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February 7, 2018 News

Amcor unveils first commercial container utilizing LiquiForm technology

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The PET bottle for Nature’s Promise hand soap is produced on proprietary Amcor-built machine powered by LiquiForm.

February 6, 2018 News

Conair, Davis Standard, Zumbach, Leistritz partner for catheter coextrusion application

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In a demonstration of how active pharmaceutical ingredients can be incorporated in a thin layer on the outside of a plastic tube, auxiliary equipment maker Conair Group is teaming up with Davis-Standard LLC and Zumbach Electronics to coextrude a TPU catheter tube at the MD&M West 2018 trade show.

February 2, 2018 News

Incoe expands into Mexico

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Hot runner supplier Incoe Corp. has acquired a new 4,000-square-foot facility in the Mexican city of Querétaro.

January 26, 2018 News

Pregis invests $1 million in blown film testing lab

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Located at Pregis’ blown film manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the lab will allow Pregis to better assist converters in delivering performance-oriented materials.

January 24, 2018 News

Amcor to make its packaging range fully-recyclable by 2025

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In a statement, Amcor said it will collaborate with customers, suppliers, governments and NGOs in order to develop and provide new eco-friendly packaging solutions.

January 22, 2018 News

Plastech acquires majority share in Kautex Maschinenbau

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Vienna-based investment firm Plastech Beteiligungs GmbH has purchased a 74.9 per cent stake in Kautex, which is headquartered in Bonn, Germany.

January 15, 2018 News

Wittmann’s robot sales hit new record in 2017

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Austria-based processing and auxiliary equipment maker Wittmann Group maxed out its newly extended robotic manufacturing capabilities in 2017, shipping a total of 5,000 robots last year.

January 13, 2018 News

Coveris appoints Jakob Mosser as new CEO

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In his 30-year career, Mosser has held a number of senior leadership roles in the packaging industry, ranging from general manager to CEO, in both Europe and North America.

January 10, 2018 News

Maag Pumps buys German machinery maker Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen

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Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen specializes in the development and manufacture of high performance continuous melt filters and injection molding machines.

January 9, 2018 News

Graham Engineering installs a first in China

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The Graham Mega 26 dual-parison system produces 46,800 bottles per hour to meet the demands of a leading Chinese packaging supplier.

January 7, 2018 News

TricorBraun buys healthcare packager Package All Corp.

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Headquartered in Bayport, N.Y., Package All has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of TricorBraun but will continue to be led by its current executive team. Package All currently operates seven locations.

January 5, 2018 News

10 new members of the Plastics Hall of Fame named

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The new Plastics Hall of Fame members will be inducted during an awards dinner to be held on May 6 during the NPE2018 trade show in Orlando, Fla.

December 30, 2017 News

Robot sales at highest levels of growth ever: report

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The North American automation market set new records through the first nine months of 2017, according to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). In a new report, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based A3 found records set in the areas of robotics, machine vision,

December 23, 2017 News

Synventive expands production capacity in China

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Hot runner system and components maker Synventive Molding Solutions has completed an expansion and upgrade of its plant in Suzhou, China.

December 15, 2017 News

Plastics machinery shipments up in Q3 2017: report

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The preliminary estimate for shipments of injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding equipment for reporting companies totaled US$350.8 million in the third quarter – 20.4 per cent higher than the total of US$291.3 million in Q3 of 2016.

December 14, 2017 News

Bekum reorganizes its global sales division

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The Berlin-based extrusion blow molding equipment maker has appointed Bill Duckham as its new sales director, Werner Pawlowski as a new global sales manager, and Stephan Gruber as a sales engineer.

December 13, 2017 News

NGR sells 1,000th plastics recycling system

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The system was delivered earlier this month to polyethylene film and bag extruder Sigma Plastic Group’s molding plant in Lyndhurst, N.J.

December 12, 2017 News

NPE2018 Bottle Zone is sold out

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The sold-out Bottle Zone that will be featured at the upcoming NPE2018 trade show in Orlando will cover more than 65,000 net square feet on the exhibit floor, and provide a comprehensive look at the trends, technical knowledge, innovations and suppliers that serve this sector.

December 11, 2017 News

Clariant creates 3D printing materials business

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The goal of the new Clariant 3D printing business is to leverage the company’s experience in tailoring polymers for a broad range of end market applications with pigments, additives and masterbatches.

December 9, 2017 News

Graham Partners buys thermoformer Tray-Pak

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Headquartered in Reading, Pa., Tray-Pak produces thermoformed packaging solutions such as trays, deli containers, display trays, lids, and domes for food, consumer goods, medical, and industrial applications.