Milacron and Mid-America Machining have jointly announced that they have resolved and settled a patent lawsuit concerning blow moulded plastic dairy containers, with the specific terms of settlement remaining confidential.
The Bekum Group has completed the reorganisation of its business, with the blow moulding machinery manufacturer’s production division moving to Traismauer in Austria. This involves an investment of more than €5 million ($5.6m) and the creation of 40 jobs.
Austrian converter Alpla has received the PackTheFuture and WorldStar awards for its extrusion blow moulding (EBM) foaming technology that is said to combine functionality and recyclability with a reduction in material consumption.
Upwards of US$30 million will be spent by blow moulder Graham Packaging Company at a new plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, after the US company and its customer Sun Products broke ground on the facility on 21 August 2015.
A specialist blow moulding training centre has been established at the RPC Promens Industrial factory in Rushden, UK, which the company hopes will help deliver the next generation of skilled technologists as well as provide an insight for customers into the practicalities of plastics container manufacturing.
US extrusion blow moulding company Mid-America Machining has filed a lawsuit against Milacron Plastics Technologies for the infringement of five separate patents that centre on the tooling and design of light-weight dairy bottles.
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