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The electrifying future of plastic

Cars are becoming increasingly comfortable, safe and efficient. Not to mention beautiful. It’s been a lengthy evolution spanning more than a century, though the DNA has never been modified. Then, at the end…

TPE compounds for premium lifestyle products

There is a growing demand for TPE materials with higher performance properties in application and processing especially in the consumer electronics and premium lifestyle products sectors. Kraiburg TPE introduces a new range of high-tech…

Consistent and cost-effective PVC technology

Even modern grades of rigid PVC are less heat stable and have a smaller “processing window” than many thermoplastic materials. For this reason, most grades of rigid PVC require a special machine application…

Innovative materials for electric mobility

How can we make the mobility of the future as sustainable as possible? A group of students at RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences posed this question and, to find…

IntElect by Sumitomo: more compact, dynamic, precise and efficient

IntElect is a completely new generation of all-electric injection moulding machines developed by Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery. The line combines top-level performance with an outstanding energy footprint. Constructive innovative features reduce the…

Plastic & metal: a strong connection

The interface between plastic and metal is a risk factor which often proves to be a headache for injection molding manufacturers during the production of hybrid components. Over time, particularly corrosive media can…

From recycled plastic to industrial pallets

Installed at the Bavarian MB Spritzgusstechnik a Negri Bossi machine to convert recycled polymers or plastic granules with a long glass fibre or mineral reinforcement

When he referred to Negri Bossi (Cologno Monzese, Milan, Italy) a couple of years ago, Michael Bechtel, the founder of MB Spritzgusstechnik in Marktoberdorf (Bayern, Germany), had a vision: “Recycled plastic as raw…

Industry 4.0: avoid unplanned downtime

Hello machine, how are you doing today? The new Engel e-connect.monitor makes it possible to check the status of process-critical machine components during operation, analyse the data online, and make a reliable prognosis concerning the remaining service life

Maintenance staff face an enormous challenge every day. They are expected to guarantee very high availability for the production equipment, and at the same time, reduce the costs for maintenance and keeping a…

Polyamides: not just metal replacement

Consumption is up, driven by new applications and support for environmental sustainability. The future of polyamides is rosy pink, with a few drops of green

Replacing traditional materials with plastic polymers has now become the norm in many sectors. Automotive, aerospace, industrial and domestic machinery – for almost thirty years, these sectors have been benefiting from the advantages…

Tria presents a complete range of new granulators for injection molding

With two new models, Tria is counting on earning a greater share of the injection moulding market

According to IHS Markit, one of the major analysis and research institutes in the world, the content of plastics in vehicles is destined to grow from 200 kilos in 2014 to at least…

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