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Injection moulding technology group Wittmann Battenfeld has developed a process for producing sandwich parts, including components with a foamed plastic core. It presented the new system at the Fakuma fair in Germany last month, where the company’s Cellmould structured foam process was used to produce the core. 25 November 2014
Germany’s Metz, owner of plastics division Metz-Werke, has filed for insolvency according to reports. 21 November 2014
This is a partnership that’s really years in the making, a story of timing and opportunity and patience. 21 November 2014
UK-based injection moulder Carclo is “significantly” expanding its Chinese medical manufacturing capacity with a new factory, as the company said it’s seeing growing business from global medical device firms there. 20 November 2014
With a theme of “Best-Price-Production, Germany,” injection moulder Varioplast Konrad Däbritz of Ötisheim, Germany, showed its Instachrome and Instantcoat processes for decorated mouldings at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen last month. 19 November 2014
The "active glove box" is injection moulded and includes the knee bolster airbag. 14 November 2014
Canadian mould-maker StackTeck Systems is investing in new machining equipment and beefing up its pilot cell for in-mould labelling (IML). 12 November 2014
Japanese plastics moulder Yamada Electric is expanding the customer base for its two plants in Latin America, and is pondering where to set up its first plant in Eastern Europe. 10 November 2014
Trexel and Milacron have signed a partnership agreement that allows Milacron to incorporate MuCell into the company’s injection moulding machines. 5 November 2014
Gerd Liebig is leaving his job as group marketing manager of Engel Holding, the Schwertberg, Austria-based manufacturer of injection molding machines and robots, to take another job in plastics. 4 November 2014
German injection moulding press maker Arburg announced this week that it has inked a cooperative deal with Taiwan’s Ming Chi University of Technology. 3 November 2014
German automotive component extruder and injection moulder Schlemmer plans to double its annual turnover in Romania with a second major expansion of its corrugated tubing plant in Satu Mare. 31 October 2014
Global Closure Systems (GCS), a global injection moulding producer, has revealed its new ISO 7 cleanroom at its Astra Plastique factory in France during an open ‘Pharma Day’. 20 October 2014
Meusburger, based in Wolfurt, Austria, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year but it shows no sign of slowing down as it gets older. In fact, its growth has been accelerating in recent years. Meusburger, which manufactures high precision standard parts for injection moulds, recovered strongly from the recession in 2009, with its turnover increasing from €79 million in that year to €160 million in 2013. 17 October 2014
Germany-based Balda, a company specialising in injection moulded plastics, has announced its revenue has grown by 17.7 % to €70.5m in the 2013/2014 financial year from €59.9m the previous year. 10 October 2014

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