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Plastics Processes


January 23, 2020 News

New dates and venue announced for Chinaplas 2021

by Canadian Plastics

The show has moved its show dates in 2021 to April 13 to 16 to avoid an overlap with NPE 2021, and is moving to a new, larger venue in Shenzhen.

January 15, 2020 News

Pretium Packaging sold to private equity firm Clearlake Capital

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, Pretium blow molds rigid plastic bottles and containers for a wide range of sectors.

January 8, 2020 News

Belplas now reps injection press maker Niigata Machine Techno in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Niigata is the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Niigata Machine Techno Co. Ltd.

January 6, 2020 News

Plastics Pipe Institute names David Fink as new president

by Canadian Plastics

Fink, a veteran of the plastics pipe industry, previously served as the chairman of the industry association’s board of directors from 2017 to 2019.

January 3, 2020 News

KraussMaffei veteran Paul Caprio is the new president of Engel Machinery

by Canadian Plastics

Caprio will manage the York, Pa.-based injection molding machine maker together with current CEO Mark Sankovitch, until Sankovitch retires in 2021.

December 31, 2019 Feature

Avoiding a hot mess: The right way to maintain hot runners

by Canadian Plastics

Hot runners can improve part quality, enhance operational efficiencies, reduce scrap, and save money. But they’re complex and not exactly low maintenance. The good news is, you can overcome these challenges by addressing a few key issues.

December 31, 2019 News

3M to sell drug delivery business to Altaris Capital Partners

by Canadian Plastics

The business partners with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products using inhalation, transdermal, micro-needle, and conventional drug-delivery technologies.

December 30, 2019 News

Injection molding machine maker Woojin has new Canadian representation

by Canadian Plastics

The Korean-based company is now being represented by Plastic Automation Engineering Inc. in all provinces except Quebec.

December 30, 2019 News

HRSFlow and RJG partner to provide advanced process control

by Canadian Plastics

By combining HRSflow’s servo-driven FLEXflow hot runner with RJG’s sensors and eDART controller, the two companies say they’re able to sequence mold filling based on what’s actually happening inside the mold cavity.

December 23, 2019 Feature

W. Amsler Equipment Inc. just turned 25

by Canadian Plastics

And the company’s Swiss-born founder and industry veteran Werner Amsler still takes pride in staying ahead of the technology curve.

December 19, 2019 News

Mattel aims for 100 per cent recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic by 2030

by Canadian Plastics

The toy maker said it will start by debuting an environmentally sustainable version of its famous Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack baby toy by June 2020.

December 17, 2019 News

Herrmann Ultrasonics expanding its U.S. headquarters

by Canadian Plastics

The ultrasonic technology supplier is adding 10,000 square feet to its plant in Bartlett, Ill.

December 17, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex forming new medical business unit

by Canadian Plastics

Called “Tekni-Plex Medical”, the new operating unit will offer products and services formerly supplied separately by Tekni-Plex’s Colorite, Natvar, and Dunn businesses.

December 16, 2019 News

Ontario-based slitting, rewinding machinery maker Deacro Industries bought by Davis-Standard

by Canadian Plastics

This is Davis-Standard’s second purchase of a Canadian company in less than two years: in June 2018, it acquired blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering Inc.

December 16, 2019 News

Belplas moves to larger offices in Vaughan, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

The machinery sales firm’s new office is located at 9131 Keele St.

December 13, 2019 News

Husky honours Beckhoff with EMEA Supplier Award

by Canadian Plastics

The award, presented during the K trade show in October, recognizes a 20-year development partnership in injection molding machines.

December 13, 2019 News

Nordson announces planned retirement of CFO Gregory Thaxton

by Canadian Plastics

Thaxton plans to retire in 2020 after 30 years with the company.

December 9, 2019 News

Kevin Bell joins Belplas as sales manager for Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Bell has over 25 years of experience in the plastics industry, with expertise in material handling, refrigeration, and material conveying. 

December 9, 2019 News

Primary plastics machinery shipments in North America down in Q3

by Canadian Plastics

Compared to last quarter, total shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery dropped by 0.5% to US$293.7 million in the third quarter of 2019, new figures from the Plastics Industry Association show.

December 5, 2019 News

Pipe maker Ipex opens new California distribution centre

by Canadian Plastics

The facility in Stockton nearly quadruples the company’s available warehouse space in the region.