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CPM Extrusion buys German maker of 12-screw extruder

The parent of twin-screw compounding extruder maker CPM Extrusion Group has purchased Extricom GmbH, a German company that makes a 12-screw extruder known as the RingExtruder.</p>


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PNChina’s top 10 stories of 2016

The 10 most read stories in 2016 on the English site of PNChina reflect our readers' interest in design, material innovation, sustainability, global M&A, as well as in-depth Q&As with industry executives.


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Sumitomo Demag names new chief technical officer

As 2016 winds down, the new management team is now complete at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, the maker of injection molding machines.


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Injection press makers see 'steady, stable, strong' 2017 market

Stable at a high level. That's the way to describe the U.S. injection press market in 2016 -- and likely, the coming New Year as well, according to sales executives at machinery companies.


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North American plastics machinery shipments mark first quarterly decline since 2010

In a sign of moderating growth in capital equipment spending, an industry report says North American plastics machinery shipments fell in the third quarter of 2016, from the third quarter a year ago -- only the second time there was a year-over-year quarterly decline since the economic recovery started in 2010.


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Messe Düsseldorf to rebuild South Entrance and Hall 1

The work on the South Entrance will start in May 2017, after Interpack, and should be completed in summer 2019 before K 2019.


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Jinming, Siemens sign technical pact at K show

Chinese blown film equipment maker Jinming Machinery (Guangdong) Co. Ltd. said Nov. 23 it is strengthening a technical cooperation agreement with German controller manufacturer Siemens, aimed at boosting so-called Industry 4.0 and other automated manufacturing.


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Germany's plastics industry slams threat to free trade

Germany's large and export-oriented plastics machinery industry issued an unusual statement decrying "any form of protectionism" and highlighting the importance of U.S. and Mexican markets, saying it was reacting to plans from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to renegotiate NAFTA.


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China raises subsidy on plastics machinery exports

Starting Nov. 1, the Chinese government started paying equipment manufacturers a 17 percent subsidy on plastic machinery exports in the form of "tax refund."


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Sumitomo Demag increasing capacity for machines

A surge in incoming orders is leading Sumitomo Demag to increase capacity for injection molding machine production in Germany.


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