Taiwanese press supplier now supplying three-axis robots

December 5, 2014 12:08 pm ET

Taiwanese injection press manufacturer Lien Fa Injection Molding Machinery Co. Ltd. has added three-axis robots to its offerings.


Blow molding machinery makers looking for more growth in 2015

December 4, 2014 11:53 am ET

Coming out of the Great Recession, the U.S. blow machinery market has not been as red-hot as the injection molding press business, and that steady-as-she-goes attitude has continued in 2014.


Slow growth continues even as post-recession boom fades

December 3, 2014 12:52 pm ET

The U.S. injection molding press market is growing steadily, but more slowly than during the immediate post-recession boom, according to industry executives.


Press maker partners with medical equipment company to expand

December 2, 2014 3:23 pm ET

A leading Taiwanese plastic machinery manufacturer and a Chinese medical equipment maker have broken ground on a new joint venture factory in central China.


Press maker Yizumi expanding, planning IPO

December 1, 2014 4:59 pm ET

DONGGUAN, CHINA — Plastics machinery supplier Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. plans to go public.


Sodick moving some production out of China

December 1, 2014 4:55 pm ET

DONGGUAN, CHINA — Japan's Sodick Co. Ltd. is moving injection molding machine manufacturing from China's Xiamen, Fujian province, to its longtime plant in Bangkok, Thailand.


Sipa buys Automa's PET bottle machinery business

November 28, 2014 10:02 am ET

Sipa SpA has acquired the injection-stretch-blow molding (ISBM) equipment business of Automa SpA. No transaction price was disclosed in the announcement by Sipa which, like Automa, is based in Italy.


2014 US machinery shipments up 6 percent

November 25, 2014 5:17 pm ET

Through the first nine months of 2014 U.S. shipments of primary plastics equipment — for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion — grew 6 percent in dollar volume from the same period of 2013, according to the Society of the...


Globalization brings sizable growth, primarily in Asia

November 25, 2014 1:40 pm ET

In 1990, the year after Plastics News published our first issue, there were 33,000 injection molding machines sold worldwide. Fast forward to 2013, and the global market was 86,500 molding machines, or a jump of 250 percent.


Taipei Plas vandal and German firm trade lawsuits

November 25, 2014 1:26 pm ET

Taiwan businessman Karma Tang, who splashed red paint at German firm Baumüller GmbH's Taipei Plas booth, is in a messy legal battle.

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