Kautex relocates blow molding machine plant in China

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: March 1, 2013 2:21 pm ET
Updated: March 1, 2013 2:24 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Blow Molding, Machinery, China

BONN, GERMANY -- Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH, the Bonn-based builder of extrusion blow molding machinery, is preparing to open its new larger plant in Shunde, China, that makes shuttle and long-stroke machines.

Kautex has built machines in China since the late 1990s, said company spokesman Michael Thielen. The new plant is a few minutes' drive away from the old site.

About 115 people work at the business.

"In many respects, our old site no longer met our requirements. Also, its outward appearance did not project the quality of our products," said Gouliang Du, president of Shunde Kautex Plastics Technology.

Thielen said the old plant could build 30 blow molding machines annually. The new factory can turn out 40-50 machines per year.

Thielen said the Shunde plant makes machines for packaging, for products like jerry cans and bottles for detergent and shampoo. The China operation builds blow molders for the domestic market and export, he said.


Comments

Kautex relocates blow molding machine plant in China

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: March 1, 2013 2:21 pm ET
Updated: March 1, 2013 2:24 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

The return of HPM's big presses

December 19, 2014 11:47 am ET

HPM is back in big injection molding machines.    More

Image

Auto, medical, packaging all lead to solid sales for compounding extruders

December 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

Compounding extruder sales tend to be cyclical, but machinery makers report another solid year — thanks to automotive, medical, food packaging...    More

Image

Bubbles add some flair to 'Plain Jane' PET bottles

December 17, 2014 1:05 pm ET

Ron Puvak and the folks over at Plastic Technologies Inc. see big things coming from some very tiny bubbles.    More

Image

Bayer launches PC sheet production in Guangzhou, China

December 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has started its new polycarbonate sheet production plant at its Guangzhou, China, site.    More

Image

Shipping slowdowns add to season's stress

December 16, 2014 4:02 pm ET

Toy companies know what they want for Christmas: an end to crippling shipping delays at West Coast ports.    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

Our latest RESEARCH report examines trends in FLEXIBLE PACKAGING impacting the North American market including a review of economic conditions, key drivers of growth, materials pricing, M&A activity, sustainability challenges and the outlook for 2015.

Learn more

Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

This in-depth report examines the Brazilian plastics industry from a historical and geographical context. Our analysts provide insight on economic trends and forecasts, growing manufacturing sectors that utilize plastics, private investment opportunities, market environment challenges, and innovations in R&D.

Data tables and charts on producer prices, trade, plastics production and end market indicators is also included.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events