Rotational Molding

Managing costs key to greater growth and profitability

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: March 6th, 2014

What are the costs of making your product? If you don't know you probably should find out if you want to grow your business and be more profitable. aPriori, a provider of enterprise product cost management software solutions, recently announced the release of its latest platform, aPriori 2014r1, which enables users to better predict product costs in complex global manufacturing environments and supply chains.

K 2013: Rotomolding equipment production comes to Ohio

By Stephen Moore
Published: November 3rd, 2013

Brazilian firm Rotoline Industrial Equipment (Chapeco) plans to start up a facility for production of rotomolding equipment in Kent, Ohio in January 2014. The plant will manufacture shuttle and carousel rotational molding equipment with arms measuring up to five meters.

Rotational molder Centro charts Wisconsin expansion

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 31st, 2013

Centro, a custom rotational molder headquartered in North Liberty, IA, is expanding its presence in Wisconsin by opening a manufacturing facility in Beaver Dam, WI. Centro currently has seven molding operations, one of which is located in Horicon, WI, about 11 miles from Beaver Dam.  

K 2013: PP makes a play in rotomolding

By Stephen Moore
Published: October 21st, 2013

The rotomolding process is normally associated with linear low and medium density grades of polyethylene. New polypropylene (PP) micropelletizaton technology developed by compounding company HD Kunststoffe & Kunststofferzeugnisse and rotomolding grades of PP offered by Total Petrochemicals (07.2/D08), however, have opened up potential for penetration of PP into this application, bringing numerous benefits to boot.

Plastics industry ripe for consolidation

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: February 15th, 2013

Long known as a "fragmented" segment of the industrial supplier market, the plastics industry's—in particular processors and mold manufacturers—recent M&A activity is signaling that the industry is ripe for consolidation.

Why your workforce is your most important asset

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: January 24th, 2013

Companies spend a lot of money in hard assets such as buildings, machinery and equipment and software. But when it comes to financing non-capital assets such as marketing, sales, and people, they aren’t as willing to make those other investments needed to optimize the so-called soft assets.

PA grade deployed in monolayer rotomolded fuel tanks

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 29th, 2012

An innovative polyamide (PA) 6 technology developed by DSM Engineering Plastics forms the basis of a new solution for rotomolding monolayer tanks developed by ICO Polymers (Houston, TX), a leading producer of rotational molding grades.

Jeco CEO speaks at U.S. House of Representatives briefing

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: July 20th, 2012

Manufacturing is in the political spotlight these days and plastics in particular has the light of criticism shined on it. That’s why more and more plastics industry executives and company owners are getting involved in efforts to revive American manufacturing. Craig Carson, CEO of Jeco Plastics Products LLC in Plainfield, IN, spoke on June 29 at a briefing discussing research and development activities and competitiveness in U.S. industry.
    

Solar-powered solution developed for heating rotational molds

By Matt Defosse
Published: October 7th, 2011

Rotational molding involves placing powdered resin in a mold, clamping it shut, and then heating the tool while rotating it. The resin melts, coats the mold and forms parts. Now, a California company says it can help processors save on their energy costs by heating rotomolds using solar power.

Tips of the Trade: Seven tips to consider when purchasing used machinery

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: October 7th, 2011

Most of the equipment it makes is tangential to the primary and auxiliary machinery in plastics processors' facilities, but Larry Stoma, design engineer for the Witte Co., a manufacturer of screeners, classifiers, fluid bed dryers, coolers, conveyors, and de-waterers, has shared some solid tips applicable to purchasing any type of used machinery. The Internet makes it easier to find such equipment, but asking the right questions is still key to making sure you understand exactly what you are getting.

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