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Pallmann introduces film-recycling equipment


October 30, 2013 2:05 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG unveiled a range of equipment developments at K 2013, including a system designed to handle large-scale recycling of film waste.

Tomra demonstrates optical sorter


October 30, 2013 2:00 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Norway's sensor-based sorting systems manufacturer Tomra Sorting AS demonstrated its technology for virgin and recycled plastics at K 2013, as well as rubber applications.

Veka offering recycled PVC


October 30, 2013 1:57 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — PVC recycler Veka Recycling Ltd., the U.K. subsidiary of Germany's Veka Umwelttechnik, joined with colleagues from France and Germany at K 2013 to announce the launch of its high-quality recyclate suitable for a wide range of extruded PVC products.

PSI aims at solving practical solutions


October 29, 2013 4:05 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Being invisible is something of a compliment for Don Macnamara, general manager of PSI-Polymer Systems Inc.

MGS refines multi-shot technology


October 29, 2013 3:53 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — MGS Manufacturing Group is continuing to refine its Universal Multishot System, which allows molders to use standard injection molding presses as multi-shot machines.

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Welcome to the dark side of K 2013


October 29, 2013 3:50 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — OK, so no metaphysical fictional force was involved, but with 219,000 visitors at this year's K show in Düsseldorf, how does a company like Formech draw visitors to the far side of Hall 4 when there is so much to see?...

Symphony urges manufacturers to turn to oxo biodegradables


October 29, 2013 2:39 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — UK-based Symphony Environmental Technologies plc says manufacturers should use oxo degradable additives because bio-based materials are expensive, hard to recycle and don't have the same qualities as traditional materials.

Global plastics machinery sales up 3.7 percent in 2012


October 29, 2013 2:27 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — The value of global plastics and rubber machinery production rose 3.7 percent in 2012, according to new figures released at the K show in Düsseldorf.

Shandong Rike eyes factory, products to fight slowdown


October 28, 2013 3:49 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Chinese additive maker Shandong Rike Chemical Co. Ltd. is hoping that a new facility making acrylic chlorinated polyethylene modifiers and other new products it launched at K 2013 can help it overcome softness in China's construction market that dented earnings in the first half of the year.

Shandong Dawn expands in automotive


October 28, 2013 3:43 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Chinese compounder Shandong Dawn Polymer Co. Ltd. is in the midst of a large expansion to meet additional demand in China, particularly in the automotive industry.

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