Compostable, microwavable plant-based packaging addresses Canada’s proposed single-use plastics ban
Just ahead of the proposed ban, Vancouver-based bioplastics maker Good Natured Products is introducing compostable microwavable to-go containers.
Pipe supplier Soleno buys Plastiques VPC
The deal moves New Brunswick-based Soleno further into the the plastics recycling industry.
Pipe maker Ipex opens two new Canadian distribution centres
The new facilities in Winnipeg and Dartmouth, N.S., are modern, larger buildings that replace two smaller locations in both regions.
Cornerstone Building Brands acquires Prime Window Systems
Prime Window manufactures vinyl window and door products for the residential new construction and repair and remodel markets.
Injection molding machine market to reach $12.3 billion by 2025, report says
Factors such as growing demand from the healthcare industry, rapid industrialization in growing economies, and increasing demand for plastic molds in electric vehicles will drive the market.
Conair unveils latest auxiliary technologies at virtual press conference
The event spotlighted five products that would have been featured at the now-cancelled NPE2021 trade show.
KraussMaffei bundles all extrusion technologies under one roof
The new extrusion R&D centre currently being built in Laatzen, Germany represents the company’s largest investment program ever.
New injection molding expo set for March 2022 in Detroit
The first Injection Molding and Design Expo will take place on March 16-17, 2022 at the TCF Center in Detroit.
Arburg cancels Technology Days for 2021
The annual event, which was also cancelled last year, was scheduled for June 7-12 at Arburg’s headquarters in Lossburg, Germany.
New U.S. plastics processing trade show set for March 2022
The Plastics Technology Expo (PTXPO) show will be held from March 29-31 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
Good Natured Products acquires Illinois-based sheet maker Ex-Tech Plastics
The deal is the Vancouver-based bioplastics maker’s third acquisition in just over a year.
Lassonde launches drink bottles with 25 per cent recycled plastic
The new bottles are part of the Quebec-based company’s goal of using 50 per cent post-consumer recycled content in its PET packaging by 2025.
Polykar named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
The Quebec-based flexible packaging supplier was given the designation by Deloitte Canada.
Patrick Industries buys RV plastics supplier Alpha Systems
Alpha’s major products include adhesives and sealants, roofing membranes for RVs, and other plastics for RVs.
StackTeck introduces new technology for overmolding PET preforms
The system incorporates two preform molds used in concert with a Niigon rotary cube injection molding machine.
Constantia Flexibles acquires snack packager Propak in Turkey
The deal is intended to make Constantia one of the main players in the European snacks market.
Jabil opens medical manufacturing plant in the Dominican Republic
The new healthcare manufacturing facility will produce a variety of precision medical products, including COVID-19 test kits.
Absolute Haitian and iMFLUX partner on software integration
iMFLUX processing software is available on Haitian servo-hydraulic and Zhafir electric injection molding machines purchased by molders in Canada and the U.S.
Global PET stretch blow molding machine market to hit $1.36 billion by 2027, study says
The global market continues to be dominated by Europe, the study says, but the APAC region is expected to have the fastest CAGR from 2020 to 2027.
Amcor makes leadership appointments in the Americas
The global packaging supplier has named Dan Murphy as vice president of its North America operations, and Rodrigo Lecot as vice president and general manager of Latin America.
NatureWorks and IMA partner to advance the compostable coffee pods market
The multi-year partnership is designed to accelerate the availability of a turn-key solution for K-Cup compatible compostable coffee pods in North America.
Canadian PPE makers form association to advance medical mask manufacturing standards
Called the Canadian Association of Medical Mask Manufacturers, the organization was founded by Breathe Medical Manufacturing and The Canadian Shield.
Oerlikon acquiring hot runner maker INglass
The deal also includes INglass’s HRSflow division.
New plastics industry standards released for granulators, strand pelletizers and dicers
Published by the Plastics Industry Association, the new safety standard updates and expands a 2004 standard.
Advil to reduce plastic in over 80 million bottles by 20%
The initiative will draw on a new barrier resin technology that reduces the amount of resin required to mold and craft the bottles, while maintaining the same barrier protection properties.
In-person Chinaplas show wraps up in Shenzhen
The four-day show drew a total of 152,134 visitors, including 149,771 local and 2,363 from overseas.
Brazilian pipe maker Tigre Group buys U.S. pipe fittings maker Dura Plastic
Dura Plastic has production units in California and Tennessee, and injection molds PVC pipe fittings.
Packaging supplier Rohrer bought by private equity firm
Rohrer is headquartered in Wadsworth, Ohio, and makes thermoformed consumer plastic packaging for a variety of retail industries, including office, beauty, auto-aftermarket, and hardware.
New CEO at Movacolor
The Netherlands-based dosing equipment supplier has named Marc Aandeweg to the position, replacing outgoing head Gerhard Dersjant.
Ontario provides funding to Barrie, Innisfil, Oro-Medonte auto-parts companies
The funding comes through the province’s Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP).
Injection molder Cascadia Custom Molding bought by Blue Point Capital Partners
The acquisition will broaden the manufacturing capabilities and expand the geographic footprint of Blue Point IV portfolio company VRC Engineered Solutions.
Sipa Group, Plastic Technologies enter strategic partnership for PET packaging
The partnership is intended to help both companies to increase their visibility and create new business opportunities.