Material recycling: Making plastic products sustainable

Plastics - research and development

Material recycling: Making plastic products sustainable

Germany – Recycling is becoming ever more important in production. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF now investigate how halogen-free flame-retardant plastics can be recycled. This project should also produce results that enable SMEs to cut down costs. read...

Carbide burs for a variety of industries and materials

Boride Abrasives

Carbide burs for a variety of industries and materials

USA – Boride has recently introduced a new line of premium carbide burs and die grinders. read...

Innovative tooling and coating technologies

Sumitomo Electric Hartmetall

Innovative tooling and coating technologies

Germany – Sumitomo is presenting its latest tooling developments and tool coating technologies. read...

Injection moulding sector strong

Plastics

Injection moulding sector strong

Germany – Within Europe the largest injection moulding market is Germany, thanks to the size and scale of its manufacturing industries. Germany saw an increase of 2% for polymers used in injection moulding in 2015 and its automotive production was up 3%, despite the industry's emissions scandal. read...

Configurable dust collector

Nederman

Configurable dust collector

Accessories – Nederman has released its new L-series dust collectors, which are said to be flexible and configurable to match a wide range of the collection and recycling of dust, smoke and fumes. read...

It's all about the coating — Trends in tool coating technology

Hauzer

It's all about the coating — Trends in tool coating technology

Netherlands – The main reason for coating professional cutting and forming tools is the improvement of tool life. Netherlands-based IHI Hauzer Techno Coating gives some insights into the current trends influencing the development of tool coating technologies. read...

Foundries clean up their act with combination blasting

Asco

Foundries clean up their act with combination blasting

Germany – Efficient cleaning of moulds in foundries has long been problematic due to stubborn base coatings. But now a chemical manufacturer and a blasting technology firm are combining their expertise in coatings and combination dry ice blasting to find a solution. read...

Diprofil named European distributor of mould wrap material

Mould Materials

Diprofil named European distributor of mould wrap material

Sweden – Sweden-based company Diprofil / Diamantprodukter has been appointed as exclusive European distributor for the Metal Rust Guard's mould wrap material. read...

Choosing the optimum steel grade at the design stage

Uddeholm

Choosing the optimum steel grade at the design stage

Sweden – The mould designer can significantly contribute to optimum tooling economy by thinking standard, that is, using readily available standard steel grades, standard steel sizes and standard machined plates. read...

IKV demonstrates current research activities

International Colloquium Plastics Technology

IKV demonstrates current research activities

Germany - On the occasion of a recently held press conference, the Aachen-based IKV opened its doors to give selected journalists an insight into the institute's research activities. Speakers will also tackle these and other current topics in research at IKV's upcoming Colloquium in February 2016. read...