NPE Channel Articles

Custom molder purchases 16 all-electric machines from Toshiba

March 18, 2015

PRD Inc., a division of Specialty Manufacturers Inc., is a custom molder based in Springville, IN, specializing in components for lighting for municipal and automotive markets, HVAC components for the global automotive industry, and sound control for industry, electronics and the military. Over...

Bauer Plastics Technology introduces turnkey N2IT gas assist system

March 17, 2015

Bauer Plastics Technology Group (Shelby Township, MI) will debut the new Bauer N2IT at NPE 2015, booth W-1782. The N2IT combines a nitrogen generator, high-pressure nitrogen compressor and nitrogen process control unit in one portable package, said Rick Goralski, Business Development Manager....

Currier Plastics to demonstrate new blow molding system

March 17, 2015

Currier Plastics (Auburn, NY ) will demonstrate its newly acquired blow molding system at NPE 2015, booth W-1551, with Kautex Machine (North Branch, NJ), where the new KBB60D will be on display. Currier Plastics has partnered with Kautex in their common goal to focus on sustainable solutions for...

Pyramid Plastics installs third new press in four months; continues facility upgrade

March 17, 2015

  Pyramid Plastics Inc. (Rockford, IL), a custom injection molding company serving a variety of markets, has announced the installation of its newest machine, a 140-ton Toshiba molding press. This is the third new injection molding press the company has installed over the past four months...

Yushin creates buzz processing medical marijuana vials

March 17, 2015

With the tremendous growth in automation in the plastics processing industry, it only makes sense that automation exhibits would be a big hit at NPE 2015. Attendees at NPE will see some amazing aspects of automation, including the unveiling of a new Yushin ultra-high speed cell in booth W-763....

DE-STA-CO tooling can boost injection molding productivity

March 16, 2015

At NPE2015, you can learn how automation can greatly increase the productivity of a plastic injection molding system. However, few machine builders share the same needs, which is why DE-STA-CO (Auburn Hills, MI), a global manufacturer of automation equipment, is showing a variety of automation...

NPE2015 demonstrates how vinyl saves lives in special exhibit

March 13, 2015

  The old maxim that there's no such thing as bad publicity might work for celebrities, but it hasn't been good for PVC. Although the issues with the material have more to do with the phthalates that are added to make it flexible—which have been linked to health concerns...

Werth TomoScope performs first-part inspections in minutes

March 10, 2015

X-rays are good for uncovering flaws in many solid bodies that can’t be seen from an external vantage point. For molded parts, some internal features can only be seen if the part undergoes destructive testing, but an x-ray using tomography can give you a lot of information without having to...

Illig showcases high-productivity thermoforming, IML technologies

March 10, 2015

Illig (Heilbronn, Germany), a global supplier of high-performance production lines and thermoforming technology for the packaging industry, will showcase thermoforming equipment and in-mold labeling (IML) solutions at NPE 2015 (booth W-8052). Illig will present the current generation of its...

Halogen-free flame-retardant continuous-fiber-reinforced polycarbonate grades debut; target metal replacement

March 3, 2015

The Bond Laminates GmbH (Brilon, Germany), a subsidiary of specialty chemicals company Lanxess (Cologne, Germany), has expanded its Tepex range of continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic high-performance composites to include halogen-free flame-retardant versions with a polycarbonate matrix. “Our...

In-mold injection process produces complex auto part

February 26, 2015

Injection machine supplier Billion SAS (Bellignat, France) and toolmaker Georges Pernoud North America (GNPA; Rochester Hills, MI) are teaming up at NPE2015 (booth W983-7) to present a multi-shot automotive application. The fully automated process includes the molding of rigid plastic components...

Makino highlights high-performance technologies for injection mold manufacturing market at NPE2015

February 24, 2015

  Makino (Mason, OH) will share its latest solutions for plastics processing for a variety of industries including the medical, automotive and aerospace sectors in booth S-8125. “The global automotive, medical and packaging markets are growing rapidly, and this show is a great place...

Guill presents multilayer extrusion tooling for auto, medical applications

February 20, 2015

Extrusion tooling supplier Guill Tool & Engineering (West Warwick, RI) will highlight its Series 800 two- to six-layer extrusion tooling in booth W5549 at NPE2015. The systems are designed to produce high-quality tubing in outer diameters ranging from 1/8 to 6 in. for automotive, medical and...

Motan showcases conveying systems, introduces the new METRO G material loader range at NPE

February 18, 2015

Flexible and versatile, motan’s newest Metro G material loader range not only combines the latest technologies from Colortronic and motan, it also has a number of new features as well. METRO G's modular building block system allows users to configure and create the optimal material loader...

Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers launches new grades of TPE for sensory-sensitive applications

February 18, 2015

Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers Inc., a leading manufacturer and custom compounder of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) materials, today announced the availability of new grades of premium quality TPE for sensory-sensitive applications. In response to the high market demand for better packaging...