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July 9, 2019
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Lanxess intensifies its blow molding activities

The German specialty chemicals company is setting up a global team to develop blow molding materials and also commissioning a new blow molding system at its technical centre in Dormagen.

Milacron completes sale of Uniloy blow molding business

The new Uniloy organization will be led by President and CEO Brian Marston, a veteran of the plastics and blow molding industry with more than 35 years of professional experience.

KraussMaffei rebrands itself ahead of K show

The rebranding, which will remove "Netstal" from the company name, merges the company’s brands for injection molding, extrusion, and reaction process technologies under the single brand of KraussMaffei.

Private equity firm Kohlberg buys healthcare packaging supplier Nelipak

Nelipak, headquartered in Cranston, R.I, is a global provider of custom designed rigid packaging for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
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K 2019 in Düsseldorf from 16 to 23 October

Over 3000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries participate at K 2019, known as “The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber”. K is the performance barometer for the entire industry and its global marketplace for innovations. It underscores its special position not only through its popularity with the global industry but also by addressing the current challenges of its sector, first and foremost in regard to “plastics for sustainable development” and the “circular economy”. These not only will be among the hot topics touched on at the exhibitors’ stands but will also be covered in the supporting programme. » Learn More
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PET Technologies says aloha to Hawaiian water bottler

As part of its push into North America, the Austria-based maker of blow molding machines recently sold an APF-6004 automatic stretch blow molding unit for PET bottles to Hawaiian bottled water supplier Waiākea Water. » Read More
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Customer Relationship Management software gets smart

A new machine learning solution from Montreal-based AxiPolymer Inc. is designed to boost the effectiveness of CRM software. » Read More

30th Annual Vinyl Compounders Conference

July 14-16, 2019
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
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Automotive Seating Innovators Summit

July 29-31, 2019
Location: Detroit, Mich.
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LSR 2019

Sept. 9-12, 2019
Location: Schaumburg, Ill.
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