Technimark acquires Ireland-based contract molder Tool & Plastic Industries
The acquisition gives global plastic injection molder Technimark facilities in Ireland and the Czech Republic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Management change at Sumitomo Demag Italia
Company veteran Paolo Zirondoli is taking over as managing director from Roberto Sallemi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.