Archive for July, 2015

The August 2015 Digital Issue is Now Live!

The August 2015 Digital Issue is Now Live!

| July 31, 2015

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Toray Plastics (america) Celebrates 30 Years Of Manufacturing In The United States

| July 30, 2015

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (July 21, 2015) –Toray Plastics (America), Inc., (www.toraytpa.com), is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a U.S.-based innovator and manufacturer. Founded in Rhode Island in 1985 by Toray Industries with the vision of growing a national presence for the company’s global brands, it now consists of three divisions: Torayfan® Polypropylene Film and […]

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Unifi Selects AMUT for Plastics Recycling Facility

Unifi Selects AMUT for Plastics Recycling Facility

| July 30, 2015

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO – July 29, 2015 – Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) has selected AMUT S.P.A. to assist in the design, construction and assembly of a new PET recycling system for the conversion of post-consumer PET bottles into quality fiber. The new system will be utilized in the Company’s Reidsville, N.C., facility. The approximate $25 million investment in […]

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PSI-Polymer Systems Inc.’s Continuous Screen Changers Perform Flawlessly for Challenging Food Industry Candy Application

PSI-Polymer Systems Inc.’s Continuous Screen Changers Perform Flawlessly for Challenging Food Industry Candy Application

| July 29, 2015

Conover, NC—PSI-Polymer Systems has recently sold a modified continuous screen changer to a leading U.S.-based candy producer for use in a challenging food extrusion application. The ability for the screen changer to perform well in this unique application highlights the customization and solution oriented abilities that PSI prides itself on. This purchase marks the fifth […]

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Flake Purifier

Flake Purifier

| July 28, 2015

Multi-sensor Sorting system for Plastics Recycling Utilizing its modular design base, the FLAKE PURIFIER can combine up to three sensors to detect contaminants. Advanced, third generation sensors are used for metal and color separation, but the FLAKE PURIFIER is also equipped with a highperformance module to recognize other contaminants, including different types of plastic. This […]

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PROTECTOR-MF

PROTECTOR-MF

| July 28, 2015

Metal separator for extruders, injection moulding and blow moulding machines Even small metal particles in molten plastic can cause expensive and time-consuming damage to extruders, injection and blow moulding machinery. As the use of plastic regranulate increases so does the probability of metal contamination, potentially causing blockages in nozzles and filters. However, machine breakdowns, loss […]

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The Auto-Disc Model GF-403

The Auto-Disc Model GF-403

| July 27, 2015

  Applications: Injection Molding, Injection Blow Molding and Extrusion Components: Two Metered Ingredients, One Flood-Fed Natural. Capacity: 2200 lbs per Hour (1000 Kilograms Per Hour STANDARD FEATURES Feeder handles all pellet types (including micropellets) and regrind Recovery Time Tracking and Timer Mode sychronizes the unit with your Molding Machine Integrated weigh scale system with push-button […]

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ZSE-18 “GMP” twin screw extruder uses new servo-motor/drive

ZSE-18 “GMP” twin screw extruder uses new servo-motor/drive

| July 22, 2015

Designed for use in pharmaceutical and medical cleanrooms, Leistritz has introduced an improved ZSE18 mm co-rotating twin screw extruder that uses a brushless AC servo-motor that’s sealed against water sprays/dust. The new motor is also significantly quieter than standard motors, and servo-motor technology facilitates a 1000:1 turndown with .01% speed accuracy, which is particularly beneficial in a laboratory environment […]

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Wittmann Robots – Production Capacity Still Expanding

Wittmann Robots – Production Capacity Still Expanding

| July 16, 2015

The ever increasing demand for Wittmann robots and automation solutions has led the company to implement a two-stage plan to increase production capacity. Over $1 million to be invested in Wittmann Battenfeld USA specifically. The first stage of development, which enables an overall capacity output of 4,200 robots a year, was completed in mid-May 2015. This entailed increasing […]

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Jade Molds Sponsors SPE Foundation Scholarship

| July 2, 2015

Patrick Smith, president of Jade Molds, announces the sponsorship of a scholarship for US students studying in the plastics field. “We are committed to helping American companies re-shore plastics manufacturing, and to addressing the US skills gap in the industry. Lending financial support to students is one way that we can make a difference.” Another way that Jade is […]

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