Canada to ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021by Canadian Plastics
A list of the banned items has not yet been announced.
Composite decking maker Trex investing $200 million at two U.S. facilitiesby Canadian Plastics
The investment, to be made over the next two years, will allow Trex to increase capacity by 70 per cent.
Krauss-Maffei Corp. president Paul Caprio stepping downby Canadian Plastics
Dr. Michael Ruf, chief operating officer of the KraussMaffei Group, will serve as interim president of KraussMaffei Corp. until a new leader is appointed.
Absolute Haitian opens new South Carolina plantby Canadian Plastics
Located near Charleston, the 116,000-square-foot facility will provide for expanded sales, applications, service, and training functions.
Arburg opens new subsidiary building in Thailandby Canadian Plastics
Located in Samutprakarn, one of Thailand’s leading industrial regions, the new facility is Arburg’s largest showroom in Southeast Asia.
Consolidated Container acquiring Utah bottle maker Sonic Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Sonic Plastics specializes in making HDPE bottles for the nutraceutical, health and beauty end markets.
Sepro and Fanuc partner to integrate robots, injection molding machinesby Canadian Plastics
Fanuc’s all-electric Roboshot injection molding machines can now be equipped with Sepro’s Cartesian robots.
Arburg building new assembly plant at central production site in Lossburgby Canadian Plastics
To be opened in the second half of 2020, the facility will be used for building large injection molding machines and turnkey systems.
Arburg names new managing director in Franceby Canadian Plastics
The Germany-based Injection molding machine maker has named Frédéric Vandecandelaere as the new managing director of its French subsidiary Arburg SAS, which is its oldest international subsidiary.
Perrigo acquires toothbrush maker, oral health care provider Ranirby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Grand rapids, Mich., Ranir molds toothbrushes, and also makes teeth whiteners, dental floss, and flossers.
Milacron selling Uniloy business to private equity firmsby Canadian Plastics
The business is being sold to U.S.-based investment firms Osgood Capital Group LLC and Cyprium Investment Partners LLC for an undisclosed amount.
SPE names Thomas Haglin as Thermoformer of the Yearby Canadian Plastics
Haglin is CEO and owner of Baxter, Minn.-based diversified thermoformer Lindar Corp., and also the owner and CEO of tooling supplier Avantech.
3M to acquire medtech company Acelity for $6.7 billionby Canadian Plastics
The acquisition is intended to bolster its 3M’s medical solutions business.
Davis-Standard’s subsidiary in Suzhou, China adds manufacturing spaceby Canadian Plastics
The extrusion machinery maker has opened an additional 35,000-square-foot facility near its existing shop in Suzhou that will house control panel assembly and provide additional warehousing.
Amid sales slump, Milacron exits blow molding businessby Canadian Plastics
The plastics processing equipment maker’s Uniloy blow molding business has now been listed as a “discontinued operation”.
Pregis invests $6 million for third blown film line in Michigan plantby Canadian Plastics
This third multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher line is in addition to the US$23 million outlay for two existing W&H lines at the Grand Rapids facility.
Tekni-Plex is buying three Amcor manufacturing facilitiesby Canadian Plastics
The facilities – located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Ashland, Mass. – will provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.
A new chapter begins for En-Plasby Canadian Plastics
After 31 years in the same plant, well-known machinery sales firm En-Plas Inc. has moved into a new, more efficient headquarters in Toronto.
Pretium Packaging acquires injection molder Olcott Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The purchase of Olcott is designed to bolster Pretium’s injection molding and personal care/beauty offerings.
NCI Building and Ply Gem renamed as Cornerstone Building Brandsby Canadian Plastics
NCI Building Systems Inc. and Ply Gem Parent LLC, which merged last year to became what’s being described as the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, has announced a name change to Cornerstone Building Brands.