Canadian Plastics

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Plastics Processes

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May 14, 2021  

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.

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May 14, 2021  

Pipe supplier Soleno buys Plastiques VPC

The deal moves New Brunswick-based Soleno further into the the plastics recycling industry.

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May 13, 2021  

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.

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May 13, 2021  

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.

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May 12, 2021  

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.

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May 12, 2021  

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.

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May 12, 2021  

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.

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May 10, 2021  

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.

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May 10, 2021  

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.

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May 7, 2021  

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.

News
May 7, 2021  

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.

News
May 5, 2021  

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.

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May 5, 2021  

Polykar named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

The Quebec-based flexible packaging supplier was given the designation by Deloitte Canada.

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May 5, 2021  

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.

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May 2, 2021  

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.

News
April 30, 2021  

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.

News
April 30, 2021  

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.

News
April 30, 2021  

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.

News
April 29, 2021  

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.

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April 28, 2021  

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.

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April 28, 2021  

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.

News
April 28, 2021  

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.

News
April 23, 2021  

Oerlikon acquiring hot runner maker INglass

The deal also includes INglass’s HRSflow division.

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April 22, 2021  

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.

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April 21, 2021  

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.

News
April 21, 2021  

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.

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April 13, 2021  

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.

News
April 7, 2021  

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.

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April 6, 2021  

New CEO at Movacolor

The Netherlands-based dosing equipment supplier has named Marc Aandeweg to the position, replacing outgoing head Gerhard Dersjant.

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April 5, 2021  

Ontario provides funding to Barrie, Innisfil, Oro-Medonte auto-parts companies

The funding comes through the province’s Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP).

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March 31, 2021  

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.

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March 31, 2021  

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.