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High-performance melt filter enables flake processing in direct injection moulding

Flakes obtained from plastic waste by grinding can be processed directly in the injection moulding process if any foreign substances are thoroughly removed from the melt. The associated technology was developed by injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel, which chose a high-performance melt filter from Ettlinger, a...

Technologies for sustainable injection moulding

At K 2022, Oerlikon HRSflow will focus on an extensive range of hot runners tailored to small shot weights and the new Xp nozzle series for use in thin-wall injection moulding. Both support the trend towards greater sustainability by helping to reduce energy consumption in plastics processing. Applications of...

Greater cost effectiveness in the production of large containers

In collaboration with development partner Haidlmair, Engel has succeeded in reducing the cycle time for manufacturing large logistics products by 30%. The Engel duo speed high-performance machine, in combination with innovative mould technology is responsible for this performance boost...

Ready2Go, the Arburg app for machines ready for delivery

To offer customers quick and easy access to standard machines, Arburg has already been producing Allrounders from the Golden Edition and Golden Electric "ready to go" series since 2021. All European users of the arburgXworld customer portal have the opportunity to view the list of available warehouse and showroom machines...

The “new” KraussMaffei: sustainable solutions and climate neutrality within 2030

At the trade show K 2022, the company will reaffirm its claim to expand its market position as a leading supplier of sustainable solutions for the plastics industry. The company's 185th anniversary in 2023 also marks the beginning of a new, sustainable era: in eight years, i.e. in 2030, the entire company will be climate-neutral...

The Technology Days of Arburg restarted with digitization and sustainability

From June 22 to 25, 2022, the Arburg Technology Days took place again after a break of two long years due to pandemic. Around 3,700 visitors from all over the world came to Lossburg (Germany). Awaiting them under the title, "Think Tank", were around 50 machine exhibits, the Efficiency Arena with its focus on...

Direct moulding of rPET flakes for the production of preforms

Husky Technologies announced the introduction of its revolutionary HyPET HPP5e Recycled Melt to PreformTM (RMTP) system. With one system already running in the field and the second soon to be delivered, this development marks the successful integration of a preform injection moulding system with...

At Mecspe, a Nova eT machine will be producing plates for finger food

From June 9 to 11 at Bologna Fiere, in the Eurostampi section of the Mecspe 2022 show, Negri Bossi will be exhibiting the 180-H490 version of the Nova eT range of fully electric injection presses, one of the flagship products by the Milanese manufacturer. The machine on display, mainly aimed at the...

Thermoplastic composite aircraft sidewall panels using recycled carbon fibre

The company of the Cannon Group, Cannon Ergos, is working with Boeing on moulding trials for the feasibility of using recycled carbon fibre (rCF) for the fabrication of aircraft cabin interior sidewall panels. The recovery and reuse of carbon fibre waste during production processes and end-of-life applications, such as...

Manufacturers of injection moulding machines and robots test OPC 40079

On April 5 and 6, 2022, manufacturers of injection moulding machines and robots met at Baumüller in Nuremberg (Germany) for a so-called plugfest to test the new digital interface OPC 40079. The main focus was on connecting devices from different manufacturers with each other. It became apparent where the specification still has weaknesses...

Negri Bossi at FIP with injection and blow moulding in a single press

A fully electric 180-ton Nova eT injection moulding machine will be on display at Negri Bossi stand at the FIP 2022 exhibition running in Lyon (France) from 5 to 8 April. During the event this machine - mainly suitable for medical, packaging and technical applications - will be producing moulded and blown bottles using a...

Arburg at Greenplast 2022: sustainability in practice

The Greenplast trade fair will be held in Milan for the first time from 3 to 6 May 2022. The event will focus on the topics of sustainability, recycling and energy efficiency in the plastics and rubber industry. At its exhibition stand (62/61, hall 14), Arburg will be demonstrating its expertise in circular economy and resource conservation with...

New Elios 4500: faster and less energy-intensive

Powerful and particularly energy-efficient: with the hybrid high-performance machines of the Elios series, Netstal is excellently positioned in the application field for high-speed thin-wall applications with clamping forces between 4500 and 10000 kN. By intelligently redesigning the drive components, Netstal was able to significantly shorten the...

MacroPower IMM in Romania

CER Cleaning Equipment in Romania, a company of the German Kärcher Group, has been using machines, automation and auxiliaries from the Wittmann Group for years. Recently, another 18 machines of the MacroPower series were installed at CER Cleaning Equipment...

Injection moulding of radiator grills for electric mobility

The BMW Group has launched a new Engel production unit at its Landshut production plant. The kidney-shaped badge for the electric BMW iX is produced in a cleanroom atmosphere. Both the BMW Group and ENGEL are breaking completely new ground here, prompting the International Society for Plastics Technology...

Engel sustainability and circular economy make a stop in Dubai

Sustainability and circular economy are at the heart of Engel participation at ArabPlast 2021 (Dubai, November 15-18) and they pass through recycling, energy efficiency and thin-wall moulding technology as key factors to reduce the footprint of CO2. Both post-consumer and post-industrial materials - usually PP or HDPE - are used in the...

Everything under control for Negri Bossi at Mecspe

The Italian domestic market remains of fundamental importance for Negri Bossi. This was confirmed by the participation of the company in the oncoming Mecspe fair, scheduled in Bologna from November 23 to 25. At the fair, the company from Cologno Monzese (Milan) will be joined by its partners, Sate and ForPlast, which are...

Non-cooled hydraulic cylinder for a wider process window

With HRScool Evo, Oerlikon HRSflow launches a further development of the HRScool hydraulic cylinder system for hot runner injection moulding, which, thanks to its sophisticated temperature management, does not require active liquid cooling of the actuation unit. Thanks to a further reduction in the heat flow between...

Mining information from data

As the degree of digitalisation increases in injection moulding processes, so does the volume of data. The data contains a great deal of information, but this is often not recognisable at first glance. With the new performance.boost analytics service, Engel helps its customers to mine information from the available data in order to...