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August 15, 2018 News

Dynamic Conveyor completes HQ expansion, renovation

by Canadian Plastics

Made necessary by steady growth, the company added additional offices, a larger conference room and a break room to its HQ in Norton Shores, Mich.

August 13, 2018 News

Global plastic injection molding market to reach $233 billion by 2023: report

by Canadian Plastics

Rising demand across several vertical industries, such as packaging and food and beverages, is expected to drive growth, the new report from BCC Research says.

August 8, 2018 Feature

Techstar Plastics: Prospering in Port Perry

by Canadian Plastics

As they hit a milestone, the owners of rotational molder Techstar Plastics look back on four decades of stress and success.

August 8, 2018 News

Calvin Wallace named new managing director of Beckhoff Automation in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Wallace succeeds retiring managing director Joe Ottenhof, who will take a seat on the company’s board of directors.

August 8, 2018 News

Dri-Air Industries founder Charles Sears passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Sears, age 78, started drying system manufacturer Dri-Air in 1985, and was a noted authority on the science of drying technology and applications and held several patents.

August 3, 2018 News

Fanuc to build new Michigan facility

by Canadian Plastics

The US$51 million expansion in Auburn Hills, expected to create 100 jobs, will be used for engineering, product development, manufacturing, and warehousing. 

July 27, 2018 News

Milacron reports solid growth in Q2 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Record sales driven by nine per cent consumables growth highlights a solid second quarter, the company said.

July 24, 2018 News

Call for entries for SPE Thermoforming Division’s annual Parts Competition

by Canadian Plastics

Parts entered in the competition will be on display during the 26th SPE Thermoforming Conference, which will be held on Sept. 24 to 26 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Tex.

July 18, 2018 News

Intertape Polymer buying protective packaging maker Polyair

by Canadian Plastics

In its sixth acquisition in four years, Canadian packaging product supplier Intertape Polymer Group is buying protective packaging maker Polyair Inter Pack Inc., which has corporate headquarters in Montreal and Sarasota, Fla., for US$146 million.

July 16, 2018 News

Pregis completes acquisition of FP International

by Canadian Plastics

First announced last month, the deal includes five manufacturing facilities.

July 10, 2018 News

North American plastics machinery shipments up in Q1 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

The preliminary estimate of shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding and extrusion) for reporting companies totaled US$333 million in the first quarter – 15 per cent higher than the total US$290 million in Q1 of 2017.

July 9, 2018 News

W. Amsler moving to expanded facility in Bolton, Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

The blow molding machine maker – which has been located in Richmond Hill, Ont. since 1999 – will move into a 34,000-square-foot Bolton facility on Aug. 1.

July 9, 2018 Feature

Hamilton Plastic Systems is being reborn in the U.S.A.

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment maker Hamilton Plastic Systems is reinventing itself by expanding its product offerings and making a deep dive into the American marketplace.

July 5, 2018 News

Engel establishing global mold network

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based injection molding machiner maker Engel Group is establishing what it calls a “decentralized” network of mold experts in its sales regions – including North America – to customize its products for the regional characteristics of various markets.

July 5, 2018 News

Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, The Keg and other restaurants will eliminate plastic straws

by Canadian Plastics

Recipe Unlimited – which owns these and other chains – plans to eliminate plastic straws from its entire restaurant network by March 2019, to be replaced by paper straws.

July 2, 2018 News

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to consolidate its product portfolio, focus on all-electrics

by Canadian Plastics

Japan-based injection molding machine maker Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH has just started what it calls an “extensive investment program” at its two German locations.

June 28, 2018 News

Boy GmbH honoured with award as it turns 50

by Canadian Plastics

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce Koblenz, Germany, recently presented the family business with a Certificate of Honor for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Boy GmbH & Co. KG.

June 27, 2018 News

Viking Plastics buys automotive supplier Genesis Plastics and Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

Viking said the purchase of Indiana-based genesis adds to its current line of custom injection molded products and assemblies for the automotive, HVAC, and industrial markets.

June 26, 2018 News

Wittmann’s Gord Stowar is retiring

by Canadian Plastics

Stowar, a 42-year industry veteran, has worked in technical sales for the Nucon and Wittmann organizations in Southern Ontario for the past 30 years.

June 25, 2018 News

KraussMaffei acquires stake in online used machinery startup Gindumac

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based KraussMaffei said it will now be better placed to implement “Old for New” deals when plastic processors decide to replace machinery.