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Plastics Processes


October 17, 2019 News

StackTeck announces new initiative for IML automation

by Canadian Plastics

The Brampton, Ont.-based company has put together a new team to facilitate customer projects for IML and other packaging applications, in a new StackTeck facility in the Toronto area.

October 15, 2019 News

K 2019 starts this week

by Canadian Plastics

The world’s largest plastics trade show runs from Oct. 16-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

October 15, 2019 News

New board chair elected for Plastics Industry Association

by Canadian Plastics

BASF’s Phillip E. Wilson has been elected board chair at the U.S.-based industry association, replacing outgoing board chair Jim Murphy.

October 15, 2019 News

Kreyenborg expands manufacturing site in Senden, Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The manufacturer of pelletizers, melt pumps, screen changers, and other bulk handling and auxiliary equipment, has added two new production halls, new machining centres, and extended the test facility.

October 12, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex names new head of China operations

by Canadian Plastics

The Wayne, Pa.-based plastic product maker has appointed Michael Luo to head its China operations, based in Suzhou.

October 9, 2019 News

Hydratec to acquire majority interest in Dutch injection molding machine maker Stork

by Canadian Plastics

Hydratec said it is in talks to purchase 75 per cent of the shares of Stork and also plastic pipe extruder Rollepaal Holding BV.

October 8, 2019 News

Quebec’s Polykar adds third W&H multi-layer co-extrusion line

by Canadian Plastics

The new Optimex machine adds 7 million pounds to Polykar’s existing film production.

October 8, 2019 News

New management for Wittmann Battenfeld Deutschland

by Canadian Plastics

Andreas Schramm and Michael Tolz have jointly taken up the position of managing directors of Wittmann Battenfeld Deutschland, with current incumbent Klaus Ehlig due to retire at the end of the year.

October 4, 2019 News

Myers Industries CEO Dave Banyard stepping down

by Canadian Plastics

Chief legal officer Andrean Horton will become interim CEO of the Akron, Ohio-based plastic product maker.

October 2, 2019 News

MI Windows and Doors acquiring Milgard Windows & Doors

by Canadian Plastics

Tacoma, Wash.-based Milgard is being sold by parent company Masco Corp. for US$725 million.

October 1, 2019 News

Maguire Products opens Taiwan subsidiary

by Canadian Plastics

The new Taiwanese company is Maguire’s sixth international subsidiary, and will provide sales, technical support, and stocks of equipment and parts.

October 1, 2019 News

Husky makes organizational, leadership changes

by Canadian Plastics

The Bolton, Ont.-based company has expanded its Next Generation Operating Model program to include its hot runners, controllers and medical business, and also appointed Wes Grove to the role of chief operating officer.

September 25, 2019 News

Graham Partners invests in California blow molder VPET

by Canadian Plastics

VPET manufactures custom and stock PET plastic containers for the food packaging and beverage industries, and specializes in wide-mouth PET food packaging.

September 24, 2019 News

Hot runner makers Otto Männer and Thermoplay now operating jointly

by Canadian Plastics

Both brands are part of the Barnes Molding Solutions strategic business unit.

September 19, 2019 News

Rebranded Maguire vacuum dryers offer big energy savings

by Canadian Plastics

The Aston, Pa.-based company is relaunching its VDB dryers under the Ultra brand.

September 18, 2019 News

Quebec label maker Labelink buys Labelix

by Canadian Plastics

Labelix, headquartered in Granby, Que., supplies pressure-sensitive labels.

September 17, 2019 News

Improved strand pelletizers from Coperion offer optimized pellet quality

by Canadian Plastics

Coperion Pelletizing Technology GmbH, with North American headquartered in Salinas, Kansas, is introducing improved dual bearing strand pelletizers which have been re-engineered to offer easy, rapid handling and optimized pellet quality. The SP140, SP240 and SP340 models in the SP

September 17, 2019 News

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag names new managing director in China

by Canadian Plastics

Stephan Greif has stepped down as leader after almost 20 years, handing over the leadership responsibilities of Demag Plastics Machinery Ningbo Co. Ltd. to Pietro Scattarreggia.

September 13, 2019 News

Wittmann Gravimax blenders available in two new modes

by Canadian Plastics

The blenders, which can meter and mix as many as eight ingredients, are now available in reference additive and reference virgin metering modes.

September 13, 2019 News

Maag Pump Systems realigns brands, corporate strategy after acquisitions

by Canadian Plastics

The Swiss-based firm is bundling the activities of the companies it has acquired in recent years into what it calls “four centres of excellence.”