Injection molding: ‘Major leap’ into plastics packaging market


Injection molding machine manufacturer Arburg placed packaging front-and-center at its March 'Technology Days' open house, an annual event which this year drew about 4000 processors to the company's Lossburg, Germany headquarters. Arburg is best known for its Allrounder machines for applications in consumer goods, E/E and automotive applications, but officials at the family-owned company expect recent additions to its portfolio should make it a packaging force.

"With our Hidrive (hybrid drive) system, we've machines now able to run faster, which definitely should help us increase our presence in packaging," said Herbert Kraibühler, managing director, technology, of the company's renewed focus on packaging. He added, "These Technology Days are really our major leap into the packaging market."
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