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The pi4_workerbot handles parts in an automation cell at Fakuma - photo by Caroline Seidel
The pi4_workerbot handles parts in an automation cell at Fakuma - photo by Caroline Seidel

Everyone knows robots can improve production and quality. But no one says they can’t show a little personality while they’re working. For a production cell at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, pi4_robotics’s humanoid robot takes centre stage, inspecting parts made by Berlin-based injection moulder Ehlebracht Plastics Technology and coated by Linköping, Sweden’s Impact Coatings AB.
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Calmness returned to the European standard thermoplastics sector last month after the turbulence of September. October feedstock contract prices for ethylene, propylene and styrene monomer were all settled on a rollover basis with benzene up slightly (+€6/tonne).  ... (more)

Swedish polymers group Hexpol is to acquire the rubber compounding division of Vigar Group, the Spain based plastics and rubber compounder and finished products maker, including a plant in Germany. The €19m deal to purchase the business from Vigar’s founding family is due to be completed, subject to approvals, by year end. ... (more)

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