Archive for December, 2002

Grupo Olefinas: Second Mexico film plant

Wednesday, December 11th, 2002

Grupo Olefinas, a U.S.-owned network of plastics manufacturing and sales operations, opened its second Mexico plant in mid-November, in San Luis Potosí. The 50,000-square-foot, $8 million plant, called Olefinas SLP, employs 150 making multilayer film including pallet wrap and mulch film.

Imperial Plas Tech: Sale of hose unit

Wednesday, December 11th, 2002

Imperial PlasTech Inc. will exit the hose business by returning the underperforming division to its original owner. The move means Toronto-based Imperial will hand over inventory and equipment to pipe maker A.G. Petzetakis SA of Athens, Greece. Under the agreement, A.G. Petzetakis will forgive nearly US$1.3 million in debt.

Rauwendaal Extrusion Engineering: Stacking Static Mixers

Tuesday, December 10th, 2002

Stacking as many as a dozen static mixers together is a new, inexpensive, and space-saving way to cool and mix plastic melts, says The Madison Group in Madison.In normal mixing applications, a pair of DDSMs (dispersive/distributive static mixers) designed by the Madison Group and Rauwendaal Extrusion Engineering of Los Altos Hills, USA, are placed just before the breaker plate. Now the Madison Group has tried stacking six, seven or 12 of them together to cool PS melt before extruding foam sheet. Stacked mixers reportedly also help eliminate black specs in PVC extrusion.

MTI Mischtechnik: Successor company to be set up by year’s end

Tuesday, December 10th, 2002

The success of mixer manufacturer MTI Mischtechnik Industrieanlagen GmbH, Germany, proves that a company can develop well even during a period of insolvency. By June 2002, the company told PIE, it already had matched its sales for the whole of 2001. Since the start of insolvency proceedings in November of last year and June of this year more than 30 machines were produced for the plastics industry. MTI is currently being reorganised and completely repositioning itself on the market. The founder, owner and managing director, Rolf Honemeyer, has accelerated market activities and is becoming established in the fields of sales and process engineering.

Cabot: New range of specialised black pigments

Friday, December 6th, 2002

A new range of black pigments which provide clearly differentiated performance for polyolefin film production has been developed by Cabot. BLACK PEARLS® 3030, 4040 and 4060 have been specially designed to provide a particular performance balance in terms of the four most important criteria for film materbatch producers: opacity, weatherability, film smoothness and dispersability.
BLACK PEARLS 3030 provides very high standards of dispersability and film smoothness, making it particularly suitable for photographic and surface protection film. With good opacifying performance and weatherability.
BLACK PEARLS 4040 has been designed to provide an optimum cost/performance balance for most agricultural film requirements.
BLACK PEARLS 4060 provides superior opacifying power, making it suitable for agricultural film requiring extreme weatherability performance and therefore particularly long service life.

Vetaphone: Expansion in Asia

Friday, December 6th, 2002

Due to increased sales volume in Asia, Vetaphone A/S has hired TS Industrial Services Pte Ltd, as its new sales agent for Singapore.
‘We are pleased to be working together with TS Industrial Services Pte Ltd to continue to expand our business throughout Asia,’ said Jan Eisby, Vetaphone’s International Sales Manager. Based on TS Industrial Services excellent reputation, Vetaphone has among many things already sold a complete double sided corona treater for a WH printing press including electric Skip-treatment for a Singapore company. ‘TS Industrial Services show a high technical and commercial interest on our corona treating products and we are confident that our future is strong in this region’ ends Jan Eisby.
TS Industrial Services is led by Y.S. Loh, General Manager. The company can be reached at:
TS Industrial Services Pte Ltd.
114 Jurong East Street 13
#01-396 Singapore 600114
Tel: +65 65 69 6848
Fax:+ 65 65 69 0468
E-Mail: [email protected]

Manas: Technology for Wood Filled Plastics Composites

Wednesday, December 4th, 2002

Manas, based in New Delhi, India has perfected the technology for direct extrusion of above 55% wood filled plastics. The company is the first in India to achieve this distinction. A pilot plant has been set up in Faridabad, near Delhi for demonstration. Technology is available for sale. This technology is equivalent to those available from developed countries at less than one-fifth the cost! For details email [email protected] or fax: 91-11-6567832.

Plast-Control: New automatic cooling ring

Wednesday, December 4th, 2002

Plast-Control, Germany, has launched a revised high performance cooling ring. Visually the body of the air ring has changed little (except in diameter), with most improvements made ‘under the hood’.
By means of an advanced computer aided simulation program, the air lip design has been optimised regarding air flow behaviour, generation of air turbulences and air flow path. Therefore the volume of air can be increased up to thirty percent without making the bubble instable. More air means more cooling and more output.
The original and well proven concept of regulating the volume of cooling air - segmented around the circumference of the die has remained the backbone of the PRO-CON system, says the company. The improvement of air flow characteristics and mechanical layout of the ring together with the newest control software, ensures a high speed adjustment and stable and low gauge film profile.

Corelco: Pre-wired corrugated pipes

Monday, December 2nd, 2002

Since 1993 Corelco has developed production lines for pre-wired corrugated pipe by a continuous extrusion process. This process produces corrugated pipes, in one go, with electrical wires inside. The corrugated pipes, made of polyolefin or PA, are extruded directly around the electrical wires, which are introduced in the extrusion die head. Produced at high speed (25 to 30 m/min) the pre-wired corrugated pipe is coiled in different sizes. The Corelco machinery offers a large range of pre-wired corrugated pipe with 1–6 electrical wires according to pipe diameter, with or without pulling wire, to enable end-users to achieve significant time savings when installing electrical systems. Corelco has also introduced a line of plastic extrusion machines that produce a twin corrugated pipe made of polyolefin, extruded directly around the cross linking pipe they protect. This flexible and finished product also enables end-users to achieve significant time savings when installing water and heating networks in a building. Furthermore, Corelco can produce equipment for plastic netting (PE, PP, PVC) by continuous extrusion of a square mesh tubular net structure. These nettings are used in a variety of applications, including automatic packaging, fencing protection, wind-breaks and filtration.

Toray: New 45-Gauge Torayfan PC-2 Metallized OPP

Monday, December 2nd, 2002

New 45-gauge Torayfan PC-2, a high barrier metallized OPP film from Toray Plastics (America), Inc., provides exceptional metal adhesion and high yield economics for packaging laminations. Typical applications include multi-layer laminations for liquid pouches and stand-up pouches, as well as cold seal laminations. The newest addition to Toray’s growing “PC series”, PC-2 is suited for both extrusion and adhesive laminations. Additionally, PC-2 is designed for converting on both sides. This barrier material may be surface printed, buried in lamination, extrusion-coated, or used for strong cold seal adhesion. Metal adhesion values exceed 400 g/inch, and cold seal bonding is excellent with both natural and synthetic cohesives. Furthermore, PC-2 barrier properties lead the industry with an average MVTR of .009g/100in2/day, and OTR of 1.2 cc’s/100in2/day.
In addition to high performance, PC-2 delivers high value. With a yield of 68,200 square inches per pound, this product offers high yield economics to remain competitive with other substrates like aluminum foil or metallized PET films.
Toray Plastics (America), Inc. is a leading manufacturer of polyester and polypropylene films for magnetic, industrial and capacitor applications as well as flexible and rigid packaging. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, plastics, chemicals and high performance films, with annual sales of $9 billion.
For more information contact Toray Plastics (America), E-mail: [email protected] .