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December 11, 2017 News

Clariant creates 3D printing materials business

by Canadian Plastics

The goal of the new Clariant 3D printing business is to leverage the company’s experience in tailoring polymers for a broad range of end market applications with pigments, additives and masterbatches.

December 9, 2017 News

Graham Partners buys thermoformer Tray-Pak

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Reading, Pa., Tray-Pak produces thermoformed packaging solutions such as trays, deli containers, display trays, lids, and domes for food, consumer goods, medical, and industrial applications.

December 5, 2017 News

Rigid packager IntraPac sold to private equity firm Onex

by Canadian Plastics

Mooresville, N.C.-based IntraPac manufactures sticks, jars, vials, closures, spouts, bottles, and tubes for the personal care, household products, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. 

December 5, 2017 News

Sidel partners with Coca-Cola for new “spiral” Fanta PET bottle

by Canadian Plastics

Coca-Cola credits the new bottle redesign with helping to revitalize the 70-year-old Fanta brand.

December 4, 2017 News

KraussMaffei hires new sales engineer for English-speaking Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The company has named industry veteran Jim Chow as its technical sales engineer for the KraussMaffei and Netstal injection molding machine brands in the English-speaking Canadian provinces.

November 29, 2017 News

Fanuc marks production of 500,000th robot

by Canadian Plastics

In April, Fanuc announced plans to build a new factory in Chikusei City, Japan, scheduled to open in August 2018, which will increase its robot capacity from 6,000 to 11,000 units per month.

November 29, 2017 News

NPE2018 to feature new Medical Parts Processing Zone

by Canadian Plastics

The new sector-specific zone, to be located on the show floor in the South Building, will focus on plastics materials, processes and technology advances for medical devices and diagnostics in healthcare industries.

November 24, 2017 News

Plastics firms among Ontario Export Awards winners

by Canadian Plastics

GreenMantra Recycling Technologies Ltd. won the Clean Technology Award, and PolyCorp Ltd. won the Leadership Award.

November 22, 2017 News

Graham Partners buys packaging thermoformer EasyPak

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Leominster, Mass., EasyPak serves the food packaging sector, and describes itself as being unusual in that it offers packaging made from 100 per cent post-consumer recycled materials.

November 21, 2017 News

Bunting Magnetics names new GM of its Kansas HQ

by Canadian Plastics

The company has appointed Kevin Miller as its general manager, overseeing all Newton, Kansas operations including production, inside sales, engineering, and purchasing.

November 18, 2017 News

Kautex opens new assembly hall in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The plant, which officially opened on Nov. 9, will be used mainly for the assembly of the company’s KBB-series all-electric packaging machines as well as KSB machines for blow molding applications in the automotive industry.

November 14, 2017 News

Robotic automation maker Omron opens new Montreal office

by Canadian Plastics

The new location is part of Omron’s increased investment and revitalization in Canada and the Americas.

November 13, 2017 News

SPE names Automotive Innovation Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Ford Motor Co. took home the top award for its entry in the body exterior category, a structural front-end module with loose layer construction on the 2018 Expedition.

November 10, 2017 News

Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

by Canadian Plastics

In a Nov. 9 statement, Bolton, Ont.-based Husky has created a dedicated tooling team to focus investment on technology and increased global delivery capabilities.

November 7, 2017 News

Alpha Packaging acquires Dutch plant from Graham Packaging Company

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase, for an undisclosed price, is part of Alpha’s European expansion.

November 5, 2017 News

Macro Engineering appoints rep for Spain and Portugal

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, Ont.-based film and sheet extrusion systems maker Macro Engineering and Technology has expanded its European presence by adding Innopack Systems as its sales agent for Spain and Portugal.

November 1, 2017 News

Husky sells 12 systems to Russian medical parts molder

by Canadian Plastics

Pascal Medical is installing the Husky processing machines in its new state-of-the-art facility in Dubna, Russia.

October 25, 2017 News

Tekni-Plex promotes Glenn Fish to chief operating officer

by Canadian Plastics

Previously, Fish was chief financial officer and executive vice president. During his three-year-tenure with the Wayne, Pa.-based Tekni-Plex, the company has achieved consistent year-on-year quarterly earnings growth and has completed six strategic acquisitions.

October 24, 2017 News

Guill Tool opens in-house rheology lab

by Canadian Plastics

The lab, said to be the only one offered by an extrusion tooling maker, features a range of testing equipment, including a hybrid rotational rheometer, a differential scanning calorimeter, and a thermal conductivity meter.

October 20, 2017 News

KraussMaffei Corp. opens new innovation centre at Kentucky HQ

by Canadian Plastics

The innovation centre was unveiled during the company’s open house on Oct. 5 – an event that also drew record attendance, the company said.