Plastics Technology

JAN 2019

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VOLUME 65 • NUMBER 1 On-Site Moldmaking in Mexico: A New Frontier Advancing beyond repairs and maintenance, there is a growing Mexican moldmaking segment, giving local supply and support to the country's burgeoning automotive sector, among others. By Tony Deligio Senior Editor 38 Process Capability and The 'Hesitation Effect' Applying the concepts of pack and hold can reduce hesitation effects and improve the individual cavities' process capability. By Suhas Kulkarni, Fimmtech 42 Tips and Techniques 4 FROM THE EDITOR 6 STARTING UP CLOSE-UP 10 Medical Extrusion 16 EPET Blow Molding KNOW HOW 22 Materials 26 Injection Molding 30 Extrusion 34 Tooling KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY 44 Blow Molding 44 Injection Molding 44 Tooling 45 Recycling 45 Process Cooling 45 Mixing YOUR BUSINESS 46 Resin-Pricing Analysis 50 Gardner Business Index: Plastics Processing 51 Market Watch 52 Marketplace 56 Processor's Edge Integrity Tool and Mold, featured on page 38, is part of a growing injection molding and tooling scene in the Mexican city of Querétaro—that scene will now include a new event. In 2017 and 2018, PT's sister publication, Plastics Technology México, hosted an injection molding conference in the city. This November, it launches a new conference and show catering specifically to tooling and injection molding—Meximold. BLOG: Tip for Measuring Mold Coolant Flow Every month, Plastics Technology's Processor's Edge feature at the back of the book offers a snapshot of how resourceful processors apply technology to give themselves an edge. This month Executive Editor Matt Naitove checks in with EVCO Plastics. On the blog, EVCO shares a clever hack for measuring mold coolant flow. BLOG: Querétaro Makes Mark on Molding Map There's more on the web at Stay up with our video reports by subscribing to our YouTube Channel: Web E xclusives 1 Plastics Technology

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