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Zahoransky brings more automation to the mold with SPCS Light

German mold maker Zahoransky Formenbau GmbH demonstrated its new SPCS Light technology at Fakuma.

Faurecia committed to automotive interiors

Amid dramatic changes in the global automotive interiors supply chain, with major suppliers Johnson Controls Inc. and Magna International Inc. stepping away from the sector, Faurecia North America President Mark Stidham said he sees value in staying the course.

Survey: Productivity increasing, but investments still needed

Productivity for injection molders has been skyrocketing — it's up 17 percent in the last 10 years — but press utilization decreased for the first time in five years, and the industry needs to be careful about maintaining prices with customers.

3-D printing pioneer continues steady growth

The Technology House got its start nearly 20 years ago by embracing a then-new process: rapid prototyping or, as it's more commonly known now, 3-D printing.

AFC adds facility to accommodate growing food business

Advanced Flexible Composites Inc. has expanded its operation with the purchase of another facility at to create space for its growing coatings and food service businesses.

Johnson Controls' board voices 'full support' for CEO Molinaroli

The board of auto supplier Johnson Controls Inc. has expressed support for CEO Alex Molinaroli following news reports and legal proceedings that detailed extensive financial ties between Molinaroli and a convicted Ponzi schemer.

Fancy caps can increase function, product costs

It's not necessarily the case that the suit makes the man, but a cap can certainly make the bottle.

Techmer PM building compounding plant in Delaware

Techmer PM has chosen New Castle, Del., as the site of its new compounding plant.

Grammer finds the right fit with Reum acquisition

Grammer AG, the German manufacturer of automotive seats and interior components, is buying Reum Group for an undisclosed amount. Reum specialises in automotive interior components with decorative surfaces which it makes using injection molded plastics and metal combinations.

Collaboration reveals bottle concealed close at hand

Two partners in the NILS intelligent lightweight structures network had a live demonstration at Fakuma of a complete production system making an insulated bottle holder in particle foam with a living integrated hinge, two integrated injection molded polypropylene screw-threaded fixing inserts and an integrated exterior decor.

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