NPE Channel Articles

Styrolution to showcase post-consumer recycled line of polystyrenes at NPE2012

March 26, 2012

Styrolution America will showcase a line of polystyrene products containing post-consumer recycled (PCR) polystyrene at booth (#13005). The product line from Styrolution includes three product grades, each with 25% PCR content, which is supplied by NextLife - a collaborative manufacturer of...

RadiciGroup to highlight engineering plastics solutions for auto sector

March 23, 2012

Several polyamide(PA) grades from Italian supplier RadiciGroup Plastics (booth 35017) will be under the spotlight at the NPE, including PA66 resins with exceptional heat resistance to aging in air at temperatures of up to 210°C. Radilon A BMV200 HHR 3800 NER, for example, is a high-performance...

Managing your NPE2012 experience; there’s an app for that

March 23, 2012

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) has launched a free app that will allow users to create and manage their show schedule; view and select exhibitors; navigate the show floor; stay connected; and more. To install, simply go to the App Store from your iPad and search for NPE2012. SPI has...

DuPont to feature amine-free antistat for film at NPE2012

March 22, 2012

DuPont will feature a new amine-free antistat for BOPP and PP film in booth (#35013). The new product, Grindsted AR100, is designed for the food packaging industry, and will be showcased at NPE2012, along with other biobased additives resulting from the recent acquisition of Danisco. It also is...

Milacron to showcase all-electric injection molding machine

March 21, 2012

Milacron will set up shop at NPE2012 with a self-contained packaging cell featuring its PowerPAK all-electric injection molding machine at booth (#2803). Visitors can watch the 550-ton PowerPAK achieve a near 5-second cycle time as it molds, the company stated. Container lids are from RP250 35 MFR...

Dow to launch multiple products at NPE2012

March 21, 2012

The Dow Chemical Company will launch multiple products at NPE2012, including new resins at nine different locations on the show floor. Dow is also the exclusive corporate sponsor of the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Antec 2012 technical conference, co-located with NPE2012, where Dow...

New medical extruder will debut at NPE2012

March 20, 2012

A new ownership group at Davis-Standard will show a significant equipment lineup at NPE 2012, including a controller and compact extruder targeting medical applications. Features of the new DS-eVUE controller include a solid-state hard drive, a 15-inch (381mm) wide-screen HMI (human machine...

BMB to demonstrate its “true” hybrid electric injection molding machine

March 20, 2012

BMB-Spa will unveil its "true” hybrid electric injection molding machine to the U.S. market at NPE2012 (booth #323). BMB will be running a 550-ton high-speed manufacturing cell, producing an ultra thin food container on a (2x8) 16-cavity stack mold, a 16-oz container mold from StackTeck...

On-floor technology theater gives encore performance at NPE2012

March 16, 2012

Returning in 2012 after a successful premiere at NPE2009, the on-floor Technology Theater will be back in Orlando with 36 sessions spread from Monday through Thursday of show week (April 2-5; Orange County Convention Center; Orlando). The Technology Theater is located in the middle of the south...

Mold-Masters will showcase its new IRIS technology

March 14, 2012

Mold-Masters, a supplier of hot runners and process controllers, will showcase its new IRIS technology in a live work cell (booth 4463). The company is partnering with other suppliers of plastics-processing technology to host live demonstrations. The technology will produce HDPE closures in a 16-...

Kortec to display new shapes of multilayer food and beverage packaging at NPE2012

March 14, 2012

Kortec Inc. (booth 2390) will display a variety of food and beverage packages produced with its multilayer barrier technology. These include new shapes and styles of high barrier, thin-wall multilayer food containers, one-piece closures, and multilayer PET and OPP preforms and finished containers...

CBW Automation will demonstrate high-speed automation technology at NPE2012

March 14, 2012

CBW Automation (booth 3169), a manufacturer of high-speed automation for the plastics processing industry, packaging, and medical markets, will display some of its automation solutions at NPE2012, including its new high-speed automation system for case unpacking of lids/containers at the filling...

Ferromatik Milacron to showcase new modular F-Series at NPE2012

March 14, 2012

Injection molding machine manufacturer Ferromatik Milacron will present its F-Series model configured for packaging at (booth 2803). Each of the five machine axes can be powered by either hydraulic or electric drives and these can be combined in whatever manner suits the manufacturing requirements...

Kraton targets PVC replacements at NPE2012

March 13, 2012

Kraton Performance Polymers (Houston, TX) will feature its styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs" as PVC replacements at NPE2012 (April 1-5; Orlando, FL). Kraton will show (booth 3900) new elastomers that replace PVC in medical and wire and coating applications at NPE2012. New higher flow...

battenfeld-cincinnati to showcase sheet extrusion tech at NPE2012

March 12, 2012

battenfeld-cincinnati USA (formerly American Maplan Corp.) will showcase its extrusion of high quality sheet for packaging (booth 911). In addition, the company will also introduce its new multi-touch roll stack. battenfeld-cincinnati’s 75-mm (3-inch) single screw extruder series has more...