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April 25, 2017 News

Flex-N-Gate breaks ground on new Michigan plant

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive parts supplier Flex-N-Gate Corp. has broken ground on a US$95 million manufacturing facility in Detroit, Mich. that could employ 400 to 700 people by mid-2018. Excavation had already started on the 350,000-square-foot facility before the official groundbreaking ceremony on

April 25, 2017 News

Engel appoints new CFO

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based processing machinery maker Engel Holding GmbH has named Markus Richter as its new chief financial officer (CFO). The appointment will be effective May 1. Richter has more than 25 years of experience in commercial management roles in globally successful

April 24, 2017 News

Preparations for K 2019 have begun

by Canadian Plastics

The first step towards the K 2019 trade show in Germany has been taken, with the first meeting of the Exhibitors’ Council in Düsseldorf. In a meeting held in late April, the Exhibitors’ Council set the course for the world’s

April 20, 2017 News

Milacron president and COO Ronald Krisanda stepping down

by Canadian Plastics

Ronald Krisanda, the president and COO of plastics machinery manufacturer Milacron Holdings Corporation, is stepping down at the end of June. In a statement, Cincinnati, Ohio-based Milacron said that Krisanda will resign effective June 30. Krisanda was appointed president of

April 19, 2017 Feature

Cold Calculations

by Canadian Plastics

If you think choosing a chilling system comes down to cost, capacity, and performance capabilities, you’re only half right. The resins you’ll be processing give up heat at different rates, which means you’d better be taking them into account, too.

April 18, 2017 News

Milacron delivers its 12,501st India-made injection molding machine

by Canadian Plastics

Processing equipment maker Milacron Holdings Corp. has delivered its 12,501st injection molding machine manufactured in India. On March 22, Milacron’s India manufacturing team, from its Ahmedabad, India manufacturing facility, presented its 12,501st India-made machine. The Milacron Magna Toggle 450 ton

April 18, 2017 News

Engel to hold Technology Symposium at York, Pa. HQ

by Canadian Plastics

Processing equipment maker Engel North America is holding a complementary Technology Symposium at its recently renovated Technology and Training Center at its U.S. headquarters in York, Pa. The two-day event, scheduled for April 26 and 27, will devote the first

April 17, 2017 News

NPE2018 registration now open

by Canadian Plastics

Registration has officially opened for NPE2018, the largest plastics trade show in North America. The triennial international event, last held in March 2015, is set for May 7-11, 2018 at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This is

April 12, 2017 News

Plastics Industry Association hires chief economist

by Canadian Plastics

Perc Pineda to serve as staff expert on economics, statistics, and industry research.

April 12, 2017 News

Loews buying blow molder Consolidated Container

by Canadian Plastics

Atlanta, Ga.-based Consolidated Container makes packaging applications for beverage, food, and household chemicals. It will be a part of a newly-created segment called Loews Packaging Group.

April 12, 2017 News

Mocon receives ISO 9001:2015 certification for North American facilities

by Canadian Plastics

Mocon Inc., a provider of instruments and services for testing, measuring, and analyzing invisible gases, has received ISO 9001:2015 certification for both of its North American manufacturing facilities. The certification includes Mocon’s North American manufacturing facilities in Minneapolis, Minn., and

April 8, 2017 News

Sepro now supplying linear robots for Milacron in Europe

by Canadian Plastics

France-based automation supplier Sepro Group has signed a deal with processing equipment maker Milacron Holdings Corp. to manufacture 3- and 5-axis robots to be sold along with Milacron injection molding machines in Europe. The agreement is similar to one Sepro

April 6, 2017 News

Quebec plastics industry veteran receiving SPE award

by Canadian Plastics

Marie-France Sosa, director of sales and project development with injection molder Plastiques GPR, is among three new Honored Service Members who will be recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers.

April 5, 2017 News

Rapid Granulator opening Pittsburgh production facility

by Canadian Plastics

The multi-million dollar operation will “take back full control of U.S. production,” the Swedish firm said.

April 2, 2017 News

NPE2018 sells out its exhibit space

by Canadian Plastics

Exhibit space sold out at the space draw, which was held in March. The show returns to Orlando from May 7-11, 2018.

March 29, 2017 News

Sonoco completes acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company

by Canadian Plastics

The US$230 million deal will almost double packaging supplier Sonoco’s thermoforming business.

March 27, 2017 News

New VP, sales and marketing at Conair

by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment maker Conair has appointed industry veteran Sam Rajkovich to the position.

March 20, 2017 News

Starlinger president Erna Starlinger-Huemer dies at 81

by Canadian Plastics

Erna Starlinger-Huemer, the president and former director of Austria-based extrusion machinery maker Starlinger & Co. GmbH, died on March 11 aged 81. With her late husband Franz, Starlinger-Huemer helped build Starlinger into one of the world’s leading plastic packaging machinery

March 17, 2017 News

Automation not an “imminent threat” to Canadian jobs: report

by Canadian Plastics

The report, by Toronto-based think tank C.D. Howe Institute, said industries at “high risk” of automation make up just 1.7 per cent of the Canadian workforce.

March 10, 2017 News

Plastics machinery shipments declined in Q4 2016

by Canadian Plastics

For the first time since the recovery in the plastics industry began in 2010, North American shipments of plastics machinery posted a second consecutive quarterly decrease, according to statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES).