Injection Molding

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."

Plastics continue to dominate the caps & closures market

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 25th, 2014

The U.S. demand for caps and closures is projected to advance 4.0% per year to $11.1 billion in 2018, with unit demand exceeding 300 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group. Gains will be driven by an acceleration in container unit growth relative to that of the 2008-2013 period, the continued popularity of single serving containers, and greater use of costlier product types, such as dispensing and child-resistant closures (CRCs).

Names in the News: Conair, Meredith-Springfield, Engel and more

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 25th, 2014

The Conair Group has appointed Partners Plastics Equipment to represent its full line of plastics auxiliary equipment in New England. The firm is headed by Ed Freier and Fred Charpentier.  The agency, which was founded by Freier, serves customers in the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The territory is managed by Conair Regional Manager Roger Hultquist.

Netstal features medical molding application at Fakuma

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: August 25th, 2014

Summer is winding down, alas, and since 2014 is not a K year, some of you can look forward to trooping off to Fakuma, the international trade fair for plastics processing in Friedrichshafen, Germany, come October. Exhibitors have started sharing information about what they will be presenting at the sold-out event, and it's no surprise that medical applications will be prominently featured, as they afford companies with an opportunity to show their technical expertise and ability to meet rigorous customer requirements.

In-Mold Decorating Association announces parts competition winners (slide show)

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 23rd, 2014

The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA), a trade association representing molders, printers, material suppliers, equipment suppliers, and others committed to the development and growth of in-mold labeling and decorating products, technologies and markets, recently announced the winners of its annual parts competition. The 2014 IMDA awards will be presented to the winners at the 2014 IMDA Symposium dinner on October 22, 2014, at the DoubleTree Chicago North Shore Hotel & Conference Center in Skokie, IL.

In-Mold Decorating Association announces parts competition winners (slide show), part two

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 23rd, 2014

The Best Injection Molded Durable IMD Part Gold Award went to the Logitech Mouse Top Housing, submitted by molder In Mold Technology Inc., who also supplied the label. Using in-mold decorating technology allowed the customer, Logitech, to achieve its design intent of a rich high-gloss finish, incorporating a second surface gradient graphic for maximum first-surface durability for this capacitive touch mouse. The product was run in both high-gloss black and white.

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In-Mold Decorating Association announces parts competition winners (slide show), part three

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 23rd, 2014

The KFC Go Cup won Best Part Design Gold Award due to the fact that this innovative IML food service package features a divided cup that fits neatly into a car cup holder. The package helped drive KFC’s new snack menu last fall and was featured in Super Bowl commercials.

The two sections hold bite-sized chicken snacks on one side and fries on the other. This unique design was a collaboration between Yum Brands and Berry Plastics Design Center. The entry was submitted by CBW Automation, the automation designer and manufacturer.

In-Mold Decorating Association announces parts competition winners (slide show), part four

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 23rd, 2014

The Best Product Family Gold Award went to the Film Seal Round, submitted by injection molder IPL Inc. for brand owner Arla Foods of Canada. Arla was looking to relaunch its Tre Stelle brand of fresh cheeses to give it a more premium-looking packaging. Arla went from white offset printed containers to IML decoration, with colored lids to differentiate its products from one another. Inland Label provided the labels that give the product the premium look and feel sought by Arla.

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In-Mold Decorating Association announces parts competition winners (slide show), part five

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 23rd, 2014

The Skippy Singles, submitted by Inland Label for brand owner Hormel Foods, won the Best Product Family Silver Award. The clear film label substrate allows consumers to see through the resealable canister and view the six single-serve cups of peanut butter inside, perfect for school lunches. It also features a clear front panel and small back panel so consumers can see when they need to purchase more. Berry Plastics is the injection molder.

In-Mold Decorating Association announces parts competition winners (slide show), part six

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 23rd, 2014

Injection mold manufacturer StackTeck of Brampton, ON, Canada, submitted the Gold Award–winning Best Thin Wall Package. Also owned by KFC, the 64-oz. IML TRIM Pail, molded by Srithai Superware, uses IML to enable a high-quality decoration on StackTeck’s thin-recess injection molded (TRIM) part, which has a wall thickness about half of what was formerly considered possible with conventional thin-wall molding technology. The full-wrap label provides extensive coverage on the container, and also acts to give this TRIM container added stiffness.

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