Injection Molding

Bayer expands TPU facility in India

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 15th, 2014

Bayer MaterialScience (NMS; Leverkusen) is planning to increase its production capacities in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu India to meet continued growth in demand for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)  elastomers. With the addition of a second TPU production line, the annual capacity of Cuddalore site will increase to 6,000 tonnes from the current 2,500 tonnes. Installation is scheduled by the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Shipments of primary plastics equipment totaled an estimated $299.3 million in Q2

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 15th, 2014

The U.S. plastics machinery market looked pretty strong for Q2. 

Shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding, extrusion, blow molding and thermoforming equipment) for reporting companies totaled an estimated $299.3 million in Q2, according to the Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) of SPI. This was slightly below the strong total of $300.3 million in Q1 of this year, but it represented a gain of 10% when compared with the total from Q2 of 2013. For the year to date, the total value of primary equipment shipments is 10% ahead of last year.

German RepRap adds 3D printer with extra-large build space to product line

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: September 15th, 2014

German RepRap (Feldkirchen, Germany) will introduce a new large-build-volume 3D printer at the forthcoming Euromold trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. The professional series printer—the company has not yet decided on the product's official name—uses fused filament fabrication technology, aka fused deposition modeling, and boasts a build tray measuring 1000 X 800 X 600 mm. Suited for producing model or functional prototypes as well as mold prints, it is intended for users who want to print large objects or a number of smaller ones in parallel.

Westminster Tool host open house to showcase capabilities

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: September 15th, 2014

Westminster Tool Inc. will host an open house on Friday, September 19, at the company's Plainfield, CT, facility to showcase its key strategic investments that have allowed Westminster to provide its unique business philosophy, 'Bridging the Gap Between Concept & Production,' to OEM and contract manufacturing customers.

Plastics supplier and LED manufacturer collaborate to boost commercial lighting uniformity

By Tim Somheil
Published: September 15th, 2014

Commercial LED lighting offers inherently high energy efficiency and reliability benefits. New developments are also seeking to provide commercial users with increased optical efficiency and better light uniformity.

Intematix Corporation, manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, collaborated with SABIC's Innovative Plastics business to create the ChromaLit Linear LED for the lighting industry. The LED uses SABIC's Lexan Lux resins.

Lights, camera, Legos!

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: September 14th, 2014

Is there anything you can't make with those little molded ABS bricks from Lego? There must be a few things, but the you-killed-the-car scene from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and that chilling sequence from "The Shining," when tricycle boy first encounters the twins in a corridor of the Overlook Hotel, are not among them.

Nova Chemicals launches a range of new caps and closures equipment purchases and lab upgrades

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 10th, 2014

Nova Chemical has announced a range of new caps and closures equipment purchases and lab upgrades as part of its transformation of its Center for Performance Applications in Calgary. A new lab-scale injection molding unit is now fully commissioned and in operation. The company's Sumitomo injection molding machine and custom-built Z Molds carbonated soft drink cap mold offer the capability to manufacture commercial-grade closures. Caps made on the new molder are tested in Nova Chemicals' newly renovated onsite lab, using a suite "in-use performance" equipment.

DME adds six sales managers to support growing operations in Queretaro, Mexico

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: September 10th, 2014

DME's continued and growing demand for its mold technologies resources, including its comprehensive product line of mold bases and components, hot runner systems, control systems and moldmaking and molding supplies, has resulted in the company adding six sales managers to support its new operations in Queretaro, Mexico. The company established a permanent engineering facility and parts warehouse there earlier this year within Milacron's integrated High Impact Technology Center, and continues to increase its product inventory levels to satisfy customer demand.

Fifty years on, Evco Plastics sees continued growth in medical molding

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: September 10th, 2014

As we reported last month, Evco Plastics celebrates its golden anniversary this year. Over the course of 50 years, the company has grown from a 1200-sq-ft building in DeForest, WI, to a thriving contract molding enterprise with nine facilities in the United States, Mexico, and China.

Toshiba Machine opens first service center in Mexico to offer local support

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: September 9th, 2014

Toshiba Machine Company America, a major supplier of electric, hydraulic and hybrid injection molding machines, die casting machines and machine tools, has opened their first service center in Mexico. Located in Puerto Interior, Silao, Guanajuato, the new facility will offer local service and support to injection molding and die casting customers throughout the country.

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