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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to Exhibit at FAKUMA 2021

[Schwaig, Germany – September 3, 2021]
At Fakuma 2021, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, Schwaig, will present numerous new products, focus on sustainability and unveil solutions for modern networking via Industry 4.0. Shown above is an all-electric IntElect 130/520-450, including an LSR package, that will demonstrate the production of a 16-cavity freeform automotive axial seal. Read more…

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Announces U.S. Personnel Additions and Appointments

[Suwanee, GA – June 14, 2021]

  • Bob Brady has joined the company in a newly created position as Business Development Manager – Medical/Healthcare
  • Dan Anderson has rejoined the company as a Regional Sales Manager
  • Tony Marchelletta has been appointed National Sales Manager for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery North America
  • Chad Mefford has been appointed General Manager of Sales and Georgia/Illinois Operations

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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag and BASF Develop New Manufacturing Cell for High-Performance Polymers

[Schwaig, Germany – March 12, 2021]

  • Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s IntElect 1000 kN injection molding machine performs in BASF’s injection molding pilot plant
  • Innovative manufacturing cell to produce a wide range of different test specimens
  • Fully-digitized robotic processing and digital integration

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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Continues Investment in U.S. Operations While Supporting Molders During the Pandemic

[Suwanee, GA – September 14, 2020]

  • Teamwork, uninterrupted operations and large U.S. inventory provide important support for molders during the pandemic
  • New facilities and improved equipment, logistics and efficiencies focus on meeting needs of U.S. market

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Chicago Tech Center Grand Opening Postponed

[Suwanee, GA – March 18, 2020] Sumitomo (SHI) Demag announced today that it is postponing the grand opening of its new Chicago Tech Center that was scheduled for April 22-23.

The decision to postpone the two-day event was made to protect customers, supplier partners and company employees and ensure that company resources are focused on supporting customer requirements during this difficult time.

Every reasonable effort is being made to help our customers with the parts and services necessary for their ongoing production schedules while ensuring the health and safety measures demanded by the COVID-19 situation. And as always, customers can count on Sumitomo Demag for free, technical phone support 24/7.

The new Chicago Tech Center is part of a 15,300 sq ft facility that has opened in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, outside of Chicago. The facility includes a training room and offices for sales, service and processing support, plus the 8,000+ sq ft Tech Center equipped with four SE-EV-A platform all-electric machines (SE50EV-A, SE100EV-A, SE180EV-A and SE385EV-A-HD) and partners’ auxiliary equipment. The Center will be used for machine demos, mold tests, hands-on training and other processing and application support and development activities.

When appropriate, the grand opening event at the Chicago Tech Center will be rescheduled. Meanwhile, please reach out to your Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Regional Sales Manager or the Aftersales Team as needed to support your production requirements.

Business-Related COVID-19 Update from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

[Suwanee, GA – March 16, 2020] At Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, our customers come first. As a supplier to you and your business, we continue to closely monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and we strive to ensure the health and safety of our employees so that they are better able to serve you. We know that continuing production is a high priority for your business. Due to the global COVID-19 situation, you may experience delays in parts orders and service from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. As always, we will keep you informed should there be a delay with your order.

In an effort to keep our employees, as well as your employees, safe from the potential spread of any illness, we will respectfully adhere to your policies on accepting outside visitors. As such, we will request confirmation in advance for those of our associates or partners who are required to travel by air to visit your facility.

We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times and want you to know that our commitment to providing, protecting, and building the value of your machinery and the quality of the products you produce still remains our highest priority.

For questions or additional information, please contact your Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Regional Sales Manager.

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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Announces Phase Two of U.S. Expansion Plan

[Suwanee, GA – November 4, 2019]… Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery North America, Inc. today announced Phase Two of its 2019 Expansion Plan in support of the U.S. injection molding market. Phase Two of the plan includes the addition of a new facility and Tech Center in the Chicago area and a new Training and Demo Center in Anaheim, CA. This follows the February 2019 Phase One move to a new, 74,500 sq ft facility and Tech Center in the Atlanta area, almost triple the size of the Norcross, GA, facility it replaced. Read more…


New 1124 U.S. Ton El-Exis SP Ultra-High-Speed Hybrid Introduced at K 2019

Schwaig, October 16, 2019 – Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH launches what is believed to be the largest and most energy efficient packaging machine in the current global market. Unveiled at K-2019, the El-Exis SP 1000 (1124 U.S. tons) responds to market demands from injection molders specializing in pail production and other large-scale packaging applications, including thin wall stack molding. Read more…


K-2019: Enhanced El-Exis SP Delivers Ultra-High Speeds with up to 20% Less Energy Consumption

[July 22, 2019]…Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH continues to enhance the energy credentials of its El-Exis SP range, which remain the fastest packaging injection molding machines in the world market today. … Consuming up to 20% less energy than its predecessors, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is bringing two energy-enhanced El-Exis SP machines to K-2019 – a large and a small version. Catering specifically to the packaging molding markets, the ultra-high speed range ensures manufacturers never need to compromise on quality, production efficiency or sustainability. Read more


Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Unveils K-2019 Machinery Line-up

[July 9, 2019]…Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH will unveil its fastest, most energy efficient, sustainable, data driven integrated machine line-up at K-2019, Hall 15, Booth D22. Presenting five machines, the company is continuing its staunch focus on delivering “Precision. Power. Productivity.” to plastic molders globally. Read more


Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Announces Phase One of 2019 U.S. Expansion Plan

[Strongsville, OH — February 4, 2019]…Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery North America, Inc. today announced Phase One of its 2019 Expansion Plan in support of the U.S. injection molding market. Phase One of the company’s plan includes the move to a new, larger facility and Tech Center in the Atlanta area. The 74,000 sq ft facility, which will open February 25, 2019, is almost triple the size of the Norcross, GA, facility that it will replace. Read more


SE180EV-A All-Electric Demonstrates Injection Compression Plus IML for Packaging Applications

[Orlando, FL — May 7, 2018]…Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery North America, Inc. opened its NPE 2018 exhibit with a unique packaging demo today that combined injection compression molding plus in-mold labeling for a container lid molded on an SE180EV-A all-electric. Read more


New Auto Color Change System Cuts Changeover Time and Reduces Labor, Colorant Use and Scrap

[Orlando, FL — May 7, 2018]…Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery North America, Inc. introduced today a new, fully automatic, fast color change system for its injection molding machines. An SE50EV-A all-electric machine demonstrated the new system by molding PP vacuum cleaner fan blades on a 14-sec cycle. Read more


SE30DUZ Demonstrates Micro Molding of Challenging, High-Clarity, DNA Sample Collection Tubes

[Orlando, FL — May 7, 2018]…Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery North America, Inc. highlighted the exceptional micro molding capabilities of the SE-DUZ all-electric and SL Screw Assembly in its NPE booth today by molding high-precision, high-clarity DNA sample collection tubes. The parts are being molded using a Sansyu FineTool (Takahama City, Japan) single-cavity cold-runner mold on loan from micro molder Makuta Technics of Shelbyville, Indiana. Molded of high-flow PP,the tubes’ wall thickness is just 0.250 mm over the 12 mm length cone and the parts weigh a mere 0.055 grams each. Read more


Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Brings 556 U.S. Ton All-Electric to NPE for Automotive, Gas-Assist Demo

[Orlando, FL — May 7, 2018]…Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery North America, Inc. brought an SE500EV-A-HDall-electric to NPE 2018 to demonstrate how the fast clamp speed and robust specs are making this machine a game changer for automotive and other market segments molding mid-to-large sized parts. To demonstrate the machine’s capabilities, it will be molding a 23.5-inch, long-flow-length, gas-assist (N) automotive-type part with a single-cavity hot runner mold on loan from Sajar Plastics in OH. Read more


El-Exis SP 300 Molds Over 130,000 Precision Caps Per Hour in NPE Booth W3045

[Orlando, FL — May 7, 2018]…To open its NPE 2018 exhibit, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery North America, Inc. demonstrated fast-cycle, high-cavitation caps molding on its ultra-high-speed El-Exis SP hybrid. Molding over 130,000 caps per hour, a waterfall of 72 caps is ejected from the z-moulds hot runner mold on a sub 2-second cycle. The HDPE (MFI 7) material for the 1-gram caps was contributed to the demo by NOVA Chemicals. Read more


Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to Bring 12 Machines to NPE 2018

[Strongsville, OH — March 5, 2018]…Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery North America, Inc. reported today that it will bring twelve all-electric and hybrid machines to NPE 2018. The machines, which will be located in the company’s booth (W3045) as well as the booths of four other exhibiting companies, will present a diverse range of molding applications. The size range will span from 33 to 562 U.S. tons. Read more


SE-EV-A Platform Introduction Features Two New All-Electric Machine Series, Five Molding Demos

[Strongsville, OH — April 27, 2016]…Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery North America, Inc. opened a two-day event today in its Strongsville, OH Technology Center to introduce the North American market to the new SE-EV-A Platform of advanced all-electric injection molding machines. The event, which provided technical presentations plus five molding demonstrations on SE-EV-A Platform machines from 56 to 562 U.S. tons, was the market’s first opportunity to see the new machines in action. Read more


New SE-EV-A-HD All-Electric Machine Series Challenges Electric, Hybrid and Hydraulic Machines for Mid-Sized Molding Applications

[Strongsville, OH — January 4, 2016]… Sumitomo (SHI) Demag introduced its new SEEV-AHD Series of mid-sized all-electric machines to the North American market today. The SE-EV-AHD, with 8 model sizes ranging from 247 to 562 U.S. tons, combines significantly increased specifications with advanced technologies resulting in a substantially different mid-sized machine series. Read more