Archive for April, 2008

Georg Fischer Acquires Central Plastics

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

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Injection moulder is largest by volume - Manufacturing Talk

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

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Injection moulder is largest by volume
Manufacturing Talk, UK - Apr 7, 2008
Its specific energy consumption is only 0.34kWh/kg under production conditions, with which, said Engel, the machine achieves record breaking savings.

Davis-Standard’s Extensive Laboratory Equipment and Service Capabilities Address R&D Demands

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Davis-Standard, LLC has readily supported growing customer R&D demands in the U.S. and abroad this past year by supplying a range of laboratory and specialty equipment and systems, including several high performance lines. Davis-Standard has seen a need by larger, high tech companies for more lab facilities in order to differentiate product capabilities and maintain a competitive edge through accelerated product development. Almost as significant is the increased demand by other businesses that are closing in-house laboratories and by smaller companies and startups that are relying on outside facilities for lab work.

At the Killion laboratory in Houston, there has been a 30 percent growth in lab trial inquiries over the past 24 months and a 70 percent increase in the duration of each trial. As lab applications become more sophisticated, there is a need for an equipment supplier who has extensive process and applications experience. Development in biopolymers, FEP and PFA, high temperature (PEEK) and composites applications has been the greatest contributor to this growth.

            “We are in the unique position of being able to access personnel and knowledge from the other business groups within Davis-Standard, LLC, most of whom are leaders in their particular production specialty,” said Simon Dominey, business manager of Davis-Standard’s Killion and Specialty Systems Group. “This has enabled us to build more sophisticated lines such as multi-purpose systems for extrusion coating and high pressure laminating including those that make cast film down to a few microns and also produce sheet and embossed products.”

            Davis-Standard supplies laboratory and specialty systems for cast film, blown

film, sheet, coating and laminating applications. Killion laboratory systems are engineered for effectively processing low volumes of resin. Specialty pilot lines and unique production systems capable of speeds up to 3,000 feet per minute (914 meters per minute) are also available. A recent system included integrated cast film and calendared sheet capabilities in the 2-32 mil range, complete with a multi-layer feedblock, five extruders, and web coating capabilities for product widths of 14 inches (350 mm) and line speeds up to 400 feet per minute (121 meters per minute).

In order to offer the most flexibility, extruder and downstream equipment for each product line is supplied in a modular format to provide nearly every configuration possible and an easy upgrade path. As an example, winders range from simple, single shaft designs for cost-effective lab use to dual- and four-station, auto changeover and accumulator systems, plus multiple spindles for monofilament applications. Roll stands are available in two, three, four or five roll designs with low and high pressure calendars and roll configurations that include vertical, horizontal, 45-degree and J-stack. Fully custom designs for specialty applications or non-plastic, non-extrusion projects are also available.

“We have such an extensive product range that we can often provide what would be typically regarded as a custom process line by simply combining our standard modules,” added Dominey.

            For more information about Davis-Standard Killion laboratory and specialty systems capabilities, contact Simon Dominey at [email protected]

German PVC-specialist SIP buys 85% stake in Belarus’ Belbauplast

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

via Plastics-industry News - Congoo on 4/9/08


German windows systems specialist Salamander Industrie Produkte has bought an 85% stake in Belbauplast of Belarus, the company said this week. No price tag for the deal was revealed but the German extrusion

Valrom purchases QuickSwitch line - Plastics & Rubber Weekly

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Valrom purchases QuickSwitch line
Plastics & Rubber Weekly, UK - 9 hours ago
By Helen Gilbert 8 April 2008 - Romanian pipe producer Valrom has purchased another QuickSwitch pipe extrusion line from KraussMaffei Berstorff bringing the

Ropak’s geothermal energy strategy featured on CBC TV - Canadian Plastics

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Ropak’s geothermal energy strategy featured on CBC TV
Canadian Plastics, Canada - 5 hours ago
Over a decade ago, Ropak – a manufacturer of plastic tubs, pails and buckets – switched from traditional oil heating to a geothermal energy system for

Nova Scotia invests in biodiesel made of plastic waste - Canadian Plastics

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Nova Scotia invests in biodiesel made of plastic waste
Canadian Plastics, Canada - 56 minutes ago
and chief operating officer Scott Travers. “It will create significant operational savings and increase the supply of renewable energy for Nova Scotia.”

Rethink motor repair/replace decisions - Plant Services

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Rethink motor repair/replace decisions
Plant Services, IL - 8 hours ago
Energy savings with the new motors – in excess of $1000 per year for a 200 hp motor – were so large that the price of a motor, by comparison,

New Look in PVC Siding

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

via Plastics-industry News - Congoo on 4/3/08


Tom Loper is a serial entrepreneur. Currently, heâ??s president, CEO, and co-founder of NuCedar Mills Inc. in Chicopee, Mass., which makes the first foamed PVC siding on the market. Learn More Visit the

Recycle plastic garbage into fuel: Annapolis Valley firm to build plant that will

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008


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