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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Auto supplier Angstrom buys custom injection molder Vantec Inc.
Headquartered in Webster City, Iowa, Vantec will be renamed Vantec LLC.
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.
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.
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.
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.