KraussMaffei decides not to exhibit at Fakuma 2020by Canadian Plastics
While stressing the importance of the Fakuma trade show, KrassMaffei said that it could find no “viable” way to offer its customers and personnel a “satisfactory” trade show experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plastimagen postponed until January 2021 due to COVID-19 concernsby Canadian Plastics
Originally scheduled for Nov. 10-13, the trade show will now run from Jan. 11-14, 2021 at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City.
Wittmann names Domenik Nikollaj as head of sales in Viennaby Canadian Plastics
The new position is designed to give Wittmann’s international distribution network a central contact person for all activities relating to robots and peripheral equipment.
Researchers develop process to recycle thermoset plasticsby Canadian Plastics
A team at Case Western Reserve University has developed a new technology that could transform non-recyclable plastics into recyclable ones and reprocess them into new products with comparable or even higher value.
Covestro CEO Markus Steilemann named as new head of PlasticsEuropeby Canadian Plastics
Steilemann will serve a three-year term as the new president of the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe.
Maguire Canada now distributing for Rapid Granulator in Ontario, central and western Canadaby Canadian Plastics
The Vaughan, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment supplier is the new distributor for size reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
Molded Precision Components donating face shields to Barrie Business Association, other businessesby Canadian Plastics
MPC’s Shield-U face shield, developed in conjunction with medical device maker Sterling Industries, is a Class 1, Health Canada-approved medical device.
New centre helps Quebec manufacturers adopt Industry 4.0 technologyby Canadian Plastics
Called DigifabQG, this industrial expertise centre in Longueuil, Que. gives manufacturers a single point of contact with digitization experts.
Wittmann Group won’t be exhibiting at Fakuma 2020by Canadian Plastics
Due to COVID-19 risks, the Austria-based machinery maker won’t be participating in the trade show scheduled for October in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costsby Canadian Plastics
A team at Purdue University has developed a new way for manufacturers to mix polymers and nanocellulose in order to save material and production steps when using plant-based materials in auto part and food packaging molding.
Aoki, R&D/Leverage form North American allianceby Canadian Plastics
Missouri-based R&D/Leverage is now the North American designer and tool builder for Aoki in the injection stretch blow molding sector.
RJG adds Bole injection molding machine to North Carolina training centreby Canadian Plastics
The Bole 100 EKS C340 is a servo driven hydraulic machine with 110 tons of clamping force.
Belplas now representing Stirling in Central and Eastern Canadaby Canadian Plastics
The Vaughan, Ont.-based company has been appointed as Stirling’s exclusive representative for its Sterling line of auxiliary equipment for the injection molding and blow molding industries.
Packaging supplier Comar to expand in New Jerseyby Canadian Plastics
The company has announced what it calls “a major capacity expansion” of its Buena, N.J. plant operations by building a new offsite location in nearby Vineland, N.J.
Maguire offering flexible PET shield for safe social distancingby Canadian Plastics
The company’s Jordan Defense Shield can be installed and uninstalled quickly and is made to fit any space by simply unrolling the shield to the required length.
Coca-Cola Amatil, Dynapack sign agreement to build advanced PET recycling plant in Indonesiaby Canadian Plastics
Amatil and Dynapack will work together through a proof of concept phase to consider a potential plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale and location, end-to-end requirements, and potential integration into each company’s value chains.
Engel, Hack Formenbau partner on high-volume system that molds COVID-19 test swabsby Canadian Plastics
The two longtime collaborators have developed an integrated system that allows plastics processors to produce two-component test swabs in high volumes and with short lead times.
Nordson expands medical tubing offerings with Fluortek acquisitionby Canadian Plastics
Easton, Pa.-based Fluortek will become part of the Nordson Medical product line within Nordson’s Advanced Technology Solutions segment.
Extraordinary times, extraordinary dryersby Canadian Plastics
Even in the middle of a pandemic, the science behind molding plastic parts doesn’t change. Which means it’s just as critical now as ever to dry plastics in the processing phase. These new technologies really bring the heat.
Pandemic pauses North American plastics machinery shipments during first quarterby Canadian Plastics
But a new report by the Plastics Industry Association does show increases in some areas.