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NPE 2015 marks the US debut of the GXH multicomponent machine. The “H” symbolises the arrangement of two or more parallel injection units. That horizontal layout means the melt is guided directly into the respective mould half, reducing the number of dead spots in the hot runner, according to the company. 29 January 2015
Benecke-Kaliko is making the largest investment in its history to build an environmentally friendly auto interior trim plant in China, prompted by rapidly increasing demand for in-car air quality improvement in a country plagued by air pollution. 27 January 2015
German plastics processor Burk Plastics Technology has invested in an additional 50 tonne injection moulding machine at its recently opened plant in Gladenbach in the Hesse region. 20 January 2015
Gerd Liebig has been appointed managing director-chief sales officer at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery, marking his return to the injection moulding machinery business based in Schwaig, Germany. From 1 April, Liebig will take over the full responsibility of all worldwide sales, after sales and marketing activities of the business.  He will work alongside Dr. Tetsuya Okamura (chief executive officer) and Andreas Schramm (chief technical officer). 19 January 2015
Brazilian injection moulding machinery group Indústrias Romi is dropping the Sandretto badge from the beginning of this year. 19 January 2015
Germany-based injection moulder Balda is dealing with a legal dispute with two managers — and former owners — of Balda’s US moulding operations. Bad Oeynhausen, Germany-based Balda announced 7 January that it had relieved CEO Chuck Brewer III and Chief Operating Officer Michael Brewer of their duties at Balda C. Brewer in Anaheim, California, and Balda Precision in Oceanside, California. 12 January 2015
Canada-based Mould Hotrunner Solutions (MHS) has announced the opening of its new subsidiary in Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany. 9 January 2015
Responding to the tough demands of medical customers was a key focus at Fakuma 2014. In this feature David Eldridge and James Snodgrass look at the ways companies are coping with medical customer demands.  9 January 2015
Injection press giant Haitian International Holdings Ltd. is establishing it first subsidiary in Taiwan, against the backdrop of a further slowing economy in mainland China. 9 January 2015
Indian auto components group Samvardhana Motherson announced it is buying the assets of insolvent German plastics car parts producer Scherer & Trier (S & T). The €36m acquisition will further consolidate “the polymer business of Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. (MSSL) in Europe and North America”, it said.  18 December 2014
Engel, the Schwertberg, Austria-based manufacturer of injection moulding machines, has celebrated 25 years of close partnership with Laupen, Switzerland-based SKS.  16 December 2014
Automotive parts supplier Faurecia is to open a new production facility in the Ostroveni industrial zone, close to the city of Râmnicu Vâlcea in Romania’s central part, reports local news site Economica.net. Dumitru Cornoiu, the head of the country’s Valcea county, said that the firm is aiming to create as many as 1,500 new jobs at the plant which will make various car parts. 10 December 2014
Tier 1 auto industry supplier Mecaplast Group says it will build its second injection moulding facility in Mexico in the city of Silao, central Mexico. 8 December 2014
Germany-based Ettlinger, maker of melt filters and injection moulding machines, has announced that it is expanding its sales network with new partners in Southern and Eastern Europe as well as in Asia. 5 December 2014
A German glass encapsulation technology firm has established an operation in Oxford, Michigan, US. 3 December 2014

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