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news KM restructures Netstal


KraussMaffei Group has announced a restructuring of its Netstal plant at Näfels in Switzerland that will see most of its machining activities outsourced and the site refocused on assembly, R&D, and systems and application engineering. “Our goal is to strengthen


the position of Netstal as a pre- mium brand and to develop the Näfels site in an ever-competi- tive market environment with intense cost pressure while boosting its international competitiveness and innovative capacity,” said Dr Hans Ulrich Golz, CEO of Netstal and president of the injection moulding machinery segment within the KraussMaffei Group. Activities at the plant have been under review for around


one year. Machining of turned parts has already been discontinued; further machin- ing and module assembly will be relocated to other Krauss- Maffei group plants in Germany and Slovakia. Golz said fi nal assembly


will be expanded and the KraussMaffei PETForm product portfolio will be relocated from Munich to the Swiss plant, which is already the centre for the group’s PETLine activities.  In a separate move, KraussMaffei has announced a further rationalisation of its global sales activities by merging the KraussMaffei and Netstal injection machinery sales operations in Italy. Group injection moulding


sales in Italy will now be managed from Cerro Maggiore by Andrea Bottelli, former head of the Netstal subsidiary, as Krauss Maffei Group Italia. The former Krauss Maffei Italiana unit will retain PU RIM equipment sales and support.  www.kraussmaffei.com


GCS expands Philippines plant


Global Closure Systems has completed an expansion of its Zeller Plastik Philippines plant, adding 2,500m2


of new production space. The expansion increases capacity at the plant


by more than 20% and includes new injection moulding and assembly equipment. The company says the additional capacity is required to produce complex closures for a global


customer operating in the region. The Zeller Plastik Philippines manufacturing


site was established in 1991 and was one of the fi rst international closure operations in the country. Today, Global Closure Systems claims to be the leading player in the plastic closures and dispensing systems sector in the Philippines.  www.gcs.com


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Akro puts PK back on the menu


Germany’s Akro-Plastic has introduced Acrotek PK, a high performance polyke- tone polymer compound reinforced with 50% glass fi bre aimed at demanding applications requiring low creep and good chemical and fuel resistance. Polyketone was devel- oped by Shell and marketed under the Carilon name until the company ceased production of the resin, which offers performance similar to PA12, in 2000. It is now manufactured by Korean company Hyosung. Akro-Plastic says its


Akrotek PK compound offers signifi cantly lower creep under load than many alternative high perfor- mance polymers. It also displays high resistance to


ZnCl2 solutions and excellent barrier to automotive fuels, while good tribological properties allow it to fi ll the gap between POM and PEEK in gear applications.  www.akro-plastic.com


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