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Polymax TPE aims to boost production

Manufacturer and custom compounder of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers LLC, has confirmed plans to increase the size of its production operation based...

Maag goes up a gear with Ettlinger acquisition

Dover Corp’s Switzerland-based Maag Pump and Filtration Systems has acquired German melt filter and injection machinery manufacturer Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen. The Swiss company manufactures gear pumps,...

Hexpol expands in North America

Thermoplastic elastomer compounding group Hexpol TPE has announced further expansion to its global capabilities with the start-up of TPE production and product development in...

Petlon acquire Teknor assets

UK compounding firm Petlon Polymers has bought a share of the manufacturing assets and customer lists from US material science company Teknor Apex. The move follows a fire in April that hit Teknor’s compounding facility in Oldbury, UK, which produced engineering thermoplastics (ETPs) and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).

German-Austrian deal combines recycling and compounding

The Austrian recycling-unit producer Artec Machinery and German extrusion system supplier, KraussMaffei Berstorff, have secured a cooperation agreement covering the technology portfolio 'Recycling-Compounder Equipment', which enables recycling and compounding to be combined in one process.

Coperion and K-Tron join forces

Feeding, dosing and pneumatic conveying equipment supplier, K-Tron, is to operate under the brand name Coperion K-Tron.


A surge in operating margins is being forecast by plastics supplier A. Schulman after it agreed to acquire privately-owned plastics compounder ECM Plastics for $36.5 million.