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what's new
The new ZSK FilCo
nally and expanded our service off erings to
ensure unparalleled operational excellence
for our customers. Buying equipment from
us means a lifelong partnership geared towards
enhancing customers' line eff iciency
at a competitive total cost of ownership and
fostering future innovations, " said Zachery
Ament, global service president.
Press inserts for
Processing
Coperion combines filtration and
compounding in new two-in-one
system
Coperion's latest contribution to a more optimised
plastics recycling process is a system
that combines the filtering and compounding
processes into a single step. The
development saves energy, reduces thermal
stress on recyclate and increases its
quality - all highly welcome features as the
recycling industry has suff ered with high
energy prices and decreased competitiveness
with virgin material in the past year.
With the new ZSK FilCo system, plastic
waste is fed into a ZSK twin-screw extruder,
where it is melted, homogenised and devolatilised.
The melt is then fed through an integrated
filter to remove all contaminants
before it is fed back into the same ZSK extruder
to be compounded with reinforcing
materials or fillers into pellets.
Unlike the standard two-step process,
where post-consumer recyclate (PCR) must
first be melted and filtered for decontamination
and then fed into a separate screw
extruder for melting and recompounding
into pellets, the ZSK FilCo only needs to use
energy for melting once. Coperion claims
this leads to reductions in the energy consumption
and emissions for the extrusion
process of more than 50%.
The company also promises higher product
quality, a much faster production process
and high-accuracy incorporation of additives
through its K-Tron gravimetric feeders.
Investments at Davis-Standard in
service and support
Davis-Standard is expanding its service
and support capabilities in order to deliver
better line eff iciency and lower operating
costs to its customers. The company's investments
in one global service team, critical
spare parts inventory, new service products
and advanced digital infrastructure
are to address customers' needs for speed,
uptime, flexibility, cost savings and quality.
These enhanced capabilities are designed
to support all equipment manufactured by
Davis-Standard and its subsidiaries, including
Maillefer.
According to Giovanni Spitale, CEO of
The E-Z Press inserts are available in three styles
Davis-Standard, Davis-Standard's commitment
extends 'far beyond the initial equipment
sale; it's about building enduring
partnerships that empower our customers
to thrive'.
Davis-Standard's investment spans into
four core areas.
First, an expanded network of expert service
technicians to ensure localised support
for customers. For US-based customers,
the goal is to have a Davis-Standard certified
technician within a three-hour radius of
customer sites, ensuring faster resolution of
customer issues.
Second, the company stocks 1000-plus
critical spare parts in its VIP program for
its customers. This ensures a 24-hour part
availability from a trusted source with predictable
costs.
Third, to minimise unplanned downtime
and increase line performance and
throughput, Davis-Standard has flexible
preventative maintenance programs customers
can choose from, including rebuild
and repair programs.
Lastly, the company has significantly invested
in a service cloud, advanced data analytics
and remote monitoring/IoT capabilities.
Coupled with the digital transformation,
the increase in sustaining innovations, such
as product upgrades, ensures the complete
life cycle of the equipment is optimised.
" Our customer-centric approach drives
everything we do. We've restructured interTenax
Teijin
Limited plans to commence production
and sales of Tenax carbon fiber made
with sustainable acrylonitrile (AN) using
waste and residue from biomass-derived
products or ISCC Plus-certified recycled
raw materials. The new fibre will be produced
at Teijin's Mishima plant in Shizuoka
Prefecture, Japan, using the mass balance
approach. The sustainable ISCC Plus-certified
AN has the same physical properties as
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post-moulding installation
Manufacturer and distributor of threaded
inserts for metal, plastic and wood
E-Z Lok has now launched a range of E-Z
Press inserts, designed for post-moulding
installation in either thermoset plastics or
thermoplastics. A slotted design with diamond-knurled
OD allows for 'cold' installation
with optimum torque/pull-out resistance.
When the E-Z Press insert is installed,
it compresses slightly along the slot. As the
fastener is threaded into place, the insert
expands and the diamond knurl is pressed
into the wall of the hole, securing the insert
in place. Cold installation of threaded inserts
reduces the costs of mouldings and
eliminates the need to chase threads after
molding. Furthermore, they also help cut reject
waste caused by misaligned and faulty
inserts and assist in proper installation
without a precise hole depth.
E-Z Press inserts are available in three
styles: flush, flanged and reverse slot. All
three types press into place for fast, easy installation.
Anything from a rubber mallet to
an arbor press can be used for installation.
Materials
Sustainable carbon fibre

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