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what's new
The new materials are based on
chemically recycled feedstock.
The new grades can use
coff ee grounds as filler.
Materials
Avient extends bio-based
polyolefin range
Avient Corp. has expanded its
portfolio of Maxxam BIO biobased
polyolefins with new
grades utilising natural fillers
such as cellulose fibre or recycled
coff ee grounds, which
would otherwise go to waste,
providing an alternative to conventionally
filled polyolefins.
Formulated with both biobased
resin and/or filler from
natural sources such as olive
seed powder, the newly added
grades can contain up to
40 percent filler from cellulose
fibre or powder made from recycled
coff ee grounds and can
be based on either prime or biobased
resin. They are currently
manufactured in Europe but are
commercially available globally.
Invibio launches
implantable PEEK
filament for 3D printing
Invibio has expanded
its range of implantable
- grade
P EEK-Opt im a
polymer to include
a filament that is
optimised for the
Invibio launches
a new PEEK-Optima
filament for
medical device
AM production
fused filament additive
manufacturing
of medical devices.
The PEEK-Optima
LT1 AM filament
is a 1.75mm
mo no f il ame n t
and is compatible
with high-quality FDM/FFF
machines, optimised for 3D
printing of medical devices. It
is available worldwide, directly
from Invibio.
Albis adds 2 new
materials to sustainable
products portfolio
Albis, a leading distributor of
thermoplastics headquartered
in Germany, has expanded its
portfolio of sustainable resins
with the addition of two
new materials produced by SK
Chemicals. The two new additions
- the Ecotria CR and
Skypet CR product ranges -
are produced from chemically
recycled PET waste, REACH
certified and distributed by Albis
throughout Europe.
Packaging
New mechanically recycled HDPE
resin suitable for food packaging
Nescafe's new refill pouches
Nescafé's new refill pouch
uses less packaging and
less plastic
Nescafé has introduced the
first instant coff ee refill pouch
for Nescafé Gold Blend and
Nescafé Original that can be recycled
in stores and helps save
money while reducing packaging.
The new, resealable 150g
refill pouch is 97 percent lighter
than the 200g glass coff ee jar
and has on average 60 percent
less plastic than the jar's lid.
Sulapac Luxe is
recyclable and
can be made
with recycled
content.
Nova Chemicals launches
mechanically recycled
food-grade HDPE
PE supplier Nova Chemicals
Corporation has launched a
new mechanically recycled
HDPE-grade sourced from natural
HDPE milk jugs that, says
the company, is highly suitable
for flexible and rigid food packaging
applications. FDA-compliant,
the new grade is part
of the company's recently released
Syndigo rPE portfolio
and the company's first mechanically
recycled food-contact
resin.
Machinery
Arburg introduces
anniversary machine
In honour of its 100th anniversary,
Arburg has launched a new
injection moulding machine
range: the hybrid Allrounder
470 H. Available in three versions
- Comfort, Premium,
and Ultimate - the machines
meet the requirements and
demands of today's eff iciency-driven
moulding operations
while incorporating technology,
allowing for customisation and
overall sustainability.
Compared with a similar hyBeauty
is as beauty does
Material innovation startup
Sulapac has introduced a new
bio-based, recyclable drop-in
alternative for hard plastics, including
ABS, as part of its expanded
portfolio for cosmetics
and beauty packaging. Called
Sulapac Luxe, the materials offer
resistance to temperature
fluctuations, a ceramic feel and
sound, and a glossy, smooth
surface - all important features
for luxury brands. The material
is commercially available to
all manufacturers and can be
processed on existing injection
moulding production lines.
draulic machine, the energy
footprint of the Allrounder 470
H is up to 50% better, and depending
on the application, up
to 12,000 kilogram of CO2 can
be saved each year. Contributing
factors include the patent-pending
oil management
The hybrid Allrounder 470 H.
concept, flow rate splitting for
simultaneous movements of
hydraulic secondary axes and
the extended use of the Arburg
servo-hydraulic system.
Engel builds and delivers
its first 8,000-tonne
machines
With the delivery of two
8,000-tonne injection moulding
machines to a customer in the
US, Austrian injection moulding
machine manufacturer Engel
has surpassed itself.
The two Engel duo
130000/130000H/8200 combi
US machines are the largest
machines ever built at the
St. Valentin plant in Austria.
Installed at Infiltrator Water
Technologies (IWT) in Winchester,
Kentucky, the two duo
injection moulding machines
each have two 85,000 cm3 injection
units, capable of a total
shot weight of 122 kg. With a
total length of 29.3 meters and
a width of 6.4 meters, due to
their two-platen design, the
machines nonetheless have a
relatively small footprint compared
to the clamping force
and shot size.
Requests for custom solutions
in the extremely high
clamping force range - 10,000
tons and more - are on the
rise, said Engel. Machines of
this size can process individual
shot weights of several 100 kilograms
of material and achieve
material throughputs of two
tonnes per hour.
The two Engel duo machines are the largest
ever built at the St. Valentin plant in Austria.
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