Canadian Plastics

Plastics Processes

September 29, 2020  

Trelleborg expands silicone molding capacity at Minnesota plant

The expansion at the facility in Delano includes the addition of a 6,000 square foot ISO Class 7 cleanroom capabilities as well as new presses and other equipment.

September 24, 2020  

New extrusion screw mixing design targets highly filled resins

The DS-Blend from Davis-Standard is a patent-pending design to improve the performance of a single-screw extruder.

September 23, 2020  

Upgraded PU mixing, metering machine from KraussMaffei

The company’s new EcoStar Compact is designed to meet the needs of medium-sized PU processing companies performing reaction injection molding.

September 23, 2020  

Temperature control maker Regloplas breaks ground on new Swiss headquarters

Citing increased demand for its products, the company is moving into a new six-story building in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

September 22, 2020  

Davis-Standard to host virtual plastics extrusion seminar in October

The company’s three-day Basics of Plastics Extrusion interactive seminar is scheduled for Oct. 6-8, 2020.

September 22, 2020  

Arburg schedules its next Technology Days event for June 2021

The annual four-day event, which takes place at Arburg’s headquarters in Lossburg, Germany, was cancelled in 2020 for the first time due to COVID-19 concerns.

September 21, 2020  

Myers Industries announces CFO transition

The company has appointed Dan Hoehn as its interim chief financial officer after the departure of former CFO Kevin Brackman.

September 18, 2020  

Medical parts maker Saint-Gobain acquires France-based MS Techniques/Transluminal

MS Techniques and sister company Transluminal specialize in designing and extruding minimally invasive catheter systems.

September 16, 2020  

Sumitomo Demag nears completion of relocation to larger parts, service facility in Cleveland

The 30,750-square-foot facility in Cleveland will be a dedicated centre for the injection molding machine maker’s $10 million replacement parts inventory and machine rebuilding service.

September 14, 2020  

Plastindia trade show postponed from 2021 to 2022

The five-day event, originally scheduled for Feb. 4-8, 2021, will now be held Feb. 17-21, 2022, at the Pragati Maidan exhibition grounds in New Delhi.

September 11, 2020  

Ontario medical technology maker Smart Safe Science gets provincial funding to make masks

The Bracebridge-based company is receiving $2 million to produce innovative face masks for healthcare and frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

September 10, 2020  

Helmet maker Team Wendy to be acquired by Avon Rubber for $130 million

The purchase of Cleveland, Ohio-based Team Wendy is being made by Avon Rubber’s subsidiary Avon Protection Systems Inc.

September 9, 2020  

KraussMaffei delivers 100th injection molding machine to customer Polycom

The all-electric PX 50-55 with the special paint is part of the modern smart production at Polycom’s new location in Dobje, Poljane nad Skofjo Loko/Slovenia.

September 8, 2020  

Wittmann launches “Virtual Fakuma”

The company is showcasing product introductions and new technologies that it was going to exhibit at the event via videos on its Virtual Fakuma portal.

September 4, 2020  

Engel to hold virtual trade show in October

The Austria-based injection molding machine maker will launch its first virtual, interactive trade show from Oct. 13-16, the dates originally planned for Fakuma 2020.

September 3, 2020  

Construction starts on new KraussMaffei production plant in Laatzen, Germany

The 66,500-square-meter facility is scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of 2022, and will combine the company’s extrusion business activities under one roof.

September 1, 2020  

North American plastics machinery shipments up in Q2, report says

The preliminary estimate of shipments value from reporting companies totaled a 4% increase over the first quarter of 2020, the Plastics Industry Association says, when shipments decreased 19.8% from the previous quarter.

August 31, 2020  

Continental Structural Plastics plans $45 million expansion at North Carolina plant

The investment and expansion at the Salisbury, N.C. site will create approximately 60 new jobs, and add 50,000 square feet to the automotive parts maker’s current facility.

August 28, 2020  

Blown film maker Loparex completes integration of Infiana Group business

The integration of specialty films producer Infiana Group GmbH into Cary, N.C.-based Loparex began in September 2019.

August 26, 2020  

Blown film maker PolyExpert receives SQF certification

The Safe Quality Food program is a food safety and quality program that’s recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers internationally.