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Landmark sale for W&H

A Canadian blown film producer has purchased the 100th OPTIMEX line manufactured by Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H), since the system was launched in 2009.

TTG goes the extra mile for Lyle

US-based thermoforming machinery producer Lyle Industries has been acquired by Thermoforming Technology Group (TTG), which is promising to make Lyle more competitive on a global scale.

Watlow R&D heats up

Thermal systems manufacturer Watlow has expanded its R&D facility in San Jose, California, USA by 25,000sqft in order to deliver improved testing capabilities and the integration of complete thermal systems.

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.

W&H president to retire

Hans Deamer is to retire on June 6, after 13 years as president and treasurer of Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) Corporation. He will be replaced by current vice president, Andrew Wheeler, who has been with W&H since 1988.

Demag Plastics Machinery breaks ground in China

Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo), a subsidiary of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, has broken ground on a new production site in Ningbo, China, which is planned to come onstream in July 2015.

Erema expands its global trial centres

Recycling systems supplier Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen (Erema) has announced the expansion of its global trial centres and technical support network.

Thermoformer expands with new equipment

US-based packaging converter Lacerta has taken the number of thermoformers installed at its Mansfield, Massachussetts, plant over the past two years to five, with the addition of two Sencorp Ultra machines, as it aims to keep up with growing demand.

Kortec to join Milacron family

A year on from its acquisition of hot runner manufacturer, Mold-Masters, Milacron LLC has agreed to acquire Kortec, a supplier of co-injection technology solutions to the packaging industry.

Deal covers South Korean pelletisers across Europe

South Korean firm Han Jin has signed an agreement with ips Intelligent Pelletizing Solutions GmbH for the latter to take over the exclusive sales and service of its strand pelletising systems across Europe. Russia is excluded from the agreement.