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  • 10/18/2018
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    Victrex preparing for Brexit

    As the only maker of polyetherethe ketone in Europe, Victrex plc is closely following Brexit, the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union set for March 29.

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    Wittmann Battenfeld debuts VPower press

    Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH is rolling out its vertical VPower injection press at Fakuma 2018, and company officials gave more details on the recent investment in Italian MES startup ICE-Flex.

  • 10/18/2018

    Investors put more pressure on plastics pollution issues

    Concern over plastic marine pollution and waste among institutional investors has grown sharply over the last 18 months, according to the organizer of a $1 trillion campaign to pressure major consumer brands to reduce their plastics use.

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    Nordson buys Irish medical device company

    Clada Medical Devices focuses on balloons and balloon catheters, using balloon stretch blow molding to manufacture products from 5-300 millimeters in length and 1-30 mm in diameter, using materials such as nylon and Pebax.

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  • 10/17/2018

    Covestro eyes expansion of polycarbonates business

    Covestro AG is mulling the expansion of its polycarbonates business with the option to increase production in China and potentially adding a significant capacity to an as yet unspecified plant within the next four years.

  • 10/17/2018

    Quaker Window expanding in Missouri

    Quaker Window Products Co. will spend up to $65 million to expand operations to a location in Eldon, Mo., where it expects to create 300 jobs as various phases of a 100-acre site are developed over six to 10 years.

  • 10/17/2018

    Thermoformers search for a younger workforce

    Just like the rest of the manufacturing sector, thermoformers are scrambling to attract young people, in the face of low unemployment and the lingering perception by many that manufacturing is not a good career choice.

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    Arburg forging own path down road to digital transformation

    At Arburg GmbH & Co. KG's 13,350-square-foot split-level booth at the Fakuma trade fair, visitors can see the injection molding machinery maker's modernized color scheme — mint green, light gray and dark gray — and experience a bolder commitment to increasingly digital efforts in manufacturing.

  • 10/17/2018
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    Dry your eyes, Baxter, and stand proud

    Quick, name some famous robots: Robby the Robot from the classic 1950s film "Forbidden Planet." Rosie, the maid from "The Jetsons." Will Robinson calling out "Help, Robot." Maybe Baxter was also on your list, but Baxter has moved into the past tense.

  • 10/17/2018

    Herbold resumes production following fire

    Plastics recycling machinery producer Herbold Meckesheim GmbH comes to Fakuma with good news for its customers: return to a normal production level following a severe fire on Sept. 10 at its plant and headquarters.