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November 2, 2020  

US Extruders grows, expands manufacturing space

The Rhode Island-based custom single-screw extruder maker has increased its manufacturing space by over 90 per cent and is hiring for multiple positions.

October 26, 2020  

Kautex Maschinenbau modernizing, extending its packaging portfolio

The Germany-based extrusion blow molding specialist says its portfolio will be streamlined and presented with a more modular and transparent approach to meet future customer requirements.

October 9, 2020  

Industry groups push back against Canada’s new single-use plastic bans

The federal government’s plan to ban some single-use plastic products by labelling them “toxic” to the environment is defamatory and harmful to the companies that produce them, industry group say.

October 8, 2020  

Expoplast is now part of virtual manufacturing trade event

“Virtual Engineering Week” will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, and will present hundreds of virtual exhibitor booths spanning plastics, medtech, automation, design, and packaging.

October 7, 2020  

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag unveils new sales structure

The new structure focuses on five business developments dedicated to specific industry-related market challenges, the injection molding machine maker said.

October 1, 2020  

Auto supplier Angstrom buys custom injection molder Vantec Inc.

Headquartered in Webster City, Iowa, Vantec will be renamed Vantec LLC.

September 30, 2020  

Plastics industry 8th largest in U.S., new report says

The plastics industry is a key part of the American economy, the report from Plastics Industry Association said, accounting for an estimated $432 billion in shipments and over a million workers in 2019.

September 29, 2020  

Trelleborg expands silicone molding capacity at Minnesota plant

The expansion at the facility in Delano includes the addition of a 6,000 square foot ISO Class 7 cleanroom capabilities as well as new presses and other equipment.

September 24, 2020  

New extrusion screw mixing design targets highly filled resins

The DS-Blend from Davis-Standard is a patent-pending design to improve the performance of a single-screw extruder.

September 23, 2020  

Upgraded PU mixing, metering machine from KraussMaffei

The company’s new EcoStar Compact is designed to meet the needs of medium-sized PU processing companies performing reaction injection molding.

September 23, 2020  

Temperature control maker Regloplas breaks ground on new Swiss headquarters

Citing increased demand for its products, the company is moving into a new six-story building in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

September 22, 2020  

Davis-Standard to host virtual plastics extrusion seminar in October

The company’s three-day Basics of Plastics Extrusion interactive seminar is scheduled for Oct. 6-8, 2020.

September 22, 2020  

Arburg schedules its next Technology Days event for June 2021

The annual four-day event, which takes place at Arburg’s headquarters in Lossburg, Germany, was cancelled in 2020 for the first time due to COVID-19 concerns.

September 21, 2020  

Myers Industries announces CFO transition

The company has appointed Dan Hoehn as its interim chief financial officer after the departure of former CFO Kevin Brackman.

September 18, 2020  

Medical parts maker Saint-Gobain acquires France-based MS Techniques/Transluminal

MS Techniques and sister company Transluminal specialize in designing and extruding minimally invasive catheter systems.

September 16, 2020  

Sumitomo Demag nears completion of relocation to larger parts, service facility in Cleveland

The 30,750-square-foot facility in Cleveland will be a dedicated centre for the injection molding machine maker’s $10 million replacement parts inventory and machine rebuilding service.

September 14, 2020  

Plastindia trade show postponed from 2021 to 2022

The five-day event, originally scheduled for Feb. 4-8, 2021, will now be held Feb. 17-21, 2022, at the Pragati Maidan exhibition grounds in New Delhi.

September 11, 2020  

Ontario medical technology maker Smart Safe Science gets provincial funding to make masks

The Bracebridge-based company is receiving $2 million to produce innovative face masks for healthcare and frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

September 10, 2020  

Helmet maker Team Wendy to be acquired by Avon Rubber for $130 million

The purchase of Cleveland, Ohio-based Team Wendy is being made by Avon Rubber’s subsidiary Avon Protection Systems Inc.

September 9, 2020  

KraussMaffei delivers 100th injection molding machine to customer Polycom

The all-electric PX 50-55 with the special paint is part of the modern smart production at Polycom’s new location in Dobje, Poljane nad Skofjo Loko/Slovenia.