Extrusion-Film & Sheet

Annual sales of products made using MuCell extrusion technology exceeds $100 million

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 26th, 2014

MuCell Extrusion is finally coming into its own as an in-demand technology for producing extruded plastic products. For the first time in the company's history, the sale of plastic extrusion products made using MuCell Extrusion technology has exceeded $100 million in sales over a 12-month period, according to Mark Lindenfelzer, president of MuCell Extrusion.

Dyna-Purge introduces new purge compound for a wide range of applications

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 26th, 2014

Shuman Plastics has introduced its new Dyna-Purge D2, a technology that reportedly enables users to purge more plastics with just one product. The new Dyna-Purge D2 delivers ease of use through its scrubbing formulation and wider processing temperature range, making it an ideal for injection, extrusion, compounding and blowmolding applications.

According to Dyna-Purge VP Tim Cutler, the new purge compound is "able to do the heavy lifting other commercial purging compounds can't handle."

KOPLAS 2015 to showcase plastic technology innovations in South Korea

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 26th, 2014

"Plastics, Join the World" is the theme of KOPLAS 2015, which will be held from March 10 to 14 at the KINTEX Exhibition Center in Goyang, South Korea. Organized by Korea E & Ex Inc. and Korea Plastics Processing Machine Industry Cooperative, the event is designed to showcase innovations and technologies shaping the plastics industry in South Korea and beyond.

Euromap to introduce energy label for plastics and rubber machinery

By Karen Laird
Published: August 20th, 2014

The European umbrella association for plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers, Euromap, is planning to introduce an energy label for plastics and rubber machinery. An important European industry - the sector comprises some 3,700 companies with 100,000 employees  - energy efficiency has in recent years become a major theme.

New rotary union satisfies broad range of applications

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 15th, 2014

The new DWA Series rotary union from Duff Norton (Charlotte, NC) offers a reliable and economical way to meet a broad range of process heating and cooling requirements. Designed for applications where water, oils, or noncorrosive fluids reach a maximum temperature of 200°F (93°C), it is suited for applications involving the processing of plastics and rubber as well as flexible packaging and printing operations.

Dow Packaging signs technology licensing agreement in Asia

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 12th, 2014

Dow Chemical and Guangdong Jinming Machinery Co., Ltd., a provider of blown film lines, cast film lines and blow molding machines in China, have jointly announced that they will be entering into a licensing agreement. This enables Jinming to utilize Dow's proprietary pre-encapsulation die technology to make machinery for manufacturing polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) co-extrusion films.

Cardia Bioplastics sets up shop in Brazil

By Karen Laird
Published: August 12th, 2014

Strong market demand for its sustainable retail carry bags has led Australian bioplastics manufacturer Cardia Bioplastics Limited to set up its own film and bag manufacturing plant in São Paulo, Brazil. New purpose-built facilities have been leased and production commencement is scheduled for September 2014. The production machinery costing AUD 750,000 (USD 695,000) is funded using vendor finance over a 12-month period.

Windmoeller & Hoelscher sells 100th Optimex blown film line

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 7th, 2014

Windmoeller & Hoelscher has sold the 100th Optimex blown film line to Canadian manufacturer, Les Industries Polykar.

The Optimex was launched in fall 2009 as an affordable 3-layer line to complement the Varex blown film range at W&H, the company stated. It is designed to offer the technology and film quality to a range of manufacturers that wouldn't normally need the flexibility offered with the modular Varex range. Since its launch, the Optimex has been sold to film manufacturers worldwide.

Hot melt adhesive offers bonding solution for PP parts

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 5th, 2014

Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) is  stepping up efforts to develop applications for a recently-developed polyolefin-based hot melt resin. Already, the company has found success in applications in the auto sector, including bonding of interior and exterior components molded from PP with other materials, and the new focus will be on sectors such as appliances and household fittings.

Additive improves thermoforming, foaming properties of PP

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 3rd, 2014

Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) has kicked off marketing efforts for a new modifier for polypropylene-based resins. The additive, dosed in small amounts, reportedly enhances the processing and foaming properties of polypropylene (PP) resins.

Itself based on PP resin, the modifier reportedly boasts excellent compatibility with PP base resins, while it does not adversely affect the external appearance of molded parts. Further, it is said to be heat resistant, low in density and low in cost.

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