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MAY 2012

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HITECH TM Fully Automatic, Continuous Screen Changers ...Continued from p. 24 vertical space. The tower is 600 mm shorter than conventional sizes, and is typically matched with the company's redesigned chilled-air system, which provides 68-77 F air for higher throughputs. At Taipei Plas, Queens will demonstrate T Fully Automatic - uniform melt pressure and temperature maintained indefinitely T Improve Quality - steady head pressure results in closer tolerances, tighter gauge control T Reduce Labor & Downtime - 120' of screen lasts for months. Eliminates handling breaker plates & dirty screen packs. T No Leaks - no moving parts, no hydraulics High-Technology Corp. Leaders in Continuous Melt Filtration Since 1969 144 South Street s Hackensack, NJ 07601 Tel: 201-488-0010 s Fax: 201-488-4318 www.screenchanger.com its new Meta-Q high-speed extruder, which processes 1100 to 1320 lb/hr and is de- signed as the primary substrate extruder in three-layer coextrusions. Screw and barrel are designed for quicker changeovers. Queens also has a new auto thickness control with a contact sensor on one of the film rollers. The company will roll out its FDW Jumbo-Type winder, designed to run three-layer structures 2.5 meters wide at 100 m/min, as well as a new machine for small t-shirt bags. Hemingstone Machinery (heming- Bon Appétite Now NSF-M1 approved for food contact. EconoMist light-duty silicone mold release has no chlorinated solvents, and is NSF-M1 rated for food contact. Bon appétite. Get a free trial sample at www.slideproducts.com ©2012 Slide Products Inc. Get trial samples at www.SlideProducts.com 1-800-323-6433 62 MAY 2012 PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY stone. com), will show two new develop- ments at Taipei Plas. It will display its first eight-color, central-impression flexo- graphic printer, which will use water- based inks. Eight-color technology is well known worldwide, but the company believes the price point of a Taiwan-built machine (50-60% lower than other sourc- es) can find buyers. Hemingstone will also debut its H1100TR high-speed, fully automatic, coreless bag maker. It features a special knife and cutter design that can produce four rolls of 50 t-shirt bags a minute (200 punches/min). Fong Kee International Machinery (fki.com, represented by Hollo Plastics Equipment Inc., Northfield, Ohio) will show off new extrusion and blow molding systems. In extrusion, the company has a new screw and controls for a sheet line producing 350 meters/min. In blow molding, Fong Kee will intro- duce a smaller, high throughput, multi- head machine based on its HBA continu- ous- extrusion series. The new model is designed to mold shampoo bottles under 1.5 liter. There's also a new control sys- tem that allows for remote machine con- trol through a secure internet link. By Mikell Knights, Contributing Editor

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