NPE Channel Articles

Plastiblow to debut high efficiency blowmolding machine

February 17, 2015

Plastiblow (booth #W-1950) will showcase for the first time in North America its fully electric PB5E-DL double station machine in operation that will produce a 350ml flat/oval personal care bottle in 4+4 cavity setup. The technical solutions adopted to achieve the servo-driven movements (for...

TPEs offer weight savings in automotive sealing applications

February 13, 2015

A series of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds for window encapsulation and other injection molded automotive sealing applications provides a higher-flow alternative to thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) while offering the potential for weight savings because of their low density. Sarlink ME-...

All-electric show from Niigata at NPE

February 11, 2015

With its 100% focus on all-electric injection molding machines, Niigata (booth W13630) will bring two all-new offerings to the North American market: a horizontal press and a vertical press. Niigata introduced the world’s first all-electric vertical injection molding machines in 1996 and its...

Nissei offers technological solutions to daily molding challenges, value addition

February 9, 2015

Japanese injection molding machine builder Nissei Plastic Industrial is bringing six injection molding machines to NPE (at booth W1529) including its latest electric, hybrid, and vertical offerings to demonstrate it capabilities in delivering deliver technological solutions to daily challenges for...

Westminster Tool invests in software, equipment

February 9, 2015

An injection mold is only as good as the parts that it produces. This concept is the driving force behind Westminster Tool’s recent investments which include Moldex 3D molding simulation software, an RJG eDart System for process monitoring as well as increased RJG Master MolderSM support...

CBW Automation celebrates 45 years of building trust with systems for injection molding, thermoforming

February 9, 2015

This year marks a special one for Fort Collins, CO-based CBW Automation: the company is celebrating its 45th anniversary, which coincides with NPE2015. CBW is returning to NPE this year after an extremely successful NPE2012, where the company won the Judges Award at the International Plastics...

American premiere of the freeformer at Arburg booth

February 6, 2015

  A wide variety of injection molding machinery and more will feature at the 7000-sq.-ft Arburg booth (W3729) at NPE, including the debut of the supplier’s additive manufacturing solution: the freeformer; that originally debuted at the K Show in Germany in October 2013. Arburg will also...

New purging compound slashes injection machine downtime, scrap by half

February 6, 2015

Last year, the Dyna-Purge Division of Shuman Plastics (Depew, NY) introduced Dyna-Purge D2, reported to be a breakthrough technology that enables users to purge more resins with just one product. Now, plastic processors worldwide are enjoying the benefits of what Dyna-Purge officials call the...

Vertellus to highlight additive solutions for automotive, medical, wire and cable

February 5, 2015

Additives supplier Vertellus (Indianapolis, IN) will showcase a family of high-performance copolymers for glass fiber sizing and engineered plastics compounding at NPE 2015 at their booth: S29145. The company will also highlight a line of bio-based plasticizers at the show. In addition to their...

New elastomer grades to debut from US compounder

February 4, 2015

Visitors to the NPE in Orlando can expect to come across a variety of new products at the Elastocon TPE Technologies booth (26043, South Hall, Level 1) for applications including automotive, medical, and toys. The compounder says it is also now able to accommodate orders for the most demanding of...

Metabolix to showcase PHA-based solutions at NPE2015

February 4, 2015

As an industry leader in the development of PHAs, a family of biobased and biodegradable materials, Massachussetts-based Metabolix, has announced that it will highlight its polyhydroxyalkanoate biopolymers at the NPE2015 trade show. The company will also be presenting two technical papers at...

From demographics to disinfectants, PolyOne keeps finger on pulse of medtech customer needs

February 3, 2015

A global supplier of specialized polymer materials to a swathe of sectors, PolyOne (Avon Lake, OH) will have an expansive and multifaceted presence at NPE2015. The company notably will showcase technologies that help its customers and their products stand out from the competition in its meeting...

NGR debuts innovative PET improvement equipment at NPE2015

February 3, 2015

NGR - Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH - will premiere its new P:REACT equipment at next month’s NPE2015. Based on the principles of LSP (Liquid State Polycondensation), a process that considerably enhances the material properties of PET, the P:REACT is a good choice for PET...

Davis-Standard to showcase extrusion technology

February 2, 2015

Davis-Standard, LLC will promote a variety of extrusion and converting technology at booth W-6144 during NPE2015. Extrusion solutions geared toward energy and cost efficiency, product versatility and maximum productivity will be on display. Davis-Standard’s exhibit includes a running...

Negri Bossi to display multi-component molding applications

February 2, 2015

Negri Bossi North America (booth #W643) will exhibit a wide range of technological capabilities available across their line of injection molding machines, aimed especially at demonstrating their expertise with multi-component molding applications. According to Tony Firth, VP and General Manager...