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Five-axis machining accelerated by new controller

By Stephen Moore
Published: June 18th, 2010

Complex tooling jobs need not consume undue machining time with the latest CNC machining center controller from Fanuc CNC America (Hoffman Estates, IL).

The 30i-B Series CNC Control supersedes the 30i-A Series and offers enhanced features and functions with advancements in operability and maintainability including a USB memory port, enhancements in dual safety check, and laser functionality.

Boy Machines realigns organization, Koch leaves presidency

By Rob Neilley
Published: June 17th, 2010

Boy Machines Inc. (Exton, PA), the sole U.S. importer of the German-made Boy injection molding machines, has realigned its management structure, with Robert Koch leaving the president's post and Carl Schiffer, managing partner of Dr. Boy GmbH and co-owner of Boy Machines Inc., taking over as president.

Brazilian molder, moldmaker Jaguar to more than double space, add machines

By IMM Staff
Published: June 17th, 2010

Brazilian molder and moldmaker Jaguar Indústria e Comércio de Plásticos Ltda. (Jaguariúna) has invested approximately $18 million in 220,000m2 of land in its current city where it plans to build a new 35,000m2 facility. This summer, it also plans to take delivery of seven new injection molding machines, investing in all-electric and hybrid presses from Demag (four) and Arburg (three).

Cromex to move to new site, upgrade compounding equipment

By Tony Deligio
Published: June 17th, 2010

Brazil-based additive and masterbatch supplier Cromex (São Paulo) has plans to move to a new facility in São Paulo within the next nine months, outfitting the site with nine new compounding extrusion lines in addition to moving some existing equipment. Cesar Ortega, Cromex commercial director, and Enio A. Ferigatto, projects and products manager, revealed the plans to PlasticsToday during a tour of the company's existing site.

Modular system said to dry PET and other hydrophilic materials for less

By Matt Defosse
Published: June 17th, 2010

Less energy use, less time, and less trouble are being promised by Italian machinery manufacturer Moretto with its new Flowmax drying system. The automatic modular systems offer up to 10,000-12,000 kg/hr capacity without requiring either compressed air or cooling water. The manufacturer argues that a modular system composed of multiple dryers is the safer bet for an injection molder than a single large dryer which, if it fails, could then put a halt to a processor's entire operation. 

Cold carbon dioxide raises an environmentally friendly blast

By Stephen Moore
Published: June 17th, 2010

Dry ice is the medium employed in the Aero 40 HP compact, high-pressure blast cleaning system offered by Cold Jet (Cincinnati, OH).

The Aero system is said to provide advanced economical dry-ice blast cleaning in an environmentally friendly format with optimum best pellet integrity, maximum cleaning aggression, and the most reliable blast stream on the market. In addition, the Aero 40 HP uses Cold Jet's SureFlow system to prevent clogging and pellet sublimation, ensuring uninterrupted cleaning performance.

UPDATED: Ball to sell plastic packaging business to Amcor

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 16th, 2010

The North American plastics packaging business continues its realignment with today's announcement by Ball Corp. (Broomfield, CO) that it has agreed to sell its plastic packaging business to multinational packaging supplier Amcor (Hawthorn, Australia) for approximately $280 million.

New twin-screw extruder boasts 25% higher output

By Matt Defosse
Published: June 16th, 2010

PVC profile processors, take note: the K 2010 tradeshow will be the official market launch of a new range of parallel twin-screw extruders, said to offer throughput increases of 25% above current machines, while also offering an improvement in energy efficiency.

Thermoformable paper shoves PVC out the door of major retailer

By Matt Defosse
Published: June 16th, 2010

The march of plastics replacing more established materials has hit a speed bump at UK retailer Marks & Spencer. That company is the first to choose a thermoformable paper alternative to plastics for sliced ham. Billerud, the supplier of the thermoformable paper, says other major retailers also are specifying the material and that other applications soon will be commercialized.

Toot your horn a bit: Molding 50,000 vuvuzelas a month

By Matt Defosse
Published: June 16th, 2010

Vuvuzela—it's not a word you likely heard before the World Cup began, and we'll wager it fades from memory soon after the champion is crowned. But for now, if you're watching soccer, then you know the word and you definitely know the sound vuvuzelas make—like a horde of bees swooping through the stadiums.

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