Technical moulding

Shutoff nozzles for fast cycles

Technology - Monday, 13 April 2015

The product range of Thermoplay (stand D 102, hall 24, at the international exhibition 2015) has been broadened by a new shutoff nozzle, suitable for moulding technical parts, where the injection speed and high pressure require high performance. The sealing area between the nozzle head and... 

Machinery manufacturer

Milacron announces a proposed Initial Public Offering

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2015

On April 3, 2015, Milacron Holdings Corporation - a global leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customized systems used in the plastic technology and processing industry and a...

From the Italian injection moulding machines producer

A new CEO for Negri Bossi

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2015

On March 5, under the new CEO nomination Craig Ward, Negri Bossi finalised the transformation process under new ownership. A graduate in Polymer Science, Craig started his career in the plastic material world at the...

Previews and Confirmations

Star Automation Europe strengthens its core business

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2015

The XW-VI and Es-II series will be previewed by Star Automation at PLAST 2015 (Hall 24, stand C81/D82). These are new vertical-entry robots, representing and strengthening the company’s core business thanks to the high performance of the XW line and to the high quality/price ratio of the...

Optical inspection

Saving money, while improving process and material quality

Technology - Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Steep quality requirements especially in the high-end film market require 100% defect detection and monitoring of material quality during production. Only comprehensive and reliable material qualification returns optimum material quality and...

Arburg, from a family-run company to a multinational corporation

Eugen Hehl joins the Plastics Hall of Fame

Technology - Wednesday, 1 April 2015

In Orlando, USA, Eugen Hehl has recently been inducted into the “Plastics Hall of Fame” that is located at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, USA, and it has been honouring persons who have made significant contributions to the development and growth of the plastics...

The Arburg Freeformer

Italian debut at Plast 2015

Technology - Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Freeformer will be presented for the first time in Italy, demonstrating how one-off parts and small, multiple-variant batches can be produced from standard granulate without a mould in an additive manufacturing process, using Arburg Plastic Freeforming (AKF). The applications on view in the...

Cribis Certification

Maximum financial soundness for Piovan

Technology - Wednesday, 25 March 2015

On 13 March, Cribis gave Piovan its "D&B Rating 1", indicating the highest level of economic and financial dependability of a commercial transactions firm. This certification represents the highest assessment level of economic soundness and commercial reliability of an organization, and it is issued exclusively to companies that...

Chillers and temperature control

Frigosystem lands in the United States

Technology - Wednesday, 25 March 2015

After the sister-company in Mexico, it is the turn of North America. The new American branch of Frigosystem-Corema has been established in February 2015: it’s a lead of the Italian sales cell Go Trade and it’s, in fact, registered as Go Trade North America. The headquarters of the new company is in...   

At Negri Bossi

32-cavity mould tested on a Canbio

Technology - Friday, 20 March 2015

Moulding tests at Negri Bossi in Cologno Monzese, just outside Milan. A 32-cavity mould for the production of 74-gram caps for food containers has been installed on a Canbio V220-850 injection press, which has been shown to be reliable, quiet and easy to use. The manufacturing cell also included a Sytrama robot and a GD92CU automation...

Isit blow moulding machines

Three-platen clamping system

Technology - Thursday, 19 March 2015

Avoiding an unbalanced transmission of the clamping force to the mould and allowing the use of moulds with bigger sizes than those of the platens. To this scope the Isit range of blow moulding machines with accumulator heads, developed by ST Soffiaggio Tecnica, features a 3-platen clamping unit with...

PC-ABS little trees

Efficient solution for the highest design requirements

Technology - Thursday, 19 March 2015

In cooperation with Wegaplast, headquartered in Toscanella di Dozza, near Bologna (Italy), Engel has developed a production process for design objects, also using variothermal injection moulding technology. In this application the Swiss company HB-Therm is the partner for heating and cooling...