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Intarema, a recycling plant system launched at K 2013 by Erema, has exceeded the Austrian company’s sales expectations. 18 July 2014
The offices are quiet at the China facility of Windmöller & Hölscher, the German manufacturer of blown and cast film and printing presses, which began operations near Shanghai at the beginning of the year. 18 July 2014
The Italian trade association for plastic and rubber processing equipment makers, Assocomaplast, has announced that exports are up by almost 9% age points compared to the January-March period of 2013.
16 July 2014
Family-owned machinery group Arburg opened the doors of its production facility in Lossburg, Germany to around 6,500 employees, retired staff, relatives and family members on 5 July. The family day involved music, dance, special exhibits and production demonstrations. Arburg’s senior partner Eugen Hehl said: “We really do regard ourselves as one big family.” 14 July 2014
Three executives have purchased twin-screw extruder maker Theysohn Extrusionstechnik and its extrusion components subsidiary, Theysohn Extruder-Komponenten Salzgitter. 14 July 2014
The Italian manufacturers association of machinery for the graphic, converting and paper industry, Acimga, has made an agreement with fellow Italian trade association Assocomaplast, the association for plastics and rubber processing machinery, and moulds manufacturers. 11 July 2014
Germany-based extrusion equipment manufacturer, Gneuss, has announced it has started work on new buildings to provide another 2,400 square metres of additional space for production and administration. 10 July 2014
Arburg is selling limited numbers of its new additive manufacturing  machine, the Freeformer in Germany and — after NPE 2015 — will sell them in the United States, a company official said at the Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference at Penn State Erie, Pennsylvania, US. 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
WM Wrapping Machinery of Switzerland said it has supplied a complete line for the production of two-colour disposable cups made of multi-layer PP to an unnamed European manufacturer. 1 July 2014
Two leading plastics associations, Euromap and US-based SPI, are presenting a united front amid free trade negotiations between the EU and the US which they hope will benefit the plastics machinery industry. Against a backdrop of ongoing talks regarding EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnerships (TTIP), the two groups have signed a declaration of intent on free trade within the industry which could strengthen their competitive position in the global marketplace and help to safeguard the industry’s 65,000 jobs. 23 June 2014
Sidel has shipped a giant Combi blow moulding machine – the biggest Combi ever built for carbonated soft drinks, with 20 blow moulding stations, 162 flowmeter filling valves and 18 capping heads – to Argentinian beverage producer, Refres Now. 20 June 2014
Arburg celebrated 25 years in Spain, as about 70 guests attended an anniversary party at Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art on June 5. Guests came from Spain and Portugal, as well as a delegation from Arburg headquarters in Lossburg, Germany. 20 June 2014
Sanitary systems manufacturer Sanit, based in Germany, has added six injection moulding machines from Wittmann Battenfeld, extending its technology partnership with the Austrian machinery group. 19 June 2014
The VDMA association of German plastics and rubber machinery producers has revised its 2014 turnover forecast downwards to 3%, having optimistically forecast at the K 2013 last October that turnover would rise 6% in 2014. This should give turnover of €7.0bn in 2014 and is expected to be followed in 2015 by 4% growth to €7.3bn. 17 June 2014

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