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Injection World magazine and Applied Market Information have launched a brand new injection moulding conference – the Injection World Molding Forum – that will take place in Philadel- phia in the US on 17-18 June next year. The programme for

this high level event will allow many of the business issues and technology develop- ments covered regularly in Injection World to be explored and debated in a face-to-face environment. Its prime focus will be on cost effective manufacturing technologies for production of injection moulded parts and assemblies used in the automotive, E&E, packaging and consumer goods markets.

The programme for the Injection World

Molding Forum is currently under development but will include presentations covering light- weighting, optical moulding, multi-component moulding, conformal cooling, laser structuring and a wide variety of other innovative and cost effective moulding techniques. Further programme

details will be announced

shortly. In the meantime, for more details about the event, to register for programme updates or to fi nd out more about our $300 early-bird booking discount, visit the conference website ( or turn to page 21 of this edition. 

Victorinox opts for PolyFill PP

Swiss knife maker Victorinox has selected PolyFill PP Touch from Swedish compounder Polykemi for its latest Hunter Pro design. The PolyFill PP Touch material provides

the Hunter Pro handle with a soft touch and good grip, even when wet, while delivering the hardness required for durability. The material also provides high scratch and wear resistance. PolyFill PP Touch resin was initially developed for automotive

applications requiring good mechanical performance and a luxurious surface fi nish, said Polykemi. 

 Germany’s Weener Plastics Packaging Group has taken total control of its Indian packaging joint venture Weener Emprire Plastics. The company said the move will enhance its footprint in emerging markets and underpin its future growth. Weener Empire Plastics operates seven manufactur- ing plant across India.

 French injection machinery maker Billion has appointed Avrasya Polymer as its new agent in Turkey. The company, which has offi ces in Istanbul and Bursa, will sell and provide technical support for the full range of Billion moulding machines.

Petzl takes 10,000th Proto Lab Europe mould

The European division of fast parts specialist Proto Labs announced the production of its 10,000th mould, manufactured for the French outdoor and safety equipment producer Petzl for testing safety helmets.

According to Petzl head of helmet development Raphaël Lanez,

the company required samples to test a new helmet design for resistance to a number of chemical products. It would previously have

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carried out initial tests on sintered proto- types, but these cannot replicate the perfor- mance of the real production materials. “Thanks to the ‘production intent’ protype parts supplied by Protomold, we are saving a huge amount of time – around two to three months – for validating the tests. Proto Labs’ service has enabled us to create a validation protocol, something we could not have done previously,” said Lanez. 

 Chinese injection machinery maker Haitian International has launched a bond issue on the Hong Kong stock exchange with the intention of raising $200m of new fi nancing. The company said the move is intended to broaden the capital base of the company.

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