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February 27, 2017 News

SPE names latest Antec award winners

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The SPE’s most distinguished award, the International Award, will be given to Dr. Tadamoto Sakai, a compounding and processing expert.

February 22, 2017 News

Sepro establishes Swiss subsidiary

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Coming off its fourth record sales year in a row, France-based robotic automation maker Sepro Group is establishing a new direct sales and service operation in Switzerland. Called Sepro Switzerland, the daughter company will have an office east of Zurich.

February 21, 2017 News

Vortex founder Loren Neil Peterson dies at 87

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Loren Neil Peterson, the founder of Salina, Kan.-based bulk material handling equipment maker Vortex Global, passed away on January 29 at age 87. Peterson’s career in dry bulk solids began in the 1950s with Salina Manufacturing (now known as Coperion).

February 14, 2017 News

Five innovators to be inducted posthumously into Plastics Hall of Fame

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The Plastics Academy has announced the selection of five new members to be posthumously inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame. The five 2017 inductees are: L.D. Blackwell – a pioneer in the development of molded plastic products for healthcare, aerospace

February 9, 2017 News

2016 was record sales year for Sepro Group

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U.S. assembly is also planned, the France-based robotic automation maker said.

February 6, 2017 CanPlastics TV

Behind the scenes at the Expoplast show

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January 31, 2017 News

2016 breaks records for North American robot orders and shipments

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According to the Robotic Industries Association, orders surged 61 per cent in assembly applications while food and consumer goods orders increased 32 per cent.

January 30, 2017 News

Milacron refinances its term loan

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Milacron LLC, the wholly owned subsidiary of processing equipment maker Milacron Holdings Corp., has refinanced its term loan. In a statement, Cincinnati-Ohio-based Milacron said the transaction is anticipated to generate annual cash interest savings, after taxes, of approximately US$19 million,

January 29, 2017 News

Report outlines challenges facing 3D printing

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“There are almost too many options to explore” the report, from market research firm Additive Manufacturing Research, said.

January 24, 2017 News

Piab acquires vacuum lifting equipment maker Vaculex

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Industrial vacuum conveyor maker Piab Group has acquired Vaculex, a Swedish manufacturer of vacuum lifting equipment for industry. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. “We are convinced that this is a great match,” Anders Lindqvist, CEO of

January 24, 2017 News

JEC announces winners of Innovation Awards

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France-based composite organization the JEC Group has unveiled the names of the 13 winners of the 2017 JEC Innovation Awards, which reward the best composite breakthroughs based on their technical interest, market potential, partnerships, financial and environmental impact and originality. A high number of submissions to the annual

January 23, 2017 News

Maguire sells 50,000th weigh scale blender

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The blender was purchased by Jasplastik-SK sro, a Slovakia-based producer of consumer electronics, automotive components, and EPS packaging.

January 23, 2017 News

battenfeld-cincinnati USA appoints new president & CEO

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The McPherson, Kan.-based extrusion equipment maker has appointed industry veteran Paul Godwin to the position.

January 17, 2017 News

Plastics Industry Association head Bill Carteaux to chair U.S. council of manufacturing associations

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Carteaux will serve a one-year term as chair of the Council of Manufacturing Associations, made up of more than 260 industry-specific associations that work with the National Association of Manufacturers.

January 17, 2017 News

CME names Dennis Darby as next president and CEO

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Currently the head of the Ontario Pharmacists Association, Darby spent 24 years with Procter & Gamble.

January 16, 2017 News

Global thermoform packaging market to hit US$57 billion by 2024: report

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The global market for thermoform packaging will reach US$57.6 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research. According to the report from the Albany, N.Y.-based research company, the global market was US$36.4 billion in 2016 and

January 6, 2017 News

Ube Industries, MHI complete merger of their group companies

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Japan-based Ube Machinery Corp. Ltd. has completed the purchase of the majority stake in the injection molding business of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI), which is also headquartered in Japan. First announced in July 2016, the deal was completed on

January 5, 2017 News

Bunting Magnetics buys UK-based Master Magnets

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The deal is designed to expand Bunting’s line of magnetic separators and metal detectors, and also “significantly increase” Bunting’s manufacturing capabilities in the UK and Europe.

January 4, 2017 News

IPEG names Kirk Winstead as president

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Winstead has also served as IPEG’s chief operating officer since 2015.

December 29, 2016 News

Sumitomo Demag names new chief technical officer

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Hideki Kuroiwa will become CTO as Sumitomo Demag’s new management team settles in.