The HP Envy 32 is an excellent all-in-one desktop thanks to its large 4K display, robust

The HP Envy 32 is an excellent all-in-one desktop thanks to its large 4K display, robust built-in sound bar, and potent components that are ready to power through work and play. All-in-one desktop PCs aren’t too common compared to their traditional tower counterparts, but we’ve seen plenty of strong entries over the years. The Apple iMac set the bar in this category ages ago, while Microsoft’s Surface Studio 2 has its own touch-screen advantages. HP is bridging the gap between these two icons with the new Envy 32 All-in-One (starts at $1,799.99; $2,499.99 as tested). It’s a premium Windows machine like the Surface Studio, but like the iMac bears no touch screen and boasts a high-power desktop rather than mobile processor for better performance than most Windows AIOs. Best of all, it’s much less expensive than the iMac, while still offering features such as 4K (3,840 by 2,160) screen resolution, superior graphics, and a super sound bar. The Envy 32 can do everything well (even gaming) and delivers some nice extras at a reasonable price, making it our Editors’ Choice in the category. The Envy 32 AIO is a nice-looking desktop. While unpacking it,...

Giving the ‘Royal’ Treatment in PET Packaging : Plastics Technology

In the U.S. for just seven years, Royal Interpack is emerging as a growing, innovative, customer-centric supplier of food packaging. Kunal Sidhpura, director of operations for Royal Interpack’s North American business, says the company’s decisions on where to locate production plants are driven by a need to be “where the customer needs us.” A key strategy at Royal Interpack is to replicate technology from plant to plant. In North America, Frigel is the processor’s partner for process cooling. Pictured here is Juan Alvarez, technology director. Royal Interpack runs 19 thermoformers in California, including small-format machines from Asia that utilize a more economical tooling package. Royal Interpack has its first PET sheet line up and running now at its new plant in Whitestown, Ind. By the end of this year, it will have added a second new extrusion line in the new 130,000 ft² facility. Central conveying system engineered by Novatec will automate Royal Interpack’s process for moving sheet and thermoforming scrap around the plant and eliminate the need to use sacks. Royal has brought automation to its thermoforming process with a robot that assembles a box, puts finished products...