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Plastics Processes


April 29, 2020 Feature

KraussMaffei produces facial visors for regional institutions in Hannover, Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The visors offer simple protection against COVID-19 droplet infection.

April 24, 2020 News

Engel and Haidlmair partner in quick response to face mask shortage

by Canadian Plastics

Engel has teamed up with its longtime business partner Haidlmair to improve the supply of face masks worldwide.

April 24, 2020 News

Chinaplas 2020 cancelled, rescheduled for April 2021 in Shenzhen

by 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.

April 23, 2020 News

KraussMaffei re-opens in Germany after COVID-19 pause

by Canadian Plastics

As of April 20, work has resumed gradually “in compliance with the strictest hygiene measures,” the company said in a press release.

April 21, 2020 News

Wittmann, Engel restart production in Austria

by Canadian Plastics

Both companies are bringing production back online at facilities in Austria after having shut down due to COVID-19 fears.

April 21, 2020 Feature

Kautex produces 320-litre hydrogen liner in blow molding process

by Canadian Plastics

With a volume of 320 litres, the polyamide liner for hydrogen pressure vessels is an industry first, Kautex officials said.

April 17, 2020 News

Medical tubing makers ramp up production to meet demand for ventilators

by Canadian Plastics

Graham Engineering Corp. is accelerating delivery of extruders to address the in production by medical tubing manufacturers.

April 15, 2020 News

Wittmann Battenfeld USA cancels open house and technical symposium

by Canadian Plastics

The event had been scheduled to take place on September 24-25, 2020, at the company’s facility in Torrington, Conn.

April 13, 2020 News

UK plastics industry gets involved in fight against COVID-19

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics processors are supplying needed items and the British Plastics Federation has been liaising with key UK government departments.

April 13, 2020 News

Plastics Industry Association names three new vice presidents

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S.-based industry association is strengthening its organizational leadership with the announcement of three new executive appointments.

April 9, 2020 News

Kautex Maschinenbau appoints Julia Keller as new CFO

by Canadian Plastics

A business studies graduate who specialized in finance and human resources, Keller takes over from Frank Röhrlein, who will be retiring.

April 8, 2020 News

Rapid Granulator loans out equipment to medical suppliers

by 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.

April 8, 2020 News

Asaclean offering free technical support for essential businesses

by 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.

April 8, 2020 News

CMI acquires artificial lumber maker Engineered Plastics Systems

by Canadian Plastics

Chicago-based EPS designs and manufactures HDPE board used in a variety of applications, primarily decking, railing, and park products.

April 7, 2020 News

Wittmann Group extends its manufacturing plant in Hungary

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Hungary’s production area will be expanded from 12,000 square meters to a total of 15,000 square meters.

April 1, 2020 News

Tank Holding acquires rotomolder Meese

by 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.

March 31, 2020 News

Airlite Plastics expands capacity with Davis-Standard sheet line

by 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.

March 25, 2020 News

Haitian Group reports “good” results amid “difficult year for the global economy” in 2019

by 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.

March 24, 2020 News

U.S. injection molder Tessy Plastics gives $2,000 to each employee

by Canadian Plastics

The payments are intended to help workers with the New York state-based company get through the coronavirus pandemic.

March 23, 2020 News

Italian plastics machinery makers given permission to keep operating during COVID-19 pandemic

by 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.