K 2016

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Intravis systems keep an eye out for defects

February 22, 2017 10:21 am ET

Calling itself the eyes of Industry 4.0, Intravis GmbH is out with new vision inspection technology for the packaging industry that it says improves manufacturing efficiency and product quality.


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GN shows GN800 at K 2016

January 25, 2017 6:00 am ET

GN Thermoforming Equipment of Chester, Nova Scotia, for the first time exhibited its GN800, a high-speed form/cut/stack thermoformer, at K 2016.


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Jain buys big pipe extrusion line from Battenfeld-Cincinnati at K 2016

January 12, 2017 12:58 pm ET

Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., the big Indian plastics processor, ordered a complete extrusion line to make big polyolefin pipes — up to 8.2 feet in diameter — from Battenfeld-Cincinnati Group, at K 2016, the machinery company said in a post-show report.


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Blow machinery makers see post K show bump

December 6, 2016 4:15 pm ET

Blow machinery executives report stable business for 2016 — but nothing spectacular.


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Improving design by putting yourself in the user's shoes

December 2, 2016 12:57 pm ET

Sometimes designers need to be reminded of the simple fact that they are human — and so are the people who will use the products they design.


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Messe Düsseldorf to rebuild South Entrance and Hall 1

November 28, 2016 8:39 am ET

Germany-based Messe Düsseldorf, home to the K show plastics trade fair, has announced plans for the complete reconstruction of the exhibition center's South Entrance and its hall 1 exhibition building.


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Material Insights: Messe Düsseldorf plans expansion in time for K 2019

November 28, 2016 11:32 am ET

Messe Düsseldorf announced renovation plans, Borealis AG has a strong quarter and Wacker AG plans technical center in Ann Arbor, Mich.


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Jinming, Siemens sign technical pact at K show

November 28, 2016 11:53 am ET

Chinese blown film equipment maker Jinming Machinery (Guangdong) Co. Ltd. said Nov. 23 it is strengthening a technical cooperation agreement with German controller manufacturer Siemens, aimed at boosting so-called Industry 4.0 and other automated manufacturing.


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Speakers: Designers, material suppliers should collaborate

November 23, 2016 11:50 am ET

Designers and materials suppliers are already on the same page — even if they don't know it.


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Boy continues to expand beyond basic machines

November 23, 2016 10:12 am ET

Dr. Boy GmbH has steadfastly remained focused on small-tonnage injection molding machines with a clamping force maxing out at 100 metric tons — but these are anything but simple, basic machines.