Moulds & Dies
Milacron has acquired Canadian hot runner specialist Mold-Masters from London-based investment firm 3i Group. The deal combines major brands in machinery (Milacron), hot runners (Mold-Masters) and mould components including bases and plates (DME).
13 February 2013
Themes at this year's Euromold fair include 3D printed jewellery, mouldmaking components and rapid technologies. In this preview of Euromold, taking place on 27-30 November in Frankfurt, David Vink looks at some of the developments on show
21 November 2012
Braunform, the Bahlingen, Germany-based mould maker, exhibited a range of novel moulds at last month’s Fakuma exhibition in Friedrichshafen.
20 November 2012
A Hungarian mould maker is investing around €1.2m in a project to construct a new plant in the western Hungarian city of Zalaegerszeg.
31 August 2012
TVAR Pardubice, a mould maker based in the Czech Republic, turned to VISI modules from UK-based Vero Software to optimise the design for a set of plastic covers commissioned by Elektro Bečov
3 August 2012
A joint venture between Engel, the Austrian injection moulding machine company, and Plastisud, the French mould maker, will offer turnkey systems for the production of sealing caps for water and soft drinks containers in China.
4 April 2012
U.S. firm Extrusion Dies Industries is opening a much larger facility in China this year, as part of a longer-term investment to develop stronger capabilities for Asia-focused product development and manufacturing.
6 February 2012
The gold innovation award at Euromold 2011 was won on 30 November by Leroxid of Hochdorf, for development of an innovative ceramic material for use in mould components, extrusion dies and other parts such as gears and threaded components. The Dimacer ceramic has a degree of electrical conductivity that enables the ceramic mould parts to be produced by the spark erosion process.
5 December 2011
The Netherlands-based processor hopes the new machine, which can handle compact, structural foam and sandwich moulding work, will enable it to win more large part business
18 February 2011
The Italian machinery maker will run a 50 layer cast stretch film line equipped with EDI die and layer multiplier, at its factory next week
20 January 2011
Superfos is putting a new “active” thin wall injection moulding technology into production on an IML decorated 500ml dairy tub at its UK production unit.
7 January 2011
US-headquartered flat die maker EDI has been acquired by US private equity group Bertram Capital
22 December 2010
Canadian mouldmaker StackTeck has bought Matrix Technology of Hong Kong to expand its presence in the Asian marketplace.
5 July 2010
Germany's IKV has developed a "variotherm" cyclical mould temperature system that uses laser heating in production of micro-structured mould surfaces.
18 May 2010
Thermoplay has developed a new hot runner that can improve the performance of popular single-stage stretch blow moulding machines
13 May 2009