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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Husky investing in hot runners, caps and closures, preforms, tooling

November 17, 2016 4:35 pm ET

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has a continuing investment program in its hot runners business. Its senior managers outlined these investments at a K 2016 news briefing, where they also discussed its other businesses in PET preform systems and tooling for medical and specialty packaging.


A. Schulman moves forward with new products, expansions

November 17, 2016 10:24 am ET

In Europe, the A. Schulman Inc. soon will add production of sheet molding compound (SMC) composites. Schulman currently makes bulk molding compound (BMC) in Hamburg, Germany, which also could be the site of the new SMC work, according to executive Heinrich Lingnau.