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Tecnomatic introduced spiral geometry optimized for PE, PP extrusion

Italian die-head maker Tecnomatic (Azzano S. Paolo, Italy) has introduced the Venus extrusion die-head, whose design benefits from the company’s many years of experience developing die heads for extruding polyolefin materials. Conceived for conventional…

Fatra invests in Negri Bossi machinery for Ikea plastic goods

Fatra AS has recently invested in five Negri Bossi Vector machines installed at its Czech Republic production plants in Napajedla and Chropyně.  In a 28 July statement Negri Bossi said the investment included…

Faurecia has turned plants into parts

As auto parts makers experiment with new materials to cut vehicle weight and reduce their environmental footprints, French interiors supplier Faurecia has turned to plant materials to do both. Using a type of…

GW Plastics expands into Europe with acquisition

GW Plastics Inc., a custom injection moulder and contract manufacturer based in Bethel, Vermont, is acquiring Ireland-based mold building and injection molding company Avenue Mould Solutions. The acquisition is in response to growing customer…

KraussMaffei unveils continuous pultrusion system

German machinery and injection moulding supplier KraussMaffei Group has unveiled its first complete system for continuous pultrusion, iPul. During its competence day pultrusion held 28 June, KraussMaffei said the system had a production…

New, innovative adjustment plates from HASCO

When designing injection moulds, it is important to pay attention to achieving a defined distribution of the clamping pressure over the mould parting surfaces. The main surface pressure should always act close to…

AIM Launches New Molding Certificate Program

The American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute has launched a brand new Injection Molding Certificate Program. This program was developed recognizing that molders should be able to apply diverse techniques to establish an optimized…

Brazil ready to host ISTMA World Conference

Joinville, the city located in south region of Brazil is ready to host ISTMA delegates. The largest and most influential encounter of the tooling industry is coming up. Attendees will have a unique opportunity…

China is the newest ISTMA World member

China was formally recognized as ISTMA member in May 2017. The Chinese Die & Mould Industry Association – CDMIA based in the city of Beijing has been acknowledge as the newest ISTMA member…

Okuma celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Technical Centre East by presenting Industry 4.0 solutions

Okuma Europe welcomed 80 exclusively invited international guests to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its technical support centre in Parndorf, Austria, this June. While lauding the past decade, the hosts also provided an…

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