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October PMI sees slight rebound amid warnings of fastest contraction in future months: CIER

Nov 04, 2022

Chung-Hua Institution Economic Research (CIER) released the latest manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for October earlier this week, showcasing a slight uptick in growth. After seasonal adjustment, while the previous PMI contracted for four consecutive months, the index edged up by 0.5 percentage points to 45.4% for October as a brief respite. The future outlook looks to be less op...


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Taiwan machine tools sector seeks diversity with domestic-made sensors

Oct 14, 2022

On the road to "smart production" in Industry 4.0, production equipment must be able to collect feedback data from the machine, such as vibration and temperature, in real-time to be aware of abnormal processing signals and estimate the service life of components. Sensors play an indispensable role as a result. Between July 2020 to September 2022, the Industrial Bureau of the Ministry of Econom...


Circular Economy and recyclable materials high on agenda at K-Show</h2>

Circular Economy and recyclable materials high on agenda at K-Show

Oct 05, 2022

Touted as the world’s number one trade fair for plastics and rubber, K-Show is returning to Düsseldorf, Germany, this fall from October 19 to 26. In the previous edition, 2019 K-Show recorded 3,330 exhibitors from 63 countries on 177,000 m² net exhibition space, 73% of whom came from abroad. Much has changed since 2019, with heightened awareness and a global proactiveness towards achieving goa...



Industry In-Focus

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2023 manufacturing industry to see 3.24% growth, warns caution: IEK

Nov 30, 2022

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) reported careful consideration of the domestic and foreign political and economic situations at its "2023 Taiwan Manufacturing and Semiconductor Industry Prosperity Outlook Press Conference," where the institution released the forecast results of the 2023 Taiwan Manufacturing and Semiconductor Industry Prosperity Outlook. ITRI revised the ma...


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Shoemaking industry Q4 demand slows

Oct 24, 2022

After Nike's inventory was reported at higher levels than market expectations, German sporting goods giant Adidas followed suit and lowered its financial forecast for this year. As a result, Taiwan's footwear industry is expected to slow down in the fourth quarter regarding orders and shipments, with unclear visibility for 2023 Q4. Taiwan's top garment manufacturer Top Star-KY admitted that th...


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Measurement equipment maker names two trends to follow in post-pandemic era

Oct 20, 2022

Keysight, a major measurement equipment manufacturer, named four major technological trends that must be focused on in the future on Thursday, which included 5G/6G, autonomous driving, quantum and high-performance computing, and implementing digital twins. However, Keysight believes that the electric vehicle ecosystem must adopt common standards and that implementing digital twins will change the...



Supplier News

KS-MLL-5-65+55+65 Five Layer Co-Extruder Blown Film Line. (Photo courtesy of Kung Hsing)

Kung Hsing Plastic Machinery's New Plant to Bolster Production

KUNG HSING PLASTIC MACHINERY CO., LTD.

Oct 05, 2022

Addressing a number of industry trends, namely, film-blowing machinery progressing into more advanced equipment and ultra-large sized machinery, Kung Hsing Plastic Machinery is future-proofing its business to ensure that they meet domestic and international clients' demands for better quality and improving product reliability. The company continues to be dedicated to manufacturing high-performing...

KUNG HSING PLASTIC MACHINERY CO., LTD.


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Ten Sheeg offers top-tier rubber, plastic foam splitting machinery and more

Oct 03, 2022

Ten Sheeg Machinery has upheld its values for “improvement” and “innovation” since its inception through continually investing in R&D. The company is an experienced manufacturer of splitting machinery for rubber, plastic foam material (open cell/closed cell), shoe material processing machinery, and other auxiliary treatment equipment. Chairman Yeh Tien-fu said the company has a top-tier founda...

TEN SHEEG MACHINERY CO., LTD.


Two-layer Plastic Inflation Machine Model: KMTL-65 (A/B LAYER). 
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Kang Chyau molds industry with quality machines

60-year experience in BLOWN FILM & PLASTIC FILM and plastic bags making machines whole plant solutions

Sep 26, 2022

Kang Chyau Industry Co. is dedicated to molding the industry through devoted persistence in developing plastic processing machines for bag-making, plastic inflation, and plastic recycling since its inception in 1988. The company supplies various machine models, including plastic bag-making machines, plastic inflation machines, printing machines, cutting machines, waste plastic recycling machin...

KANG CHYAU INDUSTRY CO., LTD.



Insiders' Views

Pinnacle BX700 5-axis CNC machining center.

Pinnacle Introduces Versatile 5-axis CNC Machining Center

The 630mm-diameter turntable as C-axis tool is patented and makes the machine ideal for processing complicated workpiece

Aug 17, 2015

Pinnacle Machine Tool Co., Ltd., founded in central Taiwan back in 1976, releases a feature-laden five-axis CNC machining center dubbed BX700 for budget-conscious, high-end manufacturers looking for machines that are competitively priced yet uncompromising in precision and quality. The BX700 is a five-axis, synchronous-motion milling-turning machine able to process workpieces along X, Y, a...

PINNACLE MACHINE TOOL CO., LTD.



Exhibition Highlights

Economic Daily News (CENS) publication team member poses with domestic buyers at CENS' I0024 booth at 2022 TaipeiPLAS. (Photo courtesy of CENS)

TaipeiPLAS reopens after 4 years, CENS as bridge for buyers and suppliers alike

Sep 29, 2022

TaipeiPLAS and the concurrent ShoeTech Taipei return to Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 after four years in a hybrid manner on Sept. 27. This year’s edition of the biennial show would mark the series’ first since the COVID-19 pandemic officially broke out in 2020. Both shows have gathered 300 exhibitors using 1,300 booths, coming from 12 countries and regions. From the upstream material supp...


Show grounds of a previous edition of Intelligent Asia. Photo credit to Chan Chao exhibition company.

Intelligent Asia Mega Machinery Show kicks off Wednesday with 1,200 exhibitors

Aug 24, 2022

The Intelligent Asia Mega Machinery Exhibition kicked off Wednesday at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. More than 1,200 exhibitors across nine major technology categories attended, including Automation, Robots, Logistics, Cold Chain, 3D Printing, Molds & Dies, Laser, Fluid Power, and Smart Machinery -- to highlight concepts of future factories. President Tsai Ing-wen said in her speech d...


THE GRAND RETURN OF METALTECH & AUTOMEX, MALAYSIA'S LEADING METALWORKING AND AUTOMATION EXHIBITION </h2>

THE GRAND RETURN OF METALTECH & AUTOMEX, MALAYSIA'S LEADING METALWORKING AND AUTOMATION EXHIBITION

Jun 21, 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 JUNE 2022: The 26th edition of METALTECH & AUTOMEX Hybrid Exhibition, Malaysia’s Leading Machine Tools, Networking and Automation Technology event organised by Informa Markets returns on the 22nd – 25th June 2022 at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibi-tion Centre (MITEC). Having successfully organised two virtual exhibitions during the year 2020 and 2021 to meet the needs...



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Fasteners, screw, rivet, and nail-making machineries</h2>

Fasteners, screw, rivet, and nail-making machineries

Aug 24, 2022

KONFU Enterprise specializes in fastener production, and has gained ample know-how in materials, machines, forming tools, production, and finishing through cooperating with many domestic manufacturers. The company provides various screw, rivet, and nail-making machines from low-priced options to advanced 5-station and 6-station bolt formers. Their featured products include high speed heading ...

KONFU ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Hiwin Technologies Corp.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Ballscrew, Linear Bearing, Linear Guideway, Linear Actuator, Aerospace Parts, Intelligent Linear Guideway, Motor Driver, Magi-Encoder, Linear Motor System</p>

Hiwin Technologies Corp.

Ballscrew, Linear Bearing, Linear Guideway, Linear Actuator, Aerospace Parts, Intelligent Linear Guideway, Motor Driver, Magi-Encoder, Linear Motor System

Jun 20, 2022

In 2020, Hiwin was awarded as a top ten Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Award, while in the previous year, the company's Cool Type III ballscrew received the Outstanding Award of the Statistics Monitoring Machine Tool Key Components Category at the 2019 14th Annual Machine Tools “R&D Innovative Products” Competition. Affiliated Hiwin Mikrosystem's CRE Absolute Direct Drive Motor TMY65D also won a...

HIWIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.


Hiwin Technologies Corp.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Ballscrew, Linear Bearing, Linear Guideway, Linear Actuator, Aerospace Parts, Intelligent Linear Guideway, Motor Driver, Magi-Encoder, Linear Motor System</p>

Hiwin Technologies Corp.

Ballscrew, Linear Bearing, Linear Guideway, Linear Actuator, Aerospace Parts, Intelligent Linear Guideway, Motor Driver, Magi-Encoder, Linear Motor System

Jun 16, 2022

In 2020, Hiwin was awarded as a top ten Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Award, while in the previous year, the company's Cool Type III ballscrew received the Outstanding Award of the Statistics Monitoring Machine Tool Key Components Category at the 2019 14th Annual Machine Tools “R&D Innovative Products” Competition. Affiliated Hiwin Mikrosystem's CRE Absolute Direct Drive Motor TMY65D also won a...

HIWIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.