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Xenith LLC inks deal with Developmental Football League

Detroit-based helmet maker Xenith LLC will be the exclusive helmet provider for Rivals Professional Football League athletes, the Detroit-based development league announced April 20. The football helmets will feature Xenith’s patented floating shock…

HTI Plastics added new injection molding press

HTI Plastics, a leader in injection-molded plastic products, has added a new Sodick 60-ton press to its already impressive collection of injection-molding presses. The new Sodic press was added only a few months…

Additive manufacturing process employs multiple laser diodes to accelerate part production

Laser melting systems are increasingly being used in high-value sectors like aerospace and automotive to manufacture metallic and plastics parts in layers from powder. However, this process reportedly comes with its limitations as…

Libbey Inc. turns to Tritan for new line of drinkware

Known for its glass tableware, Libbey Inc. turned to plastic for its new line of drinkware designed for outdoor and casual environments. The Infinium line of plastic drinkware, injection molded with Eastman Chemical…

Wisconsin Plastics Inc. builds a better hand towel dispenser

Wisconsin Plastics Inc. leaders say they have made a better hand towel dispenser, marking WPI’s first proprietary product. Designers at the injection molder focused on washroom attendants — whose job it is to…

Polish vodka brand Sobieski works with Greiner Packaging to create plastic bottles

Greiner Packaging is producing a PET bottle for a Polish vodka brand in a market dominated by glass bottles. Sobieski vodka is now being packaged for the Polish market in a 1.75-liter PET bottle…

Proto Labs boosts capabilities with new 3D printer

Proto Labs Inc. is offering multi-hardness elastomeric parts technology to its prototyping tool kit. The Maple Plain, Minn., company has added a PolyJet printer to it its industrial 3D printing services to allow…

Sodick to mold microfluidic components made of TOPAS COC at MD&M West 2017

Sodick, a supplier of precision injection moulding machinery, has showcased the capabilities of its equipment by injection moulding microfluidic chips made of Topas cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) produced by polymer manufacturer, Topas Advanced…

Coveris rolls out in-mold labeled thermoformed dairy package

Coveris Holdings Corp. and Finnish diary producer Valio  Ltd. have developed a container with thermoformed in-mold label (IML-T) that decorates the entire container. In a March 8 statement, Chicago-based Coveris said it had…

Husky wins Ringier 2017 Innovation Award for its integrated HyperSync™ system

Husky Injection Molding Systems, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, has announced it has been awarded with the Ringier Technology Innovation Award for its recently-introduced HyperSync™system. HyperSync™ is the…

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