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Engel to open second plant in China


March 27, 2014 12:50 pm ET

Engel Holding GmbH, the Austria-based maker of injection molding machines and robots, will open a second plant in China — an operation in Changzhou to make injection presses, auxiliary equipment and drive systems.

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Granulator maker Avian opening US factory in Chicago


March 14, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Granulating equipment manufacturer Avian Group will open a factory in Chicago this year, and plans to move its headquarters there in the near future.

Conair add web-based controls for feeders


March 10, 2014 12:10 pm ET

Conair Group has expanded its web-enabled control software to make its TrueFeed feeders controllable with most networked devices, adding to its combination of Internet-controlled blenders, dryers and material-handling controls.

Medical industry molders increase investments in automation


March 10, 2014 11:59 am ET

Medical processors were in the market for some serious automated help last year, at least according to robot maker Sepro America LLC, which saw a 34 percent increase over 2012 sales in 2013.

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To boost global sales and green molding, Matsui head moves from Japan to Hong Kong


February 4, 2014 11:56 am ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA — Japanese plastics executive Hironobu Matsui recently took an unusual step for someone in his position, as president of a 101-year-old, $200 million Japanese manufacturer — he relocated from his Osaka headquarters to...

Schneider Electric buys maker of Eurotherm controls


January 24, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Schneider Electric SA, the big French maker of energy management and electrical distribution systems, has purchased Invensys plc, the London-based conglomerate with holdings in process automation technologies — including Eurotherm Inc., a supplier of controls for plastics machinery.

VDMA and its members show their green credentials


January 7, 2014 10:37 am ET

DÜSSELDORF -- More than 50 members of the German plastics and rubber machinery producers association have signed on to an effort to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Faurecia, Magneti Marelli form tech partnership


November 21, 2013 12:14 pm ET

NANTERRE, FRANCE — Faurecia, the France-based automotive equipment supplier and Magneti Marelli, the Italy-based automotive component maker have signed a cooperation agreement for advanced automotive human-machine interface (HMI) applications using plastic electronics.

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Agr developing real-time monitoring system


November 19, 2013 1:38 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Agr International Inc. wants to turn the way the PET bottle industry measures, manages and deals with crystallinity on its ear.

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Frigel setting up shop in Germany, again


October 24, 2013 11:28 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Germany's place atop the plastics machinery industry both is obvious and understood around the world. So the leadership at Frigel Firenze SpA (Hall 11/A60) the maker of process cooling equipment, knew it was just a matter ...

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