ResTech buys Northeast Mold & Plastics

February 7, 2014 12:56 pm ET

ResTech Plastic Molding Inc. is adding two-shot molding capability to its portfolio with the acquisition of Northeast Mold & Plastics Inc. of Glastonbury, Conn.

Germany's Inotech expands in Bulgaria for new growth in Eastern Europe

January 28, 2014 10:37 am ET

In a bid to enhance its service to customers in Eastern Europe, the German plastic component molder Inotech Kunstofftechnik GmbH is constructing a new plant at Kostinbrod, Bulgaria.


Plastics contribute to design flexibility on Moto G smart phone

November 15, 2013 11:56 am ET

Motorola Mobility is not making its newest smart phone, the Moto G, in the United States, but it is keeping some of the plastics design flexibility it introduced with the Texas-made Moto X earlier this year.

Mobile phones to boost molded part market by $1 billion

October 7, 2013 1:39 pm ET

The global market for molded plastic parts used in mobile phones is set to rise to $4.5 billion by 2017, an increase of nearly 29 percent on this year's figures.


Nolato builds Chinese medical molding plant

September 30, 2013 1:34 pm ET

SHANGHAI — Swedish injection molder Nolato AB is building a dedicated medical manufacturing plant in China with capacity for 30 injection machines, as it sees its customers in the medical and pharmaceutical industries expanding their...

Blackberry cutbacks lead Jabil to expect lower earnings

September 27, 2013 2:58 pm ET

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — The cutbacks at Canadian smart phone maker Blackberry Ltd. are causing contract manufacturer Jabil Circuits Inc .to scramble to lower its earnings expectations for next year, according to a webcast discussing its latest earnings.

Poll reveals hang-ups to recycling old cell phones

September 11, 2013 1:44 pm ET

A new poll finds nearly 60 percent of people who don’t recycle old cell phones either don’t know where to take them or don’t trust that personal data will be destroyed.


Apple: iPhone 5c is 'beautifully, unapologetically plastic'

September 10, 2013 3:38 pm ET

Long before Apple Inc. officially introduced the new iPhone 5c on Sept. 10, media speculation had guessed that the phone would be the “cheaper” version of a smartphone.


Motorola pulls back curtain on Moto X design effort

September 9, 2013 2:50 pm ET

CHICAGO — Jim Wicks, Motorola Inc.'s senior vice president of consumer experience design, recently told industrial designers about how his company went about designing the Moto X cell phone to be made in the United States.


Microsoft moves into smartphone business

September 3, 2013 2:39 pm ET

Microsoft Corp. is staking its claim in the global competition for smartphones with its planned purchase of Nokia Corp.'s devices and services business, including manufacturing and design operations.

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