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Körber Group Acquires MTC S.R.L.

Körber Group Acquires MTC S.R.L.

The international technology group Körber, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, completed the acquisition of MTC S.R.L, based in Lucca, Italy with effect from June 14, 2017 following approval from the German antitrust authorities.   MTC develops, manufactures and sells interfolder / multifolder lines (tissue converting machines) for tissue paper products (facials, folded towels) – for whichRead More

Aleph Objects and IC3D introduce “world’s first” certified open source 3D printing filament

Aleph Objects Inc. (Loveland, CO), maker of LulzBot 3D printers, and IC3D Industries (Columbus, OH), a producer of premium 3D-printing materials, jointly announced the availability of what they claim is the world’s first-ever certified open source hardware 3D-printing filament. The desktop 3D-printing industry exists thanks to open source hardware projects such as Arduino and RepRap,Read More

Tedder Industries expands capabilities with Wittmann Battenfeld machines

Tedder Industries (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) was founded in 2010 by Thomas Tedder to manufacture firearm accessories, such as gun belts and concealed-carry gun holsters. The company operates from a 70,000-square-foot vacated outlet mall and sells its three primary lines of firearm accessories online. From their online-only sales and disaggregated, lean management structure to their productRead More

Primex Design & Fabrication automates sleeve production

Primex DesignPrimex Design & Fabrication (formerly Woodruff Corp.; Richmond, IN), a manufacturer of reusable, returnable and fully recyclable plastic totes, shipping containers, point-of-purchase displays and retail packaging, has automated its production process for the manufacture of its Bubble-X Sleeve Pak durable sleeves for shipping. Part of the Primex Plastics family of companies, Primex Design &Read More

Clariant and Huntsman to combine in merger of equals

Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) and Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City) announced on May 22 that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction. The merged company will be named HuntsmanClariant. On a pro forma 2016 basis, the combined companies will create a leading globalRead More

Web Industries expands Advanced Composites Development Center to focus on thermoplastics

Newly expanded format processing facilities that will enable the aerospace industry to take advantage of thermoplastic composite materials have been brought online at Web Industries’ Atlanta Advanced Composites Center of Excellence. The company’s new Thermoplastic Composite Development and Qualification Center is specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for creating processes that format thermoplastic carbon fiber prepregRead More

Toray Plastics helps University of Rhode Island break ground on $125-million engineering complex

On April 24, Toray Plastics (America) Inc. (North Kingstown, RI) President and CEO Mike Brandmeier along with Rhode Island Governor Gin Raimondo, University of Rhode Island (URI) President David M. Dooley, College of Engineering Dean Raymond Wright, and College of Engineering student Kalvin Cho broke ground on the construction of a $125-million engineering complex at URI. Breaking groundRead More

Empire Precision Plastics expands tooling service

Empire PrecisionEmpire Precision Plastics (Rochester, NY), a manufacturer of high-volume, injection-molded opaque parts and optics, announced an expansion of the company’s precision mold manufacturing operations. Since the company acquired Advanced Mold & Tooling last year, Empire increased its ability to design, build and validate high-cavitation tools, and now has started its “tooling only” services forRead More