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February 26, 2019
Branford Group - BB1

Plastics machinery shipments finished strong in 2018

Shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery in North America increased in the fourth quarter 2018, according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

Reifenhauser buys blown film machinery maker Plamex

Germany-based Plamex specializes in water-cooled and biax lines.

KraussMaffei acquires pultrusion specialist Pultrex

UK-based Pultrex has over 40 years of experience in the field of pultrusion, the continuous strand drawing of fibre-reinforced profiles and round rods.

Milacron reports increased sales in 2018

Despite the positive overall outcome for 2018, sales in the fourth quarter of the year were down, the machinery maker said, while orders also decreased.
Special Reports 
Special Reports

Techflow Design & Manufacturing is moving on up

This Ontario-based blown film machinery and plastic extrusion equipment maker has a good reason for expanding into a new, larger facility in Mississauga: its business is booming. » Read More
Special Reports

Here’s a first: BASF is making products with chemically recycled plastics

The German chemical maker is breaking new ground in the circular economy with plastic waste as a source of raw materials. » Read More
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International Polyolefins Conference

Feb. 24-27, 2019
Location: Houston
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Plastics in Motion 2019

March 4-7, 2019
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
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Long-Fiber Thermoplastics 2019

March 5-6, 2019
Location: Dearborn, Mich.
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