Sidel presents new blow mould changeover system

(ThomasNet) -- Bottle Switch improves blow molder flexibility by reducing mold changeover time in order to adapt to accelerated product changeover times on filler. Less than 1 min is required to change mold, reducing machine downtime while helping to avoid investment in storage silos or intermediate palletization. Semi-automatic solution places required blowing station directly in front of operator, who is only required to change molds. Removal/installation in mold support units is tool free.

Sidel answers the call with its new quick format changeover system, the Bottle Switch(TM). Sidel launches the Bottle Switch(TM), the new Sidel-patented quick format changeover system. The initial goal is to improve blow molder flexibility by reducing the mold changeover time in order to adapt to faster product changeover times on the filler: less than a minute to change a mold. This flexibility helps reduce machine downtime and therefore improves TCO. It is also a solution that helps customers avoid investing in storage silos or intermediate palletization.


Husky to introduce all-electric injection moulding machines at K 2010

(prw) -- At the upcoming K 2010 show, Husky Injection Molding Systems will introduce all-electric injection moulding machines aimed at PET preforms and medical moulding - the first ones from a company that had long eschewed all-electrics, instead favouring hydraulic and hybrid technology.

Husky will introduce two small-tonnage, all-electric presses at K: the H-PET AE and the H-MED AE. The AE designation stands for all-electric.


Two new pipes plants to start in Uzbekistan

(prw) -- Foreign investors have joined the Shurtansky natural gas complex of Uzbekistan in a development project to establish two plants in the country to manufacture polyolefin pipes.

Located in Uzbekistan's Navoi region at the heart of the Central Asian state, the two facilities represent a combined downstream plastics processing investment worth around $12.4m.

The first $7.2m scheme involves the construction of the Polietilen Quvurlari polyethylene pipe extruding plant with a capacity of 8,600 tonnes of 75 mm to 630mm pipe per year. It is expected to export pipe valued at $5.9m per year, reports the UzDaily online news service.

The second facility, Polipropilen Quvurlari polypropylene pipe extruding plant has the capacity to turn out 2,300 km of 16mm to 63mm sized pipe per year. This $5.2m unit will employ around 40.

Russian polymers market prospects will be discussed at Russian Polymers Summit on October 14, 2010 organized by ICIS and MRC. For more information please refer to Summit official web page.


PTT opens the biggest polymer logistics centre in ASEAN

(plastemart) -- In a bid to control logistics activities and strengthen its competitive advantage, PTT has inaugurated ASEAN's largest logistics centre worth Bt 2.7 bln to distribute petrochemical products. PTT Polymer Logistics Co was established to provide full logistics service for the group's petrochemical companies that have an annual production capacity of 1.65 mln tons. The logistics centre can store 1 mln tpa of polypropylene and can be expanded to 1.5 mln tons in the future.


Shutdown of Nan Ya's MEG plant compeled by shortage of feedstock ethylene

(plastemart) -- One of its four Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) plants at Mailiao, has been shut by Nan Ya Plastics due to a dearth of feedstock ethylene. The 350,000 tpa No. 1 MEG plant is to be shuttered for about eight weeks.

The company's No 2 and No 3 plants have a capacity to produce 350,000 tpa of MEG, and the No 4 plant has a capacity to produce 800,000 tpa. Shortage of ethylene feedstock in the future could result in more shutdowns.