NPE Channel Articles

Biopolymers company MHG looks back on highly successful NPE2015

April 3, 2015

MHG, the Biopolymer Company (Bainbridge, GA), reports that it received an “astounding level of positive response” during NPE 2015 in Orlando, FL. At the event, MHG showcased a new generation of patented biopolymers, as well as other services the company offers to business partners,...

Canon Virginia showcases moldmaking at NPE2015 through "mixed reality"

March 26, 2015

Canon Virginia Inc. (CVI; Newport News, VA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Inc., knows that promoting value is key to success. The company has been working diligently on its value chain and demonstrated this commitment at NPE2015. CVI is sharing a range of moldmaking products and...

Currier buys new Kautex blow molder

March 26, 2015

Gary Kieffer (left) and Max Leone stand by their latest and greatest addition, which they showcased at NPE2015 in the Kautex booth. At NPE2015 booth W-1551 sits a brand new blow molding system from Kautex Machines Inc. (North Branch, NJ). The sold sign indicates that it's...

Clariant puts focus on customer solutions in four key areas

March 25, 2015

Specialty chemicals giant Clariant (Charlotte, NC) is showcasing products and technologies that support customers' product development, time-to-market and sustainability goals in four key markets this week at NPE 2015 (S-35035). These four areas—packaging, healthcare, transportation...

Beaumont launches education initiative for plastics professionals

March 24, 2015

Beaumont Technologies, a leader in injection molding education and plastics engineering technologies, announced the launch of a new educational initiative for the plastics injection molding industry, including personnel involved with the design and development of plastic parts. Known as the...

Capacity expansion, solving customer challenges top Sabic's agenda

March 23, 2015

Investing in competitiveness and solving industry's toughest challenges should not be an either/or proposition, says engineering thermoplastics supplier Sabic (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). "It's both—and, not or," said Keith Smith, Executive Vice President, Sabic, Innovation...

Husky demos revolutionary self-cleaning mold technology for HyPET HPP5

March 23, 2015

Push-button mold cleaning in eight seconds instead of four hours, and 10 times fewer cleaning interventions on a machine? Believe it. At NPE2015, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. (Bolton, ON, Canada) is providing live demonstrations of its revolutionary new self-cleaning mold technology for...

Struktol’s newest additives provide improved processing characteristics and performance

March 23, 2015

Struktol Co. of America, a leading global supplier of polymer additives based in Stow, OH, is presenting an expanded product line for engineered plastics this week in Orlando, FL. These new additives, says the company, have been designed to provide greater processing and performance capabilities...

StackTeck showcases innovations in cooling and thin-wall molding technologies

March 21, 2015

StackTeck Systems Ltd. (Brampton, ON, Canada) has gained fame through its innovative mold technologies that set the company apart from other custom mold manufacturers. To prove it, StackTeck is showcasing its new KoolTrack cooling technology at NPE2015 (booth W-1375). According to Jordan...

SPI Bioplastics Division highlights biodegradable, biobased plastic materials at NPE2015

March 20, 2015

As bioplastics continue to play an ever-growing role in the plastics industry’s efforts to promote environmental sustainability, their contributions to both the ecological—as well as economical—vigor of the sector are increasingly gaining well-deserved recognition. At NPE2015, SPI...

Moldex3D offers Cooling Channel Designer for optimizing cooling efficiency

March 20, 2015

In plastic injection molding, the cooling segment can take up as much as two-thirds of the cycle time, thereby reducing production efficiency. CoreTech Systems (Farmington Hills, MI), developer of Moldex3D simulator, noted that “traditionally speaking, most of the cooling channels are...

GN Thermoforming Equipment demonstrates high-output lid production

March 20, 2015

The primary focus of Nova Scotia–based GN Thermoforming Equipment’s presentation at NPE2015 was not hard to identify: A GN760 plug-assist thermoformer for high-output production of PET lids for the food service market. The new model is larger than GN’s previous machines,...

CB2 produces biobased plant containers live at NPE2015

March 20, 2015

For an on-site demonstration of injection molding with biobased plastics, booth S-18189 of the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) in the Sustainability Pavilion is the place to be at NPE2015. That’s where biobased plant containers are being molded from Bio-Res PLA, a 100%...

PTi showcases thin-gauge “dryerless” PET/PLA sheet system

March 20, 2015

At NPE2015, Processing Technologies International (PTi; Aurora, IL), a leading global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, is showing its dryerless sheet extrusion system at booth W-4182. It’s described by Matt Banach, Vice President, Sales and Marketing as “an...

Toshiba Machine adds new electric and servo hydraulic models

March 20, 2015

Three new injection molding systems are being introduced by Toshiba Machine (Elk Grove Village, IL) to provide customers with faster cycling, greater versatility and more cost-effective performance. Consisting of a 30-ton electric and 110- and 390-ton servo-driven hydraulics, the new models are...