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Auto supplier expands to Tennessee


April 2, 2015 4:35 pm ET

Michigan custom injection molder Hicks Plastics Co. Inc. will open a manufacturing facility in Knoxville, Tenn., to produce automotive lighting components.

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KM-Netstal donates cups made at NPE


April 2, 2015 12:54 pm ET

KraussMaffei Corp. has donated about 75,000 stadium drink cups, molded at NPE 2015 on a Netstal injection press, to Matthew 25:Ministries, an international humanitarian and disaster relief organization based in Cincinnati.

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Niigata sells all 3 injection molding machines shown at NPE 2015


March 31, 2015 2:53 pm ET

Niigata sold all three injection molding machines displayed at its booth during NPE 2015 — and many more than that, officials said.

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Light shines on plastics innovation


March 30, 2015 10:57 am ET

UPDATED — The Society of Plastics Engineers shone a light on the benefits of plastic at NPE with its Plastics for Life competition, with the Grand Prize going to the Ford Motor Co.'s LED molded headlamp lens.

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Mucell adds polypropylene parts to its potential resin applications


March 30, 2015 11:59 am ET

Structural polypropylene applications are now candidates for the use of Mucell microcellular foaming technology.

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Haitian aims to revolutionize US molders' purchase process


March 27, 2015 9:00 am ET

Haitian International Holdings Ltd. (Booth W3683) is introducing new machines to North American molders with four presses on display at its large booth at NPE 2015. But the world's largest injection molding machine maker and its executive Helmar...

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Flextronics launches global injection molding, tooling unit


March 26, 2015 4:29 pm ET

Flextronics International Ltd. (Booth S34125) is officially launching Precision Plastics, a global injection tooling and manufacturing unit, as a part of its High Reliability Solutions business segment.

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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."

Fire destroys Tennessee injection molder


March 25, 2015 2:38 pm ET

An eight-alarm fire destroyed Tri-Tech Molded Products Inc.'s plant March 24 in McMinnville, Tenn., and continued to burn March 25.

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Cable show investors dish out $250K for plate with cup holder


March 24, 2015 6:00 am ET

With help from West Bend Plastics Inc., entrepreneur Rich Kellow is producing The Great Plate — a 10-inch, polypropylene plate with a center beverage holder for cans of soda, glasses of milk and bottles of beer.

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