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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag expands fast-cycle all-electric platform

The moulding specialist Sumitomo (SHI) Demag releases new mid-size IntElect S high-speed energy-saving range globally. Engineered specifically for high volume packaging, medical and automotive applications requiring the highest processing precision in the fastest cycle time, the company is accelerating its...

Optimized hot runner systems for PCR compounds

Oerlikon HRSflow has developed special hot runner solutions for PCR compounds. Their application possibilities are demonstrated by two examples realized in practice - a fruit crate and a garbage can for composting organic household waste. With these environmentally friendly projects, which...

More space for the mould on the same footprint

At the K show 2022, the dual platen large machines from the Engel duo product family are exhibiting even more flexibility and efficiency. The new duo tech can accommodate larger moulds on the same footprint and achieves greater productivity thanks to a shorter dry cycle time and improved power...

Multi central units for supplying gas in foam moulding

At the K show 2002, Engel is improving the cost-effectiveness of structural foam moulding with new e-foam XL multi central gas supply units. Sophisticated sample parts produced during the show do not require any additional overhead, but leave the injection moulding machine ready to fit with a structured class A surface...

Four BMB cells for high-speed moulding and low energy consumption

BMB recent investments in research and development have focused on supporting its customers in order to ensure greater energy savings, with technical solutions aimed primarily at meeting the high productivity needs of the packaging sector. With four production cells running during the K 2022 exhibition, BMB will convey a...

The electric press for elastomers is coming

IMG, operating in the field of injection moulding machines for elastomers, presents the first full-electric moulding machine. Its name is REM 300, a highly innovative product, both in terms of performance and sustainability, with consumptions reduced by 40% compared to a hydraulic press...

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...