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Humanoid robot provides inspection service with a smile


October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Everyone knows robots can improve production and quality. But no one says they can't show a little personality while they're working.

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Hasco gets into augmented reality


October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Mold makers may be used to seeing cores and pins on the exhibition stand of a supplier — but not augmented reality that looks like it comes from a science fiction movie.

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Corbion Purac collaboration taking bioplastics into even more uses


October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Corbion Purac NV's collaboration with Taiwan-headquartered compounder Supla Co. Ltd. and Taiwan electronics producer Kuender & Co. is paying dividends, with the debut of what it claims is the world's first bioplastic touch screen computer housing at ...

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OnePlastics Group brand created to cover seven different plastics firms


October 17, 2014 9:48 am ET

A Dublin-based company is launching a new brand to unify its plastics businesses into a single entity called OnePlastics Group.

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Teknor adding second UK production line


October 17, 2014 9:25 am ET

Teknor Apex Co. will add a second thermoplastic elastomer production line at its United Kingdom plant by the end of 2015 to meet growing demand.

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Metabolix closing Germany operations


October 16, 2014 2:28 pm ET

Bioplastics maker Metabolix Inc. will end business operations in Germany at the end of 2014, according to documents the company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Yazaki expanding in Romania


October 16, 2014 6:36 am ET

Japanese car parts maker Yazaki Corp. has unveiled plans to open two new production facilities in Romania, reported local business daily Ziarul Financiar.

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Turkey's Epsan increases compounding capacity


October 16, 2014 6:00 am ET

Bursa, Turkey-based Epsan Plastik San. Tic. AS, a compounder that specializes in high-performance nylon, is increasing its capacity with a new compounding line.

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Styrolution is clear about the need for more resin supply production flexibility


October 14, 2014 12:44 pm ET

Styrolution GmbH has added production capacity at plants in the U.S. and Germany and is promoting the merits of its transparent styrenic resins.

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French molder betting on growth in the auto industry, Detroit


October 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

Precision French molder AdduXi Group is opening its first factory outside of its home country — in a Detroit suburb — and the top local executive said the time is right, as the U.S. automotive industry is on a roll.

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