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Milacron's Cimcool unit acquires metalworking fluids maker Starchem

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 8th, 2010

The acquisition of the metalworking fluids business of Starchem Inc. by Cimcool Industrial Products (Cincinnati, OH), a Milacron company and global supplier of metalworking fluids, is described by Cimcool's president Robert McKee as a clear message that the company is growing and well positioned to serve an expanding global customer base. Purchase price was not disclosed.

A patient Bekum finally finds right combo for electric unit

By Matt Defosse
Published: November 8th, 2010

Electrically powered extrusion blowmolding machines are hardly new, and officials at Bekum (Berlin, Germany) admit as much. But, they insist, just changing a drive from hydraulic to electrical power does not make for a better machine, so they bided their time and kept developing until last week's K show in Düsseldorf, Germany, which was the global premier of Bekum's Eblow machine.

Eco-filler expands application footprint

By Stephen Moore
Published: November 8th, 2010

Bio-based materials had a strong presence at this year's K and visitors to the show also brought news of environmentally friendly products. In an interview at the K Show Daily press office, Rocktron (Bristol, UK) Director of Advanced Products, Godfrey Short, gave details of his company's Mintron 7 eco-filler.

Currier continues 2010 machinery investments, adds 400T Negri Bossi

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 5th, 2010

Injection molding and blowmolding firm, Currier Plastics (Auburn, NY) has added a 400-ton Negri Bossi VE 370 injection press to its lineup, with sampling of closures from the new machine to start up at the end of the month, according to VP of business development, Max Leone. "In our market segment, we do a lot of closures with automation," Leone said, "and this machine fits that bill.

MVR absorbs NextLife, offers turnkey recycled resin/marketing program to brands

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 5th, 2010

Recycled resin supplier, MVR (Boca Raton, FL) has acquired sustainable packaging branding company, NextLife, giving it an opportunity to provide recycled resin, and a marketing program around that material, to its customers.

More deals sealed at K for Brampton, Leistritz

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 5th, 2010

Finalizing the sale at K, Brampton Engineering Inc. (BE; Brampton, ON) announced the sale of its third BE coextrusion line to Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Ltd. (Vaughan, ON), while compounding extruder supplier Leistritz sold the ZSE 50 MAXX twin-screw extruder on its stand to WMK Plastics GmbH (Wuppertal, Germany).

Davis-Standard adds NO.EL coreless winding tech to lab for customer trials

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 5th, 2010

Some eight months after announcing the exclusive supply agreement, NO.EL's coreless offline winding technology is planned to be available for trials and testing in partner Davis-Standard's Fulton, NY laboratory in December.

Attendees plentiful and very active, as K 2010 closes on high note

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 3rd, 2010

Düsseldorf; Nov. 3, 2010: Even the last day of the big plastics show was jam-packed as processors hustled through the halls seeking the best in plastics innovation. K 2010, which opened Oct. 27 and ends today, welcomed more than 220,000 visitors, and the show organizers and exhibitors were more than thrilled with the result.

K Day Eight: The last day of the fair, and what a show!

By John Clark
Published: November 3rd, 2010

The last day of K 2010 has arrived, and the K Show Daily has published its last issue of the show. Our editors are making their way home within Europe, and back to the U.S. and Asia. Of course there's still news, and we've got it, including our show wrap-up and other announcements.

TPE North American resin prices, Oct. 25-29: PE steady, PP down a penny

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 2nd, 2010

Market overview: Spot resin trading picked up as October drew to a close, with polyethylene (PE) prices mostly steady while polypropylene (PP) lost another cent. Spot-trading platform, The Plastics Exchange (TPE), reported that despite a $0.03/lb price-increase nomination, October PP contracts fell $0.015/lb, along with polymer grade propylene (PGP) monomer.

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