Rounding up details from the Big Show not previously reported in all our other coverage, here’s more news in injection and blow molding, extrusion and compounding. Next month, we’ll conclude with recycling/scrap reclaim, robots, tooling, auxiliary equipment, materials and additives. This 2250-ton press, part of Milacron’s new Cincinnati series, is an example of the dominance of servo-hydraulic two-platen presses among new machines at NPE. Lucky Goldstar (LG) is back, under the name LS Mtron. The One is its new premium line of servo-hydraulic two-platen presses. New M3 micromolding system from MHS Hotrunner Solutions is said to provide extreme shot size precision and maximum protection of sensitive resins from thermal degradation through a novel three-step injection process involving two plungers and a valve-gate nozzle. Brown Machine’s new Quad Series thermoformer is available with a dual servo-drive system that maintains coining force at higher speeds. New Compeo series compounder from Buss Corp. can run a gamut of materials and recipes without changing any hardware. Jomar’s newest servo-hydraulic injection-blow machines have controls designed with Industry 4.0 in mind—for exa...