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Switzerland-based machinery company Sidel has opened a new training centre in Guadalajara, Mexico, featuring a virtual factory environment, augmented reality and authentic parts that trainees can handle themselves. 29 August 2014
Bunting Magnetics Europe, producer of magnetic products, has introduced a high-temperature metal separator for the removal of metal contaminants from the feed. The Machine-Mounted All-Metal (MMS) High-Temperature Separator can handle temperatures up to 350°C.  27 August 2014
Reiloy Westland will build a 4,180 square metre headquarters factory, as the Kansas maker of screws and barrels expands under the ownership of German machinery manufacturer Reifenhäuser Group. 26 August 2014
Some remarks that VDMA President Reinhold Festge made at a recent press conference in Tokyo turned into sensational headlines in China. 22 August 2014
Cincinnati-based Milacron plans to invest $30m (€22.6m) over the next three years in India. 21 August 2014
A German company is setting up a plastics chrome plating plant in Alabama, US. Bolta Werke said the facility will be its first in the United States for the Leinburg, Germany, firm.
20 August 2014
Austrian injection-moulding machinery company, Wittmann Battenfeld, has increased its capacity by a further 650 square metres following the commission of a new assembly hall for large machines April 2013. 15 August 2014
A standardised label has been designed by Euromap, the technical body for European plastics and rubber machinery makers, which shows the energy efficiency class of the processing machine to which it is fixed. The label, which should come into force by 1 October 2014, is part of a programme intended to make it easier for customers to compare energy efficiency between the products of different machine manufacturers. 15 August 2014
A trio of Italian plastic machinery companies has formed a network and is retaining Alliance Automation to market their products in the United States and Canada. Baruffaldi Plastic Technology, Engin Plast and Comav have formed the network called North Italian Plastic Technology, also known as NIP-Tech 15 August 2014
Husky Injection Molding Systems of Canada is filing new patents to get around its inability to enforce patent claims disputed by Athena Automation, also based in Canada. 11 August 2014
A number of Sidel customers, suppliers and key partners have recently been the target of Internet-based fraud attempts, said the plastics drinks packaging company. “They received fake emails or phone calls from so-called Sidel employees, requesting or providing business sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, banking details and/or invoice information with the objective of using this information to divert payments from the pre-agreed payment methods,” the company said in a statement. 11 August 2014
Italy’s Global Systems International, a producer of assembled plastic parts for machinery and vehicle manufacturers, has invested BRL 35m (€11.5m) over the past year in three new production plants in Brazil, with all opening in September to serve growing demand in Brazil and Argentina, the company’s commercial manager told EPN's sister publication Plastics News. 4 August 2014
Germany-based machinery company, Arburg, has extended its subsidiary in Czech Republic. 1 August 2014
Spanish-based Comexi Group, a specialist in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging industry, has announced that it been chosen by Henkel India as their partner for starting the first professional training academy and demo centre for flexible packaging in India, Middle East and Africa. 30 July 2014
Intarema, a recycling plant system launched at K 2013 by Erema, has exceeded the Austrian company’s sales expectations. 18 July 2014


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