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Welding equipment supplier Forward completes expansion

September 30, 2014 4:08 pm ET

Plastic welding equipment producer Forward Technology completed an expansion it predicts will help customers become more efficient and cut costs.


RJG buys UK training group G&A

September 30, 2014 11:10 am ET

G&A Moulding Technology Ltd., a United Kingdom-based training and consultancy group, has been bought by RJG Inc., the U.S.-based training business.

Plastics Machinery Group now offering injection presses

September 26, 2014 10:46 am ET

Solon, Ohio-based Plastics Machinery Group is expanding its machinery offerings by adding injection molding machines to its inventory and adding a dedicated sales team to market targeting that sector.

Developments in capstocks for appearance, mechanical properties

September 26, 2014 10:40 am ET

Thermoforming Conference attendees learned the latest about capstocks, to improve cosmetics and mechanical properties of sheet.


Swiss thermoforming machinery firm WM Wrapping setting up US office

September 25, 2014 2:21 pm ET

Thermoforming industry veteran Kent Johansson has a new gig: Running a U.S. facility for Swiss sheet line and thermoforming machinery maker WM Wrapping Machinery SA.

Thermoformers may benefit from centralized pumps

September 25, 2014 2:02 pm ET

The thermoforming industry has grown up using individual vacuum pumps on each machine for vacuum forming, but companies should consider centralized pumps — a concept just like the commonly used central air compressors, according to an official of a pump manufacturer.

Recycled PP gets food contact approval

September 24, 2014 10:36 am ET

KW Plastics reports one of its recycled polypropylene grades has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for food contact at levels of up to 100 percent recycled content.

TechConnect links Wittmann robots wirelessly to technical support

September 24, 2014 10:26 am ET

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. has developed TechConnect, a small box that links the company's technical support staff directly to any 8 Series Wittmann robot anywhere, using wireless access.

PTI to represent Toyo Seikan in US for sales, technology

September 24, 2014 9:59 am ET

Plastic Technologies Inc., which develops new PET packaging, has entered into a representation agreement with Tokyo-based Toyo Seikan Co. Ltd. PTI, of Holland, Ohio, to be the exclusive U.S. agent for sales and licensing of several new Toyo Seikan PET bottle processing technologies for packaging.

Steer America marks U.S. sales milestone

September 24, 2014 9:57 am ET

Steer America Inc., the North American unit of Indian compounding extruder manufacturer Steer Engineering Pvt. Ltd. has sold more than 50 extruders since it was founded in 2008.

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