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Plastics Processes


August 12, 2019 News

Kohlberg completes acquisition of Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europe

by Canadian Plastics

Bemis Healthcare Packaging operates facilities in Clara, Ireland; Derry, Northern Ireland, UK; and Elsham, UK.

August 8, 2019 News

Bunting Magnetics rebrands on its 60th anniversary

by Canadian Plastics

The magnetic technology supplier’s group-wide rebranding will bring all subsidiaries under the single brand name of “Bunting”.

July 31, 2019 News

Plastics Industry Association names Tony Radoszewski as new president, CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Radoszewski, a plastics industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience in the field and the current president of the Plastics Pipe Institute, will take over his new role on Sept. 16.

July 30, 2019 News

Nordson appoints Marc Delplace as new eastern Canada sales manager

by Canadian Plastics

Dispensing equipment maker Nordson Corp. has a new regional sales manager for eastern Canada. The Westlake, Ohio-based company has named plastics industry veteran Marc Delplace as its regional sales manager for plasticating and melt delivery components. He will be responsible

July 23, 2019 News

Bunting Magnetics turns 60

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in August 1959, the family-owned company designs, manufactures, and sells magnetic equipment used in applications such as magnetic separation, metal detection, conveyor systems, and magnetic printing cylinders.

July 12, 2019 News

Hillenbrand buying Milacron for $2 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The combined company is expected to generate annual sales of approximately US$3 billion and free cash flow of more than US$325 million by 2021.

July 9, 2019 News

SPE Thermoforming Division awards scholarships to five students

by Canadian Plastics

The recipients are four undergraduates and one graduate student, and will support their continuing studies and active participation in plastics.

July 8, 2019 News

Reifenhäuser breaks ground on new production facility

by Canadian Plastics

The new 3,000-square-meter production and assembly hall for flat dies at the company’s headquarters in Troisdorf, Germany is scheduled to open in spring 2020.

July 8, 2019 News

KraussMaffei rebrands itself ahead of K show

by Canadian Plastics

The rebranding, which will remove “Netstal” from the company name, merges the company’s brands for injection molding, extrusion, and reaction process technologies under the single brand of KraussMaffei.

July 5, 2019 News

Milacron completes sale of Uniloy blow molding business

by Canadian Plastics

The new Uniloy organization will be led by President and CEO Brian Marston, a veteran of the plastics and blow molding industry with more than 35 years of professional experience.

July 4, 2019 News

Lanxess intensifies its blow molding activities

by Canadian Plastics

The German specialty chemicals company is setting up a global team to develop blow molding materials and also commissioning a new blow molding system at its technical centre in Dormagen.

July 2, 2019 News

Milacron considering selling its Cimcool division: report

by Canadian Plastics

Bloomberg sources say the plastics machinery maker is working with an adviser to look at options for the unit, which produces coolants and lubricants for industrial machinery.

July 2, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex purchases Italian healthcare packaging manufacturer Lameplast

by Canadian Plastics

Lameplast, the twelfth acquisition made by Tekni-Plex in the past five years, will become part of its global Tekni-Films business.

June 26, 2019 News

Arburg breaks ground on expansion at U.S. headquarters

by Canadian Plastics

The German injection molding machine maker broke ground on a 23,000-square-foot expansion at its Rocky Hill, Conn. headquarters on June 14.

June 25, 2019 News

American Chemistry Council names Christopher Jahn as new president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Jahn currently serves as president and CEO of the Fertilizer Institute, and will succeed outgoing ACC head Cal Dooley in October 2019.

June 20, 2019 News

Engel names Michael Traxler as head of its mold technology division

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran Traxler joined Engel in 2015 and previously headed the company’s packaging business unit in North America.

June 19, 2019 News

Consolidated Container buying pharmaceutical packaging supplier Tri State Distribution

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Tennessee, Tri State is said to be one of the largest manufacturers of prescription packaging in the U.S.

June 19, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex completes acquisition of three Amcor manufacturing units

by Canadian Plastics

The facilities – located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Ashland, Mass. – will provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.

June 19, 2019 Feature

PET Technologies says aloha to Hawaiian water bottler

by Canadian Plastics

As part of its push into North America, the Austria-based maker of blow molding machines recently sold an APF-6004 automatic stretch blow molding unit for PET bottles to Hawaiian bottled water supplier Waiākea Water.

June 14, 2019 News

W. Amsler makes first commercial sale for its PET barrier growler

by Canadian Plastics

The beer growler was sold to Arch Brewing, of Newmarket, Ont., as a lightweight, event-friendly plastic alternative to glass.