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October 22, 2018 News

Engel reports “moderate growth” despite slowdown in North American sales

by Canadian Plastics

Engel is forecasting a six per cent increase in earnings over last year, with Germany representing the “lion’s share” of the sales.

October 21, 2018 News

Extrusion R&D pioneer Norton Wheeler, Jr. passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Wheeler’s 60-year career was spent entirely with Pawcatuck, Conn.-based extrusion equipment maker Davis-Standard LLC, where in the early 1980s he patented the well-known DSB screw design.

October 17, 2018 News

Herbold Meckesheim “up and running again” after massive fire in September

by Canadian Plastics

The plastics recycling machinery maker is returning to a normal production level following a major fire on Sept. 10 at its plant and headquarters in Meckesheim, Germany.

October 17, 2018 News

Sidel Group acquires Italian packaging supplier PET Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.

October 16, 2018 News

Orders and sales are up for KraussMaffei Group

by Canadian Plastics

The German processing machinery maker is also expanding its business model as well as digital services and products, and introducing a new speed-to-market program for European customers.

October 15, 2018 News

Primex, ICC Industries founder John Farber wins lifetime achievement award

by Canadian Plastics

Called the “King of Chemicals”, the Romanian-born Farber moved to the U.S. and founded ICC Chemical Corp. in the 1950s, which played a key role in developing logistics and shipping expertise for the global movement of bulk chemicals.

October 10, 2018 News

Collaborative robot maker Rethink Robotics shuts down

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 2008 by Rodney Brooks, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethink was known for its Baxter and Sawyer cobots.

October 9, 2018 News

CPIA names 2018 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Recycling industry pioneer Emmie Leung, the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, is the Leader of the Year for 2018.

October 9, 2018 News

Vinyl Institute appoints Ned Monroe as new president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Monroe replaces Dick Doyle, who has announced his retirement for the end of 2018 after leading the Washington, D.C.-based association for the past seven years.

October 7, 2018 News

SPE announces winners of Thermoforming Conference parts competition

by Canadian Plastics

Profile Plastics, of Lake Bluff, Ill., took the top awards for its medical cart enclosure application.

October 2, 2018 News

Rohrer buys retail packaging maker Transparent Container

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.

September 28, 2018 News

Davis-Standard invests $2 million to expand feedscrew manufacturing capacity

by Canadian Plastics

The investment involves the installation of Davis-Standard’s fourth CNC machining centre, which will enable the company to increase feedscrew production by over 25 per cent.

September 27, 2018 Feature

New technology lets processors get smart with artificial intelligence

by Canadian Plastics

A new machine learning solution developed by Montreal-based AxiPolymer Inc. is designed to make it easier for large-sized plastics processors to embrace artificial intelligence.

September 20, 2018 News

Plastics machinery shipments in North America up again: report

by Canadian Plastics

For the fifth consecutive quarter, plastics machinery shipments in North America continued to increase in the second quarter of 2018, according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

September 9, 2018 News

Assets of Ontario extruder Uponor bought by U.S. investment firm Wynnchurch Capital

by Canadian Plastics

The assets of polyethylene pipe producer Uponor Infra Ltd. have been acquired by Wynnchurch Capital LLC for $62.5 million and renamed as Infra Pipe Solutions Ltd.

September 9, 2018 Feature

Rotogran International is getting very big in granulation

by Canadian Plastics

Booming sales, a recent relocation into a bigger plant, and a deep dive into making larger granulators all signal the start of a new era for this Southern Ontario-based size reduction equipment manufacturer.

August 25, 2018 News

Composite decking maker Fiberon bought by Fortune Brands

by Canadian Plastics

Fortune Brands Home & Security, a home and security products company, acquired Fiberon for US$470 million, and plans to make it part of its new Doors & Security segment.

August 22, 2018 News

GN Thermoforming winning new orders for its new GN800 unit

by Canadian Plastics

The Chester, N.S.-based company has received multiple orders from Canadian and American processors for its new GN800 Thermoformer, and expects further increased business activity over the next several months in the U.S, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

August 21, 2018 News

Specialty extruder Pexco acquires Custom Extrusion Inc.

by Canadian Plastics

Custom Extrusion is a profile extruder with facilities in Sheffield, Mass. and Asheboro, N.C.

August 20, 2018 Feature

Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLs

by Canadian Plastics

Created by Mississauga, Ont.-based packaging design firm KBS Impact Inc., the lids can save container weight – and costs – by using a peelable in-mold label that that acts as a tamper-evident seal.