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$10 million plant expansion by PTi

A $10 million investment will nearly double the manufacturing capacity at Processing Technologies International's (PTi) Aurora, Illinois facility by October 2016.

Coperion announces Chinese move

Extrusion machinery producer Coperion has opened a manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China after the German company's former site in the Nanjing Jiangning District was rezoned by the local government for future R&D and commercial development.

Davis-Standard goes for Gloucester

Extrusion and converting equipment manufacturer Davis-Standard has acquired Gloucester Engineering, a blown film technology supplier that adds design and process engineering capabilities to the former's business portfolio.

Polifilm completes Mondi site purchase

Packaging converter Mondi Group has completed the sale of its film manufacturing site in Osterburken, Germany, to Polifilm  Extrusion GmbH following competition clearance.

Mondi sells site to German firm

The Mondi Group has signed an agreement with German extrusion film manufacturer Polifilm Extrusion GmbH to sell its film manufacturing site in Osterburken, Germany. The South Africa-based converter has said that it now aims to move away from supplying films to competitors of its consumer packaging business.

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.

Jayplas closes the loop on recycling

Plastics recycler Jayplas has invested in an extrusion and printing plant and created a new packaging division, in response to the UK retail industry’s efforts to gain greater levels of sustainability.

Gneuss expanding in Germany

Extrusion equipment manufacturer Gneuss is to expand its Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, plant with a 2,400sqm area dedicated to production and administration.

Ohio start-up imminent for Octal

PET resin producer, Octal, is to start commercial operations in the US in the second half of 2014 with a new extrusion facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, focused primarily on recycling PET sheet flake from its customers and other manufacturers.

Division is a good thing at GEC

As a result of continued growth, US-based Gloucester Engineering Corporation (GEC) has created two divisions: The Lifetime Support Division will be focused on GEC's Aftermarket products and customer service, while the OEM Division will concentrate on the company's line of traditional complete blown film, cast film, foam and sheet extrusion, bag making and extrusion coating systems and equipment.