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Plastics Processes


March 25, 2020 News

Haitian Group reports “good” results amid “difficult year for the global economy” in 2019

by Canadian Plastics

The China-based injection molding machine maker recorded an overall sales decrease of 9.6% last year compared to 2018, but still sold more than 32,000 units for the year ending Dec. 31, 2019.

March 24, 2020 News

U.S. injection molder Tessy Plastics gives $2,000 to each employee

by Canadian Plastics

The payments are intended to help workers with the New York state-based company get through the coronavirus pandemic.

March 23, 2020 News

Italian plastics machinery makers given permission to keep operating during COVID-19 pandemic

by Canadian Plastics

A new decree of the Italian President of the Council of Ministers gives all Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery permission to continue their activity, since they belong to a production chain defined as necessary.

March 23, 2020 News

Hillenbrand selling Cimcool business to DuBois Chemicals

by Canadian Plastics

The $224-million sale follows Hillenbrand’s strategic review of alternatives for the Cimcool metalcutting fluids business, which was part of Hillenbrand’s 2019 acquisition of Milacron Holdings Corp.

March 20, 2020 News

Italian startup 3D-prints medical valves to help COVID-19 patients

by Canadian Plastics

The valves were printed when the regular supplier wasn’t able to provide the devices to a hospital in Brescia, northern Italy, in time to meet sudden high demand.

March 17, 2020 News

Good Natured Products buys Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

The $9.5 million acquisition includes all of Shepherd Thermoforming’s assets, including machinery, molds, and a 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ont.

March 17, 2020 News

Graham Engineering names Paul Lemmers as vice president of operations

by Canadian Plastics

Lemmers joins Graham Engineering following a 19 year career at Danaher/Fortive Corp., where he served in senior operations roles of progressing responsibility in four of its businesses.

March 13, 2020 News

SPONSORED CONTENT: Rotogran International is in the forefront of granulator production in North America

by Rotogran International

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March 11, 2020 News

Kautex Machines names Admir Dobraca as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Dobraca succeeds Bill Farrant, who had served as CEO of the extrusion blow molding machinery maker from 2010 to early 2020.

March 5, 2020 News

Pregis buys Italian temporary protective films manufacturer Soprad

by Canadian Plastics

Going forward, Milan-based Soprad’s products will be marketed under the Pregis’ PolyMask brand

March 5, 2020 News

Antec 2020 conference will go ahead as planned in March, SPE says

by Canadian Plastics

The organization will put new measures in place to minimize the potential transmission of illnesses when the conference takes place from March 29-April 2 in San Antonio, Texas.

March 4, 2020 News

Private equity firm Nautic Partners buys pipe distributor Harrington Industrial Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Nautic also acquired film and sheet maker and thermoformer Spartech LLC in October 2019.

March 4, 2020 News

Plastics processors show a clear preference for domestic manufacturing, survey says

by Canadian Plastics

Respondents to the sixth annual thermoforming industry survey conducted by Ray Plastics also placed concerns about price and quality as top considerations.

March 3, 2020 News

Nordson opens pelletizing and melt delivery lab for North American customers

by Canadian Plastics

Installed at an existing Nordson facility in Hickory, N.C., the lab will enable customers and prospects to do application development and test runs without sacrificing productivity in their own plants.

March 2, 2020 News

Zachary Ament promoted to Davis-Standard executive vice president

by Canadian Plastics

Davis-Standard leader Ernie Plasse is retiring after a 46-year career with the company.

February 28, 2020 News

Rotomolder Tank Holding makes two Canadian purchases

by Canadian Plastics

The company, said to be North America’s largest polyethylene tank and container manufacturer, has acquired a new Canadian product line and a new plant location in Saskatoon.

February 25, 2020 News

Blow molder Pretium invests $3 million in equipment for Ohio plant

by Canadian Plastics

The investment is being made in HDPE extrusion blow molding equipment and infrastructure for Pretium’s Leipsic, Ohio manufacturing plant.

February 25, 2020 News

RJG opens injection molding training facility in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The technical centre currently consists of a 60-tonne injection molding machine from Yizumi Germany GmbH, temperature control units, and a material drying system from Moretto Deutschland GmbH.

February 24, 2020 News

Aptar buying cosmetics industry supplier Fusion Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 2004, Dallas-based Fusion employs approximately 100 people worldwide and generated sales of approximately $80 million last year.

February 21, 2020 News

Arburg owners acquiring 3D printing startup German RepRap

by Canadian Plastics

Munich-based German RepRap develops and produces 3D systems based on fused filament fabrication technology, and recently added liquid additive manufacturing to its portfolio.