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IKT develops processes and material solutions


December 23, 2013 9:36 am ET

The IKT Institute of Plastics Technology at Stuttgart University exhibited at a K show for the first time at the 2013 event in Düsseldorf, Germany in October, in the “Science Campus” area of the fair focusing on lightweight construction and bioplastics themes.

Nordson CEO upbeat after encouraging K 2013


December 12, 2013 3:46 pm ET

Nordson Corp.'s president and CEO, Michael Hilton, thinks said demand for oriented film technology should increase next year, based on feedback from customers at an "upbeat and encouraging" K 2013 show in Germany.

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Technology spurs blow molding advances


December 4, 2013 1:12 pm ET

The U.S. market for blow molding machines is more mature than in fast-growth developing nations of Asia and Eastern Europe, but business should heat up here, as technological improvements lure buyers — and polyethylene and polypropylene prices ...

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Auto drives up North American injection press sales


December 3, 2013 2:00 pm ET

The U.S. market for injection molding presses grew about 5 percent in 2013, a far cry from the double-digit jumps in the years right after the recession. Machinery executives are OK with that since the important automotive sector is still buying...

Belgian in-mold label specialist seeing growth in North America


November 14, 2013 12:04 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — The United States makes up the second largest market for Verstraete In Mould Labels, but that amount is growing as North American companies opt for in-mold labeling to set themselves apart on store shelves.

Italian mold maker considers expanding in Latin America


November 14, 2013 12:01 pm ET

Increasing interest from molding companies in South America and Central America is prompting Italian mold maker Giurgola Stampl srl to consider how it could open a branch in the region.

Styrolution focusing on new specialty products


November 14, 2013 11:59 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — As it marks its second birthday, styrenics maker Styrolution Group GmbH is looking to grow with new products.

PU in the middle of a one-step to soft-touch automotive components


November 14, 2013 11:56 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — A four-way cooperation between South Korea's Huyndai Motors, Austria's Engle, Germany's Hennecke and Germany's GK Innovation Concept Tooling have developed Varysoft, a process that GK Innovation calls a unique method of producing padded, soft-touch automotive interior components.

Governments 'lack vision' over sustainability


November 14, 2013 11:52 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — An environmental expert has accused world governments of a "complete lack of vision" when it came to addressing and advancing the cause of sustainability.

Dow Chemical working to fuel customers' growth


November 14, 2013 11:50 am ET

Officials at Dow Chemical Co. are looking forward to the opportunities that new polyethylene capacity will bring to the North American plastics market.

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