SK Capital agrees to acquire packaging blow molder Ipackchem
The New York City-based private equity firm has entered into exclusive negotiations to buy France-based Ipackchem from French private investment firm Sagard Holdings.
Entek Manufacturing names Kimberly Medford as new president
Medford joined the Lebanon, Ore.-based twin screw co-rotating extruder maker in 2012, and for the past eight years has been part of the company’s executive management team.
Plastics Industry Association creates William R. Carteaux Leadership Award
The award will be given to an industry professional and association member who has achieved distinction working for the betterment of the plastics industry.
Spectrum Plastics Group buys medical packaging converter PeelMaster
The deal expands Alpharetta, Ga.-based Spectrum’s medical packaging business.
Nordson to sell screws and barrels product line to Altair Investments
The product line “no longer fits” Nordson’s strategic focus, the precision dispensing equipment maker said.
PPC Flexible Packaging buys flexible packaging converter Custom Poly Bag
Headquartered in Alliance, Ohio, Custom Poly Bag serves bakery, medical, and specialty consumer markets with capabilities that include film extrusion, printing, and bag operations.
Absolute Haitian press allows Michigan university plastics lab to expand during pandemic
With a new Zeres injection molding machine, Ferris State University has been able to add an additional lab section for applied learning with one student at each machine rather than two, reducing the number of lab partners.
Injection molder Moldworx acquired by Singapore-based Sunningdale Tech Ltd.
Founded in 1995, Moldworx operate from a 24,000-square-foot facility located in Chandler, Arizona, and serves the medical, construction, agricultural, and pharmaceutical markets.
Windmöller & Hölscher names Peter Steinbeck as new CEO
Effective January 2021 Steinbeck succeeds Jürgen Vutz, who has been named to the film extrusion, printing and converting equipment maker’s board of directors.
Altium Packaging buys blow molder SFB Plastics
Founded in 1970 as a provider of thermoformed plastic freezer spacers, SFB Plastics company expanded into rigid packaging in 1976 and has specialized in HDPE blow molding of industrial containers for over 40 years.
Brose adds Engel to suppliers list
Automotive Tier 1 Brose has added injection molding machine maker Engel Austria to its BEST group of strategic suppliers.
North American primary plastics machinery shipments continue recovery in third quarter
Canada and Mexico remained the top export markets for U.S. equipment suppliers in the third quarter, according to the Plastics Industry Association’s committee on equipment statistics.
Ontario invests $350,000 for plastic sheeting maker to produce face shields
The funding for Integrated Packaging Films of Ayr, Ont. will help the firm produce an additional four million face shields per month for use during the second wave of COVID-19.
Nolato completes acquisition of U.S.-based GW Plastics
First announced in August 2020, the deal sees medical parts maker GW Plastics’ seven global manufacturing facilities joining Nolato’s 25-plus facilities around the world.
Myers Industries acquires U.S. rotomolder Elkhart Plastics
The combination of Elkhart and Myers’ Ameri-Kart businesses will create the fifth largest rotational molder in the United States.
TC Transcontinental Packaging offering new packaging made of 30 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic
In collaboration with AHA Sparkling Water, a brand of The Coca-Cola Co., the Montreal-based packaging supplier is incorporating recycled content into its IntegrititeTM collation shrink film.
Husky introduces mid-volume PET preform system
The preform system benefits both established companies producing niche brands or smaller-run SKUs as well as emerging producers seeking a fast, low-risk entry into markets, Husky said.
HRSflow finishing expansion of Italy manufacturing plant
The expansion was designed according to lean manufacturing criteria to make the company’s hot runner assembly process more efficient.
US Extruders grows, expands manufacturing space
The Rhode Island-based custom single-screw extruder maker has increased its manufacturing space by over 90 per cent and is hiring for multiple positions.
Kautex Maschinenbau modernizing, extending its packaging portfolio
The Germany-based extrusion blow molding specialist says its portfolio will be streamlined and presented with a more modular and transparent approach to meet future customer requirements.