NPE2018 Show Daily - Tuesday

NPE is truly ‘Breaking the Mold’ as a multifaceted experience, with activities, discoveries and opportunities to satisfy the needs of anyone who works in the plastics industry or has a need to know about plastics

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TUESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY 8 0 0 • 8 3 5 • 2 5 2 6 5 0 0 S . S P E N C E R R O A D / P. O . B O X 4 6 8 / N E W T O N , K A N S A S 6 7 1 1 4 - 0 4 6 8 D e s i g n e d M a n u f a c t u r e d I n T h e U S A . See It At NPE Booth #W5563 Taking Out Stainless, Is Painless. Bunting ® HISC ™ High Intensity Separation Conveyors separate paramagnetic and work-hardened stainless steel from your shredded metals and plastics. The result: Profit-driving product purification. Taking out your stainless is painless with the Bunting ® HISC ™ Conveyor - the original stainless steel separation conveyor. • Heavy duty frame construction • Tough thin urethane endless belts to maximize magnetic fields • 4" and 6" diameter extremely high gauss separation pulleys • Separation of ferrous and stainless steel metals whether loose or encapsulated in plastic H igh I ntensity S eparation C onveyor ª HISC ª Bunting ® Map Your Show Makes Planning Your Convenঞon Simple With more than a million square feet of show floor to cover as well as dozens of educaঞon sessions to a•end, organizing your NPE experience might seem overwhelming. NPE has once again partnered with Map Your Show (MYS) to make it easier to create a plan and use it to navigate your days at the show. Visit . Click on the My Show Planner link, enter a few key pieces of informa- ঞon and start compiling your must- see list of exhibitors. Sessions, events and personal appointments can also be added to your Planner which can then be exported straight to your Outlook calendar. Right here at the show, your Planner can be accessed on the NPE mobile app where you'll find everything you entered synchronized to your phone or tablet. Easily locate companies on the show floor, check out exhibit highlights, engage in social media and even review informa- ঞon about Orlando. Trend Watch: What to Look for in Thermoforming By Jim Callari Plascs Technology Increasing producঞvity and IML technology are two trends in thermoforming to look out for at NPE2018. Among thermoforming machinery suppliers, NPE2018 ex- hibitors focus on packaging over industrial applicaঞons, so keep an eye out for technologies offering higher speeds, re- duced scrap and increased producঞvity. Lines are now being developed with an extraordinary range of materials at faster speeds than ever (more than 50 cycles/min in the case of PP cups, for example). • The M100 from Gabler Thermoform GmbH (Booth W7763) is billed as a revoluঞonary new ঞlt-bed machine, of- fering output increases of up to 50% compared to current industry standards. At the show, the machine is forming a transparent PP drinking cup with 69.5-mm diam and a height of 96 mm using a 90-cavity tool supplied by Marbach. A com- pletely re-engineered forming staঞon with state-of-the art drive-and-guide technology provides a forming area of 1130 x 550 mm. • GN Thermoforming Equipment (Booth W1283) is show- casing its new GN800 Thermoformer for the first ঞme in North America. The GN800 offers many standard features to ensure manufacturers' needs are met in today's changing mar- ketplace. These include such benefits as forming capability of 5-in. above and below the sheet line, in-mold-cut capability, auto-grease, heavy-duty bearings in the toggle system, and high-efficiency SOLAR heaters. GN is running a meat tray in PET/PE laminate with a 12-cavity mold while maintaining a reduced scrap rate of 18%. • SencorpWhite (Booth W591) took the wraps off the Ul- tra 2. Designed for mulঞple industries looking for more preci- sion and control of form and trim—along with efficiency—the Ultra 2 is equipped with a more robust, heavy-duty, rail trans- port system, said to be unmatched in the industry. • Illig (Booth W3353) is displaying its RKDP 72 thermo- former running a six-up tool for PET tray producঞon at 42 cycles/min. On its KTR-6 thermoformer equipped with new tooling from Bosch-Sprang, Kiefel (Booth W2727) is forming PP K-cups. WM Thermoforming is showcasing its FC 780 IM thermoformer with a six-up tool by Kiefer to produce tam- per-evident PET clamshells, while OMG is running a six-up CPLA tool. Interesঞngly, all these machine builders are using HYTAC syntacঞc foam plug-assist materials furnished by CMT Materials, (Booth W9121) the leading provider of plug-assist materials for the thermoforming industry. CMT Materials is showcasing its range of materials at NPE2018. More automaঞon is coming to thermo- forming, too. Ranger Automaঞon (Booth W3673) is showing how its new TR Series Robots increase producঞvity and save labor on thermoforming lines and other packaging applicaঞons. Ultra-high-speed servo drives allow part extracঞon and stacking at cycle ঞmes as fast as 3 sec. 34

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