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August 11, 2017 News

SPE managing director Russell Broome stepping down

by Canadian Plastics

Russell Broome, the managing director of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), will be stepping down at the end of August 2017. Broome has over 25 years of involvement with the Bethel, Conn.-based SPE, including a term as president of

August 9, 2017 News

Negri Bossi building new North American HQ in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

Negri Bossi North America’s current HQ is located in New Castle, Delaware. Completion and move-in at the new HQ is anticipated for January 2018.

August 9, 2017 News

Davis-Standard acquires European extrusion technology supplier Maillefer

by Canadian Plastics

A supplier of wire, cable, pipe, and tube production technologies, Maillefer is headquartered in Vantaa, Finland and Ecublens, Switzerland.

August 3, 2017 News

Maguire Canada turns 10

by Canadian Plastics

The Vaughan, Ont.-based firm celebrates one decade of representing Maguire Products and Novatec Inc. in Canada.

August 2, 2017 News

SPE Thermoforming Division awards scholarships to three U.S. university students

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division has awarded scholarships to three top-ranking U.S. university students. The recipients are: The Bill Benjamin Memorial Scholarship, awarded to Michael Green, Western Michigan University. “Michael Green is from Jackson, Miss.,” SPE said. “His

July 30, 2017 News

Milacron reports slight sales increase in Q2 2017

by Canadian Plastics

But operating earnings for the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company for the second quarter of 2017 decreased 19.9% to US$28.6 million compared to operating earnings of US$35.7 million in the prior year period.

July 26, 2017 News

Sepro America turns 10

by Canadian Plastics

The American daughter company of France-based robots and automation maker Sepro Group now accounts for approximately one-quarter of the company’s total global sales.

July 25, 2017 News

Moretto adds branches in China, India, Russia

by Canadian Plastics

The Italian company expands its international presence.

July 24, 2017 News

Arburg breaks ground on new training centre

by Canadian Plastics

Injection molding machine maker Arburg GmbH & Co. KG has started construction on a new training centre at its headquarters in Lossburg, Germany. The new multi-storey building will provide 13,700 square metres of usable space and represents an investment of

July 18, 2017 News

Milacron completes expansion of Mold-Masters facility in China

by Canadian Plastics

The footprint of the plant in Kunshan City, Jiangsu, China will nearly double, Milacron said.

July 18, 2017 News

Arburg celebrates 25 years in China

by Canadian Plastics

German injection molding machine maker Arburg GmbH & Co. KG recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the founding of its first subsidiary in China. The “25 years of Arburg in China” celebrations kicked off at an evening event in Shanghai on

July 16, 2017 News

Wittmann Group receives Flex Preferred Supplier Award

by Canadian Plastics

The Flex Preferred Supplier Awards are intended to recognize “outstanding performance, strategic value-add, excellent service, innovation and collaboration.”

July 10, 2017 News

Engel opens new production hall in Austria for automotive supply

by Canadian Plastics

Schwertberg, Austria-based Engel said it has added the extra space at its Center for Lightweight Composite Technologies, which works to speed up introduction of new technologies on the market.

July 4, 2017 News

Czech-based compounder Silon opening U.S. facility

by Canadian Plastics

The new facility will be used for manufacturing, warehousing and storage. Twenty new jobs will be created, including positions in engineering, management and production.

June 28, 2017 News

Sonoco buying Clear Lam Packaging for $170 million

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its global flexible packaging and thermoforming plastics operations, Sonoco Products Co. is acquiring Clear Lam Packaging for US$170 million. Founded in 1969, Clear Lam develops and manufactures flexible and rigid packaging materials – including multi-layer

June 27, 2017 News

Ontario bottler Salbro acquired by TricorBraun

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Woodbridge, Ont., Salbro also operates in Quebec and Newfoundland.

June 27, 2017 News

Alpla buys Italian bottle maker Propack

by Canadian Plastics

Propack specializes in the production of HDPE and PET bottles for home care. The purchase is Alpla’s second acquisition in June 217.

June 27, 2017 News

KraussMaffei and Roctool sign global collaboration agreement

by Canadian Plastics

Under the terms of a new global collaboration agreement, KraussMaffei will be able to offer injection molding machines with Roctool’s “HD Plastics” inductive mold heating technology within their DMH technology (Dynamic Mold Heating) and can also supply this directly if required.

June 22, 2017 News

Davis-Standard appoints news senior sales engineer

by Canadian Plastics

Gerry Sposato will be responsible for sales of new capital equipment for Davis-Standard’s sheet and foam product lines in the province of Ontario, and in the U.S. states of Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

June 21, 2017 News

Wittmann Battenfeld USA wins Supplier Excellence Award

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc., the U.S. branch of Austrian plastics processing equipment maker Wittmann Group, has won filtration specialist and customer Mann+Hummel USA Inc.’s NAFTA 2016 Supplier Excellence Award for “Customer Service and Reliability.”