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Techmer PM planning new compounding plant


March 26, 2015 3:30 pm ET

As crowds gathered around their 3-D-printed Shelby Cobra sports car, Techmer PM officials revealed that the firm will open a new materials plant in the Aston, Pa., area.

Itech South buys 7 Negri Bossi presses


March 26, 2015 4:51 pm ET

Itech South, part of Injection Technology Corp., bought seven Negri Bossi injection molding presses, equipped with Sytrama robots, at NPE 2015.

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Uniloy Milacron, 20/20 ink massive structural foam press sale at NPE


March 26, 2015 4:19 pm ET

20/20 Custom Molded Plastics Ltd. bought four Uniloy Milacron structural foam machines, in a deal signed March 25 at NPE 2015.

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SPI and SPE unite to offer joint membership to students


March 26, 2015 2:48 pm ET

This week's partnership between NPE organizer the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. and the Society of Plastics Engineers is continuing well beyond the show with a new agreement on student memberships for both groups.

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Customs snafu snags Boy Machines


March 26, 2015 9:42 am ET

ORLANDO, FLA. — With apologies to poet Robert Burns, this year’s NPE in Orlando definitely proved that "sometimes the best-laid schemes o’ micromolders an’ men go awry."

Indian compounder Welset expands in PVC, masterbatches


March 26, 2015 6:00 am ET

Indian compounder Welset Plast Extrusions Ltd. (Booth S20059) is spending 60 crore rupees ($975,000) to expand capacity in PVC materials for the medical market and general masterbatch compounds, to keep up with market growth.

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RheTech adding extrusion line


March 26, 2015 9:16 am ET

John Levinson, President of RheTech Inc., which was recently acquired by Swedish rubber compounder Hexpol AB, was positive about the partnership when speaking at Booth S15119 at NPE.

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Arburg investing for continued US growth


March 26, 2015 1:39 pm ET

Arburg GmbH & Co. KG kicked off its NPE 2015 with details about its new U.S. headquarters offices in Connecticut, as the German injection press builder begins to sell its Freeformer 3-D printer in the United States.

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Sabic adding more Ultem capacity


March 26, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Sabic Innovative Plastics will add more than 700 million pounds of material production capacity in the next five years — including a 30 percent capacity increase into their much-desired Ultem-brand polyetherimide resin.

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Plastics recycling is in full swing behind the scenes at NPE 2015


March 26, 2015 11:00 am ET

Paul Benvenuti walks the NPE 2015 show floor in Orlando with purpose. Keep up or be left behind, because this man has a job to do this week, and he's not slowing down.

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