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Plastics Processes


July 3, 2020 News

KraussMaffei decides not to exhibit at Fakuma 2020

by Canadian Plastics

While stressing the importance of the Fakuma trade show, KrassMaffei said that it could find no “viable” way to offer its customers and personnel a “satisfactory” trade show experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 3, 2020 News

Plastimagen postponed until January 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns

by Canadian Plastics

Originally scheduled for Nov. 10-13, the trade show will now run from Jan. 11-14, 2021 at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City.

June 30, 2020 News

Wittmann names Domenik Nikollaj as head of sales in Vienna

by Canadian Plastics

The new position is designed to give Wittmann’s international distribution network a central contact person for all activities relating to robots and peripheral equipment.

June 26, 2020 Feature

Researchers develop process to recycle thermoset plastics

by Canadian Plastics

A team at Case Western Reserve University has developed a new technology that could transform non-recyclable plastics into recyclable ones and reprocess them into new products with comparable or even higher value.

June 25, 2020 News

Covestro CEO Markus Steilemann named as new head of PlasticsEurope

by Canadian Plastics

Steilemann will serve a three-year term as the new president of the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe.

June 25, 2020 News

Maguire Canada now distributing for Rapid Granulator in Ontario, central and western Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The Vaughan, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment supplier is the new distributor for size reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

June 23, 2020 News

Molded Precision Components donating face shields to Barrie Business Association, other businesses

by Canadian Plastics

MPC’s Shield-U face shield, developed in conjunction with medical device maker Sterling Industries, is a Class 1, Health Canada-approved medical device.

June 23, 2020 News

New centre helps Quebec manufacturers adopt Industry 4.0 technology

by Canadian Plastics

Called DigifabQG, this industrial expertise centre in Longueuil, Que. gives manufacturers a single point of contact with digitization experts.

June 22, 2020 News

Wittmann Group won’t be exhibiting at Fakuma 2020

by Canadian Plastics

Due to COVID-19 risks, the Austria-based machinery maker won’t be participating in the trade show scheduled for October in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

June 19, 2020 Feature

Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costs

by Canadian Plastics

A team at Purdue University has developed a new way for manufacturers to mix polymers and nanocellulose in order to save material and production steps when using plant-based materials in auto part and food packaging molding.

June 10, 2020 News

Aoki, R&D/Leverage form North American alliance

by Canadian Plastics

Missouri-based R&D/Leverage is now the North American designer and tool builder for Aoki in the injection stretch blow molding sector.

June 9, 2020 News

RJG adds Bole injection molding machine to North Carolina training centre

by Canadian Plastics

The Bole 100 EKS C340 is a servo driven hydraulic machine with 110 tons of clamping force.

June 4, 2020 News

Belplas now representing Stirling in Central and Eastern Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The Vaughan, Ont.-based company has been appointed as Stirling’s exclusive representative for its Sterling line of auxiliary equipment for the injection molding and blow molding industries.

June 4, 2020 News

Packaging supplier Comar to expand in New Jersey

by Canadian Plastics

The company has announced what it calls “a major capacity expansion” of its Buena, N.J. plant operations by building a new offsite location in nearby Vineland, N.J.

June 4, 2020 News

Maguire offering flexible PET shield for safe social distancing

by Canadian Plastics

The company’s Jordan Defense Shield can be installed and uninstalled quickly and is made to fit any space by simply unrolling the shield to the required length.

June 3, 2020 News

Coca-Cola Amatil, Dynapack sign agreement to build advanced PET recycling plant in Indonesia

by Canadian Plastics

Amatil and Dynapack will work together through a proof of concept phase to consider a potential plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale and location, end-to-end requirements, and potential integration into each company’s value chains.

June 2, 2020 News

Engel, Hack Formenbau partner on high-volume system that molds COVID-19 test swabs

by Canadian Plastics

The two longtime collaborators have developed an integrated system that allows plastics processors to produce two-component test swabs in high volumes and with short lead times.

June 2, 2020 News

Nordson expands medical tubing offerings with Fluortek acquisition

by Canadian Plastics

Easton, Pa.-based Fluortek will become part of the Nordson Medical product line within Nordson’s Advanced Technology Solutions segment.

June 2, 2020 Feature

Extraordinary times, extraordinary dryers

by Canadian Plastics

Even in the middle of a pandemic, the science behind molding plastic parts doesn’t change. Which means it’s just as critical now as ever to dry plastics in the processing phase. These new technologies really bring the heat.

May 26, 2020 News

Pandemic pauses North American plastics machinery shipments during first quarter

by Canadian Plastics

But a new report by the Plastics Industry Association does show increases in some areas.