Conair Builds On Success
Company continues as a local and global leader in the industry In 2022, Conair grew stronger due to two important factors. First, Conair and its parent company, IPEG, became part of Italy’s Piovan Group in an acquisition completed in January. Combining Piovan’s dominant position in Europe, the Middle East, and...
February 16, 2023
Get the Best Regrind to Make Every Pellet Count
What’s the actual cost of a pellet? Is it insignificant? Can a pile here or there add up to make a real difference? At Conair, we strive to make every pellet count. When the goal is to increase production rates, any material you lose to scrap is a waste. Conair...
January 25, 2023
3 Reasons Your TCU Leaks & How to Extend Its Life
November 4, 2022
Thermolator® TW-S & TW-P
September 26, 2022
Turnkey equipment partnership powers expansion for custom injection molder
Most manufacturer-supplier partnerships don’t start with a multi-million dollar brownfield installation. They grow through simple installations of durable equipment and years of strong service. Partnerships that grow from simple equipment installs to full-scale facility setups make a huge difference for any company — and for American manufacturing as a whole....
September 8, 2022
Seamless relocation of a blow molding operation for an international packaging company
So much can go wrong with plant relocations: Poor coordination leaves equipment sitting around unused A change in footprint causes storage and material handling struggles Old equipment fails to adapt to changing conditions Attention to both production and installation stretches management thin Downtime balloons with every bump in the road...
Trends in Blow Molding and Their Impact on Auxiliary Equipment Decisions
The blow-molding process represents a relatively small segment of the plastics industry as a whole – compared to injection molding or extrusion, at least – but when it comes to the manufacture of rigid packaging, it is extremely important. The projected growth rates for the overall packaging market are all...
How to Reduce the Burden of Plastic Scrap and Maintain Product Quality
A certain level of scrap or unacceptable parts is inevitable in any process. Whether it is the 3.4 occurrences per million units envisioned by Six Sigma quality adherents or a much higher percentage, it represents a drain on productivity and profitability, and keeping it to the absolute minimum possible should...
Why Plastics Processors Need to Worry about Angel Hair and How to Overcome its Problems
It sounds mystical, ethereal and beautiful. In reality, however, it is anything but. Angel hair is the term used to refer to long “hair”-like strands of plastic that are created when certain resins move at high-speeds through vacuum-conveying tubing. Which resins? Mainly soft materials like polypropylene, polyethylene and, especially, linear...