October 2023

Plastics Industry Association
Maag's Hannah Wolfe appears in a 'Recycling is Real' video produced by the Plastics Industry Association.

PLASTICS stands up and says, 'Recycling is Real'

New website, videos showcase the people and technologies turning plastic waste into valuable material, as a rebuke of opponents who question feasibility of recycling.
Charles Ross & Son's HSD-15 high-speed disperser is routinely used for dispersing fillers, pigments and additives into liquid plastic resins.
Product Innovations

Ross dispersers feature custom recipe control

Oct. 16, 2023
Operators can program a recipe formulation, and the PLC will automatically adjust blade speed, position and runtime.
Jose Castillo
With training opportunities at Stelray Plastic Products Inc., Jose Castillo has risen from a temporary worker to shift supervisor.
Injection Molding

Training lets Stelray workers shine

Oct. 16, 2023
Apprenticeships and self-paced training, along with on-the-floor guidance, build sense of community and give workers pathway to success.
Movacolor has moved into the blending market with its Go Beyond Blending series, which includes this MBS 34 unit.
Product Innovations

Movacolor introduces company's first blenders

Oct. 11, 2023
The blenders come in 17 new configurations and are customizable; hybrid models incorporate a doser.
Haas Automation Inc.
Haas' DS-30Y can handle off-center milling, drilling and tapping, allowing operators to finish more-complex parts with a single setup for “done-in-one” machining.
Molds & Tooling

Haas upgrades DS-30Y turning center

Oct. 10, 2023
It offers streamlined production, reduced cycle times and increased part accuracy.

More content from October 2023

Baruffaldi Plastic Technology Srl
Baruffaldi is now offering a tape applicator to work with its POVI 10.000 off-line hydraulic punching and coining machine.
Product Innovations

Baruffaldi punching and coining machine adds tape applicator

Oct. 10, 2023
It can apply one or two strips of double-sided tape on the outside of the cable duct bottom.
Plastixs LLC
Available through plastics equipment supplier Plastixs, the LA502 from Airtect, Dublin, can be used to detect leaks in co-injection molding applications.
Injection Molding

Airtect device spots injection nozzle leaks

Oct. 9, 2023
The cost-effective system lowers the risk of damage, bad-part production and downtime.
Colines USA Corp.
Colines' new Polyblown 5-Layer POD line can process post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins into five-layer films.

Colines film line is eco-friendly

Oct. 6, 2023
The Polyblown 5-layer POD series can process PCR resins and uses less energy.
The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, location of NPE2024.

NPE2024 will welcome many new faces - Talking Points

Oct. 5, 2023
What advice would you give to a first-timer at the trade show? How can Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing help you get your news out?
Dri-Air Industries Inc.
The second-generation DAC compressed-air loaders from Dri-Air feature new replaceable wear plates, one-touch sensors for easy setup and removable stainless steel cyclones.
Product Innovations

Dri-Air loader adds features

Oct. 4, 2023
The DAC loader features a replaceable wear plate, a one-touch sensor for easy setup and a removable stainless steel cyclone with an internal pellet screen.
Rieke maintenance technician Ashley Williams works with Gefran QE2008-W sensors on an injection molding machine.
Injection Molding

Gefran sensors measure strain in IMMs

Oct. 3, 2023
Rieke plant uses them to troubleshoot molding problems and spot issues that could lead to broken tie bars.