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NPE2015 Preview

Professionals from every spectrum of the plastics industry and its vertical markets will assemble in Orlando, FL, on March 23-27 to discover the tools, and access the emerging technologies that are shaping the future of plastics.

Produced by SPI (Society of Plastics Industry), this triennial international event features a 1 million-square-foot exhibit hall filled with full-scale, operating machinery and equipment, 2,000 exhibiting companies, a multi-pronged conference program, cutting edge technology pavilions, networking and special events, and much more. For more information, visit www.npe.org.

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Updated March 4, 2015

Product Introductions/Highlights

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SISE Valve Gate Controllers on Display
SISE will be displaying its line of sequential valve gate controllers at NPE2015 in booths W4053 and W983. The IS’BASIC commands up to 12 valve gates, has a 24-file memory and offers two openings/closings per cycle. The more sophisticated IS’TECH can control up to 20 valve gates and command up to five openings/closings per cycle. For simpler applications, the IS’TIMER, a timer-based controller, controls eight gates or less. Learn more.

Currier to Demonstrate New Blow Molding System
Currier Plastics, Auburn, New York, will demonstrate its newly acquired blow molding machine at NPE2015 in Orlando, Florida, in March. The custom molder will be sharing the Kautex booth (#W1551) where its newest machine, the KBB60D, will be on display. Learn more.

CPT Offers Full Range of Products and Services
The Cincinnati Process Technologies team combines application engineering, processing expertise, practical operating experience and professional service installation for an all-inclusive approach for providing molders the most comprehensive range of energy-saving and efficiency-improving products, services and technology for plastics machinery. Learn more.

Wittmann Battenfeld to Feature Six Work Cells
Wittmann Battenfeld Inc., Torrington, Connecticut, will feature six injection molding machine work cells, including the new SmartPower machine, with integrated robots, automation, material handling and auxiliary equipment at NPE2015. In addition, the company will display extrusion-related machinery and auxiliaries in its booth. Learn more.

Absolute HAITIAN to Debut Zeres Series
Absolute HAITIAN, Worcester, Massachusetts, will debut an all-electric injection molding machine at NPE2015, March 23-27, in Orlando, FL. The Zhafir Zeres Series, based on Zhafir’s proven all-electric technology and equipped with an integrated hydraulic accumulator, makes it easier for processors to switch from hydraulic to electric machines. Learn more.

Material Handling

Conair Aims to Show Processors a "Pathway to Profitability"
The Conair Group, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, will unveil several brand-new products at NPE 2015 in Orlando, FL, including Material Vision Proofing (MVP), a next-generation material-handling proofing system that uses machine vision to help prevent material contamination due to operator error. Other items on display in booth #W2143 include: ESE Series EarthSmart™ central chillers; EarthSmart adiabatic cooling towers; and MicroWheel™ desiccant dryers. Learn more.

Purging Compounds

Sun Plastech Brings New Grade of ASACLEAN to US Market
A new polypropylene grade purging compound from Sun Plastech Inc., Parsippany, New Jersey, now is available in the US. ASACLEAN HP was originally developed for the automotive industry and has mostly been used for Tier 1 automotive molders in Japan. Learn more.


New Colors from PolyOne
PolyOne, Cleveland, Ohio, has unveiled a new collection of liquid color concentrates in the InVisiOSM suite of color services and solutions. Created using ColorMatrix™ advanced liquid color dispersions, the new colorants produce such effects as iridescent color movements and unique surface appearance. Learn more.


Yushin to Unveil Robot "Like No Other"
Yushin America, Cranston, Rhode Island, will unveil its most recent innovation in a special demonstration in booth #W763. This versatile equipment will find uses in many diverse applications. Learn more.

Sensor Technology

Sensor Technology to Debut at Novatec Booth
Novatec, Baltimore, Maryland, will introduce Prophecy Sensorlytics innovative sensor technology in booth #W3742 at NPE2015. Now used on NOVATEC Drying, Conveying and Downstream Extrusion system equipment, the new sensor technology will allow processors to predict when and where maintenance is required in order to avoid delays in production. Learn more.


Routsis Training Launches Online Training Courses for Plastics Professionals
Routsis Training, Dracut, Massachusetts, announced the completion of an extensive, multi-year initiative to add cross-platform capability to all of its online training courses, making Routsis the only company to offer on-the-go, multi-platform training in scientific injection molding and related topics. Now, plastics professionals can train over the Internet, anytime, anywhere, using not only Macs and PCs, but also Windows® tablets and phones, Apple iPad™ and iPhone™ products, Android tablets and phones, Google Glass, and other devices that support either Flash or HTML5 video. Routsis has also updated each of their now-cross-platform courses, infusing them with industry best practices. Learn more.


RJG to Highlight New Innovations
RJG, Inc., Traverse City, Michigan, will showcase a number of new innovations at its NPE2015 booth, including the Lynx DIN Rail Modules. The new ID7-M-SEQ, OR2-M, IA1-M-V and OA1-M-V modules feature new shielded metal enclosures and cables. Other items on display include the Multichannel Strain Gage system, eDART™ System Manager 3.0, Lynx Eight Channel Piezo Adapter and Tool Room Sensor Tester. Learn more.

Plastics Business, MAPP to Have Booths at NPE2015
Plastics Business and MAPP (Manufacturers Association of Plastics Processors) each will staff booths at NPE2015 in the South Hall. The magazine will be represented in booth #S10032, while MAPP will in booth #S11041. Learn more.

Business of Plastics to Feature Discussion on Decorating
The Business of Plastics Conference, a three-day program taking place during NPE, will provide business and technical presentations on issues currently of concern to plastics professionals. The conference will consist of 37 presentations, including a panel discussion on Evaluating New Technologies vs Current Decorating Techniques moderated by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief of Plastics Decorating. Learn more.