Publication: Plastics Technology

First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

A True Pioneer Passes

I was saddened earlier this week to learn of the passing of Frank Nissel, who revolutionized the sheet extrusion business when he co-founded Welex in 1966, and was elected to The Plastics Hall of Fame in 2000 during NPE.  Frank passed away Thursday, Aug. ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Further Expansion Into Thermoplastic Composites

Indiana-based Jeco Plastics Products recently received a research grant from Purdue University under the IN-Mac program to study how thermoplastic composites with continuous internal fibers in either single or multiple directions develop wrinkles when ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

New Guide Offers Tips on Speeding Changeovers

Time, as the old adage goes, is money. This is certainly true for custom processors, who in large part are able to pay their bills based on how quickly they are able to transition from one job to the next. It makes no difference whether you are involved ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Wal-Mart's Made in America Pledge and Plastics

For the outsized influence it exerts on manufacturers the world over, there’s one important thing to remember about Wal-Mart, a basic fact stated by company President CEO Doug McMillon during that company’s second U.S. Manufacturing Summit held in De ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

TESTING: New Touchscreen Software for Rheometers

Quick and easy measurements from a wide variety of tests.Brookfield Engineering , Middleboro, Mass., offers new Rheo3000 V.2 software for use with its new family of RST touchscreen rheometers. The new software offers quick and easy measurements—from single-point ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

INJECTION MOLDING: Mold Simulation Software Gains Speed and New Functionality

It's faster, easier to use, and supports more sophisticated modeling.Click Image to EnlargeEasier modeling of conformal cooling.Display fiber length (with screw effects) and concentration.Display weld lines on the surface and inside the part.New release ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Filterless Vacuum Receiver Eliminates Wear Problems

Velocity-reducing elbow inside the receiver cuts wear, ensures air separation from material.The PureFlo filterless vacuum receiver, introduced at the K 2013 show in Dusseldorf (see our January report ), has proven its worth in a number of successful installations, ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Barrel Repair: When Does It Make Sense?

Repairing a barrel can save you time and money vs. buying a brand-new one. But it’s not an easy fix and not even always possible.Click Image to EnlargeA work-in-progress of an injection barrel repair.Refurbishing a worn extrusion or injection cylinder ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Commodity Resin Prices Heading Up

Upward pressure on prices comes from production disruptions and higher feedstock costs.The trajectory for PE and PP prices is definitely upward for now, as planned and unplanned resin and feedstock production disruptions have tightened supplies significantly. Spot-market ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Five Quick Steps Toward Better Blending

Rising costs of resins and additives, along with higher demands for quality and use of regrind, place a premium on proficient blending. Here are some steps to get you there.Click Image to EnlargePhoto at left shows a blend that has been conveyed 200 ft ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
Entities: Vacuum, Density, Discharge, Resin
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Reduce Hot-Runner Downtime With Proper Troubleshooting

Solve your problem faster by adopting a systematic approach. Here’s how to get going.Click Image to EnlargeSimplified diagram of a thermocouple. Two wires of dissimilar metals are joined at the thermocouple tip to create the “hot junction,” and the wires ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

B&B Molders Sticks to Its Core— Core Values & Core Competencies

To compete in today’s market, you need good technology, but you also need to know what you stand for and what you’re good at.Click Image to EnlargeB&B Molders CEO Britt Murphey (r.) and operations manager Jim Krezel show off the new Conair central drying ... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]

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...  He enjoyed pulling my leg. "What’s new?” he’d say, repeating my question. “We painted our machines a different color. Write about that.” But he was truly a font of information about anything related to plastics processing, and not just extrusion. "I read that article you wrote last month," he'd say. "That (whatever) that you reported was new is actually about 25 years old. It didnt work then, it won't now.""

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A True Pioneer Passes [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 29 2014]
Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Furt... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 28 2014]
New Guide Offers Tips on Speeding Changeovers [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 28 2014]
Wal-Mart's Made in America Pledge and Plastics [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 27 2014]
INJECTION MOLDING: Mold Simulation Software Gai... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 27 2014]
TESTING: New Touchscreen Software for Rheometers [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 27 2014]
Blow a Bottle with Liquid Instead of Air [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
Hoover’s Huge Former Molding Plant Is on the Block [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
Mergers in Extrusion, Thermoforming [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
B&B Molders Sticks to Its Core— Core Values & C... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
Reduce Hot-Runner Downtime With Proper Troubles... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
Five Quick Steps Toward Better Blending [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
Commodity Resin Prices Heading Up [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
Barrel Repair: When Does It Make Sense? [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Filterless Vacuum Receiver... [Published Plastics Technology - Aug 26 2014]
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