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Battenfeld-Cincinnati has worked with a partner in the coating industry to develop its new STC (superior tungsten carbide) anti-wear coating for extruder screws and barrels. 1 July 2015
Pantex International is setting up a perforated hygienic films production plant in Simpsonville, South Carolina, its first in North America. 22 June 2015
Quanex Building Products chief executive Bill Griffiths said he “jumped at the chance” to buy vinyl window profile extruder HL Plastics. 22 June 2015
GF Piping Systems, part of the GF (formerly Georg Fischer) group in Switzerland, has won a substantial order for pipe systems to equip cruise liners. 18 June 2015
Arkema said it plans to divest its Sunclear plastic and aluminium sheet distribution business to BF Invest, a historical commercial partner of Sunclear. 18 June 2015
Leading global polyester film maker DuPont Teijin Films’ China joint venture has opened a new facility. 17 June 2015
Amut, the Italian manufacturer of plastics processing machinery, has been chosen by the University of Pisa’s engineering department to collaborate on four research projects sponsored by the European Commission. The projects involve research into the use of bio-based materials, recycled materials, and biodegradable and compostable materials. 16 June 2015
Dutch-based manufacturer Modern-Expo has announced plans to establish a new production facility in Poland. The plant will be located in the Lublin subzone of the country’s Euro-Park Mielec special economic zone. 16 June 2015
Milacron LLC gave out more details about its proposed initial public stock offering, including the number of shares of common stock — 14,285,714 — and the venue — the New York Stock Exchange. 16 June 2015
Frank Stieler has been named CEO of machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei Group, the Munich-based company announced June 15. Stieler will replace Jan Siebert, who has led the company since January 2012. Siebert is leaving at his own request, effective July 26. Stieler’s previous experience includes top management positions, including at Lurgi, Siemens and Hochtief. 16 June 2015
Bandera, which makes extrusion lines for blown film and foil and sheet lines flat-die technology, hosted several hundred people at a 8 May grand opening of its new research and development centre in Busto Arsizio, Italy, the company headquarters. 4 June 2015
Japan Steel Works has purchased 80% of the shares of South Korean compounding extruder maker SM Platek, and made SMP a consolidated subsidiary of the Tokyo-based JSW on 8 May. 22 May 2015
Italy-based Bandera, a plastics extrusion company, has officially opened its new Italian R&D centre in conjunction with Plast 2015 on 8 May. 18 May 2015
In this Q&A feature for PNE Ulrich Reifenhäuser, managing director of Reifenhäuser, says he sees some good signs in the European market, but that the USA is the highlight for Reifenhäuser Group among the global markets in which it operates. 15 May 2015
Greiner, the Austria-based plastic packaging and foams producer, has announced that sales in its 2014 fiscal year were 2% higher at €1.32bn. "Strategic alignment with our core competencies and expansion into new markets are our engine for growth," said CEO Axel Kühner. Most of Greiner’s divisions grew according to plan, with the exception of Greiner Tool.Tec, which faced difficult market conditions. 1 May 2015

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