Starlinger PET recycling line paying off for Ontario water bottlerby Canadian Plastics
The line, which was installed in April 2016 in the plastics recycling facility of Canadian water bottler Ice River Springs in Feversham, Ont., has delivered higher than expected production output and minimized the purge rate by 40 per cent.
Toray Plastics helps Rhode Island university break ground on new engineering complexby Canadian Plastics
Made possible in part by a $2 million pledge from Toray Plastics, the new University of Rhode Island engineering complex gives Toray naming rights for building’s atrium.
IPL buys California-based molder Macro Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The US$150 million purchase is designed to expand IPL’s footprint in the U.S. and South America.
Tekni-Plex acquires foam closure liner supplier BrunaSealsby Canadian Plastics
Doral, Fla.-based BrunaSeals will become part of Tri-Seal, Tekni-Plex’s global closure liners business unit.
Macro Engineering installs second cling PVC cast film line for Brazilian customerby Canadian Plastics
Shipped to food packager Meiwa Embalagens, the cling PVC cast film line is capable of producing thicknesses in the range of 8-16µm, with a die width of 2.2 meters.
Husky forms customer success management organizationby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to provide improved support for its systems in the field, processing equipment maker Husky Injection Molding Systems has formed a new organization focused on customer success management (CSM). “This organization is dedicated to proactive support for customers,…
Artificial sausage casing technology smokes the competitionby Canadian Plastics
Brampton, Ont.-based Tronoplast Technologies Inc. has just delivered a new ultra-high speed three-layer line designed for manufacturing porous, naturally smokeable polymeric sausage casing to a European customer.
Amcor Rigid Plastics buys Columbian specialty container makerby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to boost its capabilities in the rigid plastic container sector, packaging supplier Amcor Rigid Plastics USA LLC has expanded its specialty container business in Latin America with the acquisition of Colombia’s Plasticos Team S.A.S. from Columbian food…
Pregis acquires Sharp Packaging Systemsby Canadian Plastics
The deal will add bagging systems capability to Pregis’s protective packaging portfolio.
ORBIS picks Toronto injection molding plant for annual awardby Canadian Plastics
ORBIS Corporation, a manufacturer of plastic recycling bins and organic barrels, has named its Toronto injection molding facility as the company’s 2016 Plant of the Year. The Toronto plant was one of ORBIS’ 11 manufacturing facilities considered for the award,…
Milacron delivers its 12,501st India-made injection molding machineby 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…
Loews buying blow molder Consolidated Containerby 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.
GN Thermoforming boosts presence in Asiaby Canadian Plastics
The Chester, N.S.-based firm has expanded its agreement with agent Vulcan Plastics Technology to include Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.
ProAmpac acquires Trinity Packaging Corporationby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to move into larger packaging formats, flexible packaging supplier ProAmpac is acquiring Trinity Packaging Corporation, a flexible packaging firm that specializes in large format packaging for the lawn and garden, food, and specialty industrial markets. The financial…
Klöckner Pentaplast buying Linpac Groupby Canadian Plastics
Klöckner Pentaplast said the transaction “will create a global leader in the rigid and flexible film market,” with combined annual revenues exceeding US$2 billion.
Sonoco completes acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Companyby Canadian Plastics
The US$230 million deal will almost double packaging supplier Sonoco’s thermoforming business.
Starlinger president Erna Starlinger-Huemer dies at 81by 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…
Converting Systems acquires J&C Industriesby Canadian Plastics
Plastics processing machinery maker and refurbisher Converting Systems Inc. (CSI) has acquired machining, fabrication, and assembly firm J&C Industries. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. “This purchase will allow CSI to provide full support and replacement parts…
Avery Dennison buys PVC tape maker Yongleby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to improve its global tapes and fasteners business, packaging material supplier Avery Dennison has acquired Yongle Tape Company Ltd., said to be one of the world’s largest PVC tape manufacturers, for US$190 million. Headquartered in China’s Hebei…
Sonoco acquiring thermoformer Peninsula Packaging for $230 millionby Canadian Plastics
The move will almost double packaging supplier Sonoco’s thermoforming business.