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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.