Canadian Plastics

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Plastics Processes

News
November 25, 2020  

Windmöller & Hölscher names Peter Steinbeck as new CEO

Effective January 2021 Steinbeck succeeds Jürgen Vutz, who has been named to the film extrusion, printing and converting equipment maker’s board of directors.

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November 23, 2020  

Altium Packaging buys blow molder SFB Plastics

Founded in 1970 as a provider of thermoformed plastic freezer spacers, SFB Plastics company expanded into rigid packaging in 1976 and has specialized in HDPE blow molding of industrial containers for over 40 years.

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November 23, 2020  

Brose adds Engel to suppliers list

Automotive Tier 1 Brose has added injection molding machine maker Engel Austria to its BEST group of strategic suppliers.

News
November 17, 2020  

North American primary plastics machinery shipments continue recovery in third quarter

Canada and Mexico remained the top export markets for U.S. equipment suppliers in the third quarter, according to the Plastics Industry Association’s committee on equipment statistics.

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November 16, 2020  

Ontario invests $350,000 for plastic sheeting maker to produce face shields

The funding for Integrated Packaging Films of Ayr, Ont. will help the firm produce an additional four million face shields per month for use during the second wave of COVID-19.

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November 16, 2020  

Nolato completes acquisition of U.S.-based GW Plastics

First announced in August 2020, the deal sees medical parts maker GW Plastics’ seven global manufacturing facilities joining Nolato’s 25-plus facilities around the world.

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November 11, 2020  

Myers Industries acquires U.S. rotomolder Elkhart Plastics

The combination of Elkhart and Myers’ Ameri-Kart businesses will create the fifth largest rotational molder in the United States.

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November 9, 2020  

TC Transcontinental Packaging offering new packaging made of 30 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic

In collaboration with AHA Sparkling Water, a brand of The Coca-Cola Co., the Montreal-based packaging supplier is incorporating recycled content into its IntegrititeTM collation shrink film.

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November 6, 2020  

Husky introduces mid-volume PET preform system

The preform system benefits both established companies producing niche brands or smaller-run SKUs as well as emerging producers seeking a fast, low-risk entry into markets, Husky said.

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November 2, 2020  

HRSflow finishing expansion of Italy manufacturing plant

The expansion was designed according to lean manufacturing criteria to make the company’s hot runner assembly process more efficient.

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November 2, 2020  

US Extruders grows, expands manufacturing space

The Rhode Island-based custom single-screw extruder maker has increased its manufacturing space by over 90 per cent and is hiring for multiple positions.

News
October 26, 2020  

Kautex Maschinenbau modernizing, extending its packaging portfolio

The Germany-based extrusion blow molding specialist says its portfolio will be streamlined and presented with a more modular and transparent approach to meet future customer requirements.

News
October 9, 2020  

Industry groups push back against Canada’s new single-use plastic bans

The federal government’s plan to ban some single-use plastic products by labelling them “toxic” to the environment is defamatory and harmful to the companies that produce them, industry group say.

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October 8, 2020  

Expoplast is now part of virtual manufacturing trade event

“Virtual Engineering Week” will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, and will present hundreds of virtual exhibitor booths spanning plastics, medtech, automation, design, and packaging.

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October 7, 2020  

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag unveils new sales structure

The new structure focuses on five business developments dedicated to specific industry-related market challenges, the injection molding machine maker said.

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October 1, 2020  

Auto supplier Angstrom buys custom injection molder Vantec Inc.

Headquartered in Webster City, Iowa, Vantec will be renamed Vantec LLC.

News
September 30, 2020  

Plastics industry 8th largest in U.S., new report says

The plastics industry is a key part of the American economy, the report from Plastics Industry Association said, accounting for an estimated $432 billion in shipments and over a million workers in 2019.

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September 29, 2020  

Trelleborg expands silicone molding capacity at Minnesota plant

The expansion at the facility in Delano includes the addition of a 6,000 square foot ISO Class 7 cleanroom capabilities as well as new presses and other equipment.

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September 24, 2020  

New extrusion screw mixing design targets highly filled resins

The DS-Blend from Davis-Standard is a patent-pending design to improve the performance of a single-screw extruder.

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September 23, 2020  

Upgraded PU mixing, metering machine from KraussMaffei

The company’s new EcoStar Compact is designed to meet the needs of medium-sized PU processing companies performing reaction injection molding.