Construction starts on new KraussMaffei production plant in Laatzen, Germany
The 66,500-square-meter facility is scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of 2022, and will combine the company’s extrusion business activities under one roof.
North American plastics machinery shipments up in Q2, report says
The preliminary estimate of shipments value from reporting companies totaled a 4% increase over the first quarter of 2020, the Plastics Industry Association says, when shipments decreased 19.8% from the previous quarter.
Continental Structural Plastics plans $45 million expansion at North Carolina plant
The investment and expansion at the Salisbury, N.C. site will create approximately 60 new jobs, and add 50,000 square feet to the automotive parts maker’s current facility.
Blown film maker Loparex completes integration of Infiana Group business
The integration of specialty films producer Infiana Group GmbH into Cary, N.C.-based Loparex began in September 2019.
Blown film maker PolyExpert receives SQF certification
The Safe Quality Food program is a food safety and quality program that’s recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers internationally.
Nova introduces two new polyethylene rotomolding resins
Branded as Novapol TRx0338-U and Novapol TRx0535-U, the resins can reduce cycle times and provide a broader processing window than traditional hexene rotomolding resins.
Backyard compostable straw wins Plastics Industry Association bioplastic award
Said to be the first of its kind, the Phade straws were co-developed by Danimer Scientific and Wincup.
Expoplast 2020 cancelled, replacement virtual event scheduled for November-December
The next Expoplast in-person show is now scheduled for Nov. 9-10, 2022, at the Palais des congrès de Montreal.
American Chemistry Council picks new head of its plastics division
The Washington, D.C.-based ACC has named Joshua Baca, most recently the senior vice president, public affairs at the American Beverage Association, to the position.
Measuring equipment maker Mahr names new GM of sales for North America
The Providence, R.I.-based company has appointed industry veteran Bill Taylor to the position.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag reports machine orders up during COVID-19 crisis
Demand from the packaging and medical technology sectors largely is driving growth, the injection molding machine maker said.
Bad start to the year for Italian machinery industry, association says
Declining imports and exports caused by the COVID-19 pandemic created losses for the Italian rubber and plastics machinery industry during the first three months of 2020, with full recovery unlikely before 2022, according to new figures from trade association Amaplast.
Nolato acquires U.S.-based medtech manufacturer GW Plastics
The $230-million acquisition provides Sweden-based Nolato with significant volumes and a strong position in North America for the medical solutions business area.
ACS Group names Bob Deitrick as new vice president of sales
Deitrick is a 25-year veteran of the plastics industry, having previously worked for Graham Engineering Corp. and Nordson Polymer Processing Systems.
To buy or not to buy a 3D printer?
For plastics processors with a steady use for 3D-printed parts, that’s definitely the question: is it better to make the investment for an in-house machine or outsource the printing? We asked some of the experts.
Feds announce $3 million to support B.C. tech companies
The money for small- and mid-sized businesses is part of the $304-million Regional Relief and Recovery Fund for Western businesses.
Mastercard launches new sustainable cards made from biodegradable, ocean-bound and recyclable plastics
The sustainable cards produced by Mastercard are available to consumers in more than a dozen countries, with over 60 financial institutions issuing cards made from approved materials.
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Engel opens new location in Belgium
The new office is located in Oostakker near Ghent, in what Engel calls one of the most important industrial centres in Belgium.
Fakuma 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns
The next staging of the annual international trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany is scheduled for Oct. 12-16, 2021.