TaipeiPlas Announces New Dates for 2021


The biennial Taiwanese event will now take place Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2021, after its original September 2020 dates were canceled due to COVID-19.

PLASTICS Reports Double-Digit Growth in Machinery Shipments in Third Quarter


Third quarter plastics shipments were up compared to the second quarter and on a year-over-year basis, rising 15.8% and 4.6%, respectively, as supplier sentiment and the trade deficit were also on the rise.

Freudenberg Medical Opens New Global Headquarters in Massachusetts


The greenfield site in Beverly covers 36,000-ft2, will employ 48 and provide LSR and thermoplastic injection molding on presses ranging in tonnage from 40 to 220 tons.

Avient Opens New CycleWorks Facility to Advance Recycling


Avient expects to introduce solutions throughout 2021 as new data is generated.

Carbon and Fast Radius Expand Partnership


Fast Radius is now the first production partner to add the L1 for general purpose use, which complements their existing lineup of M2 printers and Smart Part Washers. 

Wittmann Battenfeld Moves Into New Brazilian Location


Originally planned for March, the move to the larger site was delayed until August due to COVID-19.

Top Packaging Innovation Award Goes to Henkel in Collaboration with Plastic Bank


The strong focus on sustainability and the circular economy evident in Dow’s 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards

Protolabs Launches Revamped Digital Quoting Platform


Initially unveiled in Europe, the new digital manufacturing platform will be coming to the U.S. in early 2021, bringing greater speed and flexibility to quoting of injection molded, CNC machined, and 3D-printed parts. 

RTP Acquires Anti-Scratch Additives Patents from TenasiTech


RTP adds to its anti-scratch capabilities for engineering resins with TenasiTech’s nanoparticle additives technology  

Evonik Completes First Plant of New Nylon 12 Complex


Evonik appears to be on track with bringing its major new nylon 12 production complex to fruition.