NPE2018 Show Daily - Wednesday

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WEDNESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY NPE2018 PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY Low-Gloss PVC Compounds for Automoঞve Window Encapsulaঞon Teknor Apex Co. | Booth S22045 Teknor Apex is showcasing its new Apex 1523-LG Series compounds, designed for automoঞve window encapsulaঞon. They are said to exhibit gloss levels similar to those of EPDM rubber beltline seals or glass run channels, enabling manufacturers of PVC encapsulated windows to meet OEM demand for a closer match in the surface finish of these criঞcal appearance parts. These compounds achieve a gloss level of 3 to 4 without need for surface treatment of the tooling. Standard window encapsulaঞon PVC com- pounds fall in the 9 to 12 range. Apex 1523 compounds eliminate the cost associated with tooling maintenance and repair to keep a consistent surface appearance from part-to-part. This series has several OEM approvals, including GM's GMW-16084 spec for quar- ter windows and sunroofs from Chrysler. "Our introducঞon of low-gloss compounds is parঞcularly import- ant since PVC is the dominant material for window encapsulaঞon and is valued by manufacturers for its advantages over elastomers," says Steve McCormack, industry manager of the Teknor Apex Automoঞve Group. "Like standard PVC, new Apex 1523-LG Series formulaঞons are relaঞvely low in cost, provide beer scratch and mar resistance, excellent bonding to glass, and superior colorability. In fact, Teknor Apex can match to any color and supply uniform product no maer how many places in the world a customer carries on manufacturing." | (401) 725-8000 Yizumi-HPM: Size Plus Technical Depth YIZUMI-HPM Corporaঞon | Booth W3343 Yizumi-HPM, a combinaঞon of one of the largest producers of injecঞon machines in China—and therefore, the world—and one of the oldest names in U.S. plasঞcs technology, is showing three new machine series in Booth W3343. These series—full-servo elec- tric and servo-hydraulic toggle and two-plat- en—span a range from 60 to 3500 tons. Be- yond their features and specs, the important fact for U.S. molders, says Bill Duff, general manager of sales and markeঞng, is that each of these machine lines has been adapted specifically for North American molders, with everything from safeঞes and platen mount- ing specs to controls engineered to meet their requirements—as indicated by the "N" in the model designaঞons. Part of what Duff wants to get across is, "We're not another Asian manufacturer sell- ing on price. We're selling technology. Do you need a special process—coining, mulঞ- shot, backmolding carpet, MuCell foam with rapid heat/cool molding? Need to run special materials—CPVC, Torlon polyamide-imide, fluoropolymers? We can saঞsfy any of those, with any required automaঞon." Another key message is the depth of sup- port Yizumi-HPM can offer North American molders. Part of that comes from industrial he[: Its parent company in China builds 4,000 injecঞon presses a year, as well as die-casঞng machines. Size is no object—Yizumi-HPM re- cently designed and build a 4,500-ton die-casঞng machine for a U.S. customer. Vol- ume is no object—"You need 50 machines? We can do that, and faster than most. We are wholly owned by Yizumi, and have full access to all their engineering and technology." Duff points out the resources available in North America to serve molders here: A brand-new tech center in Ohio, where the firm also has a 25,000-[ 2 heavy manufactur- ing center, equipped with 150-ton overhead cranes for, among other things, rebuilding older HPM machines. "We have spare-parts inventory and tech support in several loca- ঞons," Duff notes, "In the Southwest, South- east, Ohio, and Chicago area." In other words, Duff says, "We may be Asian owned, but we are a full-service supplier on this conঞnent." | (740) 382-5600 HAVE A BLAST WITH BOOTH W483 72

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