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Insulin pen piston

At the Plast 2015, Netstal demonstrated its expertise within the industry of medical technology through the production of insulin pen piston guides on an Elion 1750-510. The polyoxymethylene (POM) parts were manufactured on a 16 cavity mould from Kebo in a cycle time of approx 8.5 seconds, which is very fast for this application...

Improving the efficiency of labs

A provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate the mechanical and rheological properties of materials, Instron - an ITW Test and Measurement division - exhibited at Plast 2015 its latest developments for tests on plastics. Its presence at the fair was focused in particular on the ways to address the identified main...

Injection moulding of metal alloys

With Liquidmetal, Engel opens the door to completely new classes of material and product characteristics; metal alloys can now be efficiently injection moulded. As the exclusive machine manufacturing partner of Liquidmetal Technologies (Rancho Santa Margarita, California), Engel is the only provider worldwide to offer...

Easylink means absence of cross-material contamination and high performance

Easylink, the new range of automatic coupling stations introduced by Piovan at Plast 2015, is bringing technologically advanced solutions guaranteeing a total absence of cross-material contamination and high production performance. Manual coupling stations are still widely used in the plastics processing industry. They are suitable for...

Solutions for plastics and rubber

At Plast 2015, Rivi Magnetics presented solutions both for plastic materials and for rubber, thus providing further confirmation of the dynamic nature of its activity in recent years. The company presented various new developments, starting with its range of MC control units, able to reach the highest performance levels currently requested and...

A coextrusion line for PP hollow sheets

A complete line for the coextrusion of polypropylene hollow sheets has been supplied by Union to a South American processor. The line is able to produce sheets with a useful width of 2500 mm and thicknesses ranging from 2 to 4 mm at an hourly rate of around 600 kg. The calibrating unit is equipped with...

Rubber to be printed in 3D

An Italian producer of filament for 3D printers, Filoalfa is offering its customers a new innovative material for FDM 3D printing: rubber! "We created several new rubber mixtures. Currently on sale is the FiloFlex 43D, available in anthracite black. To the touch similar to natural rubber, it has the ability...

Award for innovative applications on tie-bar-less machines

Engel's tie-bar-less technology promotes design freedom, efficient processing methods, compact production cells and creative process ideas. The Austrian company periodically honours outstanding applications with the Engel HL Award. Three companies were honoured at the design centre in Linz on the evening of June 16 during the...

More pipes in Myanmar

Tecnomatic, delivering by three new extrusion lines to a leading pipe manufacturer in Myanmar, is increasing its presence in the Asia-Pacific market. The lines, which feature the company’s latest technological solutions - like the Zephyr extruders (with an L:D ratio of 40:1) and the Venus heads - will be used to produce pipes in HDPE with diameters of up to 1200 mm...

Steel rule cutting and energy saving

The Swiss manufacturer of thermoforming machines, WM Wrapping Machinery participated at Plast 2015 presenting the last version of the Speedmaster Plus pressure forming machine: the FC 780 E IM2 model with steel rule cutting station, fully automated counting system, and stacking robot. The Speedmaster Plus is...

Attractive, safe and ergonomic machines

At Plast 2015 Baruffaldi Plastic Technology officially unveiled the new design characterising its tube and profile processing machines. The company’s intention, in carrying out this “restyling”, was to develop an image that emphasises the high quality and functionality of its products. The result is a compact and solid design that underlines...

Impeccable movements and energy saving

New-concept injection moulding machines of the GUM and GUM Fifo range featuring the HST (Hybrid Servo Technology) and ECO (Energy Saving Process) systems and hydraulic presses with electric servodrive technology: these are the innovations for the rubber sector unveiled by IMG at Plast 2015. The new systems make it possible to...

A tailor for “large sizes”

Ever since 1957 Motomeccanica has been designing, industrialising and producing powerful gearmotors, 80% of which are destined for installation on plastics and rubber processing machines manufactured by Italian companies. Along with the mere size of the transmission units exhibited by Motomeccanica at Plast 2015...

A new centre for the technological research and the applicative development

Great success for the opening of the new Bandera R&D centre, on May 8, during Plast 2015. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Giorgio Colombo, the president of Assocomaplast (the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers’ Association of which Bandera is a member...

Complete solutions and not just machines

The company Plastic Systems, which in 2014 celebrated its first twenty years in business, has always concentrated not just on supplying its own solutions to machine manufacturers, but also on developing turnkey systems. In addition to its Italian-based headquarters, research and development centre and production unit, the company also...

Renewed design and better performance

In 2013 Gamma Meccanica introduced the GM50 Compac in a new version. Its aim now is to redesign the whole range of machines by the end of 2015. The new design mainly concerns the feeding unit and the extruder, while the most significant changes have involved mainly the Compac lines (feeding system featuring silos with...

Plastics, a key sector for the company

Konica Minolta Sensing’s participation at Plast 2015 confirmed the importance of the plastic materials sector for this company, which focuses not only on the quality of its products, but also on the efficiency and speed of its advising and after-sales services. “Plast has become a fixture on our trade fair calendar. In fact...

Detergent containers and angled-neck bottles

Two fully electric blow moulding machines were presented by Meccanoplastica at Plast 2015. The single-station HL 450/S is a continuous extrusion blow moulding machine designed to produce containers with capacity of up to <st1:metricconverter w:st="on" productid="5 litres">5 litres. It is characterized by its 12-ton clamping force, horizontal stroke of the mould carriage in...

Previews of coming novelties for rubber and plastics

RC Run Safe Pack is the system used with Rodolfo Comerio calenders since the 1990s. Thanks to technological developments and ongoing progress, it now boasts precision to the millimetre. The package proposed by the manufacturer at Plast 2015 comprised 3 systems: RC GAPSystem; RC LaminatingSystem; and RC Roll SafeSystem...