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Plastics Processes


December 9, 2019 News

Kevin Bell joins Belplas as sales manager for Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Bell has over 25 years of experience in the plastics industry, with expertise in material handling, refrigeration, and material conveying. 

December 9, 2019 News

Primary plastics machinery shipments in North America down in Q3

by Canadian Plastics

Compared to last quarter, total shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery dropped by 0.5% to US$293.7 million in the third quarter of 2019, new figures from the Plastics Industry Association show.

December 5, 2019 News

Pipe maker Ipex opens new California distribution centre

by Canadian Plastics

The facility in Stockton nearly quadruples the company’s available warehouse space in the region.

December 5, 2019 News

New vice president of sales and service for Graham Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

The York, Pa.-based extrusion machinery maker has promoted Michael Duff to the role.

December 3, 2019 News

Röchling establishing center for additive manufacturing

by Canadian Plastics

Located in Germany, the center will boost the components manufacturer’s expertise in 3D printing.

December 3, 2019 News

Packaging supplier Pregis invests $5 million in Michigan facility

by Canadian Plastics

The company has bought its fourth Windmoeller & Hoelscher blown film line for the plant, and is leasing an additional 35,000 square feet in the same location for expanded warehousing capability.

December 2, 2019 News

Siemens buys additive manufacturing software developer Atlas 3D

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based Atlas helps designers define optimal part orientations for “right first time” 3D printing.

November 27, 2019 News

DSM and Shapeways partner to develop scalable 3D printing solutions

by Canadian Plastics

DSM said the partnership will allow it to utilize Shapeways’ technology to “harness the power of on-demand 3D printing at scale, with just a small line of code.”

November 27, 2019 News

Wittmann Battenfeld sells its 40,000th injection molding machine

by Canadian Plastics

The unit, a MacroPower 850, was delivered to the Eschwege, Germany molding plant of Stiebel Eltron GmbH, a molder of products for the household technology sector.

November 26, 2019 News

Sekisui Chemical acquires composite parts maker AIM Aerospace

by Canadian Plastics

As a result of the purchase, Renton, Wash.-based AIM will change its name to Sekisui Aerospace.

November 21, 2019 News

Nissei buying controlling share of Negri Bossi

by Canadian Plastics

Japan-based Nissei said it’s buying 75 per cent of Negri Bossi’s shares now and the remaining 25 per cent “within a few years.”

November 20, 2019 News

Milacron stockholders have approved sale to Hillenbrand

by Canadian Plastics

The US$2 billion deal between the Cincinnati, Ohio-based processing machinery maker and Hillenbrand was first announced in July 2019.

November 19, 2019 News

Rotomolder Tank Holding acquires Chem-Tainer

by Canadian Plastics

Hummelstown, Pa.-based Chem-Tainer is a rotational molder that manufacturers tanks and containers for both chemical and water applications.

November 18, 2019 News

Extrusion film veteran Duane Smith moves to part-time role

by Canadian Plastics

Smith has been with extrusion machinery maker Davis-Standard for 47 years, most recently as process manager, web handling and specialty winding.

November 15, 2019 News

Canadian plastic pipe maker Ipex completes acquisition of Silver-Line Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The goal of the acquisition, which was first announced in August, is to allow Ipex to increase its market position in the U.S.

November 14, 2019 News

Milacron’s sales down in Q3 2019

by Canadian Plastics

The results come as the company prepares for its acquisition by industrial equipment maker Hillenbrand Inc.

November 11, 2019 Feature

Canadians at K 2019: Oh, Canada!

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian companies may not have been among the most numerous exhibitors at the K 2019 trade show in Düsseldorf in October, but they made an impact. From the Great White North direct to western Germany, here’s a look at some of the made-in-Canada developments and technologies unveiled at the big show.

November 11, 2019 News

Canadian vinyl industry icon Vic De Zen receives Vinyl Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award

by Canadian Plastics

De Zen is currently the CEO and chairman of vinyl building product maker Vision Extrusion Group of Companies in Vaughan, Ont.

November 5, 2019 News

Former Conair Group president Niles Kenyon passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Kenyon, 78, led the auxiliary equipment maker from 1986 to 2004.

November 4, 2019 News

SPE Thermoforming Conference changing to biennial format

by Canadian Plastics

Previously an annual event, the conference will now take place every other year, with the next event scheduled for Sept. 2021.