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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Technimark acquires Ireland-based contract molder Tool & Plastic Industries
The acquisition gives global plastic injection molder Technimark facilities in Ireland and the Czech Republic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.