Injection Molding

Swiss masterbatch specialist Sukano appoints new CEO

By Karen Laird
Published: August 30th, 2014

Masterbatch producer Sukano AG (Schindellegi, Switzerland) has announced the appointment of Michael de Braaf as its new CEO. De Braaf, who has served the company since March 1, 2014, as Head of Sales, was unanimously elected to this new position by the Board of Directors of Sukano AG. In addition to his new tasks as CEO, he will continue to head the sales team.

HRSflow appoints new VP for automotive

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 30th, 2014

HRSflow (Hot Runner Solutions), a divison of INglass S.p.A. Group (San Polo di Piave, Italy), has announced the appointment of Stephan Berz as Vice President of HRSflow Automotive. Berz is responsible for the worldwide sales activities in the automotive sector, specifically coordinating cooperation with the major Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs. 

Evco celebrates 50 years of molding innovations

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 28th, 2014

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, global injection molding company Evco Plastics threw a party on Aug. 22 to thank its 900 global employees, customers, and the community in DeForest, WI, that has supported Evco during the past half century.

Linear Mold & Engineering adds two 3D metal printers

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 27th, 2014

Linear Mold & Engineering, a full-service mold design, engineering and manufacturing company incorporating both traditional mold manufacturing and 3D metal printing of end-use parts and mold components, announces the addition of two 3D metal printing systems. This addition brings the total number of 3D metal printers to nine and enhances Linear's position as a total solutions provider.

Roundup of packaging acquisitions

By Heather Caliendo
Published: August 27th, 2014

It's been an active time period for acquisitions in the packaging industry. Here's a couple key developments:

Global plastic packaging company Coveris has made another move on the acquisition front. The company has acquired UK flexible packaging provider Learoyd Packaging. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dyna-Purge introduces new purge compound for a wide range of applications

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 26th, 2014

Shuman Plastics has introduced its new Dyna-Purge D2, a technology that reportedly enables users to purge more plastics with just one product. The new Dyna-Purge D2 delivers ease of use through its scrubbing formulation and wider processing temperature range, making it an ideal for injection, extrusion, compounding and blowmolding applications.

According to Dyna-Purge VP Tim Cutler, the new purge compound is "able to do the heavy lifting other commercial purging compounds can't handle."

Sugar a potential raw material for carbon fiber

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 26th, 2014

 More details have emerged regarding the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding for development of carbon fibers based on bio resources.

Plastics continue to dominate the caps & closures market

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 25th, 2014

The U.S. demand for caps and closures is projected to advance 4.0% per year to $11.1 billion in 2018, with unit demand exceeding 300 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group. Gains will be driven by an acceleration in container unit growth relative to that of the 2008-2013 period, the continued popularity of single serving containers, and greater use of costlier product types, such as dispensing and child-resistant closures (CRCs).

Names in the News: Conair, Meredith-Springfield, Engel and more

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 25th, 2014

The Conair Group has appointed Partners Plastics Equipment to represent its full line of plastics auxiliary equipment in New England. The firm is headed by Ed Freier and Fred Charpentier.  The agency, which was founded by Freier, serves customers in the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The territory is managed by Conair Regional Manager Roger Hultquist.

Netstal features medical molding application at Fakuma

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: August 25th, 2014

Summer is winding down, alas, and since 2014 is not a K year, some of you can look forward to trooping off to Fakuma, the international trade fair for plastics processing in Friedrichshafen, Germany, come October. Exhibitors have started sharing information about what they will be presenting at the sold-out event, and it's no surprise that medical applications will be prominently featured, as they afford companies with an opportunity to show their technical expertise and ability to meet rigorous customer requirements.

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