Category: Technology

Wacker sets up first LSR 3D printing lab in US

German chemical firm Wacker is launching its first US-based Aceo open print lab. Aceo is said to be the world’s first industrial-scale technology for the additive manufacturing of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) components. The new facility, located at Wacker’s Silicone…

New C-Check measuring system for tyre production

A new non-contact C-Check system has been introduced designed for in-line conductivity measurement of chimney strips directly after the extrusion process. Available from Germany machinery firm KraussMaffei Berstorff, it enables in-process detection of material defects and transmits a warning signal…

API launches new recyclable TPU for footwear

API, an Italian company specialised in the production of thermoplastic elastomeric compounds and bioplastics, has launched its new recyclable TPU Apilon 52 A/C-series at  a recent industry show in Milan. API furthers that the new lightweight footwear solution of thermoplastic…

VMI opens new service centre in Thailand

VMI, a Netherland-based producer of tyre manufacturing machinery, opens a new service centre in Chon Buri Province, Thailand. The Thailand facility is the company’s ninth service centre. The service center employs engineers to provide support to VMI customers; and is…

European JV to set up ELT plant in Danish port

The prospective joint venture (jv) Elysium Nordic Apof  Denmark’s WindSpace A/Sand Sweden’s Enviro has signed a lease agreement with Associated Danish Ports (ADP) for a site in Nyborgharbour on Funen, Denmark for material recovery of end-of-life tyres (ELT). The lease…