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February 11, 2020  

Kautex Maschinenbau appoints Thomas Hartkämper as its new CEO

Hartkämper is taking over from Dr. Olaf Weiland, who has led the Bonn, Germany-based extrusion blow molding machinery maker since 2005.

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February 11, 2020  

Intertape Polymer signs agreement to acquire Nortech Packaging

Chicago-based Nortech manufactures and services automated packaging machines under the Nortech Packaging and Tishma Technologies brands.

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February 7, 2020  

Absolute Haitian beefs up its sales team

The Worcester, Mass.-based injection molding machinery supplier has named Nick Dearent as territory sales manager based in Worcester, and David Theberge as territory sales manager for the West Coast.

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February 5, 2020  

Chinaplas 2020 postponed due to coronavirus

Chinaplas 2020 was scheduled for April 21 to 24 in Shanghai; new dates for the event will be announced at a later date.

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February 5, 2020  

Silgan acquires Cobra Plastics to expand in closures market

Cobra, which operates two manufacturing facilities in Ohio, injection molds plastic closures, with a particular focus on the aerosol overcap market.

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February 5, 2020  

Molded Precision Components is pursuing perfection

Located near Barrie, Ont., this full-service engineering, product development, and injection molding specialist produces over 70 million high-precision plastic parts each year. And you could probably count the rejects on the fingers of one hand.

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February 4, 2020  

Jabil rebrands its healthcare division

Formerly called Nypro, the division will be renamed Jabil Healthcare and is comprised of orthopedics, spine, trauma and associated medical instruments operations.

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January 31, 2020  

Wittmann Group acquires Austrian auxiliary equipment maker FarragTech

Headquartered in Austria, FarragTech GmbH has a focus on compressed air granulate drying.

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January 29, 2020  

Asiamold 2020 postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Scheduled for the end of February, the collocated Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) has also been postponed.

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January 27, 2020  

GM to invest $2.2 billion to build electric vehicles in Detroit plant

The automaker will also invest an additional US$800 million in supplier tooling and other projects related to the launch of the new electric trucks.

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January 23, 2020  

New dates and venue announced for Chinaplas 2021

The show has moved its show dates in 2021 to April 13 to 16 to avoid an overlap with NPE 2021, and is moving to a new, larger venue in Shenzhen.

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January 15, 2020  

Pretium Packaging sold to private equity firm Clearlake Capital

Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, Pretium blow molds rigid plastic bottles and containers for a wide range of sectors.

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January 8, 2020  

Belplas now reps injection press maker Niigata Machine Techno in Canada

Niigata is the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Niigata Machine Techno Co. Ltd.

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January 6, 2020  

Plastics Pipe Institute names David Fink as new president

Fink, a veteran of the plastics pipe industry, previously served as the chairman of the industry association’s board of directors from 2017 to 2019.

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January 3, 2020  

KraussMaffei veteran Paul Caprio is the new president of Engel Machinery

Caprio will manage the York, Pa.-based injection molding machine maker together with current CEO Mark Sankovitch, until Sankovitch retires in 2021.

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December 31, 2019  

Avoiding a hot mess: The right way to maintain hot runners

Hot runners can improve part quality, enhance operational efficiencies, reduce scrap, and save money. But they’re complex and not exactly low maintenance. The good news is, you can overcome these challenges by addressing a few key issues.

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December 31, 2019  

3M to sell drug delivery business to Altaris Capital Partners

The business partners with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products using inhalation, transdermal, micro-needle, and conventional drug-delivery technologies.

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December 30, 2019  

Injection molding machine maker Woojin has new Canadian representation

The Korean-based company is now being represented by Plastic Automation Engineering Inc. in all provinces except Quebec.

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December 30, 2019  

HRSFlow and RJG partner to provide advanced process control

By combining HRSflow’s servo-driven FLEXflow hot runner with RJG’s sensors and eDART controller, the two companies say they’re able to sequence mold filling based on what’s actually happening inside the mold cavity.

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December 23, 2019  

W. Amsler Equipment Inc. just turned 25

And the company’s Swiss-born founder and industry veteran Werner Amsler still takes pride in staying ahead of the technology curve.