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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wittmann Group acquires Austrian auxiliary equipment maker FarragTech
Headquartered in Austria, FarragTech GmbH has a focus on compressed air granulate drying.
Asiamold 2020 postponed due to coronavirus outbreak
Scheduled for the end of February, the collocated Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) has also been postponed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.