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The return of HPM's big presses


December 19, 2014 11:47 am ET

HPM is back in big injection molding machines.

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Auto, medical, packaging all lead to solid sales for compounding extruders


December 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

Compounding extruder sales tend to be cyclical, but machinery makers report another solid year — thanks to automotive, medical, food packaging and growing interest in developing new bioresins.

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Milacron opening Mexico technical center, considers another in Brazil


December 16, 2014 12:58 pm ET

Milacron LLC plans to officially open a new technical center in Querétaro, 140 miles northwest of Mexico City, early in 2015, and the company is considering building another tech center in Brazil.

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Guangdong machinery maker adds another plant


December 15, 2014 6:00 am ET

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Extrusion thermoforming equipment specialist Guangdong Designer Machinery Co. Ltd. plans to open a new 70,000-square-meter factory in Shantou early next year.

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Italian auxiliary company Moretto sets up a U.S. facility


December 12, 2014 1:09 pm ET

Italian auxiliary equipment manufacturer Moretto SpA has opened its first U.S. operation, in Columbus, Ohio, to handle sales, service and spare parts.

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Under new ownership, Alba Enterprises brings in fresh talent


December 9, 2014 5:10 pm ET

Under new ownership, injection molding industry supplier Alba Enterprises LLC of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has added talent and is preparing for another NPE appearance.

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Pent-up demand fueling extrusion machinery market


December 9, 2014 1:10 pm ET

These are good times for machinery companies that serve flexible packaging — big-dollar items like blown and cast film equipment, and sheet lines, that have long lead times and are still seeing pent-up demand from the Great Recession.

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Schley takes over at Battenfeld-Cincinnati


December 8, 2014 6:18 pm ET

Gerold Schley, a longtime executive of Milacron LLC, will become the president and CEO of extruder maker Battenfeld-Cincinnati Group, based in Vienna.

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Global machinery sales set for 3 percent growth through 2016


December 8, 2014 2:18 pm ET

Global sales of plastics and rubber machinery are forecast to increase by an average of 3 percent per year in the period from 2014 to 2016, according to Germany's VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association.

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Plastiblow, Italian blow molding machinery maker, entering U.S. market


December 5, 2014 1:01 pm ET

Italian blow molding machinery maker Plastiblow srl is launching North American sales.

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