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News
May 14, 2020  

Italy postpones plastic tax as part of economic recovery plan

The plastic tax, originally included in Italy’s 2020 Budget Law and set to come into effect this year, is being pushed back until at least January 2021.

Feature
May 14, 2020  

PURGING: Turning up the heat on super-engineering resins

Expensive, high-temperature resins are almost the norm these days for some molders. But what shouldn’t be the
norm is using standard commercial purging compounds to try to remove them from your processing machines. Here’s the right way to purge super-engineering resins.

News
May 13, 2020  

Negri Bossi partners for PPM production in Italy

The injection molding machine maker is working with Italian plastics processor Complastic Srl to help Complastic design and produce personal protective equipment for the COVID-19 crisis.  

News
May 12, 2020  

Barnes Group projects sales to drop more than 20% in Q2 for industrial units

The Bristol, Conn.-based company said first-quarter sales in its industrial businesses, which include its plastics-related units, automation, engineered components, and motion controls, fell 18 per cent to US$199.1 million.

Feature
May 11, 2020  

New technique uses fluorescent dye to identify aging polymers

Researchers have developed a method to visualize variations in polymers that arise with age, allowing for the possibility detect and replace aged parts before they fail.

News
May 8, 2020  

Engel and Austrian packaging companies team up to found “Packaging with a Future” platform

The platform is intended to improve public awareness in the meaningful use of packaging.

Feature
May 7, 2020  

Uncolour your world with the right commercial purging compounds

As important as it is to put colour into plastic, it’s just as important to remove it when the time is right, since any streaking in a new production schedule can render thousands of parts worthless. CPCs were made for this.

News
May 7, 2020  

Kautex Maschinenbau appoints new global sales manager for the packaging division

The Bonn, Germany-based blow molding equipment manufacturer has named industry veteran Michael Müller to the position.

News
May 6, 2020  

SPE’s virtual Antec draws more than 3,300 participants

The event ran from March 30 to May 5, with attendees logging into day-long keynote presentations and technical sessions.

Feature
May 4, 2020  

Fully injection molded test swabs enter human trials for COVID-19

Researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have designed the new nasopharyngeal swab, and the benefit is that it can be manufactured quickly and inexpensively at high volume.

Feature
April 29, 2020  

Ohio molder Pragmatic Manufacturing partners with Wittmann to make healthcare parts

Wittmann Battenfeld worked remotely with Pragmatic to hep them produce 1 million face shields for front-line health care workers in the state, in just five weeks.

Feature
April 29, 2020  

KraussMaffei produces facial visors for regional institutions in Hannover, Germany

The visors offer simple protection against COVID-19 droplet infection.

News
April 24, 2020  

Engel and Haidlmair partner in quick response to face mask shortage

Engel has teamed up with its longtime business partner Haidlmair to improve the supply of face masks worldwide.

News
April 24, 2020  

Chinaplas 2020 cancelled, rescheduled for April 2021 in Shenzhen

The show will now be held from April 13–16, 2021, at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.

News
April 23, 2020  

KraussMaffei re-opens in Germany after COVID-19 pause

As of April 20, work has resumed gradually “in compliance with the strictest hygiene measures,” the company said in a press release.

News
April 21, 2020  

Wittmann, Engel restart production in Austria

Both companies are bringing production back online at facilities in Austria after having shut down due to COVID-19 fears.

Feature
April 21, 2020  

Kautex produces 320-litre hydrogen liner in blow molding process

With a volume of 320 litres, the polyamide liner for hydrogen pressure vessels is an industry first, Kautex officials said.

News
April 17, 2020  

Medical tubing makers ramp up production to meet demand for ventilators

Graham Engineering Corp. is accelerating delivery of extruders to address the in production by medical tubing manufacturers.

News
April 15, 2020  

Wittmann Battenfeld USA cancels open house and technical symposium

The event had been scheduled to take place on September 24-25, 2020, at the company’s facility in Torrington, Conn.

News
April 13, 2020  

UK plastics industry gets involved in fight against COVID-19

Plastics processors are supplying needed items and the British Plastics Federation has been liaising with key UK government departments.