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January 29, 2019 News

Davis-Standard adding lab capabilities to its technical centre

by Canadian Plastics

By the end of the first quarter of 2019, the technical centre in Connecticut will offer trials for Davis-Standard’s Helibar groove feed extruder and the DS Activ-Check control system for continuous extruder monitoring.

January 28, 2019 News

Toshiba taps industry vet Chuck Gorman as national sales manager

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Gorman previously owned and managed Florida Plastics Machinery, a rep agency selling a broad range of systems, including those from Toshiba Machine, for 20 years.

January 24, 2019 News

AceTronic organizing one-day tabletop show for plastics processors

by Canadian Plastics

Called “AceConnex”, the show will take place in Mississauga, Ont. on May 9, and will address some of the common problems facing injection molders, blowmolders, extruders, and other plastic processors.

January 23, 2019 News

Former Wittmann Battenfeld executive Matt McCabe dies in ATV accident

by Canadian Plastics

McCabe, most recently a principal of plastics rep firm Great Lakes Machinery & Automation in Fremont, Ohio, once served as Wittmann’s first international key account manager.

January 22, 2019 News

Conair adds new service rep for Canada, Northeastern U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

FinCap Electrical and Mechanical Inc., of Newmarket, Ont., will handle installation, automation, control, and repair services for Conair’s auxiliary equipment.   

January 20, 2019 News

Packaging supplier Klöckner Pentaplast expands in Virginia

by Canadian Plastics

The Germany-based company is investing $25 million to boost global production capacity for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging films at its manufacturing facility in Louisa County, Va.

January 11, 2019 News

StackTeck adds operations in South Korea

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The 139,000-square-foot facility located in Hwaseong is Brampton, Ont.-based StackTeck’s first moldmaking plant outside of North America.

January 10, 2019 News

U.S. plastics shipments, jobs rose in 2017: report

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The U.S. plastics industry accounted for an estimate of $432.3 billion in shipments and 989,000 jobs in 2017, according to the 2018 Size & Impact Report, an annual publication of the Plastics Industry Association.

January 9, 2019 News

TricorBraun acquires flexible packager Pacific Bag

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TricorBraun will combine Pacific Bag with its existing flexibles business, Taipak, to create TricorBraun Flex, a new business unit focused on flexible packaging.

January 8, 2019 News

SPE accepting nominations for Thermoformer of the Year Award

by Canadian Plastics

The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the thermoforming industry in a technical, educational or managerial capacity.

January 7, 2019 News

Novatec names Bob Bessemer as VP of extrusion technology

by Canadian Plastics

Bessemer has more than 35 years of experience in the extrusion industry.

January 4, 2019 News

Revere Plastics buys assets of auto parts molder Sur-Flo

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Fraser, Mich., Sur-Flo has 35 injection molding presses ranging from 45 to 3,300 tons, and serves automotive OEM and Tier 1 customers.

December 21, 2018 News

Mold Hotrunner Solutions bought by holding company Westfall Technik

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Headquartered in Georgetown, Ont., Mold Hotrunner Solutions supplies melt delivery systems for the injection molding industry.

December 18, 2018 News

Diversified Plastics buys assets of Pacific Plastics Injection Molding

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in California, Pacific Plastics Injection Molding offers custom plastic injection molding as well as design and custom moldmaking services.

December 10, 2018 News

Plastics Industry Association head Bill Carteaux dies at 59

by Canadian Plastics

The longtime president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Plastics Industry Association had been battling leukemia since 2016.

December 10, 2018 News

Companies in U.S., Taiwan, and South Africa partner to make blow molding machinery

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership involves extrusion blow molding machine maker R&B Plastics Machinery LLC, headquartered in Saline, Mich.; Sika, a custom blow molding machine maker in Taiwan; and Seecor, a technology company based in South Africa.

December 7, 2018 News

North American plastics machinery shipments up 4 per cent in Q3 2018

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The sales figures are compiled by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

December 7, 2018 News

Explosion at Dominican Republic blow molder kills five, injures at least 66

by Canadian Plastics

The blast occurred on Dec. 5 at Polyplas Dominicana, a preform and bottle molder located in the capital of Santo Domingo.

December 6, 2018 News

KraussMaffei appoints Tobias Daniel as new vice president of global sales for IMM

by Canadian Plastics

A sales, marketing, and business development veteran, Daniel was mostly employed as the vice president of sales and marketing at Comau, an industrial automation company in Turin, Italy.

November 27, 2018 News

Tooling vet Rich Oles is new president and CEO of Alba Enterprises

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Oles’ former consulting company ROI Group has also been merged with Torrence, Calif.-based Alba to expand its product portfolio.