soag orders 24 Negri Bossi machines

Technology - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Negri Bossi received an order from Soag Europe (Sigit Oman Automotive Group) for 24 machines to be installed during 2017 and 2018. Soag is amongst Negri Bossi’s most prominent and long-established customers, having installed over 150 Negri Bossi machines in the last ten years. The machines range in size from 50 to 2,000 tonnes...

Partnership CMS-Fraunhofer IWU

Hybrid system: 3D print and machining together

Technology - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

CMS SpA and Fraunhofer IWU announced their R&D partnership, focused on the development of a new hybrid system for the 3D printing and machining of thermoplastic composite parts. The new system, named CMS Kreator, will be available in several configurations and sizes, to cover a wide area of industrial needs, coming from...

New Bandera technology

Processing graphene through industrial lines

Technology - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

After years of hype and expectation, graphene has now reached the point at which it can be transferred from prototype application to mass product production. Bandera, with its extrusion knowledge in the design and construction of extrusion machinery, has created Grapholymer, a technology to create reinforced compounds and process them...

Novelties from Star Automation

Robots ready for Industry 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The TZ-1500HM side-entry robot that Star Automation will display at Fakuma 2017 will work on a BMB ekW- 16pi injection moulding machine, reconfirming the cooperation between the two companies as perfectly performing. In fact, the two controllers of both the unloader and the injection moulding machine will be displayed on the same screen. This...

Plasticizing package for highly-filled composites

Enhancing throughput and part quality in injection moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

A new plasticizing system for compounds with high levels of glass fibre reinforcement provides wear-resistance, high throughput, and gentle mixing, enabling injection moulders to meet the requirements of metal-replacement and other high-strength applications while enhancing productivity and part quality. The Xaloy High Glass Filled Polymer System will be introduced by Nordson...

Piovan’s new products at Fakuma 2017

Towards Industry 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

In the near future, the manufacturing processes will be increasingly integrated and the industry will embrace the Industry 4.0’s smart factory approach. Aiming to deliver innovative solutions that will help the plastics processors to achieve progress on this challenging path, Piovan will show relevant new products at Fakuma 2017...

HRSflow at Fakuma 2017

Hot runner solutions for complex challenges

Technology - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The presence of HRSflow at this year's Fakuma focuses on servo driven Flexflow One hot runner technology which does not require an additional control unit during the injection process, and the new range of Full Compact Nozzles with a reduced constant external diameter over their length. Thanks to newly developed pressure...

Manufacturing of beverage caps

Alucaps purchases the thirty-second CCM from Sacmi

Technology - Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Can two different caps be produced using the same die? With Sacmi compression technology the answer is yes, and this is just one of the reasons why the Alucaps Group decided to purchase an all-new Sacmi CCM64MB press. Renowned supplier of high quality plastic and metal caps to the world's leading beverage...