2014.02 IAG

Innovations - news on Plastech

Information from the industry concerning: Innovations

   

Polymers move smartly

Hans-Jörg Schneider and Kazuaki Kato, University of Saarlandes, Germany, introduce polymers that respond to chemical and biological stimuli through movement Chemomechanical polymers are a new type of smart polymer with specific recognition sites that can respond selectively to chemical and biological stimuli through large movements.

Packaging of the future will be intelligent and will not deceive the buyer

Few products and services are still popular long after their actual market launch. Packaging can contribute to success or failure in this respect. Packaging of the future will be intelligent and will not deceive the buyer.

DSM opens new factory for waterborne acrylic resins in Waalwijk

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, announces that today a new factory for waterborne acrylic resins has been opened in Waalwijk. Total investment costs amounted to EUR 30 million.

Eurotherm to highlight new process control systems and total solutions

For plastics processors looking for processing improvements to total machine control solutions, with affordable add-on systems, Eurotherm will feature its revolutionary Maco Compact Control family of new and updated products at the upcoming National Plastics Expo in June.

PRElactia - innovations created by Netstal

Last year the Swiss injection moulding machine manufacturer Netstal, in cooperation with partner companies, succeeded in realizing the innovation „PRElactia“.

Cost saving for rural infrastructure project

Borealis BorSafe LS-H solution generates 30% cost saving for rural infrastructure project

Dr Boy: automated over-moulding

Dr Boy: automated over-moulding Dr BOY insert moulding machines with vertically arranged clamping units offer many advantages for an automation of the production process. In particular, the easy and space-saving integration of peripheral equipment and the possibility for rapid changeover are decisive factors.

Intelligent cycle time reduction

The cycle time reduction is without a doubt one of the most targeted productivity goals since the invention of the injection moulding machine.

New Starlinger’s recoSTAR PET iV+

New Starlinger’s recoSTAR PET iV+ Flexibility and user-friendliness are paramount to Starlinger when it comes to new developments. The latest technological achievements comprise capacity increase, energy saving measures and easy adaptability to customer material. In addition, Starlinger has been granted food contact approvals by various countries and brand owners.

A visit to Engel's customers

A visit to Engel's customers The large majority of TV sets manufactured in Europe come in housings produced by the privately owned firm of Jász Plasztik. Currently equipped with over 150 injection moulding machines, Jász Plasztik leads the field in Hungary - only 20 years after Lajos Kasza started it up in his garage at home. The 110 injection moulding machines from Engel have had an important part to play in this story.