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Five-axis flexibility paying off for Sepro and its customers


October 29, 2014 1:47 pm ET

French robot maker Sepro Robotique expects to generate 78 million euros ($99 million) in 2014 sales — 17 percent more than 2013 — as Sepro's five-axis robots win new customers, executives said at Fakuma.

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Schütz investing $20 million for bulk container production in Missouri


October 29, 2014 11:18 am ET

German packaging company Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA is expanding its presence in the United States through a $20 million project in Missouri slated to eventually employ 50.

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Teknor Apex expands production of recycled nylon to Europe


October 29, 2014 10:12 am ET

Materials firm Teknor Apex Co. is making its recycled nylon compounds available in Europe for the first time.

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Fakuma organizer optimistic about future


October 28, 2014 10:29 am ET

During the Fakuma trade fair, reporter David Vink spoke with fair organizer Paul Schall about where the Fakuma trade fair stands today — and its future prospects

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Germany's BÖ-LA taking touch sensitive film further into the marketplace


October 28, 2014 12:27 pm ET

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY — A German producer of screen-printed decorative films for insert molding featured a new demonstration part at Fakuma 2014 — an alarm clock with a touch-movement-sensitive surface.

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France's Chomarat expands in SC for autos, aerospace


October 27, 2014 12:47 pm ET

French textiles firm Chomarat has opened a new plant in South Carolina for production of polymer-based advanced composites.

Four plastics processors first to open in new Tatarstan complex


October 27, 2014 11:36 am ET

Four new small plastics processing companies have been launched at a recently opened industrial zone east of Kazan, capital of the Russian semi-autonomous republic of Tatarstan.

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Automation firms join forces, look to automotive for future growth


October 24, 2014 2:43 pm ET

Hoping to ease the way for automation in some specialized areas of automotive plastics like laser cutting of door panels, a German robot maker and an Austrian lamination and joining specialist announced a partnership at Fakuma.

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German export sales strong, push for energy savings continues


October 24, 2014 12:34 pm ET

Germany is the engine that drives the European economy — and when it comes to the plastics industry, German machinery is a potent force, an export-driven dynamo whose technology is admired the world over.

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Arburg expands presence in China


October 24, 2014 11:34 am ET

German machinery maker Arburg GmbH + Co KG has expanded its office in Shenzhen, China, making it the company's first competence center for automation in the country, and also named a new head of its China operations.

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