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It could be the most unusual new development in injection molding in the past 20 years, developed by household products giant Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, OH (us.pg.com). According to P&G patents, the technology consists of retrofitable controls and software for aluminum injection molds with pressure sensors and special cooling, which P&G claims increase productivity more than 50% on existing injection molding machines. P&G set up a subsidiary, Imflux Inc. (imflux.com), in May 2013 in Hamilton, OH, to develop and build the retrofits and aluminum molds and requires packaging suppliers to use them if they want to mold for P&G.

 

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Japan Steel Works was forged from a 1907 joint venture launched by the Japanese government comprised of British firms W.G. Armstrong and Vickers and a Japanese company. This joint venture was established to produce domestic weapons in Hokkaido. Today, JSW is a global corporation focused on steel and energy products with divisions concentrated in the electric power, oil, natural gas, industrial machinery, and plastics processing businesses.

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