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1 September 2014

Optical disc replicator and moulder Optical Experts Manufacturing of Charlotte, North Carolina, has expanded its core business and entered new high technology markets by acquiring a German company. 1 September 2014

29 August 2014

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

Polish plastic parts maker Teknorubber has been put up for sale following its insolvency filing in March 2014. The company is to be auctioned through a tender. 29 August 2014

Pregis Corp and Sealed Air Corp have struck an out-of-court settlement regarding the dispute, Pregis said in a statement. Sealed Air now has a “non-exclusive license,” Pregis said, covering three patents concerning laminate film-foam underlayment.
29 August 2014

Russian construction products manufacturer TechnoNicol Corporation plans to launch a new plant to produce insulation materials including extruded polystyrene (XPS) in Kazakhstan. The new €12.5m facility, to be established in the Karaganda region of central Kazakhstan, is scheduled to begin producing XPS in 2016. 29 August 2014

In its second attempt of the week, the California Assembly approved a bill that would ban single-use plastic bags statewide, the first such ban in the United States.
 
29 August 2014

DuPont has been fined almost $1.3m (€987,000) for the release of several chemicals — including plastics feedstock phosgene — at its plant in Belle, West Virginia. 29 August 2014

28 August 2014

Bulgarian plastic parts manufacturer AQ Plastronic has unveiled plans to invest BGN 8m (€4.1m) in expanding its product range.  28 August 2014

Vienna, Austria-based packaging company, Constantia Flexibles, has announced that its sales have grown by more than 5% to €848.4m for the first half of 2014, rising from €803.4m for the same period in 2013. The company reports EBITDA for the first six months of 2014 rose by 9.3% to €123.5m. 28 August 2014

Bayer MaterialScience’s research into carbon dioxide has shown that the proportion of petroleum used in the production of plastics can be reduced. 28 August 2014

Consumer electronics giant Sony is getting into a sideline of selling recycled resins.
 
28 August 2014

Beckhoff Automation of Verl, Germany, generated global sales of €435m in 2013, an increase of 7%. 28 August 2014

B. Braun Melsungen, a pharmaceutical and medical technology company, has teamed with Priamus System Technologies, to develop technological solutions for injection moulds.
 
28 August 2014

27 August 2014

Belgium-based Tessenderlo, a speciality company that provides solutions for global needs in food, agriculture and water management (including plastic pipe systems), has announced a 4.3%  drop in sales for the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. 27 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

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