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Haitian reports 2016 sales up 10 percent

Haitian International Holdings Ltd., China's biggest maker of injection molding machines, marked the first day of spring by reporting 2016 sales springing up 10.4 percent to a record 8.10 billion yuan ($1.18 billion).


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HP says 3D printing is moving from niche to production

Computer and printer maker HP Inc. is getting into the additive manufacturing industry and believes the new technology could disrupt traditional plastics processes like injection molding.


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German, US, Italian machinery sectors mixed in 2016

Plastics machinery sectors in North America and Europe reported a mixed picture in 2016, with the German industry pointing to the best gains, up about four percent, while industry groups in the United States and Italy said they had more modest results.


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Brazil's plastics industry to start recovering in 2017

Brazil's plastics production is expected to slightly increase in 2017 as the economy slowly recovers from a recession that smothered domestic consumption for the past two years, according to projections from the country's trade associations and industry experts.


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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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