News

  • 6/19/2018
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    MHS releases updated microinjection machine

    The demand for miniaturization, particularly in the medical and electronic device sectors, has prompted MHS-Mold Hotrunner Solutions Inc. to release its next-generation M3 microinjection molding machine.

  • 6/19/2018

    Athena Automation introduces stack injection press

    You've heard about stack molds, but Athena Automation Ltd., Robert Schad's injection molding press company, has developed a stack machine: two injection units feeding two single-face molds mounted on a center section.

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    GN Thermoforming extends product line

    A strong U.S. economy and pockets of growth elsewhere have GN Thermoforming Equipment feeling bullish about its decision to extend its thermoforming machinery product line.

  • 6/19/2018

    Humble, hardworking and the new head of CSP in Huntington

    On April 23, Continental Structural Plastics announced Karen Williams had been promoted to plant manager of its 340,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Huntington, Ind., marking the first time a woman had been appointed to a plant management position throughout CSP's nearly 50-year history.

  • 6/19/2018

    Pregis buying Free-Flow Packaging

    Pregis LLC is acquiring Free-Flow Packaging International Inc. of Fremont, Calif. The deal brings five manufacturing facilities to Pregis, including two in the United States and three in Europe.

  • 6/19/2018

    Possibly maybe: The probability linguistics of future mobility

    Possibly, maybe, probably, could. Those are words automotive conference attendees are hearing a lot these days. But this heavy use of adverbs of probability makes sense when it comes to the enigma that is future mobility, where we have plenty of questions, ideas and concepts, yet (possibly, maybe, probably) not enough concrete answers.

  • 6/18/2018

    What's up with Wyoming?

    I wanted to see how many plants are in my stomping grounds. A quick look by zip code shows: 36 right here in Akron, Ohio, and 65 near our Michigan headquarters, for 75 and 122 total plants respectively.

  • 6/18/2018

    LT Molding earns EPA certification

    It may not be a Cozy Coupe, but LT Molding Solutions Inc., a division of Little Tikes, is poised to move forward with its production to rotationally mold and produce fuel tanks, snagging a key certification to boost its efforts.

  • 6/18/2018
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    Ampacet refocusing on markets and regions

    In addition to a new logo, tagline and website, Ampacet is "rebalancing" to focus on color, special effects and advanced functional additives, while promoting sustainability and opening a new plant in Dubai.

  • 6/18/2018
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    Indorama investing in Egypt PET plant

    Thai chemicals giant Indorama Ventures Public Company Ltd. (IVL), has entered into a joint venture agreement with India's Dhunseri Petrochem Ltd. (Dhunseri) to acquire its PET production facility in Egypt.

  • 6/18/2018
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    Adac investing more than $20 million in corporate campus

    The Tier 1 automotive supplier, which manufactures exterior and interior door handles with integrated electronics, exterior trim and exterior mirrors, announced June 7 that it was investing more than $20 million in the project, which is expected to be completed in June 2019.

  • 6/18/2018
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    US should have signed the plastics charter

    There's a growing consensus around reducing plastics pollution and ocean litter, and in favor of more sustainable use of plastics, including among industry. Having the U.S. sit outside the agreement is short-sighted.

  • 6/15/2018

    Mold makers: 'We're in uncharted territory' on tariffs

    Mold makers at the Amerimold trade show said tariffs on steel and aluminum are raising prices for their key raw materials, and they will fuel higher prices for molds. But by how much depends on the size and complexity of the tool.