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Swiss thermoforming machinery maker WM Wrapping Machinery has installed an FC 1000E Speedmaster Plus in the cleanroom of the French company Carolux-Thiers, part of the Top Clean Packaging group. 30 July 2015
Sipa has sold three Xform PET preform production systems to San Miguel Industrias PET, based in Lima, Peru. 30 July 2015
Husky Injection Molding Systems has named Gerardo Chiaia, a 21-year veteran of the Bolton, Ontario, Canada-based machinery manufacturer, as president of global beverage packaging. 28 July 2015
Stork IMM in the Netherlands, which specialises in injection moulding machines for packaging applications, has signed an agreement to sell top-entry Cartesian robots made by Sepro under the Stork brand name. The deal, which covers worldwide markets, has emerged from “a friendly relationship in recent years”, said Stork and France-based Sepro. 23 July 2015
Steve Braig has left Trexel, where he was president and CEO, and is starting his own consulting firm to advise plastics processors and equipment companies that want to establish overseas markets and operations. 23 July 2015
Germany’s packaging machinery producer Multivac is planning to set up a new factory in Eastern Europe, with Bulgaria and Romania being the two locations considered for the investment, according to the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy. 22 July 2015
Germany-based PolymersNet which specialises in systems for the manufacture of long-fibre reinforced thermoplastics (LFT) using Pultrusion Technology, has been acquired by its German sales partner ProTec. The financial figure for the acquisition has not been disclosed. 21 July 2015
Craig Ward was appointed CEO of Negri Bossi in 2014 when Sacmi sold the Italian company to Kingsbury. In this Q&A feature for Plastics News Europe he discusses the company’s sales expansion around the world. 20 July 2015
FDM, which makes material handling equipment for extrusion, is more than doubling its manufacturing space in Germany, by moving into a 20,400-square-foot plant in a Troisdorf industrial park. 16 July 2015
Arburg, the German plastics machinery manufacturer, has opened new premises in the Spanish city of Barcelona. 13 July 2015
To the raucous accompaniment of fireworks, traditional Chinese lion dancers and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, injection machine maker Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) officially opened its new 26,460-square-metre plant in the lush city of Ningbo on China’s central coast. 13 July 2015
Italian injection press maker Sandretto is moving in three new directions at once: bioresins, additive manufacturing and energy recovery from trash. 13 July 2015
Wittmann Battenfeld will invest more than $1m (€0.9m) at its US plant in Torrington as part of its global push to expand production of Wittmann robots. 10 July 2015
Germany’s plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers retained their export dominance in 2014, while domestic orders rose 18% last year, according to trade association, the VDMA. Germany remained the world's most dominant exporter of machinery in 2014, with a share of 23.8%, nearly twice as much as its nearest competitor, China, on 12.9% - with Chinese export volumes including foreign deliveries by German manufacturers based in the country. 3 July 2015
One of India’s largest plastics equipment makers, Kabra Extrusiontechnik, and Penta, a unit of Italy’s Piovan, are forming a joint venture to manufacture automated material feeding systems. 30 June 2015


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