Edition 309
23 February 2023
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Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer ENGEL has set a new record with two injection moulding machines delivered to the USA. With a clamping force of 8,000 tons each, they are the largest machines ever built at the St. Valentin plant in Austria.
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The 100-year anniversary of the Hehl family company has set the stage for Arburg‘s latest piece of machine technology, the hybrid Allrounder 470 H. This anniversary machine delivers an impressive performance across the board: it saves energy, conserves resources, and is production-efficient, user-friendly and reliable all at the same time!
injection moulding machine making fan wheels
Wittmann’s K Show trade fair highlight was the DC Concept EcoPower injection moulding machine (IMM) – operating with the direct current generated from sources of renewable energy: solar, wind and water power.
When it comes to energy efficiency and environmental plastics processing, Wittmann’s EcoPower fully ‘walks the talk.’
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In recent months, fifteen additional companies have become PlastikCity Partners, bringing a range of equipment and services to PlastikCity and its users.
Several of these companies are also joining PlastikCity on its Pavilion at the upcoming Interplas show. 
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Vanden Recycling invests in advanced testing and analysis technologies to further increase ‘certainty’ around plastic quality.
Vanden Recycling has hit the ground running in 2023 by introducing advanced testing technology, further enhancing its support to customers who need certainty around the quality of their recycled plastic feedstock.
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The leading polymer distributor, Plastribution, has released the latest instalment of Price Know-How. Price Know-How helps plastic raw material buyers make informed purchasing decisions. This month, while the most bullish suppliers are trying to push through the full monomer price increase into polymer pricing, most are adopting a more moderate approach by only passing the increase through in part.
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The British Plastics Federation (BPF) launched the new edition of PackScore – its longstanding and successful packaging design tool – at the UK’s leading packaging exhibition, Packaging Innovations, at the Birmingham NEC on 15 February.
PackScore is designed to be used early in the design stage, providing a simple way in which to assess how design decisions will affect the ultimate recyclability of a product.
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In order to provide unbureaucratic, targeted support for the victims in the crisis regions of Turkey and Syria, HASCO, the internationally leading manufacturer of standard mould components, has significantly increased its commitment to the globally active aid organisation “ShelterBox“.
You don’t need us to remind you about the wider ramifications of the rising energy costs: reduced profits, reduced margins, and job losses.
But manufacturers are resilient and innovative and looking for ways to overcome their energy challenges.
ISO quality can be a tricky subject to get your head around and clients often fall into two camps.
Those who fully understand the immense value that ISO quality brings to an organisation, and those who initially feel obligated to implement ISO.
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