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Axium acquires blow moulder

The Axium Group is set to acquire blow moulder KKT Kaller Kunststoff Technik for an undisclosed figure in order to expand its product range. KKT...

Milacron patent lawsuit settled

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.

Austrian converter expands plant

The Röchling Group is investing €35 million ($38.8m) into its Neuhaus am Rennweg plant in Austria, creating more than 70 new jobs in the process.

Bekum consolidates manufacturing units

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.

Foam party for Alpla with more awards

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.

Graham and Sun Products break ground

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.

US blow moulder sets up in Vegas

US-based blow moulder Parker Plastics is to open a new factory in Las Vegas, Nevada in order to better serve the company’s Californian customer base.

RPC hunts for the next generation

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.

Mid-America Machining sues Milacron

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.

Pretium spices up business with acquisition

US-based Pretium Packaging, a manufacturer of custom blow moulded packaging, has acquired Tri-Delta Plastics for an undisclosed sum. Tri-Delta, located in Hillsborough, New Jersey, is a manufacturer of a complete line of proprietary rigid packaging products for the food, healthcare, and household chemicals markets.