Physical-mechanical tests

Impacts up to 50 J to establish specimens resistance

Technology - Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The range of instruments offered by Noselab ATS to perform physical-mechanical tests on plastics includes the Impact pendulum, available for impact energies up to 15, 25 and 50 J. The method used by this machine is based on the determination of the necessary energy to break a specimen under given conditions. Given the potential energy of the...

Tecnomatic increases sales in the Sub-Saharan markets

Four lines for pipes supplied in Mauritania

Technology - Wednesday, 13 April 2016

By delivering four extrusion lines for polyethylene pipes to an important Mauritanian converter, Tecnomatic increases its presence in the Sub-Saharan African markets. This new project confirms and continues the good work performed by the company in the area, with important installations in...

Production with six materials and 360 thousand colour combinations

A globally unique 3D printer

Technology - Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Fort Collins, Colorado. The company OtterBox, located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, was the first to use the brand new Stratasys 3D J750 printer to produce its personalised covers for various brands of mobile phones. Unveiled before the press at OtterBox itself on...

Colines line to Primex Plastics Corporation

A Bubble Guard Board for the first time in the Usa

Technology - Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Primex Plastics Corporation, based in Richmond (Indiana, Usa) and founded in 1965, is a company which manufactures extruded plastic sheets and roll products for thermoforming, building and printing. With facilities in five States from coast to coast and in the United Kingdom, it is one of the largest plastic sheet producers in the US...

Intensive training

The first 3D-printed running shoe

Technology - Tuesday, 29 March 2016

In 1996 Under Armour broke into the athletic market by reinventing the humble t-shirt. Now a powerhouse brand, Under Armour is pushing the boundaries on high-performance athletic gear. So as the company approached its 20th anniversary, the UA innovation team looked to up the ante on the brand’s performance training footwear. The team wanted...

Latest development from Polyrema

Mono is alive and bio is coming!

Technology - Wednesday, 23 March 2016

A plastics processor has recently ordered a line featuring exactly the details which Polyrema wants to present in the run-up to the plastics trade fair K 2016 in Düsseldorf. The single-layer ("mono") blown film line was extensively tested under production conditions: HDPE film and a biodegradable film (from Basf resin) were produced...

World premiere in injection moulding

Arburg introduces the Golden Electric series

Technology - Wednesday, 23 March 2016

On 15 March, Arburg welcomed customers from around the world at the international opening of its new assembly hall. A major surprise was prepared for the roughly 550 guests at this event in the form of the spectacular world premiere of the new electric Golden Electric machine series. The highlights of the series were presented by the...

Innovation from Plas Mec

Cooling more than eight batches per hour

Technology - Monday, 21 March 2016

The development and the optimization of the coolers of mixing plants is the latest innovation launched by Plas Mec and has been welcomed with great interest. Thanks to Plas Mec, today it is a straightforward task to cool more than 8 batches per hour of U-PVC from 120°C to 40°C...

Polyethylene pipe manufacturing systems

The biggest automatic winder ever built

Technology - Wednesday, 16 March 2016

On January 29 this year, the manufacturer FB Balzanelli was described, in an article published in “Il Sole 24 Ore” (Italian daily newspaper of economic information) as a top Italian company. Reference was also made to its latest achievement: machine model FBML7 5200, designed and created specifically for the winding of...


Best wishes to the 3D printer

Technology - Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Nowadays we hear a lot about 3D printers, which are also widely used: the 3D printer represents the latest frontier of the global manufacturing industry, and while it can certainly be said to have been reached, there remains much to explore. Perhaps surprisingly, the 3D is 30 years old: indeed, 11 March 1986 was the day that saw the publication of the...

Khosh Form is banking on Sipa

Seven XForm 500 systems for Iranian preforms

Technology - Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Iran’s largest producers of PET preforms is banking on Sipa in its latest round of expansion. Khosh Form, which has operations in the cities of  Mashhad (Khosh Form Toos) and Qazvin (Khosh Form Caspian), has, other than 10 different Husky machines, 7 XForm 500 preform injection molding system at both locations, all of them running with 96-cavity molds...

Twenty years of ETD

In Barcelona to talk about past, present and future of thermoforming

Technology - Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The European Thermoforming Division (ETD) of the SPE celebrates 20 years of excellence in serving the European thermoforming industry and this milestone has been marked at the 10th thermoforming conference held in Sitges (Barcelona) on March 10 and 11. The conference, which hosted about 250 participants, was entitled...