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West Coast ports dispute impacts machinery imports


February 27, 2015 5:00 pm ET

Asian machinery companies got caught in the West Coast ports labor dispute — causing some headaches to get equipment ready for NPE 2015.

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Wittmann, Illig among machinery firms boosting investments in India


February 27, 2015 1:34 pm ET

GANDHINAGAR, INDIA — Expected growth in the Indian plastics market is leading several global machinery firms to make investments there, including Austria’s Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH, which announced its second expansion there in two years,...

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NFM Welding Engineers opens direct office in China


February 26, 2015 2:05 pm ET

MASSILLON, OHIO — Extrusion equipment manufacturer NFM Welding Engineers Inc. has opened a sales office in Dalian, China.

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Amut buys Dolci and Bielloni


February 25, 2015 3:41 pm ET

Amut SpA, the Novara, Italy-based maker of extruders, thermoforming machines and plastics recycling equipment, has acquired the Italian company that makes Dolci and Bielloni packaging equipment.

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Extrusion equipment makers adapting to market demands


February 25, 2015 2:11 pm ET

Extrusion equipment suppliers strive to meet new needs of the marketplace. While they continue upgrading speed, output and quality, they're also offering solutions to emerging demands in bioresin processing, medical extrusions, 3-D manufacturing,...

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Blow molding equipment makers turn up the efficiency


February 25, 2015 2:08 pm ET

Coming off a year of overall stable sales in 2014, blow molding equipment suppliers are looking for some growth coming from the packaging, automotive and medical end markets and they will be showing off some highly automated systems at NPE 2015 in...

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Thermoforming equipment makers to display new products, capabilities


February 25, 2015 1:52 pm ET

Thermoforming equipment makers, component suppliers and machine dealers will display their products and discuss capabilities during NPE 2015, March 23-27 in Orlando, Fla.

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Entek introducing compounding extruder for lean manufacturing


February 25, 2015 11:12 am ET

LEBANON, ORE. — Typically compounding extruders are about volume — pumping out thousands of pounds of material. But a centerpiece of Entek Manufacturing Inc.’s exhibit at NPE 2015 isn’t about big throughput. It’s about...

NPE in three dimensions: 3-D equipment makers exhibiting advancements


February 25, 2015 2:05 pm ET

Manufacturers of 3-D printing equipment, 3-D material suppliers and 3-D service providers will present their capabilities during the NPE 2015 exposition March 23-27 in Orlando, Fla.

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Injection machinery makers showing off latest technology


February 25, 2015 2:18 pm ET

Lovers of injection molding — and automation — will find manufacturing nirvana at NPE 2015, when the Orange County Convention Center becomes a giant, modern plastics factory for one week.

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