Industry 4.0 — the term first used in Germany to describe the much deeper combination of information technology and manufacturing that’s now emerging in factories — can help China’s plastics industry upgrade, even if it’s not entirely clear what shape that upgrade will take. As one step, the head of China’s plastics machinery association is…Read more
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Austria-based Meusburger, a maker of standard components for moulds, has announced that it has acquired Germany-based hot runner specialist PSG Plastic Service. The companies did not disclose the financial details of the deal. Meusberger states that all of PSG Plastic Service’s 200 employees will be kept on. PSG Plastic Service has facilities in Mannheim, Viernheim…Read more
The German VDMA association’s plastics and rubber machinery division, has ‘noted with regret’ the UK decision to leave the European Union. The association has stated that Brexit will have an impact on investment decisions and hoped that the period of uncertainty will be as short as possible. It also urged the UK to remain as…Read more
In the begginning of 2016 AUCOM entered the market of packaging for diary products. Thermoforming & offset printing technology supplied by German & Swiss manufacturers provides one of the best price/quality ration on the market. Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific…Read more
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