KraussMaffei produces facial visors for regional institutions in Hannover, Germanyby Canadian Plastics
The visors offer simple protection against COVID-19 droplet infection.
Engel and Haidlmair partner in quick response to face mask shortageby Canadian Plastics
Engel has teamed up with its longtime business partner Haidlmair to improve the supply of face masks worldwide.
Chinaplas 2020 cancelled, rescheduled for April 2021 in Shenzhenby Canadian Plastics
The show will now be held from April 13–16, 2021, at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.
KraussMaffei re-opens in Germany after COVID-19 pauseby Canadian Plastics
As of April 20, work has resumed gradually “in compliance with the strictest hygiene measures,” the company said in a press release.
Wittmann, Engel restart production in Austriaby Canadian Plastics
Both companies are bringing production back online at facilities in Austria after having shut down due to COVID-19 fears.
Kautex produces 320-litre hydrogen liner in blow molding processby Canadian Plastics
With a volume of 320 litres, the polyamide liner for hydrogen pressure vessels is an industry first, Kautex officials said.
Medical tubing makers ramp up production to meet demand for ventilatorsby Canadian Plastics
Graham Engineering Corp. is accelerating delivery of extruders to address the in production by medical tubing manufacturers.
Wittmann Battenfeld USA cancels open house and technical symposiumby Canadian Plastics
The event had been scheduled to take place on September 24-25, 2020, at the company’s facility in Torrington, Conn.
UK plastics industry gets involved in fight against COVID-19by Canadian Plastics
Plastics processors are supplying needed items and the British Plastics Federation has been liaising with key UK government departments.
Plastics Industry Association names three new vice presidentsby Canadian Plastics
The U.S.-based industry association is strengthening its organizational leadership with the announcement of three new executive appointments.
Kautex Maschinenbau appoints Julia Keller as new CFOby Canadian Plastics
A business studies graduate who specialized in finance and human resources, Keller takes over from Frank Röhrlein, who will be retiring.
Rapid Granulator loans out equipment to medical suppliersby Canadian Plastics
With trade shows cancelled, the Swedish company is making its rental machines available for free in a bid to support the medical industry in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.
Asaclean offering free technical support for essential businessesby Canadian Plastics
The commercial purging compound supplier is offering free online – Skype, WhatsApp, and FaceTime – and telephone purge training sessions to any processor with a need.
CMI acquires artificial lumber maker Engineered Plastics Systemsby Canadian Plastics
Chicago-based EPS designs and manufactures HDPE board used in a variety of applications, primarily decking, railing, and park products.
Wittmann Group extends its manufacturing plant in Hungaryby Canadian Plastics
Wittmann Hungary’s production area will be expanded from 12,000 square meters to a total of 15,000 square meters.
Tank Holding acquires rotomolder Meeseby Canadian Plastics
Formerly MODRoto and Meese Orbitron Dunne, Meese is a manufacturer of bulk laundry and linen carts, material handling bins and containers, recycling bins, and recreational products.
Airlite Plastics expands capacity with Davis-Standard sheet lineby Canadian Plastics
The new line, installed in 2019, supports Airlite’s thin-gauge sheet production for products of various thicknesses and textures, including proprietary Orthoform sheet.
Haitian Group reports “good” results amid “difficult year for the global economy” in 2019by Canadian Plastics
The China-based injection molding machine maker recorded an overall sales decrease of 9.6% last year compared to 2018, but still sold more than 32,000 units for the year ending Dec. 31, 2019.
U.S. injection molder Tessy Plastics gives $2,000 to each employeeby Canadian Plastics
The payments are intended to help workers with the New York state-based company get through the coronavirus pandemic.
Italian plastics machinery makers given permission to keep operating during COVID-19 pandemicby Canadian Plastics
A new decree of the Italian President of the Council of Ministers gives all Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery permission to continue their activity, since they belong to a production chain defined as necessary.