Elmet’s new all-electric cold runner maximizes LSR injection molding

ELMET’s new all-electric SMARTshot E valve gate cold runner system has servo-driven nozzle needles to maximize flexibility, precision and controllability when injecting two-component liquid silicone rubbers (LSR) into multi-cavity molds. It complements ELMET’s range of SMARTshot Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) cold runners which also includes a pneumatic version, the model P, and a hybrid version with pneumatic needle movement and electrical stroke adjustment, the model PE

Read more

Protolabs expands manufacturing footprint in Raleigh, NC

Protolabs has signed an occupancy agreement to expand its additive manufacturing footprint in the Raleigh, N.C., area. Breaking ground later this month, the second location will add 120,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing capacity to its current facility located nearby in Morrisville, N.C. The additional location is in response to growing demand for Protolabs’ 3D printing services.

Read more

David Jackson named managing director of ChemSpec Canada

Effective immediately, ChemSpec Canada, Inc. announces the appointment of David Jackson as inaugural Managing Director.
David brings more than 35 years of progressive experience working in the chemical industry, as well as proven ability in navigating mergers and acquisitions. He will be responsible for steering the organization’s vision and strategy and implementing plans that align with the broader mission of ChemSpec and parent company, Safic-Alcan

Read more

FiteBac partners with RDAbbott and NovationSi to provide broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection in synthetic and silicone rubbers

FiteBac Dental partners with RDAbbott and NovationSi, the manufacturing subsidiary of RDAbbott, to synergize the effectiveness of FiteBac’s non-leaching, durable, and persistent bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal technology in synthetic and silicone polymer systems for revolutionary medical and dental devices

Read more

Gates introduces MXG 5K 5000psi hydraulic hose

A product of Gates’ pioneering materials science and process engineering innovations, MXG 5K offers wire spiral performance in a flexible, lightweight, innovative, high-pressure hydraulic hose using Gates patented Xpiral™ woven spiral technology – a breakthrough construction that exceeds all industry standards and most published competitive hose performance in terms of both pressure and impulse life. MXG 5K was tested extensively in the laboratory and in real-world applications throughout its development, including rigorous field testing in tunnel boring, top drives, excavator and wheel loader applications

Read more

Elkem launches global climate roadmap with net zero emissions by 2050

Elkem announces a new climate roadmap detailing how the company plans to develop its business in line with the aim of the Paris agreement of limiting global warming to well below two degrees. The company aims to reduce its total fossil CO2 emissions by 28% from 2020-31 while growing its supplies to the green transition – thereby delivering a 39% improvement of its product carbon footprint in the same period. Elkem’s long-term goal is net zero emissions by 2050.

Read more

Evonik improves carbon footprint of polyamide 12 Vestamid

Evonik has started offering its customers a further type of sustainable polyamide 12 molding compounds. Selected commercial VESTAMID® products can now be manufactured using sustainable energy at Evonik’s Marl Chemical Park in Germany. In September 2021, the TÜV Rheinland certified the life cycle assessments of the compounds. These will be labelled with the suffix RFP for “reduced footprint”.

Read more
Translate »