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July 20, 2020  

Technimark acquires Ireland-based contract molder Tool & Plastic Industries

The acquisition gives global plastic injection molder Technimark facilities in Ireland and the Czech Republic.

News
July 16, 2020  

Pretium Packaging invests $5 million in PET equipment and infrastructure

The North American container and closure maker is investing in PET stretch blow molding equipment and infrastructure that spans across 6 of its 19 manufacturing locations.

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July 15, 2020  

Haitian delivers Zeres injection molding machine to plastics technology program at Penn State

The school offers one of only four accredited plastics engineering technology programs in the U.S.

Feature
July 14, 2020  

Plastixx FFS puts the last puzzle piece in place

In an industry where customer service is everything, the installation of a new EFI PrintFlow scheduling workflow system is helping this Quebec-based form-fill-seal film and plastic valve bag manufacturer stay ahead of the competition.

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July 14, 2020  

Piovan Group “will not take part actively” in Fakuma 2020

The Italian machinery manufacturer cited uncertainty in the evolution of the COVID-19 disease and the risk of infection as reasons for its decision.

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July 14, 2020  

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag modernizes production logistics and training centre at German facility

The Japanese-German injection molding machinery maker held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 29 to launch the construction of a new lightweight warehouse with 1,600 square meters of floor space in Schwaig.

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July 13, 2020  

Nordson “will not actively participate” in Fakuma 2020

The company said it will retain its exhibit space at the show, but will not send its team or exhibit equipment due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

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July 11, 2020  

New York molder adds large-tonnage capability with new Haitian press

With injection molding as its fastest growing market segment, Binghamton, N.Y.-based Eck Plastic Arts increased its capacity with a new Haitian 1,012-ton Mars II S machine.

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July 9, 2020  

Barnes Group to cut global work force by 8% with COVID-19 restructuring action

The Bristol, Conn.-based molding equipment maker expects cost savings of about $30 million through manufacturing and functional workforce reductions.

News
July 8, 2020  

Industry head Radoszewski testifies in Congress about benefits of plastics during COVID-19

Tony Radoszewski, the president and CEO of the U.S.-based Plastics Industry Association, appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on the Environment on July 7.

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July 8, 2020  

Management change at Sumitomo Demag Italia

Company veteran Paolo Zirondoli is taking over as managing director from Roberto Sallemi.

News
July 3, 2020  

KraussMaffei decides not to exhibit at Fakuma 2020

While stressing the importance of the Fakuma trade show, KrassMaffei said that it could find no “viable” way to offer its customers and personnel a “satisfactory” trade show experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 3, 2020  

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.

News
June 30, 2020  

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.

Feature
June 26, 2020  

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.

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June 25, 2020  

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.

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June 25, 2020  

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.

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June 23, 2020  

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.

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June 23, 2020  

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.

News
June 22, 2020  

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.