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June 29, 2016 News

Sepro projecting record sales in 2016

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North America is the company`s largest market.

June 28, 2016 News

Plastics has “excellent global growth perspectives”, K 2016 report says

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Plastics still has excellent global growth potential, according to a new report presented by Messe Dusseldorf to attendees at a pre-K 2016 media event held on June 26-29 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Messe Dusseldorf is the organizer of the K 2106

June 28, 2016 News

Clariant doubles capacity for water-based pigments at Mexico site

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Swiss-based chemical maker Clariant has doubled its annual production capacity for water-based pigment preparations in Mexico with the inauguration of its latest plant in Santa Clara. The new site, which started production during the second quarter of this year, is

June 28, 2016 News

German machinery makers forecast 2 per cent growth in 2016 and 2017

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German plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers expect sales to increase by 2 per cent in real terms in the current year with a further 2 per cent rise anticipated for 2017, says a new report from VDMA, the association of

June 27, 2016 News

UK car sales will decline after Brexit vote: expert

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An expert on Britain’s automotive industry is predicting a slump in new car sales in the UK in the wake of last week’s Brexit vote. “The automotive industry is anticipated to be one of the sectors most impacted by the

June 26, 2016 News

SPE wants entries for thermoforming parts competition

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The Thermoforming Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is now accepting entries in its annual parts competition, designed to spotlight the latest advances in thermoforming design and application. . The parts entered in the competition will be on display

June 25, 2016 News

Ikea launching products made from recycled plastics

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Swedish retailer Ikea announced that their new cabinet line will be made from recycled plastic bottles and reclaimed wood. Ikea’s current cabinets are constructed from man-made wood planks and topped with veneer, while the new Kungsbacka line will be made

June 23, 2016 News

Battenfeld-Cincinnati bought by investment group Nimbus

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Germany-based extrusion equipment maker Battenfeld-Cincinnati Group has been purchased by European investment group Industrie Holding Nimbus. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. In a statement, Battenfeld-Cincinnati said the deal will provide it with “new financial resources and

June 23, 2016 News

Davis-Standard expanding manufacturing facility at Connecticut HQ

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15,000-square-foot addition for blown film die production.

June 22, 2016 News

Lack of investment will hamper Canadian auto industry going forward: report

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The Conference Board of Canada’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Outlook also predicts Canadian vehicle production will decline by 10 per cent in 2017.

June 21, 2016 News

New ownership at Auxiplast

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Long time owner and president François Cote has sold the company.

June 21, 2016 News

Extrusion equipment maker Colines opening U.S. subsidiary

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Italy-based extrusion machinery maker Colines SpA is coming to North America with the opening of a U.S. subsidiary, Colines Corp. USA, based in Hauppauge, N.Y. The new company will be fully operational starting from September 2016, Colines said in a

June 21, 2016 News

European plastics industry “cautiously optimistic”: report

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Despite challenges ranging from marine waste to multiple force majeures at materials suppliers, the European plastics industry is in good health, a new report said. The report was released by the K 2016 press office, and presents a snapshot of

June 20, 2016 News

Engel partners in two technology centres in Michigan

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Injection molding machine and automation maker Engel North America, a member of the Engel Group, has entered into strategic partnerships with Michigan-based companies Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering and SA Engineering to improve weight reduction and production efficiencies in automotive applications.

June 20, 2016 News

New CEO at Netstal

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Longtime employee Renzo Davatz to lead the company.

June 19, 2016 News

Market for thermoformed plastics poised for steady growth: report

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The thermoformed plastic products market has increased significantly due to improved technologies and is competing favorably with injection molding and other plastic processes, a new report said. According to the report from BCC Research, the global plastic thermoformed plastic market

June 17, 2016 News

AarKel buys majority stake in Platinum Tool Technologies

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In a deal involving two well-known Southern Ontario moldmakers, AarKel Tool & Die has acquired a majority stake in Platinum Tool Technologies Inc. Platinum Tool has facilities in Windsor and in the Saltillo/Monterrey region of Mexico. Headquartered in Wallaceburg, Ont.,

June 15, 2016 News

Ontario to give Chrysler $85 million to expand Windsor minivan plant: report

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The Ontario government will provide more than $85 million to Fiat Chrysler for an expansion of the automaker’s minivan assembly plant in Windsor, Ont. According to a Canadian Press news story, the provincial investment will “safeguard” the Windsor assembly plant,

June 15, 2016 News

Dow, Aston Martin form technical partnership

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Partnership builds on 25 years of collaboration between the two companies.

June 14, 2016 News

Wittmann Battenfeld celebrates 40 years with open house

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Austria-based injection molding machine, automation and auxiliary equipment manufacturer Wittmann Group celebrated its 40th anniversary with a two-day event in Vienna, including an open house. Held at the Viennese exhibition centre on June 8-9, 1,650 customers and business partners of