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November 22, 2017 News

Graham Partners buys packaging thermoformer EasyPak

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Headquartered in Leominster, Mass., EasyPak serves the food packaging sector, and describes itself as being unusual in that it offers packaging made from 100 per cent post-consumer recycled materials.

November 21, 2017 News

Bunting Magnetics names new GM of its Kansas HQ

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The company has appointed Kevin Miller as its general manager, overseeing all Newton, Kansas operations including production, inside sales, engineering, and purchasing.

November 18, 2017 News

Kautex opens new assembly hall in Germany

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The plant, which officially opened on Nov. 9, will be used mainly for the assembly of the company’s KBB-series all-electric packaging machines as well as KSB machines for blow molding applications in the automotive industry.

November 14, 2017 News

Robotic automation maker Omron opens new Montreal office

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The new location is part of Omron’s increased investment and revitalization in Canada and the Americas.

November 13, 2017 News

SPE names Automotive Innovation Award winners

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Ford Motor Co. took home the top award for its entry in the body exterior category, a structural front-end module with loose layer construction on the 2018 Expedition.

November 10, 2017 News

Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

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In a Nov. 9 statement, Bolton, Ont.-based Husky has created a dedicated tooling team to focus investment on technology and increased global delivery capabilities.

November 7, 2017 News

Alpha Packaging acquires Dutch plant from Graham Packaging Company

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The purchase, for an undisclosed price, is part of Alpha’s European expansion.

November 5, 2017 News

Macro Engineering appoints rep for Spain and Portugal

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Mississauga, Ont.-based film and sheet extrusion systems maker Macro Engineering and Technology has expanded its European presence by adding Innopack Systems as its sales agent for Spain and Portugal.

November 1, 2017 News

Husky sells 12 systems to Russian medical parts molder

by Canadian Plastics

Pascal Medical is installing the Husky processing machines in its new state-of-the-art facility in Dubna, Russia.

October 25, 2017 News

Tekni-Plex promotes Glenn Fish to chief operating officer

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Previously, Fish was chief financial officer and executive vice president. During his three-year-tenure with the Wayne, Pa.-based Tekni-Plex, the company has achieved consistent year-on-year quarterly earnings growth and has completed six strategic acquisitions.

October 24, 2017 News

Guill Tool opens in-house rheology lab

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The lab, said to be the only one offered by an extrusion tooling maker, features a range of testing equipment, including a hybrid rotational rheometer, a differential scanning calorimeter, and a thermal conductivity meter.

October 20, 2017 News

KraussMaffei Corp. opens new innovation centre at Kentucky HQ

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The innovation centre was unveiled during the company’s open house on Oct. 5 – an event that also drew record attendance, the company said.

October 16, 2017 News

Rapid Granulator makes major investment at HQ in Sweden

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Size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is making a major investment in machining equipment at its headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden. Installation of three high-precision, highly automated machining centres, with a total investment of 4.5 million euros ($6.5 million Cdn), will

October 13, 2017 News

Absolute Haitian names new sales manager for B.C., Alberta

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Brigitte Rodriguez, the new regional sales manager, has more than 15 years of plastics industry experience.

October 10, 2017 News

Aurora Plastics acquires compounder S&E Specialty Polymers

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The purchase represents Aurora Plastics’ initial expansion into the TPE market. 

October 4, 2017 News

M. Holland to acquire wire and cable distributor T&T Marketing

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Resin distributor M. Holland Company is buying T&T Marketing, a distributor of polymer resins and compounds to the wire and cable market. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., T&T has annual revenues of

October 2, 2017 News

Arburg welcomes 63 new student-trainees

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Injection molding machine maker Arburg GmbH + Co KG has welcomed its largest ever class of new trainees and students to its training centre at its headquarters in Lossburg, Germany.

September 27, 2017 News

Peninsula Plastics installs new Haitian I/M machine

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Peninsula now has a total of 32 injection presses in its 90,000-square-foot facility, ranging from 25 tons to 1550 tons.

September 26, 2017 News

Broome joins Plastics Industry Association as business development director

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Plastics industry association veteran Russell Broome, who left the Society of Plastics Engineers where he was managing director, has joined the Washington, DC-based Plastics Industry Association as senior director of business development.

September 18, 2017 News

Private equity firm MSD Partners buys blow molder Ring Container

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Blow molder Ring Container Technologies Corporation is being sold to MSD Partners LP, an investment business backed by Michael Dell, founder of Dell Inc. Ring Container, which reported annual sales of more than US$300 million, makes high density polyethylene and