Exhibitor Press Releases

EFAFLEX Innovation Happens Here at Interplas
22 Jun 2017
Throughout their 40+ year heritage, EFAFLEX have been synonymous with designing and engineering class leading high-speed doors for industrial and commercial applications. Many of the product’s key features such as their door opening speeds and integrated safety remain unrivalled even 25 years on. ‘Innovation Happens Here’ is the exhibition’s strapline...
Pentagon is looking ahead to Interplas 2017
16 Jun 2017
It has been three years since Pentagon first exhibited at Interplas, the UK’s leading plastics industry exhibition and we are excited to be returning to this outstanding event in September 2017.

Interplas covers all of the manufacturing processes, technologies and services that are essential to the plastics sector....
Petford Group up for Manufacturing Champion Award
12 Jun 2017
Petford Group were a finalist in the express and star buisness awards last week. Nominated for the manufacturing champion of the year 2017.
Making Money with Haitian
08 Jun 2017
Premier Moulding Machinery (PMM) will be demonstrating how you can ‘ make money’ with Haitian machinery. Their interactive stand will feature an electric Zeres Series machine with servo electric drives offering high performance, precision and control. The Zeres Series enables complex moulding operations to be performed gaining maximum return on...
Eye for detail: specs start-up collaborates with FANUC
05 Jun 2017
An Oxford-based start-up that specialises in affordable, adjustable eyewear has partnered with FANUC to bring its designs to market.

At the heart of the Eyejusters product is its SlideLens™ technology. This has a profile containing both positive and negative power areas. When two of these lenses are placed...
New FANUC controllers facilitate automation of processes
02 Jun 2017
FANUC, the leading global manufacturer of factory automation solutions, has launched two new robot controllers to facilitate the set-up and maintenance of automated processes.

The R-30iB Plus and the R-30iB Mate Plus come with a range of new features to improve and simplify the integration of automated programming...
Collaborative, safe and highly reliable
02 Jun 2017
FANUC now offers three small, Collaborative Robots as part of its large industrial robot portfolio: the CR-4iA, the CR-7iA and the CR-7iA/L. These new additions to the range will complement the larger, green-coloured CR-35iA Collaborative Robot which, with a payload of 35kg, remains the strongest of its kind.

Biesterfeld continues on course for success
30 May 2017
In 2016, Biesterfeld AG, Hamburg, increased its operating result to €46.1 million with sales of approximately €1.1 billion. The targeted further development of the product and service portfolio, as well as the sustainable development and expansion of business relationships, contributed to the continuation of the now 111-year success story of...
Ensuring Product Purity in Plastics Production and Plastics Recycling
23 May 2017
During the Interplas 2017 show, there will be one question on the lips of visitors to the Bunting stand. How can we get metal out?

The purity of a plastic feedstock, whether virgin or recycled, can significantly affect the quality of the end product and a plant’s productivity....
Maags New Screen Changer Models
23 May 2017
Maag, a worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, filtration systems and pulverizers for use in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, is pleased to announce the availability of new Screen Changer technologies.

A screen changer piston model features Maag’s modular, double-piston design that...
Changing The Rules For External Gear Pump Operation
23 May 2017
No other pump generation has ever been as efficient as Maag’s new x 6 class. Vastly improved volumetric efficiency makes it possible to operate at reduced rpm, shear rates and temperatures, and consequently reduces the residence time. This will favorably impact production rate, polymer quality and pump lifetime, while significantly...
Improve Production With Maag PURO® Tempered Process Water System
23 May 2017
Maag, a worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, filtration systems and pulverizers for use in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, is pleased to introduce its PURO ® Tempered Process Water System.

The PURO ® Tempered Process Water System is an integral component...
Maag CYCLO® Centrifugal Dryer Optimizes Pellet Drying
23 May 2017
Maag, a worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, filtration systems and pulverizers for use in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, is pleased to introduce its new CYCLO ® Centrifugal Dryer.

The CYCLO ® Centrifugal Dryer has been designed to provide efficient, reliable...
New PEARLOFLEX System® For Underwater Pelletizing from Maag
23 May 2017
Maag, a worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, filtration systems and pulverizers for use in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, is pleased to announce the release and availability of its new PEARLO FLEX System ® Underwater Pelletizing System. The PEARLO FLEX System has been...
Maags new PEARLO® Underwater Pelletizer
23 May 2017
Maag, a worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, filtration systems and pulverizers for use in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, is pleased to announce the availability of its new PEARLO ® Underwater Pelletizer.

The PEARLO ® Underwater Pelletizer has been specially designed...
Fabric Ducting improves comfort for staff at a leading cosmetics manufacturer
16 May 2017
The problem: When a leading Cosmetics manufacturer contacted us, they were experiencing issues with air quality and temperature control. Their existing displacement system which has perforated diffusers around the perimeter was not providing satisfactory air distribution and staff were complaining about poor temperature control and lack of ventilation, particularly as...
Improving the performance of a Cooling Tower
16 May 2017
The problem: A factory from Wales had performance problems with a cooling tower of 3 cells, which was affecting the day to day running of the tower. They wanted to have the cooling tower cleaned during the shutdown of their factory, meaning they were on a time limit. The situation...
Cleaning the air in a Sour Fluid Testing Facility
16 May 2017
The problem: Element materials technology is leading company working to ensure that the materials and products being used in the industry are safe, which is why they built a new Sour Fluid Testing Facility in Scotland. They wanted to ensure that the internal environment is healthy, so they needed a...
Hydracare achieves ISO 9001: 2008 certification for oil service processes
12 May 2017
Leading supplier of oil products and support services, Hydracare, has achieved ISO 9001: 2008 for its administration systems in hydraulic oil service processes.

As a leading supplier of oil and services to the plastic moulding industry, quality and reliability is crucial. The certification ensures that quality is continually...
DMN-WESTINGHOUSE High Pressure Valve: The Pressure is On!
09 May 2017
DMN-WESTINGHOUSE has been designing and manufacturing rotary and diverter valves for its customers across many industries. The company is not resting on its laurels.

For more than 45 years, DMN-WESTINGHOUSE have been designing and manufacturing rotary valves and diverter valves for a huge variety of different customers and...
Laser Weld App
27 Apr 2017
Here at ND Precision we have the capability and experience to repair your tools using laser welding; to enable us to make the enquiry stage between buyer and engineer faster and more efficient, we have developed our Laser Weld App. The app is quick, easy, and precise, meaning that the...
Investment This Year So Far
27 Apr 2017
This year ND Precision has invested in the following to improve and expand our capabilities.

In January we bought a new Hurco VM20i that has a machining capability of up to 1 meter, with a 5-axis simultaneous Kitagawa unit. In buying this machine we are increasing our milling...
The New HunterLab Vista
22 Apr 2017
We’ve developed our new Vista spectrophotometer with the unique ability to capture both visible range transmission colour and haze with a single measurement. Vista includes electronic calibration, a spill resistant sample compartment, and a small footprint for improved accuracy, longevity, and flexibility. Among the many features built-in are customizable workspaces,...
19 Apr 2017
UPM conveyors were selected to design, install and commission a fully automated product handling system for Lindal Group in Mexico to transfer injection moulded components to assembly hoppers located on GIMA machines for production of aerosols primarily for Unilever and UPM have now been awarded preferred supplier status to Plastek...
19 Apr 2017
The leading UK based injection moulder of drinks closures contacted UPM Conveyors to develop a stand-alone mobile system to transfer closures to a bulk feed hopper for cooling; singulation; orientation and counting prior to presentation to a wadding or sealing machine or for other post moulding operations with the criteria...
19 Apr 2017
UPM Conveyors develops system for faster cooling of moulded caps

UPM Conveyors has developed a new system designed for faster cooling of multi-impression closures.

The new conveyors incorporate high-air-flow fans mounted over a water-cooled heat exchanger, which blow cold air onto the closures, typically...
MTL - the perfect partner for material, transportation and logistics processes
16 Mar 2017
EFAFLEX are renowned for pushing the boundaries of product innovation and the launch of the latest high- speed roll- up door is no exception. The EFA-SRT®MTL has been designed for all applications within the intensive logistics processes. At a glance it offers 250,000 cycles per annum, sizes up to 300mm...
Metal detectable additives for the food processing and packaging sectors
09 Mar 2017
A range of metal detectable masterbatches and compounds under the Scopic brand has been developed for use in food production environments and packaging, where foreign objects entering the supply chain can cause catastrophic issues for manufacturers, with production often grinding to a halt. Fragments of consumables found in these areas...
Intelicare install 260 kW Dry Cooler
08 Mar 2017
Tool & Gauge Install Dry Cooler from Intelicare

Tool & Gauge, located in Tubbercurry, County Sligo, one of Ireland's original tool and mould-making, precision engineering and moulding companies has installed a Frigosystem dry cooler, supplied by Intelicare Limited to provide cooling water for the factory’s injection moulding machines....
Tablet2Cases launches children's range with SteriTouch protection
01 Mar 2017
Tablet2cases has launched a range of rugged tablet cases aimed at children, with the benefit of SteriTouch antimicrobial protection. Designed in Australia and launched globally this month, the Pure Sense Buddy range is described as ‘drop-proof’. The cases are moulded from a soft-touch EVA foam, in a child friendly...
High-speed doors; is the investment worth it?
16 Feb 2017
Operating in a world that continually demands shorter delivery lead times takes its toll; accidents inevitably happen. But what can you do to further safe guard against avoidable incidents and improve your loading bays’ efficiency? Doors. What advantages do the modern designs offer over more traditional styles? The cost...
Cut Time – Cut Waste –Cut Costs
14 Feb 2017
The Kistler Stasa QC software for injection moulding requires significantly fewer physical trials to increase process stability and part quality whilst optimizing cycle and set-up times. With the help of a statistical Design of Experiments (DoE), it systematically determines the effect of relevant machine parameters on part quality and optimizes...
Cavity pressure monitoring ensures zero defect injection moulding
14 Feb 2017
At German injection moulding specialist, neo-plastic Dr. Doetsch Diespeck GmbH, monitoring the quality of large-scale production of injection moulded parts is not a matter of chance. Using cavity pressure to determine the switchover to holding pressure for process optimization and cavity pressure-based monitoring from Kistler Instruments for quality assurance using...
After 4 billion miles Rosetta had enough fuel for one final manoeuvre
14 Feb 2017
When the ESA team decided to crash the Rosetta spacecraft onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to end the 12 year project, the required manoeuvre called for a three minute thruster burn. Data from two Kistler pressure sensors confirmed that there was enough fuel left in the tanks to complete...
CoMoNeo– The Next Generation
14 Feb 2017
On Stand G80 Kistler Instruments will be showing CoMoNeo, the direct descendant of the cavity pressure monitoring system launched in 2006 but with enhanced capability to meet the needs of today’s injection moulding industry. Easily configured to meet specific user needs with up to 32 inputs for piezoelectric cavity pressure...
Engelmann & Buckham Expand their  Plastics and Rubber Business
09 Feb 2017
The Plastics and Rubber Industry continues to develop and is a core part of Engelmann & Buckham's business. We have recently taken on two new plastics and rubber principals - Montech and Permtech. Both of these companies manufacture innovative polymer testing equipment. Mark Galliver is the resident polymer expert at...
New DMN-WESTINGHOUSE High Pressure valve beats air leakage
08 Feb 2017
DMN-WESTINGHOUSE has recently presented its newly designed HP high pressure rotary valve. This valve has a very important advantage in air leakage: the special configuration of the body and rotor does not only protect product against degradation, it also does not allow any axial air leakage. This means that this...
Datacolor® Introduces Next Generation of High Performance Spectrophotometers for Precise Color Measurement
06 Oct 2016
Lawrenceville, NJ – October 6th, 2015 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology, today introduced its Datacolor 800 and 500 series of spectrophotometers. The family of fully backward compatible benchtops, complete with its new embedded processor and data storage, provides a platform for increased...
AB Systems boasts increase in service capabilities
02 Sep 2016
Advancing rapidly towards its aim of providing the most comprehensive ancillaries service in the plastics industry, materials handling and cooling specialist, AB Systems, has announced that it now has the experience and skillset to proficiently install, maintain and service materials handling equipment from all OEMs. As a result, plastics manufacturers,...
Utility Team makes key appointment to drive growth
02 Aug 2016
A leading energy consultancy based in Coventry has strengthened its senior team with a key appointment.

Julie Plunkett has joined Utility Team as Business Development Manager following ten years at Npower where she worked with energy consultancies to grow their client bases in a range of sectors including...
Broadway Colours Invest in Growth
08 Jun 2016
Broadway Colours have seen an increase in demand for their high quality Rotational Moulding Powders.

Reacting to this, Broadway have purchased a second, larger, brand new Pallmann Grinder. The installation of this machine dramatically increases the factory’s capacity. This follows the installation of a second 75mm extruder in...
Ongoing Involvement for Compounding TPE for the Medical Sector
21 May 2016
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE's) within the design limits, behave like a thermoset rubber. The ability to process these materials with thermoplastic methods allows for design and fabrication freedom that thermoset rubber does not offer. And having TPE Compounded helps to significantly reduce imperfections of when just using masterbatch into the process...
AB Systems launch brand-compatible Fastclip Pneumatic Conveying Pipework range
14 May 2016
Bulk materials handling and cooling specialist, AB Systems, has added an extensive range of pneumatic conveying pipework to its already impressive product portfolio. Cost-effective and versatile, AB Systems’ Fastclip range is compatible with all other major brands of pneumatic conveying pipework, including the Kongskilde OK Pipe System, and comes with...
AB Systems Amalgamates with Sterling Ancillary Services
15 Apr 2016
In a major announcement for the plastics industry, AB Systems, a leading expert in process cooling and materials handling, has amalgamated with Sterling Ancillary Services, which has a proven track record stretching back to the late 1980s of independent installation, maintenance and consultancy services. The move is seen as a...
AB Systems appointed UK distributor for Avian Granulator
24 Mar 2016
Materials handling and process cooling specialist AB Systems has added a new range of high quality, cost effective granulators, shredders and pulverisers to its extensive product portfolio. The move follows the appointment of AB Systems as the UK distributor for world-leading manufacturer, Avian Granulator. Offering outstanding performance and efficiency, Avian...
AB Systems drives aftercare service forward  with new vehicle fleet
12 Feb 2016
Process cooling and materials handling expert, AB Systems, has invested in a brand new fleet of vehicles, fully equipped with everything its in-house engineers require to effectively and efficiently service, maintain and install equipment for the company’s UK customer base. The move reflects AB Systems’ rapid growth and expanding reach...
AB Systems Launch Chiller Warranty and Aftercare Programme
03 Feb 2016
Cooling and materials handling specialist, AB Systems, has launched an industry-leading warranty and aftercare programme for new and existing chillers. Offering unrivalled customer support, the 3 Year Warranty 24/7 Plus and Service 24/7 Plus packages are characterised by a number of standout features, such as 24/7 alarm monitoring and GSM...
Datacolor Announces CHECK 3
10 Feb 2015
Lawrenceville, NJ – February 10, 2015 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced the launch of the CHECK 3 portable spectrophotometer. The completely redesigned CHECK 3 builds on Datacolor’s history of providing world-class portable spectrophotometers for the formulation and quality control needs of color professionals in...

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