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Plastics Processes

News
September 3, 2020  

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.

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September 1, 2020  

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.

News
August 31, 2020  

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.

News
August 28, 2020  

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.

News
August 26, 2020  

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.

News
August 25, 2020  

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.

News
August 21, 2020  

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.

News
August 17, 2020  

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.

News
August 17, 2020  

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.

News
August 17, 2020  

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.

News
August 12, 2020  

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.

News
August 10, 2020  

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.

News
August 6, 2020  

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.

News
August 4, 2020  

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.

Feature
August 4, 2020  

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.

News
July 29, 2020  

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.

Feature
July 29, 2020  

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.

News
July 27, 2020  

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News
July 24, 2020  

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.

News
July 23, 2020  

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.