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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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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