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With resin production increasing and plastic processing projected to come on strong over the next few years, machinery companies aren't wasting any time in promoting their global operations.

Clare Goldsberry

November 19, 2015

3 Min Read
Two global machinery manufacturers active on the world stage

With resin production increasing and plastic processing projected to come on strong over the next few years, machinery companies aren't wasting any time in promoting their global operations.


Brian Marston, VP and GM, Global Extrusion Business,
Milacron, and Mahendra Patel, Vice Chairman,
Milacron India.

Milacron Holding Corp.'s India operations recently hosted a successful Extrusion Open House at its Ahmedabad manufacturing facility. Held on Nov. 2, the event was "well attended and deemed a success by organizers and attendees alike," said Milacron, a global industrial technology company headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, serving the plastics processing industry. The open house included the demonstration of an extrusion line in live production of cPVC pipes.

At the event, Milacron received two orders for India-built pipe extrusion systems from local customers. The orders were for complete systems and included the extruder, controller, die/head, cooling/sizing tank, puller, cutting saw and accumulation table. The first system will ship before the end of 2015 and the second system is scheduled to ship in Q1 2016.

The Milacron Extrusion Open House was hosted jointly by Brian Marston, Vice President and General Manager, Global Extrusion Business, and Mahendra Patel, Vice Chairman, Milacron India. Patel explained: "With the addition of extrusion capabilities, Milacron continues to expand the product portfolio that we're able to offer our customers in India and the surrounding regions. Milacron India is a leading player in injection molding and has versatile blowmolding products for various applications available in the region."

Husky stresses commitment to Middle East, Africa and South Asia

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. (Bolton, ON, Canada) also announced that it just wrapped up its first appearance at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, which was held from Oct. 27 to 29 in Dubai. The event is one of the biggest food and beverage processing trade shows in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) markets. Husky showcased its range of PET preform and beverage closure molding solutions and highlighted how its specific application expertise can support emerging packaging trends in this market.

"Husky's participation at Gulfood Manufacturing was a great opportunity to demonstrate our strong commitment to customers in this region," said Wassim Labban, Husky's Vice President, Beverage Packaging Sales, EMEA. "Our focus is on supporting both existing and prospective customers in this growing market. This event allowed us to have many meaningful conversations with customers to gain insight into their specific needs and learn how we can provide innovative solutions to help them achieve their long-term manufacturing goals."

Since entering the market, Husky stated that the company has built solid relationships and established a strong presence in MEASA, with representation in the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, India and Turkey. The company first established a presence in Dubai in 2003; since that time, it has opened several local offices with representatives in multiple countries throughout the region. Moving forward, Husky plans to continue investing in this region to provide customers with solutions that not only maximize productivity, efficiency and part quality, but that also help to improve the design and functionality of packaging.

Gulfood Manufacturing was established last year and is already regarded as the most influential and largest industry show for its sector throughout the MEASA region. This year more than 1,500 international food manufacturers, suppliers and industry service providers participated in the show. Exhibitors represented more than 26 countries and attendance is said to have exceeded 30,000 visitors from more than 150 countries.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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