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UK Business Secretary Vince Cable yesterday praised the progress being made by moulder and processor Rosti and called for more to be done to attract investment from overseas to help more domestic firms take advantage of the recovering economy. 30 July 2014
Avon Protection Systems has been awarded another sizable contract from the US Department of Defense to produce the firm's M50 mask systems. 10 July 2014
German industrial parts moulder Coko-Werk International is set to grow production capacity in Poland once again, with a plan to invest more than €5.31m at its plant in Konstantynów just outside Łódź. 8 July 2014
The Indian plastics machinery industry is asking its government to impose anti-dumping duties against injection moulding machines from Taiwan, its largest source of such imports, an Indian industry trade association told EPN’s sister publication Plastics News. 8 July 2014
Hungarian injection moulder Star Plus Plastics has just officially opened a fully equipped 10,000 square metres warehouse unit at its production plant in Miskolc, northeast of Budapest. The latest project is part of a major €6.5m expansion programme underway at the firm. 7 July 2014
Marko Korneef has been promoted to president of Boy Machines Inc. in Exton, Pennsylvania, the US unit of the German manufacturer of small-tonnage injection presses. 2 July 2014
Dutch-Polish industrial precision component moulder Bianor is already expanding the production plant it opened in Ploiesti, Romania in May last year. 1 July 2014
KraussMaffei has announced that Dubai-based Integrated Packaging Systems (IPS) has become the exclusive partner for the KraussMaffei brand in key markets across the Middle East and Africa. 26 June 2014
Nolato Contour is expanding its multi-shot injection moulding capacity to meet growing demand in the medical market for multi-material devices. 26 June 2014
KraussMaffei has supplied Germany-based BSH Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte with four injection moulding machines for use in China, the company has announced. 25 June 2014
German-owned injection moulder Wezi-Tec has announced plans to invest about 35m zloty (€8.5m) in building a new production hall and expanding the machine park of its factory in Legnica, in Poland’s south-western Dolnośląskie region. 25 June 2014
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has started injection moulding preforms for PET bottles – some of which have recycled PET content – at its facility in Grigny, France. The company has invested €16m in the capacity to produce preforms, switching to in-house production for economic and environmental reasons. 24 June 2014
German appliance group Miele has started producing injection-compression moulded transparent PET covers for washing machine door glass windows. The EU requires covers to be fitted on washing machines from 2016 to prevent people scalding themselves on the hot glass, said Dr Jürgen Jahn of Miele in a presentation at the IKV Colloquium, which focussed on several innovative tooling technology examples for premium household appliances. 23 June 2014
Injection moulding technology group Engel has signed a partnership agreement with fibre preform machinery group Fill in the area of composites manufacturing. The aim is to "drive the industrialisation of composite processes forward even faster", they said. 20 June 2014
Day/night designs with metal-plastic backmoulding were a core part of the 2014 VDI injection moulding conference. In this feature article, David Vink explores new technical developments. 19 June 2014

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