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what's new

Materials
Meusburger introduces a new slide retainer
The new MultiAir 4000 blower

Equipment
Kongskilde launches powerful
new blower
Denmark's Kongskilde Industries has extended its popular series of industrial blowers, MultiAir, with a new high-efficient model
with enhanced capabilities. The MultiAir
4000 These models, which enable the highspeed pneumatic conveying of trim waste
in large volumes, effectively remove smallsized waste material from high-speed production lines. The MultiAir 4000 blowers
come with integrated frequency converter,
and are designed for handling of material
through the blower.
Like the smaller models in the series, the
new 4000 blowers offer the same very low
noise level and are weatherproof.

The new
D-Bushing

Optimum slide retention
from Meusburger

Slide retainers are needed to hold slides securely in the end position when the mould
is open. With the new E 3050 leaf spring roll
stopper, Meusburger has created an exclusive and cost-effective alternative to existing solutions on the market. The design enables retaining forces of up to 140 N, which
makes also it suitable for holding large slide
bodies in their end position.
The roll inside the roll holder locks under
tension when the mould is opened. The accurately cut recess of the leaf spring ensures
that the slide body is held without play and
in a precise position. The freely mounted roll,
made of high-quality roller bearing steel, and
the nitrided leaf spring ensure minimal friction and thus enable maximum service life.
The slide retainer can be used at temperatures of up to 200°C which makes it suitable
for a wide range of applications.
The new leaf spring roll stopper is available in two different variations and three
different leaf spring thicknesses.

Packaging
Recycle-ready retort pouches

Hot runners,
moulds
Simple design, fast installation
The new D-Bushing has been designed by
Thermoplay, a business within Barnes Molding
Solutions strategic business unit, for the new
Thermoplay TF nozzles. The new gate bushing
is equipped with a double sealing ring on the
external diameter to protect the injection system from any thermoplastics leakage.
The sealing diameter close to the injection point protects the integrity of the
injection system, the tips in particular, allowing easy and safe mounting and disassembling of the cavities as well as frequent changes to the mould version. The
D-Bushing creates a barrier that increases the nozzle insulation and reduces the
thermal dispersion, thus saving energy
consumption. The external fixing ring allows for safe assembly and disassembly
operations without causing damage to the
bushing and other components.

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With the introduction of its
patent-pending
breakthrough
innovation
ProActive
Recycle
Ready Retort RT3000, ProAmpac
is responding to
the growing deRT-3000 pouches
mand for recycle
are available in
ready retort packboth stand-up and
aging. Suited for pet
three-side seal
and human food,
configurations
RT-3000
pouches are available in
both stand-up and three-side seal configurations and are EU and FDA compliant for food
contact in retort applications. As with other
ProAmpac sustainable solutions, RT-3000 is
designed to run at similar filling and processing speeds as current multi-material structures that aren't recyclable. Available in clear
or opaque options, RT-3000 offers excellent
stiffness for stand-up shelf appearance and
very high puncture and flex-crack resistance
for safe product handling and distribution.
The packaging is well-positioned for the future of recycling and is designed to support a
circular economy.

Audia launches new
family of sustainable thermoplastic elastomers

Audia presents family of
sustainable thermoplastic
elastomers
Audia Elastomers, a global supplier of
innovative elastomer materials, has announced the launch of its AudiaFlex family
of sustainable thermoplastic elastomers
- one of the industry's first TPE portfolios
which meet the sustainability needs of
brand owners and consumers. The new
AudiaFlex family is comprised of customizable grades which are produced from
post-consumer, post-industrial, bio-based,
and marine-based sources.
AudiaFlex materials mirror the properties
of most virgin TPEs and deliver comparable
capabilities in terms of haptics, colour, adhesion, and durometer. They can compete
in high-performance applications with conventional TPEs, TPVs, and TPU chemistries
in personal care, consumer household, consumer electronics, automotive, and toys. AudiaFlex grades are manufactured at Audia facilities in Lafayette, Ga. and Shenzhen, China.

Fully recyclable collation film
made with recycled content
A new, print-grade shrink bundling film for
multi-packs from Indevco, based on 50%
post- consumer recycled resin, is fully recyclable at store drop off locations across
the US, the company says. Indevco Plastics co-developed the film with Dow, a fellow member of the Alliance to End Plastic
Waste, for food and beverage manufacturers who bundle products in multi-unit packages. Dow's PCR resin, first introduced for
shrink applications in North America in October, contains 70% certified PCR sourced
from a reliable local US supply.
The low-gauge, high-strength collation
shrink film - available as plain or print-ready
rolls - passed an array of tests for mechanical, optical, and processing properties. The
unprinted film is devoid of ink, allowing the
package design of products within to advertise themselves, or the film can be printed by packaging converters. In addition to
PCR, Indevco Plastics also produces shrink
bundling film based on post-industrial recycled resin from its own waste stream.

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