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Plastics Processes

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July 3, 2020  

Plastimagen postponed until January 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns

Originally scheduled for Nov. 10-13, the trade show will now run from Jan. 11-14, 2021 at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City.

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June 30, 2020  

Wittmann names Domenik Nikollaj as head of sales in Vienna

The new position is designed to give Wittmann’s international distribution network a central contact person for all activities relating to robots and peripheral equipment.

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June 26, 2020  

Researchers develop process to recycle thermoset plastics

A team at Case Western Reserve University has developed a new technology that could transform non-recyclable plastics into recyclable ones and reprocess them into new products with comparable or even higher value.

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June 25, 2020  

Covestro CEO Markus Steilemann named as new head of PlasticsEurope

Steilemann will serve a three-year term as the new president of the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe.

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June 25, 2020  

Maguire Canada now distributing for Rapid Granulator in Ontario, central and western Canada

The Vaughan, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment supplier is the new distributor for size reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

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June 23, 2020  

Ontario injection molder reinvents itself making PPE

Molded Precision Components has transitioned from manufacturing gears and other parts for the automotive sector to PPE, and is now busier than ever.

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June 23, 2020  

New centre helps Quebec manufacturers adopt Industry 4.0 technology

Called DigifabQG, this industrial expertise centre in Longueuil, Que. gives manufacturers a single point of contact with digitization experts.

News
June 22, 2020  

Wittmann Group won’t be exhibiting at Fakuma 2020

Due to COVID-19 risks, the Austria-based machinery maker won’t be participating in the trade show scheduled for October in Friedrichshafen, Germany. 

Feature
June 19, 2020  

Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costs

A team at Purdue University has developed a new way for manufacturers to mix polymers and nanocellulose in order to save material and production steps when using plant-based materials in auto part and food packaging molding.

News
June 10, 2020  

Aoki, R&D/Leverage form North American alliance

Missouri-based R&D/Leverage is now the North American designer and tool builder for Aoki in the injection stretch blow molding sector.

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June 9, 2020  

RJG adds Bole injection molding machine to North Carolina training centre

The Bole 100 EKS C340 is a servo driven hydraulic machine with 110 tons of clamping force.

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June 4, 2020  

Belplas now representing Stirling in Central and Eastern Canada

The Vaughan, Ont.-based company has been appointed as Stirling’s exclusive representative for its Sterling line of auxiliary equipment for the injection molding and blow molding industries.

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June 4, 2020  

Packaging supplier Comar to expand in New Jersey

The company has announced what it calls “a major capacity expansion” of its Buena, N.J. plant operations by building a new offsite location in nearby Vineland, N.J.

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June 4, 2020  

Maguire offering flexible PET shield for safe social distancing

The company’s Jordan Defense Shield can be installed and uninstalled quickly and is made to fit any space by simply unrolling the shield to the required length.

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June 3, 2020  

Coca-Cola Amatil, Dynapack sign agreement to build advanced PET recycling plant in Indonesia

Amatil and Dynapack will work together through a proof of concept phase to consider a potential plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale and location, end-to-end requirements, and potential integration into each company’s value chains.

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June 2, 2020  

Engel, Hack Formenbau partner on high-volume system that molds COVID-19 test swabs

The two longtime collaborators have developed an integrated system that allows plastics processors to produce two-component test swabs in high volumes and with short lead times.

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June 2, 2020  

Nordson expands medical tubing offerings with Fluortek acquisition

Easton, Pa.-based Fluortek will become part of the Nordson Medical product line within Nordson’s Advanced Technology Solutions segment.

Feature
June 2, 2020  

Extraordinary times, extraordinary dryers

Even in the middle of a pandemic, the science behind molding plastic parts doesn’t change. Which means it’s just as critical now as ever to dry plastics in the processing phase. These new technologies really bring the heat.

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May 26, 2020  

Pandemic pauses North American plastics machinery shipments during first quarter

But a new report by the Plastics Industry Association does show increases in some areas.

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May 21, 2020  

Plastics Industry Association announces winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards

Recycler PureCycle Technologies accepts the Leadership in Innovation Award and sustainable packaging supplier Accredo Packaging wins the People’s Choice Award.