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News
August 12, 2020  

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag reports machine orders up during COVID-19 crisis

Demand from the packaging and medical technology sectors largely is driving growth, the injection molding machine maker said.

News
August 10, 2020  

Bad start to the year for Italian machinery industry, association says

Declining imports and exports caused by the COVID-19 pandemic created losses for the Italian rubber and plastics machinery industry during the first three months of 2020, with full recovery unlikely before 2022, according to new figures from trade association Amaplast.

News
August 6, 2020  

Nolato acquires U.S.-based medtech manufacturer GW Plastics

The $230-million acquisition provides Sweden-based Nolato with significant volumes and a strong position in North America for the medical solutions business area.

News
August 4, 2020  

ACS Group names Bob Deitrick as new vice president of sales

Deitrick is a 25-year veteran of the plastics industry, having previously worked for Graham Engineering Corp. and Nordson Polymer Processing Systems.

Feature
August 4, 2020  

To buy or not to buy a 3D printer?

For plastics processors with a steady use for 3D-printed parts, that’s definitely the question: is it better to make the investment for an in-house machine or outsource the printing? We asked some of the experts.

News
July 29, 2020  

Feds announce $3 million to support B.C. tech companies

The money for small- and mid-sized businesses is part of the $304-million Regional Relief and Recovery Fund for Western businesses.

Feature
July 29, 2020  

Mastercard launches new sustainable cards made from biodegradable, ocean-bound and recyclable plastics

The sustainable cards produced by Mastercard are available to consumers in more than a dozen countries, with over 60 financial institutions issuing cards made from approved materials.

News
July 27, 2020  

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News
July 24, 2020  

Engel opens new location in Belgium

The new office is located in Oostakker near Ghent, in what Engel calls one of the most important industrial centres in Belgium.

News
July 23, 2020  

Fakuma 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The next staging of the annual international trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany is scheduled for Oct. 12-16, 2021.

News
July 20, 2020  

Technimark acquires Ireland-based contract molder Tool & Plastic Industries

The acquisition gives global plastic injection molder Technimark facilities in Ireland and the Czech Republic.

News
July 16, 2020  

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.

News
July 15, 2020  

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.

Feature
July 14, 2020  

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.

News
July 14, 2020  

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.

News
July 14, 2020  

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.

News
July 13, 2020  

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.

Feature
July 11, 2020  

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.

News
July 9, 2020  

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.

News
July 8, 2020  

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.