StackTeck announces new initiative for IML automationby Canadian Plastics
The Brampton, Ont.-based company has put together a new team to facilitate customer projects for IML and other packaging applications, in a new StackTeck facility in the Toronto area.
K 2019 starts this weekby Canadian Plastics
The world’s largest plastics trade show runs from Oct. 16-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
New board chair elected for Plastics Industry Associationby Canadian Plastics
BASF’s Phillip E. Wilson has been elected board chair at the U.S.-based industry association, replacing outgoing board chair Jim Murphy.
Kreyenborg expands manufacturing site in Senden, Germanyby Canadian Plastics
The manufacturer of pelletizers, melt pumps, screen changers, and other bulk handling and auxiliary equipment, has added two new production halls, new machining centres, and extended the test facility.
Tekni-Plex names new head of China operationsby Canadian Plastics
The Wayne, Pa.-based plastic product maker has appointed Michael Luo to head its China operations, based in Suzhou.
Hydratec to acquire majority interest in Dutch injection molding machine maker Storkby Canadian Plastics
Hydratec said it is in talks to purchase 75 per cent of the shares of Stork and also plastic pipe extruder Rollepaal Holding BV.
Quebec’s Polykar adds third W&H multi-layer co-extrusion lineby Canadian Plastics
The new Optimex machine adds 7 million pounds to Polykar’s existing film production.
New management for Wittmann Battenfeld Deutschlandby Canadian Plastics
Andreas Schramm and Michael Tolz have jointly taken up the position of managing directors of Wittmann Battenfeld Deutschland, with current incumbent Klaus Ehlig due to retire at the end of the year.
Myers Industries CEO Dave Banyard stepping downby Canadian Plastics
Chief legal officer Andrean Horton will become interim CEO of the Akron, Ohio-based plastic product maker.
MI Windows and Doors acquiring Milgard Windows & Doorsby Canadian Plastics
Tacoma, Wash.-based Milgard is being sold by parent company Masco Corp. for US$725 million.
Maguire Products opens Taiwan subsidiaryby Canadian Plastics
The new Taiwanese company is Maguire’s sixth international subsidiary, and will provide sales, technical support, and stocks of equipment and parts.
Husky makes organizational, leadership changesby Canadian Plastics
The Bolton, Ont.-based company has expanded its Next Generation Operating Model program to include its hot runners, controllers and medical business, and also appointed Wes Grove to the role of chief operating officer.
Graham Partners invests in California blow molder VPETby Canadian Plastics
VPET manufactures custom and stock PET plastic containers for the food packaging and beverage industries, and specializes in wide-mouth PET food packaging.
Hot runner makers Otto Männer and Thermoplay now operating jointlyby Canadian Plastics
Both brands are part of the Barnes Molding Solutions strategic business unit.
Rebranded Maguire vacuum dryers offer big energy savingsby Canadian Plastics
The Aston, Pa.-based company is relaunching its VDB dryers under the Ultra brand.
Quebec label maker Labelink buys Labelixby Canadian Plastics
Labelix, headquartered in Granby, Que., supplies pressure-sensitive labels.
Improved strand pelletizers from Coperion offer optimized pellet qualityby Canadian Plastics
Coperion Pelletizing Technology GmbH, with North American headquartered in Salinas, Kansas, is introducing improved dual bearing strand pelletizers which have been re-engineered to offer easy, rapid handling and optimized pellet quality. The SP140, SP240 and SP340 models in the SP…
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag names new managing director in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
Stephan Greif has stepped down as leader after almost 20 years, handing over the leadership responsibilities of Demag Plastics Machinery Ningbo Co. Ltd. to Pietro Scattarreggia.
Wittmann Gravimax blenders available in two new modesby Canadian Plastics
The blenders, which can meter and mix as many as eight ingredients, are now available in reference additive and reference virgin metering modes.
Maag Pump Systems realigns brands, corporate strategy after acquisitionsby Canadian Plastics
The Swiss-based firm is bundling the activities of the companies it has acquired in recent years into what it calls “four centres of excellence.”