Kevin Bell joins Belplas as sales manager for Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
Bell has over 25 years of experience in the plastics industry, with expertise in material handling, refrigeration, and material conveying.
Primary plastics machinery shipments in North America down in Q3by Canadian Plastics
Compared to last quarter, total shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery dropped by 0.5% to US$293.7 million in the third quarter of 2019, new figures from the Plastics Industry Association show.
Pipe maker Ipex opens new California distribution centreby Canadian Plastics
The facility in Stockton nearly quadruples the company’s available warehouse space in the region.
New vice president of sales and service for Graham Engineeringby Canadian Plastics
The York, Pa.-based extrusion machinery maker has promoted Michael Duff to the role.
Röchling establishing center for additive manufacturingby Canadian Plastics
Located in Germany, the center will boost the components manufacturer’s expertise in 3D printing.
Packaging supplier Pregis invests $5 million in Michigan facilityby Canadian Plastics
The company has bought its fourth Windmoeller & Hoelscher blown film line for the plant, and is leasing an additional 35,000 square feet in the same location for expanded warehousing capability.
Siemens buys additive manufacturing software developer Atlas 3Dby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based Atlas helps designers define optimal part orientations for “right first time” 3D printing.
DSM and Shapeways partner to develop scalable 3D printing solutionsby Canadian Plastics
DSM said the partnership will allow it to utilize Shapeways’ technology to “harness the power of on-demand 3D printing at scale, with just a small line of code.”
Wittmann Battenfeld sells its 40,000th injection molding machineby Canadian Plastics
The unit, a MacroPower 850, was delivered to the Eschwege, Germany molding plant of Stiebel Eltron GmbH, a molder of products for the household technology sector.
Sekisui Chemical acquires composite parts maker AIM Aerospaceby Canadian Plastics
As a result of the purchase, Renton, Wash.-based AIM will change its name to Sekisui Aerospace.
Nissei buying controlling share of Negri Bossiby Canadian Plastics
Japan-based Nissei said it’s buying 75 per cent of Negri Bossi’s shares now and the remaining 25 per cent “within a few years.”
Milacron stockholders have approved sale to Hillenbrandby Canadian Plastics
The US$2 billion deal between the Cincinnati, Ohio-based processing machinery maker and Hillenbrand was first announced in July 2019.
Rotomolder Tank Holding acquires Chem-Tainerby Canadian Plastics
Hummelstown, Pa.-based Chem-Tainer is a rotational molder that manufacturers tanks and containers for both chemical and water applications.
Extrusion film veteran Duane Smith moves to part-time roleby Canadian Plastics
Smith has been with extrusion machinery maker Davis-Standard for 47 years, most recently as process manager, web handling and specialty winding.
Canadian plastic pipe maker Ipex completes acquisition of Silver-Line Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The goal of the acquisition, which was first announced in August, is to allow Ipex to increase its market position in the U.S.
Milacron’s sales down in Q3 2019by Canadian Plastics
The results come as the company prepares for its acquisition by industrial equipment maker Hillenbrand Inc.
Canadians at K 2019: Oh, Canada!by Canadian Plastics
Canadian companies may not have been among the most numerous exhibitors at the K 2019 trade show in Düsseldorf in October, but they made an impact. From the Great White North direct to western Germany, here’s a look at some of the made-in-Canada developments and technologies unveiled at the big show.
Canadian vinyl industry icon Vic De Zen receives Vinyl Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Awardby Canadian Plastics
De Zen is currently the CEO and chairman of vinyl building product maker Vision Extrusion Group of Companies in Vaughan, Ont.
Former Conair Group president Niles Kenyon passes awayby Canadian Plastics
Kenyon, 78, led the auxiliary equipment maker from 1986 to 2004.
SPE Thermoforming Conference changing to biennial formatby Canadian Plastics
Previously an annual event, the conference will now take place every other year, with the next event scheduled for Sept. 2021.