Injection Molding

In-Mold Decorating Association kicks off 2014 competition

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 18th, 2014

The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) announced the kick off of its 2014 Awards Competition, and will begin accepting entries on May 1, 2014. This represents the eighth annual competition sponsored by IMDA, and recognizes the industry's best in-mold labeled packaging and in-mold durable products. The 2013 winner of the gold award for Best Part Design is pictured.

Contract manufacturer MGS purchases Hospira molding facility in Buffalo

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 17th, 2014

MGS Mfg. Group, headquartered in Germantown, WI, announced it has purchased Hospira's injection molding facility in Buffalo, NY. A formal announcement was made to facility employees on Monday, April 4, 2014, by members of Hospira and MGS management teams.

The plant employs 120 people and runs 40 injection molding machines, ranging from 100 to 400 tons, producing parts for Hospira's pharmaceutical and device businesses. As part of the agreement, Hospira employees who work at the Buffalo facility will join MGS. No layoffs are planned as part of the purchase.

In-mold labeling for durable goods makes gains

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 17th, 2014

In-mold labeling (IML) for durable goods, also known as IMD (in-mold durables), is seeing more application requirements in the durables markets such as automotive, appliances, and toys. Jeff Denton, Marketing and Product Manager for Standard Register (Pasadena, CA), gave a presentation on IML at the recent IMLCON/IMDCON, and noted that in-mold isn't just for polypropylene any longer, referring to IML's popularity in the packaging market.

Die and mold exhibition begins in Mumbai

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 17th, 2014

The ninth Die & Mould International Exhibition opens today, April 17, in Mumbai and runs through April 20. The event will be inaugurated by the Honorable Dr. A.P.J Abudl Kalam, the 11th President of India, an accomplished scientist, author, and profound thinker, said the release from the event coordinators.

B. Braun, Priamus collaborate on mold process harmonization

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 16th, 2014

Medical device company B. Braun (Melsungen, Germany) and Priamus (Schaffhausen, Switzerland), a supplier of quality control systems for injection molding, have collaboratively developed a technology that ensures reliable and repeatable part molding.

Prism Plastics plans for future based on successful past

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 16th, 2014

There are many reasons for the success of any custom plastics processing business including the machine technology used, the people in place who optimize that technology, the management, markets and customers within those markets. Prism Plastics, a custom injection molder headquartered in Chesterfield, MI, has long been an automotive supplier and in spite of the struggles of that market over the past few years the company has remained successful.

Use the art of storytelling to separate you from the competition

By Mary Scheibel
Published: April 16th, 2014

We all know a good story when we hear one, don't we?

It draws us in. Connects with us personally. If it's really good, we remember and even share it with others.

The good news is that every company has a story like that. This story, if you bring it to life, can appeal to both customers and recruits, generating interest with people - and companies - who share your vision.

Lightweighted patient transport system gives emergency personnel a lift

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: April 16th, 2014

Thermoset composites are making the lives of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel a little less strainful. The new iN∫X (pronounced "in-ex") Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System from Ferno EMS integrates 16 parts supplied by The Composites Group (TCG; Highland Heights, OH) that achieved weight reductions compared with conventional components without adversely affecting strength. EMS workers routinely sustain sprains and strains, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Engel creates new subsidiary in China

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 14th, 2014

The Engel Group has established an 100%-owned subsidiary called Wintec, which will start producing injection molding machines this summer. In Asia, the Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer and system supplier is targeting further sustainable growth with a clearly defined product range under the new brand. Peter Auinger, who has transferred within the Engel Group from Mexico to China, will be the subsidiary's CEO. 

Sacmi Group sells plastics division to US-based Kingsbury Group

By Heather Caliendo
Published: April 14th, 2014

Packaging machinery supplier Sacmi has sold its plastics division to the Rochester, New York-based Kingsbury Group, which has a portfolio that includes Chrysler, Ford, Whirlpool and Honeywell.

"This sale is in keeping with Sacmi's desire to streamline management and focus more on the ceramics and packaging sectors," stated the Sacmi Group's General Manager Pietro Cassani. He will became a member of the American firm's board of directors.

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