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Dow Corning: Timesaving Process For Analyzing Gel Ratio at Plastic Pipes XIV Conference

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Dow Corning and Alpha Technologies will unveil a new analytical test method for evaluating the gel ratio of cross linked polyethylene at the poster session of Plastic Pipes XIV Conference and Exhibition, September 22-24, at the Marriott Hotel in Budapest, Hungary.

The poster exhibit will introduce an innovative time-saving and cost-efficient method based on elastic modulus measurements for assessing gel ratio as an alternative to the traditional xylene extraction method. The content of the presentation is based on a technical paper co-authored by François de Buyl, Valérie Smits, and Damien Dewitte, technical specialists from the Dow Corning Surface & Interface Solution Center; and Henri Burhin of Alpha Technologies.

“This discovery has significant implications for resin suppliers, masterbatchers and compounders involved in PEX pipes, or wire and cable production,” said de Buyl, who will be present at the conference. “The new Viscosity Transition Modulus rheometer can produce information on crosslinking density within 10 minutes compared to 12 hours using traditional methods.”

The new method will also minimize environmental, health and safety impact associated with the use of xylene and improve the accuracy of results – both aspects being important from a quality control standpoint for pipes manufacturers.

The Plastic Pipes XIV Conference is organized by The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association, PE 100 +, PVC4Pipes and the Plastics Pipe Institute. For more information, visit http://www.ppxiv.com.

Pipe Extrusion in Central and Eastern Europe Provides …

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Pipe Extrusion in Central and Eastern Europe Provides
Business Wire (press release), CA - 17 hours ago
This report reviews the plastic pipe industry of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) from the point of view of both supply and demand.

Barrierblown go to India - Polimerica

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Barrierblown go to India

Polimerica, Italy - 12 hours ago
Italian extrusion maker Colines is performing the test run of an important 5-layers blown line for the Indian market. The line, type Barrierblown,

Measuring system cuts extrusion die - Manufacturing Talk

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Measuring system cuts extrusion die
Manufacturing Talk, UK - 2 hours ago
Manufacture of plastics extrusion tooling said that its use of Ascona Promex measuring system has enabled it to reduce a lot of tool making expenditure.

The PLA puzzle - packagingnews.co.uk

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

 

The PLA puzzle
packagingnews.co.uk, UK - Jul 30, 2008
At the moment, the amount of PLA in use remains at a safe level for reprocessors looking to reuse batches of plastic. But, says Foster: “If you speak to

Innovative extrusion solutions for special rubber applications - Jobwerx

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Innovative extrusion solutions for special rubber applications
Jobwerx, WA - 5 hours ago
Hot feed extruders integrated into Multiplex extrusion lines are particularly suited for processing rubber compounds. Against the background of continuously

Wood Composite Technologies Inc. announces new VP Production for …

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Wood Composite Technologies Inc. announces new VP Production for
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada - 10 hours ago
Mr. Thompson has functioned in a senior role with other multiple line extrusion businesses to manufacture a variety of products including siding,

Erema Marks 25 Years For Plastics Recycling

Thursday, July 24th, 2008
Austria-based Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the business of developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative and cost-effective recycling

State of the art WPC decking demo for all delegates of AMI’S …

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

State of the art WPC decking demo for all delegates of AMI’S
plastemart.com, India - 18 hours ago
A practical demonstration organised at headline sponsor’s Cincinnati Extrusion’s Headquarters in Vienna will take place on the 16th October.

MORETTO sets up Deutschland GmbH with Kraft

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Effective as of 1 July 2008 MORETTO Deutschland GmbH was established as a distribution and service organisation in Neunkirchen am Sand (near Nuremberg, Germany). This means X-Technology with the latest developments in the plastics periphery market is moving to the geographic centre of Europe. At the same time, Bernd Kraft was appointed Branch Manager of the new subsidiary. MORETTO Deutschland GmbH is designed to handle the German, Austrian and Swiss markets, catering to all plastics processing disciplines. Here MORETTO will place its competence at customers’ disposal with its entire range of equipment in the areas of drying, mixing and dosing. Late 2008 customers and interested parties will be given the chance to convince themselves of the performance of these efficient devices under realistic, industrial-scale manufacturing conditions during an “open-house” event at the new Technical Centre. Before this Renato Moretto will present his strategy for Europe to the sector at a press conference during FAKUMA.

To Renato Moretto, CEO of MORETTO S.p.A., Massanzago, Italy, the Nuremberg metropolitan region is not only one of Germany’s key plastics processing centres but also the geographic centre of Europe: “From here we will be able to comprehensively serve injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion users in Germany, Austria and Switzerland – and by 2010 also users in the neighbouring Eastern European states. We intend to aim to sustainably expand our presence on the European market and become one of the top three periphery equipment suppliers. Not without good reason have we invested an average of over 8% of our turnover in research and development over the past four years. With the launch of the X-Technology (X Dryer, FLOWMATIK, Dry Air) we are already achieving top rankings in terms of process engineering, performance and value added.” As a reminder: Spring 2008 saw MORETTO chart its expansionary course – beyond Southern Europe – with the establishment of MORETTO UK Ltd., Milton Keynes, in the UK.

In Bernd Kraft (46) MORETTO recruited a committed subsidiary manager for its Deutschland GmbH company boasting a Masters in Business and Engineering. He uses the experience acquired over 20 years in the plastics industry for the benefit of his customers. At the 6,000 m² premises recently purchased in Neunkirchen am Sand (just a few minutes from the Nuremberg motorway junction) the plastics experts now have production hall space measuring 1,600m² and office space measuring 700 m² at their disposal. Initially Bernd Kraft will have five members of staff in his distribution and service team. These include Alexa Ladz, Antonio Azzarelli and Anna-Maria Leithäuser from the Paderborn office, which has logically been integrated. In addition to this staff, MORETTO Deutschland GmbH has contracted seven commercial agents and freelance/full-time service technicians.

In the medium term MORETTO Deutschland GmbH will consolidate its customer service with a team of five in-house experts for service jobs and the installation of periphery equipment, four sales engineers and 10 commercial agents while still being able to rely on contract service technicians and staff support from the Italian parent company. “The establishment of MORETTO Deutschland GmbH reflects the strong belief in the German-speaking market. I am convinced that these market-leading products with their technical sophistication and top-quality performance and finishing standards will allow us to reach our EUR 10 m sales target by 2012,” says Bernd Kraft. Commenting on the 300 m² Technical Centre to be installed in Neunkirchen am Sand by autumn 2008 the Branch Manager adds: “We will be able to convince customers and interested parties of the operational excellence of our equipment here. The installed technology is designed for customers’ tests and staff training.”