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October 20, 2017 News

KraussMaffei Corp. opens new innovation centre at Kentucky HQ

by Canadian Plastics

The innovation centre was unveiled during the company’s open house on Oct. 5 – an event that also drew record attendance, the company said.

October 16, 2017 News

Rapid Granulator makes major investment at HQ in Sweden

by Canadian Plastics

Size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is making a major investment in machining equipment at its headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden. Installation of three high-precision, highly automated machining centres, with a total investment of 4.5 million euros ($6.5 million Cdn), will

October 13, 2017 News

Absolute Haitian names new sales manager for B.C., Alberta

by Canadian Plastics

Brigitte Rodriguez, the new regional sales manager, has more than 15 years of plastics industry experience.

October 10, 2017 News

Aurora Plastics acquires compounder S&E Specialty Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase represents Aurora Plastics’ initial expansion into the TPE market. 

October 4, 2017 News

M. Holland to acquire wire and cable distributor T&T Marketing

by Canadian Plastics

Resin distributor M. Holland Company is buying T&T Marketing, a distributor of polymer resins and compounds to the wire and cable market. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., T&T has annual revenues of

October 2, 2017 News

Arburg welcomes 63 new student-trainees

by Canadian Plastics

Injection molding machine maker Arburg GmbH + Co KG has welcomed its largest ever class of new trainees and students to its training centre at its headquarters in Lossburg, Germany.

September 27, 2017 News

Peninsula Plastics installs new Haitian I/M machine

by Canadian Plastics

Peninsula now has a total of 32 injection presses in its 90,000-square-foot facility, ranging from 25 tons to 1550 tons.

September 26, 2017 News

Broome joins Plastics Industry Association as business development director

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Plastics industry association veteran Russell Broome, who left the Society of Plastics Engineers where he was managing director, has joined the Washington, DC-based Plastics Industry Association as senior director of business development.

September 18, 2017 News

Private equity firm MSD Partners buys blow molder Ring Container

by Canadian Plastics

Blow molder Ring Container Technologies Corporation is being sold to MSD Partners LP, an investment business backed by Michael Dell, founder of Dell Inc. Ring Container, which reported annual sales of more than US$300 million, makes high density polyethylene and

September 15, 2017 Feature

Sales rep goes the extra miles for Aoki

by Canadian Plastics

Jose Penaloza will rack up at least 20 trans-Pacific flights this year as part of his push to increase Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki’s presence in Canada. That’s a lot of hang time, but it’s beginning to pay off.

September 15, 2017 News

Davis-Standard completes purchase of extrusion technology supplier Maillefer

by Canadian Plastics

Maillefer International Oy is a European supplier of wire, cable, pipe, and tube production technologies.

September 13, 2017 News

Wittmann Battenfeld announces new management appointments

by Canadian Plastics

Nicholas Paradiso promoted to division manager, material handling and auxiliaries; Jason Long promoted to national sales manager, robots and automation.

September 10, 2017 News

U.S. extrusion industry veterans form new single-screw extruder company

by Canadian Plastics

US Extruders Inc., headquartered in Westerly, R.I., is a new start-up founded by industry veterans Bill Kramer and Dan Schilke. Kramer was a co-founder of extruder maker American Kuhne in 1997.

September 7, 2017 News

SPE cancels Florida conference over Hurricane Irma threat

by Canadian Plastics

Hurricane Irma has forced the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division to cancel the 26th annual SPE Thermoforming Conference, which had been scheduled for September 11-13 in Orlando, Fla.

September 4, 2017 News

Private equity firm buying plastics processor Tekni-Plex: report

by Canadian Plastics

Private equity firm Genstar Capital is nearing a deal to acquire Tekni-Plex Inc., a Wayne, Penn.-based manufacturer of medical packaging and tubing, from American Securities for roughly US$1.5 billion, a news report by Reuters says. American Securities acquired Tekni-Plex from

August 23, 2017 News

Matthias Sieverding takes over as head of KraussMaffei extrusion segment

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based machinery maker KraussMaffei Group has named Matthias Sieverding as the manager of its extrusion segment. The 47-year old engineer and trained tool maker has been working for KraussMaffei for almost two decades with just one short interruption in between.

August 22, 2017 News

German parts molder Rochling names new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

New CEO Hanns-Peter Knaebel, 48, will take over from Ludger Bartels, who retires at the end of the year.

August 11, 2017 News

SPE managing director Russell Broome stepping down

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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.