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HIPF booth At The 11th International Plastics & Petrochem Trade Fair HIPF was one of the active par ticipants in the International Plastics and Petrochem trade fair held o n 1 7 - 20 Fe br uar y ; 2014. Th e sh ow was the 11 th International Plastics and Petrochem Exhibition and the 11th International Printing and Packaging Technologies, It was organized by the Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC) at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC).

Thermoformed Plastics Packaging Clamshell packaging is available in many shapes and dimensions. These are ideal for displaying the products to the customers and also for safe transport of the items. This kind of packaging offers protection and theft resistance for the product and attracts the customer by providing a very attractive view of the product. Custom clamshell packaging is the ultimate choice for most of the products like softballs, a conventional egg crate clamshell provides excellent product security in suitable design and dimension. Clamshell packages provide easy product installation and an aesthetic look. It can be built in any size or shaped cavities or ornamental designs into the clamshell.

Picture of Vial Holder Courtesy of www.coroflot.com

There are different types of clamshell packaging available such as 1. Mock clamshell 2. Trifold clamshell and 3. Custom thermoformed clamshell One of the most adaptable types of thermoformed clamshell packaging is a tri-fold. The tri-fold benefits retail sellers by offering the ability to display a product on a shelf or hanging from a hook.

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S pecial P oints of I nterest: · Recent Path Breaking Innovations in the field of Plastics. · Selected International Plastics centered events and exhibitions. · HIPF @ The 11th International Plastics & Petrochem Trade Fair

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HIPF News Thermoformed Plastics packaging AMPACET– a leading master batch manufacturer Characteristics of a good package Polyamide Technyl® eXten coating – an alternative to copper piping in ACs International Plastics Events

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Advertisement LEADING MASTERBATCH PRODUCER

Blown & Cast Film Blow Moulding Sheet Extrusion Oriented Film Injection Moulding Pipes & Tubes Wire & Cables

Since 1937, Ampacet’s Masterbatch technology has enhanced the value of a broad range of plastic products, giving them the right look and function. Ampacet’s Masterbatches are used in almost every polymer plastic process and application. The Masterbatch is a solid concentrate mixture of color pigments or additives, usually having a granulate form, which is used during the extrusion to give to the plastic the look and attributes which will characterize the final product. Using Masterbatch in the process has various advantages, such as the great dispersion of the

pigments and additives in the mix, no dust pollution, no need for staff with good technical knowledge and reduction in cleaning costs. Ampacet has extensive experience producing Masterbatches for applications in mono-layer and coextruded films, as well as in Blow molding, Injection molding, Extrusion thermoforming, and other processes. Key markets for our products include: Packaging (Flexible and rigid), Agricultural and greenhouse films, Wire and cable insulation, Piping and conduit, Textiles and nonwovens, Electronics, Construction & Toys.

Ampacet has Sales presence and distribution facilities in Saudi Arabia. For further information please contact: mohammed.jaber@ampacet.com khalil.fadda@ampacet.com

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Characteristics of A good package Packaging has become a nucleus part of most of the products like foods and beverages, cosmetics, electronics, medicines and almost all types of products of day to day life. Packaging adds value to the product and gives a reason to the customer for the purchase of the product. A good packaged product has more chances of sustenance in the market. A good packaging has certain important characteristics such as: Convenient: Packaging must be easy to handle while transferring the product from place to place, easy to store and re-usable. Aesthetic: Package must be attractive, beautiful and justifiable to the customer. Authentic: Packaging is an opportunity to establish the relationship of food products

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and their origin in order to provide assurance to the customer about reliability of the product. Affordable: Package must be of low cost otherwise there is a hike in the price which directly affects the sustainability of the product by reducing sales in the market. Preserving: Packaging must preserve and ensure the quality of the product by not only protecting it from being damaged due to some natural factors like sunlight, moisture, insects and dust but also from other factors like harmful and corrosive chemicals etc.

Courtesy of Corn Studio (Greece)

Informative: Packaging must provide complete information about product which makes the product self explanatory and results in establishing a bond of trust between the product and the customer. Proper packaging gives life to the product. Courtesy of Surtyn® Dupont (Japan)

Polyamide Technyl® eXten coating – an alternative to copper piping in ACs Solvay Engineering Plastics has developed a new grade of polyamide material, Technyl® eXten which can be used as fluid barrier with high efficiency in air conditioning system .

coupled with high chemical, UV, temperature resistance and low humidity absorption helps in the long-term corrosion protection for air conditioning applications.

It will be used as a protective coating for aluminum refrigerant piping replacing copper piping. This will reduce the cost especially in huge market of household electrical appliances, buildings or automobiles. As far as aluminum is considered it has better surface-to-weight ratio, lower melting point and lower cost than copper.

As this material is derived from sebacic acid (castor oil), it can serve as a good renewable carbon source. This promotes ecological benefits being bio-sourced and also offers a solution to the rising demands for more sustainable and high performance material.

The Technyl® eXten material developed by Solvay, shows excellent flow rate and metal adhesion

Source ; Solvay’s news release

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C U RRENT & U P CO M I N G TRA D E S H O W S AN D TRA D E EVENTS F OR P LAST I CS & P LAST I C P RO D U CTS

ICNME 2014 2nd International Conference on Nano and Materials Engineering.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

April 2-3, 2014

GPCA PlastiCon 2014 Focussing on the growth of plastics conversion both globally and in the GCC countries.

Expo Centre Sharjah, UA

April 7-9, 2014

CHINAPLAS 2014 The 28th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries.

Shanghai - China

Apr 23- 26, 2014

Interpack 2014 Processes and Packaging Trade Fair.

Dusseldorf - Germany

May 08- 14, 2014

Kenya Plast 2014 Plastic Moulding machines, packaging tools , dyes, polymer manufacturers, machinery manufacturers, traders, exporters, manufacturers, processors, molds & consultants, institutions and all others related to the industry.

Nairobi - Kenya

Jun 06- 08, 2014

Multi-layer Packaging Films 2014 AMI’s fifth North American conference on multi- layer packaging films.

Chicago, U.S.A

Jun 24-25, 2014

Plastics Caps and Closures2014 Plastics News’ fourth annual Plastics Caps & Closures conference and workshop covering latest technologies, new materials, design, tooling etc.

Rosemont, IL, North America

Sep 10-12, 2014

INTERPLAS 2014 Plastics manufacturing – including design and prototyping, materials, injection moulding machinery, extrusion machinery, thermoforming machinery, printing & decorating, automation & robotics, recycling, process control & sensing, test & measurement, QA & QC equipment, mould making, temperature control, end of line/assembly, contract manufacturing.

2, Chowley Court, Chowley Oak Lane, Chowley, Tattenhall, Cheshire, CH3 9GA, UK.

Sep 30 - Oct 02 2014

IPF Japan 2014 Covering every process of plastics and rubber molding

2-10-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 JAPAN

Oct 28 - Nov 01 2014

AIPIA 2014 ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING – Exhibition.

CHICAGO USA

November 2-4, 2014

IPC 2014 10th SPJC International polymer conference

TSUKUBA, JAPAN

December 2-5, 2014

Higher Institute For Plastics Fabrication

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PLASTICS LINK Your Link to the World of Plastics The establishment of HIPF aims to prepare Saudi youth to participate as skilled technicians in the booming plastics industry of the Kingdom and to develop the technical knowledge and skills of Saudi workforce towards localization of plastics fabrication technology. The Editorial board of the Newsletter would like to remind the reader that the articles in this newsletter are collated from the various sources of information. HIPF does its best to verify the sources and confirm the authenticity of the articles published in the newsletter. The HIPF will not assume any legal liability for the content, quality, accuracy or completeness of said information and materials. The sources of the articles and the ‘terms and conditions’ of the newsletter ‘Plastic Link’ are available with the board of Editors and are available on request.s


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