NPE2018 Show Daily - Wednesday

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WEDNESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY NPE2018 New Technology Focus More Customized TPEs Emerge By Lilli Manolis Sherman Plascs Technology Kraiburg TPE (Booth S31181) is featuring its custom-engi- neered TPE soluঞons, including new grades and target appli- caঞons within the consumer, industrial, automoঞve and medi- cal markets. There is also a focus on local support to its cus- tomers in the form of a disঞncঞve service bundle; a spectrum that includes project-tailored advice on which engineered plasঞc compounds to use, including the color and applica- ঞon-specific and processing requirements. What's more, the company is highlighঞng its global producঞon capacity expan- sions, including the newly-built Buford, Georgia plant, where capacity went from about 13 million lb/yr to 22 million lb/yr. Product innovaঞons include the newly launched VS/AD/ HM series, said to offer silky, saঞn-smooth surfaces that fea- ture high-scratch/abrasion-resistance, excellent durability and resistance against chemicals such as sebum oil, creams and common household detergents. The series is designed for consumer electronics applicaঞons. The VS/AD/HM series has been specially developed for applicaঞons that require a silky and velvety surface, along with excellent adhesion to polar thermoplasঞc compounds such as PC, ABS, PC/ABS, PU, ASA, SAN, nylons 6 and 12. Available in natural color and black, the compounds also reportedly have impressive processing prop- erঞes. Applicaঞons include controllers for games consoles, remote controls and headphones, toys, protecঞve covers for mobile phones, tablets and cosmeঞcs packaging. Also showcased is Kraiburg's FC/ht series of highly trans- parent materials for applicaঞons such as food packaging seals, toothbrush handles, detergent pods and toys. This series of TPEs is characterized by its excellent adhesion to PP as well as its high-flow processing behavior. It boasts a smooth, non- Kraiburg's VS/AD/HM series reportedly offers silky, saঞn- smooth surfaces that feature high-scratch/abrasion- resistance, and excellent durability against chemicals such as sebum oil and common detergents. conঞnued on page 96 16 GET WITH RAPID Come See Us in Booth #W953 Call +1 724.584.5220 You can sell it for pennies a pound, or, you can recover the full value of your regrind and get MORE out of your production. Even the best molding processes cannot produce high quality parts if the regrind is poor. Rapid Granulator's superior cutting technology and engineering has helped improve customers' bottom lines for 75 years. Get MORE – call Rapid to arrange for a free test of your most demanding material. It isn't scrap unless you throw it away! Rapid's superior regrind Regrind from other granulator Better regrind = Better parts = MORE profitability! Three-Layer Boles with Auto Weight Control Kautex all-electric KBB40D is demonstraঞng quick mold change twice a day. Kautex Machines is molding three-layer personal-care boles on a KBB40D double-side shule, one of its latest series of all-electric machines. This unit has been sold to Amcor, which has representaঞves at the Kau- tex booth (W1543). Kautex is molding a 600-ml, flat oval bole in 2 × 5 caviঞes. Leak tesঞng is performed inside the ma- chine, and conঞnuous weight checking of the boles feeds back to adjust the process automaঞcally. The quick-mold-change features of the KBB are demonstrated twice a day. The boles use the three-layer ReCo process, whereby color is added only to the outer layer; the inner layer is virgin material; and the middle layer uses regrind or PCR (post-consumer recycled) plasঞc. Kautex is also showing off the second generaঞon of its "virtual machine," a training tool that enables ex- act simulaঞon of producঞon on a KBS, KBB, or KCC series machine. In keeping with the Industry 4.0 "smart factory" trend, Kautex is also presenঞng remote diagnosঞcs, called Kautex Remote Service.

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