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New ENGEL Technology Centre Makes the Smart Factory a Tangible Experience

ENGEL AUSTRIA has launched its new “ENGEL Technology Centre. Innovation at heart” at its headquarters in Schwertberg, Austria.

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Safe, Smart and Industry 4.0 Ready Vacuum Pump

Optocouplers included in Piab’s piCOMPACT®23 SMART vacuum ejector ensure extra safe operation.

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RNA Design and Manufacture Robotic Loading and Testing System

A customer challenged RNA Automation to design and manufacture a fully automated robotic loading system with minimal operator intervention for the manufacture, test and packaging of a tyre pressure sensor.

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Biodegradable Plastic Packaging in the UK – BS EN 13432 Certification, Testing and Assessment

Determine the ultimate biodegradability of plastic packaging with biodegradability testing and full material analysis from Impact Solutions.

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Amut Make Advances in Extrusion

Strong sales reports confirm the position of AMUT GROUP as a skilled supplier of high-level technology extrusion lines for edgebanding applications.

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Meusburger Compare Different Punch Attachment Options

Meusburger’s comprehensive range of standard parts offers a variety of possibilities for attaching punches – with direct CAD data export and available from stock for fast design and production.

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Arburg Allrounders Get Even Smarter

Arburg has set a new milestone in assistance functions: the integration of a mould filling simulation in the Gestica control system of its Allrounder injection moulding machines.

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Collaboration and Open Conversation Key to Solving the Black Plastic Recycling Challenge

Plastics Recycling Charity, RECOUP, has been leading a cross-industry forum to address the barriers and improve the recycling of black plastic packaging. 

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Ampacet BIORANGE of Environmentally-Friendly Masterbatches for Compostable Bioplastics and Biodegradable Applications

Ampacet, a global masterbatch leader, has introduced its BIORANGE masterbatches, enabling end-use plastics made of compostable polymers to be completely composted in an industrial compost facility.

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The BPF Respond to BBC’s War on Plastic

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) respond to the BBC’s War on Plastic: “The enemy is not plastic; it is plastic waste.”

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