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April 24, 2020  

Chinaplas 2020 cancelled, rescheduled for April 2021 in Shenzhen

The show will now be held from April 13–16, 2021, at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.

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April 23, 2020  

KraussMaffei re-opens in Germany after COVID-19 pause

As of April 20, work has resumed gradually “in compliance with the strictest hygiene measures,” the company said in a press release.

News
April 21, 2020  

Wittmann, Engel restart production in Austria

Both companies are bringing production back online at facilities in Austria after having shut down due to COVID-19 fears.

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April 21, 2020  

Kautex produces 320-litre hydrogen liner in blow molding process

With a volume of 320 litres, the polyamide liner for hydrogen pressure vessels is an industry first, Kautex officials said.

News
April 17, 2020  

Medical tubing makers ramp up production to meet demand for ventilators

Graham Engineering Corp. is accelerating delivery of extruders to address the in production by medical tubing manufacturers.

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April 15, 2020  

Wittmann Battenfeld USA cancels open house and technical symposium

The event had been scheduled to take place on September 24-25, 2020, at the company’s facility in Torrington, Conn.

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April 13, 2020  

UK plastics industry gets involved in fight against COVID-19

Plastics processors are supplying needed items and the British Plastics Federation has been liaising with key UK government departments.

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April 13, 2020  

Plastics Industry Association names three new vice presidents

The U.S.-based industry association is strengthening its organizational leadership with the announcement of three new executive appointments.

News
April 9, 2020  

Kautex Maschinenbau appoints Julia Keller as new CFO

A business studies graduate who specialized in finance and human resources, Keller takes over from Frank Röhrlein, who will be retiring. 

News
April 8, 2020  

Rapid Granulator loans out equipment to medical suppliers

With trade shows cancelled, the Swedish company is making its rental machines available for free in a bid to support the medical industry in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.

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April 8, 2020  

Asaclean offering free technical support for essential businesses

The commercial purging compound supplier is offering free online – Skype, WhatsApp, and FaceTime – and telephone purge training sessions to any processor with a need.

News
April 8, 2020  

CMI acquires artificial lumber maker Engineered Plastics Systems

Chicago-based EPS designs and manufactures HDPE board used in a variety of applications, primarily decking, railing, and park products.

News
April 7, 2020  

Wittmann Group extends its manufacturing plant in Hungary

Wittmann Hungary’s production area will be expanded from 12,000 square meters to a total of 15,000 square meters.

News
April 1, 2020  

Tank Holding acquires rotomolder Meese

Formerly MODRoto and Meese Orbitron Dunne, Meese is a manufacturer of bulk laundry and linen carts, material handling bins and containers, recycling bins, and recreational products.

News
March 31, 2020  

Airlite Plastics expands capacity with Davis-Standard sheet line

The new line, installed in 2019, supports Airlite’s thin-gauge sheet production for products of various thicknesses and textures, including proprietary Orthoform sheet.

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March 25, 2020  

Haitian Group reports “good” results amid “difficult year for the global economy” in 2019

The China-based injection molding machine maker recorded an overall sales decrease of 9.6% last year compared to 2018, but still sold more than 32,000 units for the year ending Dec. 31, 2019.

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March 24, 2020  

U.S. injection molder Tessy Plastics gives $2,000 to each employee

The payments are intended to help workers with the New York state-based company get through the coronavirus pandemic.

News
March 23, 2020  

Italian plastics machinery makers given permission to keep operating during COVID-19 pandemic

A new decree of the Italian President of the Council of Ministers gives all Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery permission to continue their activity, since they belong to a production chain defined as necessary.

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March 23, 2020  

Hillenbrand selling Cimcool business to DuBois Chemicals

The $224-million sale follows Hillenbrand’s strategic review of alternatives for the Cimcool metalcutting fluids business, which was part of Hillenbrand’s 2019 acquisition of Milacron Holdings Corp.

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March 20, 2020  

Italian startup 3D-prints medical valves to help COVID-19 patients

The valves were printed when the regular supplier wasn’t able to provide the devices to a hospital in Brescia, northern Italy, in time to meet sudden high demand.