NPE Channel Articles

Brückner to showcase solutions for innovative oriented specialty films

January 12, 2015

German-based Brückner Maschinenbau will present in booth W-4763 the latest technologies that help film producers to manufacture a variety of special functional plastic films. Some of the offerings for packaging and label films include: • Inline coating technology for BOPET and BOPP...

NPE2015: Leistritz showcases advances in twin screw extrusion

January 9, 2015

Leistritz (Allendale, NJ) will exhibit the latest developments in twin screw extrusion technology at booth W6571 during NPE2015 in Orlando, FL, in March. Among the equipment on display is the ZSE‑18 twin screw extruder designed for use in medical, pharmaceutical, and related manufacturing...

Wittmann Battenfeld to feature six operating injection molding machine workcells

January 9, 2015

Visitors to the last NPE in 2012 remember Wittmann Battenfeld’s robots playing basketball – it generated quite the crowd. Well, the company promises that there will be an entirely new and novel demonstration in store for NPE2015. Beyond that, here's what to expect: Wittmann...

BORIDE introduces EDM Polishing Stone and updated catalog

January 9, 2015

BORIDE Engineered Abrasives has introduced the Golden Star EDM Polishing Stone, formulated to contour quickly while achieving an outstanding, silky smooth finish. It delivers exceptional performance on EDM surfaces, milling and machining marks. The Golden Star is made with premium aluminum oxide...

INCOE introducing direct gating on an IML part with SoftGate

January 9, 2015

INCOE Corp., a global manufacturer of hot runner systems, will display a sample of an IML part using INCOE’s SoftGate valve pin velocity control technology for an innovative production method for IML/IMD (in-mold labeling and in-mold decorating) using an important process optimization. As...

DSM highlights gas tank, under-the-hood applications

January 9, 2015

DSM Engineering Plastics (Room W225a) will be present at NPE with a number of auto-related innovations on show. These include a high pressure gas tank in thermoplastic composite and a portfolio for high temperature polyamide resin for use in engine compartments DSM will also highlight its...

Auto highlights from Engel

January 9, 2015

Engel (W1303) is presenting eight innovative applications at NPE 2015 from March 23 to 27 in Orlando, Florida, including two from the automotive sector. The machine builder and its partner ZF-Friedrichshafen (Germany) will present a geometrically optimized and stress-resistant plastic brake...

Unique Tool & Gauge begins multimillion dollar capital investment program

January 9, 2015

Unique Tool & Gauge Inc., a global supplier to all major automotive producers and their Tier 1 suppliers, announced a new capital equipment program, with an excess of $3.5 million dollars already spent in the fourth quarter of 2014, designed to increase throughput in its mold manufacturing...

Nordson to introduce new plasticizing unit for high-speed molding of thin-wall packaging

January 8, 2015

During NPE2015, Nordson Corp. will showcase in booth W6263 a high-rate plasticizing unit that incorporates an innovative screw design, which will produce enhanced-quality melt at rates that make possible shorter cycles in injection molding of high-speed, thin-wall packaging.  The...

NPE 2015: Engel showcases automated cleanroom molding of insulin pen component

January 7, 2015

In an effort to boost productivity, companies molding parts for medical applications increasingly favor the use of multicavity molds and larger injection molding machines, according to machine maker Engel (Schwertberg, Austria). At NPE2015, the company will demonstrate how a coordinated systems...

NPE2015 to feature multiple conferences

January 5, 2015

The latest educational programs to be announced for NPE2015 are a breakfast briefing on key markets and panel discussions on plastics design—both free to NPE attendees. These are additions to an agenda that already includes four extensive, multi-day, paid conferences on a range of technical...

DSM to showcase solutions for flexible food packaging, gas tank applications and DDR4 connectors at NPE

January 5, 2015

Royal DSM will demonstrate how its materials have been used in some of the latest application innovations to be introduced to the market at NPE2015. DSM will highlight several of these solutions via speaker presentations at SPI and ANTEC as well as in their Customer Service Center in the West...

Multi-tip hot runner nozzles permit balanced filling of precision tubular parts without core bending

December 31, 2014

New multi-tip hot runner nozzles designed Italian firm Thermoplay S.p.A. for axial injection of small tubular parts provide balance filling that prevents flow lines and reduces the risk of core pin bending caused by high injection pressures. ALBA Enterprises LLC, the North American representative...

Geiss will exhibit its new T10 vacuumforming machine

December 31, 2014

At NPE2015, the new Geiss T10 vacuumforming machine will feature all servo driven axes as a standard at booth W7349. The top and bottom platen, the clamp frame, the top and bottom heater banks and the sheet loader movements are now driven with servo motors. The result is a machine with 60% faster...

Absolute Haitian to show molding machine solutions

December 31, 2014

The success of the Haitian Jupiter II servo-hydraulic two- platen injection molding machine (the second generation of the Jupiter Series) has led to the introduction of new, smaller model sizes and new wide-platen options for North American molders. Previously available from 1,349 to 4,496 U.S...