Injection Molding

EVA-based Crosskix shoes out to give Crocs a run for their money

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: March 25th, 2014

Does the world need another line of EVA-based shoes? Eric Saligumba thinks so. He is the founder of Crosskix (Portland, OR), which makes shoes out of ethylene-vinyl-acetate (EVA), the same type of material used by Crocs and Native Shoes. His edge is that he uses four molds instead of just one to fabricate his shoes, imparting flexibility that is woefully absent from his competitors' footwear.

Italian machinery sector holding on, in spite of everything

By Karen Laird
Published: March 24th, 2014

Assocomaplast, the Italian trade association for manufacturers of plastic and rubber processing machinery, has presented the figures for 2013, showing that this sector is holding steady, despite what the association called "the lasting weakness in the domestic market."

What's that smell coming from your oPhone?

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: March 24th, 2014

Very soon, you will be able to wake up and smell the coffee brewing . . . on the other side of the world. That's the promise of the oPhone, which will allow friends and followers to text or e-mail you aromas to go along with those vacation pictures and wish-you-were-here missives. The technology also may have some less-frivolous applications, notably in healthcare.

Regional Focus: Molding a global medtech hub in Massachusetts

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: March 22nd, 2014

Massachusetts is one of the top five medtech hubs in the world in terms of manufacturing and innovation, according to Mark Bonifacio. As the owner of Bonifacio Consulting Services (BCS; Natick MA), a consultancy dedicated to medical manufacturing and outsourcing, and co-founder of Apec, a medtech contract manufacturer that was sold to Helix Medical, Bonifacio knows a bit about the industry. He may be slightly biased given his geographical base, but he's not alone in touting the state's medical device manufacturing credentials.

Week of 3/17 to 3/21: A green themed week and top 10 articles

By Heather Caliendo
Published: March 21st, 2014

While the U.S. was focused on all things green this past Monday in honor of the (boozy) tradition that is St. Patrick's Day, there were also plenty of 'green' themed articles from the PlasticsToday editors and contributors this week. Although, this green was of a different variety — from recycling to energy efficiency to even golf courses.  

For instance, Extrusion Expert and Plastics Engineer Allan Griff attended both the Plastics Recycling conference and associated exhibition and the SPE environmental division conference.

Plastics machinery shipments up 8 percent in 2013

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 21st, 2014

Business levels for manufacturers and suppliers of primary plastics machinery (injection molding, extrusion, blowmolding, and thermoforming equipment) posted another strong quarterly performance in Q4 of 2013, according to statistics compiled and reported by SPI's Committee on Equipment Statistics. Shipments of primary plastics equipment for reporting companies totaled an estimated $335.1 million in Q4.

Dew-point control system now standard in Luxor A granule dryers

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 20th, 2014

Motan-colortronic GmbH (Friedrichsdorf, Germany) has announced that its ATTN automated temperature and dew-point control system is now a standard feature of the company's Luxor A range of dryers.

Synventive Molding Solutions expanding in North America

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 20th, 2014

Synventive Molding Solutions, a business of Barnes Group Inc. and a provider of hot runner systems for the global automotive market, will open new service center in Windsor, Ontario, on April 1st. 

Rogan Corp. adds two-shot injection molding presses

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 20th, 2014

Rogan Corp. has expanded its molding capacity with the purchase of two new Wittmann Battenfeld two-shot hydraulic injection molding presses. These new presses, designed for efficient two-shot molding, will also increase Rogan's ability to meet the increasing market demand for more complex parts and component assemblies, while controlling costs, the company stated.

The molding process is a science and an art at Winzeler Gear

By Heather Caliendo
Published: March 19th, 2014

Is the molding process a science or an art? At Winzeler Gear, you don't have to separate the two. The company blends both in order to design and manufacture high precision high-tolerance molded plastic gears for the automotive, lawn and garden and office automation industries.

From the gallery of Fashion Gear Art to a distinctive new machine design and the walls of its facility in Chicago, you see the influence of modern art, fashion, design, and contemporary engineering in all aspects of the business.  

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