BATAVIA, OHIO — Milacron Inc. sold more than 100 plastics machines, worth more than $40 million, at K'98 in Dusseldorf, Germany, said Harold Faig, vice president of the Plastics Technologies Group in Batavia.
``There was no recession mentality on the show floor, as multinational customers stepped up to the plate and made long-range investments,'' he said in a news release.
K'98 ran Oct. 22-29. Milacron received more than 8,300 inquiries, nearly double the number of the last K show, in 1995.
Milacron introduced a redesigned all-electric injection press at K, the Powerline. It displayed its big show machine, a 1,760-ton Maxima injection press, to a new customer, United Products Chemical in Alexandria, Egypt, according to Jim Stergiopoulos, vice president of plastics technologies in Europe.
Milacron's recently acquired Uniloy blow molding machine business exceeded its sales goal for K by 30 percent. Uniloy-Milacron also signed orders for three structural foam molding machines.
Milacron said its D-M-E mold component business collected more than 1,500 leads.
Plastics Technologies Group released the sales data Nov. 4.