Edition 327
29 June 2023
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of Intelicare’s Phil Jones (left) and Impact Solution’s Thomas Dobbie.
Leading test laboratory and innovation centre, Impact Solutions, has recently invested in further development with a new package comprising a Fontijne Presses LabEcon 600 Proview that included commissioning and training by Intelicare.
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ICS temperatire control unit in situ
A manufacturer of plastic packaging and containers decided to future-proof their operations, addressing the rising costs of fossil-fuel energy and concerns about its availability and environmental footprint. To do so, they contacted the ICS Cool Energy team with a request to re-design the existing heating system based on high-efficiency heat pump technology.
thermoforming machine
Composite engineering specialist Broadwater Mouldings now offers a thermoforming service on top of its wide range of composite manufacturing processes. Sharing many benefits with its other FRP (fibre-reinforced polymers) techniques, adding thermoforming to Broadwater’s portfolio opens up a wider choice of materials with greater recyclability.
small child drinking from a plastic bottle giving thumbs up
Polyethene terephthalate (PET) is widely used in bottles, containers, trays and other beverage and food packaging.
Ampacet, a global masterbatch leader, has introduced AA Scavenger 0846, an additive designed to reduce the level of acetaldehyde in PET and rPET bottles and preserve the organoleptic properties of water.
mountain landscape next to uPVC windows
UK Windows and Doors Group (UKWDG) and VEKA PLC are pleased to announce the expansion of their already successful partnership.
Lancashire-based VEKA PLC, which already supplies UKWDG with the exclusive Evolution profile, will supply all of UKWDG’s profile requirements from September this year. 
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Plastribution has released the latest instalment of Price Know-How. This month, demand throughout the system is low and polymer converters are struggling to take full advantage of low-cost polymer with their own order books being scant; moreover, the raw material input cost reductions are being used to cover costs rather than being able to generate profit and positive cashflows.
KUKA collaborative robits at an exhibition
Whether in the skilled trades, SMEs or battery pack production: KUKA makes automation easily available to more and more industries. Under the motto “Keep on Moving”, the Augsburg-based automation group will demonstrate at automatica in Munich from June 27th to 30th how robots and system concepts are evolving to leave a lasting mark on a changing world.
Wittmann material dryers in situ
The Husqvarna company is a leading producer and innovator of garden and forest equipment. Its tradition, quality and reliability are historically proved and well-known all over the world. Husqvarna uses equipment from the WITTMANN Group in order to modernise the company’s material handling system.
Over the years, the industry has found that one of the best ways to enhance the appearance and durability of plastic injection mouldings is to use chrome plating.
This article will provide a comprehensive overview of how chrome plating can transform your plastic parts.
Why is there a lack of well-qualified injection moulding technicians? Has this resulted from a reduction in companies training people in the past due to due to recessions and the COVID pandemic?
Are you investing in your people for upskilling & development? Are you a business looking to grow and drive forward?
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