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White Papers for Plastics Processors, Plastics Equipment and Materials

  • Metalex® By

    Metalex® is composed of a pure proprietary blend of aramid and other high strength and thermally resistant fiber.
  • Tosaf Acquires Vision Color LLC By

    May 19, 2020, Bessemer, NC- Tosaf, a world leader in the development and manufacturing of additives and color concentrates for the plastics industry, announces the acquisition of Vision Color LLC, based in West Unity, Ohio.
  • Tosaf Acquires Vision Color LLC By

    May 19, 2020, Bessemer, NC- Tosaf, a world leader in the development and manufacturing of additives and color concentrates for the plastics industry, announces the acquisition of Vision Color LLC, based in West Unity, Ohio.
  • Be Proactive in Your Purging Program By

    True, it can be tough to take a machine out of production, but a purging maintenance program should be thought of as a direct line to cost savings.
  • Plastic Material Handling Products Application & Performance Guide By

    This definitive guide educates the plastic material handling industry on the subjects of plastic products, performance ratings (i.e. fork, floor, rack, conveyor, etc.), manufacturing processes and application analysis. As the industry explodes with manufacturers who are diverse as the products...
  • Plastic Material Handling Products Application & Performance Guide By

    This definitive guide educates the plastic material handling industry on the subjects of plastic products, performance ratings (i.e. fork, floor, rack, conveyor, etc.), manufacturing processes and application analysis. As the industry explodes with manufacturers who are diverse as the products...
  • Having Issues While Molding? By

    With this blog we wanted to dive in with some popular contamination issues that we have seen over the past few years. Below are steps that you can take if you happen to have an issue when molding. These are only suggestions that we have learned through technicians during our time in the industry.
  • Alio Scents Trigger Memories By

    “Scents bypass the thalamus and go straight to the brain's smell center, known as the olfactory bulb. The olfactory bulb is directly connected to the amygdala and hippocampus, which might explain why the smell of something can so immediately trigger a detailed memory or even intense emotion.”...
  • Scan Vs CMM By

    For over 50 years, the benchmark for accuracy in measuring solid objects, whether machined, molded, die cast, welded or forged, was the coordinate measuring machine. Using a solid granite base table typically, along with a vertical, horizontal, gantry or bridge-mounted arm and touch probe,...
  • Keeping Your Injection Mold Tools in Optimum Condition By

    Summer is right around the corner and many plastic molders will have a summer shut down as a time for refreshing and recharging for most people. However, for the people that keep the tools running that make the plastic parts, this is the time to schedule tool repair, so the tools will operate...
  • MoistTech Corp. Debuts New Sensor in 2018 By

    In March 2018, MoistTech Corp. added an additional at-line moisture detection system to their lineup: MoistTech Moisture Balance System. Attendees of the SNAXPO Conference in Atlanta GA March 12-14 had the pleasure of seeing the new system on display and performing live demonstrations.
  • Choosing the Point Level Sensor for Your Application By

    Point level indicators are an affordable, accurate tool to measure and alert to inventory high and low levels. Easy to set up and configurable to fit a wide range of application needs, point level indicators are a must-have for a safe, efficient operation. This whitepaper details what users can...
  • Choosing the Point Level Sensor for Your Application By

    Point level indicators are an affordable, accurate tool to measure and alert to inventory high and low levels. Easy to set up and configurable to fit a wide range of application needs, point level indicators are a must-have for a safe, efficient operation. This whitepaper details what users can...
  • Static Electricity - Cause, Effects & Solutions By

    The Purpose of this article is to help the reader answer some questions about static electricity: What is static electricity?; How to solve static electricity problems?; How to neutralize or control static charge?; How to remove static charge from non conductive material suce has plastic, paper...
  • Corona vs Plasma By

    One common question about surface treatment systems is, “What is the difference between corona and plasma, and what best fits my application?” Both corona and plasma treatment increase the surface energy of materials and thereby improving the adhesion of inks, adhesives, flocking or other...
  • Corona vs Plasma By

    One common question about surface treatment systems is, “What is the difference between corona and plasma, and what best fits my application?” Both corona and plasma treatment increase the surface energy of materials and thereby improving the adhesion of inks, adhesives, flocking or other...
  • Will 3D Printing Be the Demise of Plastic Injection Molding? By

    All the buzz these days in the world of plastic part manufacturing seems to be about additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. Will 3D printing take over injection molding as the dominant method of plastics manufacturing? Which method is better? The answer is, it depends. It depends on the answers...
  • Will 3D Printing Be the Demise of Plastic Injection Molding? By

    All the buzz these days in the world of plastic part manufacturing seems to be about additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. Will 3D printing take over injection molding as the dominant method of plastics manufacturing? Which method is better? The answer is, it depends. It depends on the answers...
  • Air Pressure for Tubing Extrusion By

    MicroAir, ultra low air pressure regulators and controllers for tubing extrusion
  • Air Pressure for Tubing Extrusion By

    MicroAir, ultra low air pressure regulators and controllers for tubing extrusion
  • Feeders satisfy plants hunger for expansion. By

    Acrison Equipment helps GE Plastics meet their aggressive requirements for increased production and stringent end product quality requirements.
  • Feeders satisfy plants hunger for expansion. By

    Acrison Equipment helps GE Plastics meet their aggressive requirements for increased production and stringent end product quality requirements.
  • Optics 101 By

    The purpose of this white paper is to explain basic optical principles, optical effects and standards that must be dealt with by lens designers and manufacturers.
  • Customized Automation Tools To Help Improve Operational Efficiency By

    Customized innovations on the shop floor are the way of the future for many manufacturing companies to operate leaner, seek operational efficiency and boost market differentiation in today's competitive marketplace. Customized automation tools for manufacturing companiesWhere do you turn to...
  • Lighting Technologies, Principle, and Measurement By

    The proper measurement of light is a precise and complex science. The first step in correctly measuring light is to understand the basics: Color-Rendering Properties, Color Temperature, Light Distribution, Total Luminous Flux and Mura. This white paper provides a brief explanation of each...