Technology

FDA-compliant

PU seal for direct contact with food

Technology - Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The new polyurethane (PU) foam seal from Sonderhoff in the Fermapor K31 product range received sought-after American FDA conformity. It is considered to be the recognised standard for food packaging worldwide. The PU seal is also approved for direct contact with food in accordance with the EU Regulation No. 10/2011 which entered into force on 1 January 2016...

Amut Ecotech’s delivery in Egypt

Plant for recycling 300 tons per day of MSW

Technology - Wednesday, 7 June 2017

A plant by Amut Ecotech - recycling division of Amut Group - was recently installed in Edwa city of Minya Governorate, Egypt, for the recycling of municipal solid wastes (MSW); the plant is planned to go into full operation by June. The manufacturer was awarded the public tender issued by UNDP solid waste management in...

Digital sensor

Simple and accurate positioning

Technology - Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The new digital gap checker in SMC Italia's ISA3 sensor series makes measuring the gap between the surface and the tool easy with its simple three-stage configuration procedure, which reduces the confirmation time for correct positioning, delivering savings in operating costs, labour, and energy...

Pipe extrusion

Large diameter cross heads for coating

Technology - Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The German-based Conextru designs and builds cross heads for any kind of pipe coating application, from bundling of small pipes for optical fibres to coating multilayer structures with barrier layer for small pipes, like those used for floor heating, as well as for large pipes, like water transportation pipes, through to single layer coatings as...

Maplan Days of Technology 2017

Spotlight on elastomer injection moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 7 June 2017

About 450 people attended the fourth Maplan Days of Technology on May 31 and June 1, 2017, at the new company premises in Kottingbrunn (Austria). The first day of the symposium focused on the presentation of the status and perspectives of the Austrian machinery manufacturer. Furthermore, the 2-day lecture program provided a...

Thermoforming

A set of moulds for the production of PET containers

Technology - Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A specialist manufacturer of thermoforming moulds, Termostampi has recently developed a set of moulds for the production of PET containers with lids. The set comprises four separate units designed to be mounted on the respective thermoformer stations, which correspond to the four steps in the production cycle...

New system software and welding machines at Medtec

Boosting production during laser plastic welding

Technology - Wednesday, 31 May 2017

You don’t always need big machines to achieve significant production advances. At Medtec (Stuttgart, April 4-6) LPKF showcased technologies and developments which can give a major boost to productivity and economic efficiency. The new laser welding systems are supplied with a calibrated working area, Soft-PLC, and...

Sidel SteadyEDGE

The unique new base solution for flat and oval containers

Technology - Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The use of PET is steadily gaining market share in food, home care and personal care (FHPC) markets traditionally dominated by HDPE and PP and is expected to grow by an average of 3% for all three sectors until 2020. Within these highly FHPC competitive markets, Sidel's new SteadyEdge base provides...

Elba at Interpack 2017

Welding line for doypack bags

Technology - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The SA-V line for the 4-track production of "doypack" bags with 3 bottom gussets was recently exhibited by Elba at the Interpack fair (Düsseldorf, May 4-10). This range of welders, the pride of this manufacturer from Magnago (Milan), is designed and manufactured to produce pre-made bags at high speed and in a versatile...

Platform for the additive manufacturing

Modular cells for the 3D printing

Technology - Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Stratasys, the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, took a significant step into low-volume, continuous production using additive technology today when it unveiled a new product under development - the Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator - at the Rapid + TCT show in Pittsburgh...

Printing and decoration

A high-speed laser to mark the inside of caps

Technology - Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Moss family of printing equipment for plastic caps has been extended with the new Laser Cap model, engineered to etch the inside of bottle caps with a high-speed laser. The laser beam is suitable to mark ID matrix, bar codes or QR codes and graphics such as logos, icons or symbols. Thanks to the special software integrated in the touchscreen panel, it...

Negri Bossi at Plastpol 2017

Electric for PBT, TPU and LSR, hydraulic for PS

Technology - Wednesday, 10 May 2017

At the twenty-first Plastpol, being held at the Kielce Exhibition & Conference Centre from May 23 to 26, Negri Bossi, together with its local agent NTQ, will be showing the all-electric 180-630 machine, featuring a clamping force of 180 tonnes, producing a ping pong bat. The machine is injecting the body in a PBT material from the main 45mm plasticising unit...