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Plastics leaders predict growth and investment in Mexico


April 4, 2014 12:56 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's plastics industry is likely to invest US$500 million in new equipment and raw materials this year, triggering a 6 percent growth in the sector, according to one of the two candidates seeking election as president of...

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Wittmann Battenfeld forms unit to deal with maquiladora customers


April 4, 2014 12:47 pm ET

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — Wittmann Battenfeld Inc, of Torrington, Conn, has formed a company exclusively to handle business with Mexico’s flourishing maquiladora industry.

3-D printing firms expanding through acquisitions, new sites


April 3, 2014 10:40 am ET

The U.S. 3-D printing manufacturing sector is evolving rapidly as evidence by three separate announcements made on April 2.

Wittmann Battenfeld to show off U.S. presence during open house


April 2, 2014 12:19 pm ET

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. will hold an open house June 5-6 to show off its 20,000-square-foot expansion to build larger-tonnage injection presses in Torrington, Conn., the U.S. headquarters of Austria-based Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH.

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Kraibühler stepping down after 50 years at Arburg


April 1, 2014 3:48 pm ET

Herbert Kraibühler started out at as a teenage apprentice at Arburg GmbH + Co. KG and over the next 50 years in Lossburg, the local boy drawn to anything mechanical rose to become an internationally known expert in injection molding technology.

Auto supplier Continental building 'technology center for blow molding'


April 1, 2014 3:26 pm ET

Continental AG's ContiTech unit announced April 1 that it is buying Inotec Innovative Technologie GmbH and Präzisionstechnik Geithain GmbH for an undisclosed amount.

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Arburg's Technology Days nearly doubles population of its German hometown


March 28, 2014 12:39 pm ET

LOSSBURG, GERMANY — Once again at Arburg's Technology Days the tiny Black Forest town of Lossburg became a global plastics mecca, as 6,800 visitors descended on the event, held March 19-22.

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W&H opens subsidiary in China


March 27, 2014 1:41 pm ET

Windmöller & Hölscher KG, the German manufacturer of blown and cast film and printing presses, has set up a subsidiary in China to handle sales, spare parts and service along with maintenance and repair.

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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.

Haitian reports record sales and profit on 'mild' recovery in China


March 26, 2014 2:52 pm ET

Chinese injection press maker Haitian International Holdings Ltd. said a modest recovery in China’s plastics industry last year and the release of the next generation of its molding machines pushed sales up 13.7 percent, to a record 7.2 billion Chinese yuan (US$1.17 billion).

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