December 5

INNOVATION DRIVING INTEGRATION: HUSKY ACQUIRES SCHOTTLI

Hot off the industry presses – two global leaders join forces, in a merger expected to close in early December.

Schottli, the Swiss global leader in medical and closure mold making has reached an agreement with its shareholders to join Husky Injection Molding Systems’s extensive sales and service network, in order to better support a global customer base.

Learn more about this merger at: Plastics Today

December 5

THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING: THE RAPID RISE OF “REMANUFACTURING” AND REPATRIATION

This article caught our eye ­ an insightful overview of the winds of change shaping the future of manufacturing. The PVD &CMC team prides itself on our ability to provide specialized technical services to reuse and extend life cycle of industry parts. Reshoring, remanufacturing, greater service provision, education and training, nanoparticles, 3D printing, etc. are realities affecting the way industries worldwide are doing business. We are excited for what is to come…

See what we’re talking about HERE

December 5

K SHOW 2013 DRAWS A TOP NOTCH INTERNATIONAL CROWD

CEO Natalia Stephen was one of the 218,000 visitors from over 120 countries at the K 2013 trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany. The K show – which ran from October 16 to 23 – also featured 3,200 exhibitors from the ranks of raw material producers, processors, and machinery producers. Some 8,100 visitors were registered from the U.S. and Canada ­ 1,300 more than at K 2010.

For the latest and the greatest in innovations featured at the trade fair, please visit K-tradefair

December 5

THE NEW CANADA ­ EU TRADE AGREEMENT: “THE WAYNE GRETZKY OF TRADE DEALS”

According to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the new Comprehensive Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) is the “biggest deal our country has ever made” – and some of Canada’s largest manufacturing associations agree.

Canadian economic analysts agree the CETA pact between Canada and the 500­million strong EU market is the most ambitious Canada has even attempted – larger even than NAFTA in scope – since it encompasses virtually every facet of economic activity.

Canadian Head of Mission in Dusseldorf, Mr. Leslie Thomas Reissner, announces the Canada – EU Trade Agreement at K Show 2013 Canada Night event, organized by The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Canadian Consulate in Dusseldorf.

The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the country’s largest trade and industry association, is also singing CETA’s praises. “This is the Wayne Gretzky of trade deals,” said CME president and CEO Jayson Myers. “This landmark agreement gives Canada a competitive advantage over other leading nations around the globe, providing us with preferential access to the world’s largest economy. CETA is our economic power play in the global arena.”

More CETA news HERE