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  • Rotomolding veteran Tom Murdough founds Simplay3

    Issue: December 2016

    Tom Murdough is 77 and already has founded and sold two successful rotomolding companies — Little Tikes Co., Hudson, Ohio, and Step2 Co. LLC, Streetsboro, Ohio. But his love affair with rotational molding has spurred him to start a new company in Streetsboro — Simplay3 Co. The products are... [more]

  • Dr. Collin unveils Polytest division for quality control

    Issue: December 2016

    Dr. Collin GmbH used the K show to announce its newest product division, Polytest Line, which comprises measuring devices such as rheometers, viscometers and pressure testers used for quality control during extrusion. The Ebersberg, Germany, company also supplies extrusion lines for lab, pilot and production... [more]

  • Extol Inc. divests its line of workstations, machine bases

    Issue: December 2016

    Extol Inc., Zeeland, Mich., has divested its ErgoStation line of height-adjustable workstations and machine bases so that it can focus on its products for the plastics industry, which include various types of plastics-joining equipment. Precise Mold & Plate, Columbus, Ind., bought the business for... [more]

  • Maguire-Syncro alliance targets extrusion control

    Issue: December 2016

    Maguire Products Inc., Aston, Pa., and Syncro Srl, Busto Arsizio, Italy, have formed a partnership to create a portfolio of technologies for extrusion control and materials handling. Maguire has taken an investment position in Syncro, the companies announced at the K show. “The strategic partnership... [more]

  • Italian machinery maker Magic sets sights on US

    Issue: December 2016

    An Italian blow molding machinery maker is planning an expansion in the U.S. Magic MP SpA, of Monza, has announced that it is scouting sites around Ann Arbor, Mich., with the hopes of setting up a showroom by the summer. Among the models it is considering exhibiting is the 9-ton ME L2-3/D-LS extrusion... [more]

  • Plastixs named distributor of Airtect alarm systems

    Issue: December 2016

    At the K show, Airtect, a Dublin-based  manufacturer of plastic leak-detection and alarm systems, agreed to make Plastixs LLC, Shrewsbury, Mass., the first American company to distribute its portfolio of products, including injection nozzle leak alarms, leak-alarm manifolds, stainless steel sensor... [more]

  • Mokon launches Web store

    Issue: December 2016

    Mokon, Buffalo, N.Y., has launched an online store for its auxiliary equipment. The website, at https://shop.mokon.com, features numerous product categories, including compressors, sensors, heaters and motors. In the future, Mokon also plans to sell temperature control units online. [more]

  • Wilmington to distribute Alliance Sensors products

    Issue: December 2016

    Alliance Sensors Group, Moorestown, N.J., named Wilmington, Calif.-based Wilmington Instrument Co. a distributor for its linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) and linear variable inductive transducer (LVIT) lines of linear position sensors. Alliance Sensors’ products are contactless devices... [more]

  • Patent Report: Shredder targets large, bulky pipe

    Wed, Nov 30, 2016

    Herbold Meckesheim GmbH, Meckesheim, Germany, continues to expand its portfolio of intellectual property in shredding waste plastic and other materials. In August, the company was awarded a U.S. patent that focuses on large, bulky items such as PE pipe. The feedstock could come from manufacturing rejects,... [more]

  • Talking Points: K show virtually abuzz with new tech, innovations

    Issue: December 2016

    True to form, the K show in Düsseldorf was the site of incredible might and energy during its eight-day run. Plastics Machinery Magazine will be bringing you coverage during the next several months. We’ll be showcasing lots of new technologies, including innovations in injection molding; pipe,... [more]

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