Decking extruder Trex to build new manufacturing plant in Arkansas
The five-year, $400-million investment will create 500 jobs.
Printex Transparent Packaging introduces clear boxes with 100 per cent post-consumer recycled PET
The packaging is manufactured domestically and is offered as a sustainable replacement for virgin PET.
Pregis begins production at new South Carolina blown film plant
The 168,000-square-foot facility features multiple newly-installed lines, and has a film laboratory to develop and test materials.
Davis-Standard names Gianzo Mastrangelo as aftermarket regional manager for Canada, Northeast U.S.
Mastrangelo has held multiple leadership roles at Brampton Engineering, General Motors of Canada, CFM, Fenwick Automotive, and Embassy Flavours.
C-P Flexible Packaging acquires Preferred Packaging
The deal expands C-P’s offerings in the meal solutions markets.
Canada Plastic Pact releases new ‘Roadmap to 2025’ action plan
The plan focuses on three strategic priorities to improve plastics recycling and move Canada towards a circular economy by 2025.
Berry, LyondellBasell help Wendy’s improve plastic cup recyclability
Berry will produce all-plastic cups for the restaurant chain, using recycled material supplied by LyondellBasell and other suppliers.
Rotoplast is growing strong
Not even a global pandemic can stop this Quebec-based rotational molder’s carefully laid expansion plans.
Bunting acquires U.K.-based magnet supplier MagDev
The deal expands Bunting’s range of magnetic solutions, especially concerning soft magnet materials.
UFP Technologies buys Contech Medical
Providence, R.I.-based Contech is a manufacturer of class III medical device packaging primarily for catheters and guidewires.
U.S. plastics industry trade improves in 2021 after 2020 pandemic slump, report says
The Plastics Industry Association report said that Mexico and Canada remained the U.S. plastics industry’s largest export markets.
Self-destructing plastic wins design contest award
The technology involves embedding polyester-eating enzymes in the plastic that, once triggered, cause it to completely degrade in days.
Epsilyte acquires EPS maker StyroChem Canada
Texas-based Epsilyte says the deal creates one of the largest producers of EPS in North America.
Tekni-Plex buys Mexico-based Johnson Plastic Group to expand medical device footprint
Precision extruder Johnson Plastic Group provides medical device solutions for interventional and therapeutic procedures.
Ontario recycler EFS-plastics acquires blow molder Exi-Plast
The deal is prompted by policy and industry commitments to the Canadian circular economy, EFS officials say.
Niigon Machines files for bankruptcy
Originally called Athena Automation, the Vaughan, Ont.-based injection molding machine maker was founded by Robert Schad in 2008.
Entek opens new extrusion manufacturing, engineering plant in Nevada
The 98,000-square-foot building will be home to wear parts production, fabrication and assembly, and engineering.
SPE thermoforming division announces parts competition winners
Quebec molder Plastique Art won the ‘Vacuum Forming – Gold’ award for an enclosure assembly of eight thermoformed parts that house a high-end intensive care unit ventilator.
Axiom Group buys injection molding compounder to support development of EV components
Ontario-based Axiom says it’s currently working with various OEMs and vehicle platform developers in advanced compound integration.
Tekni-Plex buys food and beverage packaging supplier Keyes
The deal adds to Tekni-Plex’s tray and flat portfolio.
The Circular Plastics Taskforce completes Phase I of its initiative to support a circular economy for plastics
The goal of Phase I was to conduct a detailed mapping of the value chain of the plastics recycling industry in Quebec, to determine market needs and to establish optimization hypotheses.
TC Transcontinental Packaging opens Wisconsin R&D centre
The new Art, Science and Technology Research and Applications (ASTRA) Center measures 12,200 square feet and employs more than 20 engineers.
KraussMaffei appoints new sales manager for extrusion in Canada
Sean Doran has nearly 27 years of experience in plastics machinery and systems sales.
Microsoft, Sabic partner on new mouse with 20 per cent recycled ocean plastic shell
The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse is Microsoft’s first product made with recycled ocean plastic.
SPE thermoforming division honours James Alongi with Lifetime Achievement Award
Alongi is president of Maac Machinery Corp. in Carol Stream, Ill., and has been a member of the division for nearly 25 years.
Report indicates continued U.S. plastics industry growth in 2021
Real plastics industry shipments are expected to increase 2.2 per cent this year following a 0.9 per cent decrease last year, according to the Plastics Industry Association’s latest Size & Impact report.
Silgan buying packaging solutions provider Gateway Plastics
The deal aims to expand Silgan’s product offering in dispensing and specialty closures.
Good Natured Products helps two food suppliers minimize environmental impact
The food producers are introducing new crops and next-gen sustainable agriculture practices that are easier on the planet than some traditional growing methods.
PepsiCo announces initiatives to cut its plastics use
The company wants to cut the use of virgin plastic by 50 per cent per serving and use 50 per cent recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030.
Rotomolder Solar Plastics expands into Mexico
Production in the 55,000-square-foot plant in Monterrey is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2022.
Spartech acquires plastics provider Crawford Industries
With two U.S. plants, Crawford manufactures thin-gauge extruded PE and PP sheets and converts them into environmentally friendly products.
Manufacturing sales fell 1.5 per cent in July, StatCan says
But sales of plastic and rubber machinery rose in July.