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AM to cut the time, cost and material waste associated with composite molding processes

  The use of Stratasys’ 3D printing and ULTEM 1010 resin enabled IDEC to produce a preform tool with the desired mechanical properties for the RTM process. The 3D printed preform is reportedly strong enough to be used for at least 25 cycles, making it superior to epoxy preforms and those made using other 3D […]

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Mass production of high-tech components with amorphous metals

  Engel has specifically developed a new, hydraulic injection moulding machine for processing Amloy alloys. The ENGEL victory AMM delivers fit-for-purpose components with a very high-quality surface finish in a single step. The new Amloy range of amorphous materials by Heraeus uses injection moulding to create products with properties that were previously mutually exclusive. Reduced […]

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What is the current state of injection moulding?

  Injection moulding is the most fragmented plastics industry with at least 8,000 companies operating the process in Europe. These businesses range from being single site moulding operations (over 90%) through to multi-national enterprises with many moulding locations in Europe. The industry is attracting private equity investment and some companies are publicly quoted but about […]

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The entire PET industry has set itself ambitious recycling targets

  While Petcore Europe set itself the objective to recycle 100% of all collected PET packaging material by 2030, this commitment is undermined by proposed reduction targets for PET food containers in the Single Use Plastics Directive. The discussions with policy makers will continue and focus will shift to collection and sorting.   Click here […]

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Wuxi Haitian celebrated the new production base of middle to large injection molding machines

  The plant is going to be equipped with the latest management system for intelligent manufacturing. Committed to the research and manufacture of injection molding machines with high quality, high standard, and high precision, and development of new science and new technologies in the manufacturing industry, Wuxi Haitian is keen to achieve significant strategic importance […]

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German machinery giant KraussMaffei is moving its headquarters and production plant

German machinery giant KraussMaffei is moving its headquarters and production plant

  With the relocation, KraussMaffei will expand its facilities from the current 1.5 million square feet to roughly 2.7 million square feet. KraussMaffei, which makes plastic injection presses, extruders and reaction injection molding machines, is Chinese-owned. The state-owned China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) bought KraussMaffei in 2016. KM started trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange […]

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The largest plastic waste initiative to date

The largest plastic waste initiative to date

  An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain launched a new organisation, Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) and will include companies that make, use, sell, process, collect, and recycle plastics. The initiative is currently made up of nearly 30 member companies, including BASF, Clariant, Covestro, Dow, DSM, ExxonMobil, […]

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Chinaplas 2019 offers an international platform for the release and exchange of information related to advanced new technologies

Chinaplas 2019 offers an international platform for the release and exchange of information related to advanced new technologies

  The show features a number of concurrent events covering the circular economy, Industry 4.0, industrial design, medical plastics, and much more. With richer content, more diversified forms, and more practical solutions than ever, Chinaplas offers ways for upstream and downstream members of the supply chain to collaborate and create new opportunities for growth. We […]

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The global bio-PET market is one that is growing fast

The global bio-PET market is one that is growing fast

  It is expected to grow at the CAGR of 20.8% from 2018 to 2026. Bio-PET is witnessing huge demand from various end-use industries such as food & beverages, cosmetics & pharmaceuticals, automotive, textile and so on, according to this latest report. Traditional bio-PET is made up of 30% bio-based MEG and 70% petroleum-based resins, […]

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KraussMaffei delivered its first injection molding machine to Wirthwein back in 1967

KraussMaffei delivered its first injection molding machine to Wirthwein back in 1967

  KraussMaffei celebrates 180th injection molding machine for Wirthwein to mark the 180th year since founded. The two companies gave the anniversary machine a one-of-a-kind look on this special event. The anniversary machine included the faces of company founders Georg von Krauss and Joseph Anton von Maffei as well as Walter Wirthwein.   Click here […]

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