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March 5, 2019 News

RJG opens injection molding training facility in Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

The joint training facility is located at Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors’ manufacturing plant in Queretaro, Mexico.

March 3, 2019 News

Dennis Tully, owner and president of MTD Micro Molding, passes at age 58

by Canadian Plastics

Tully bought the Charlton, Mass.-based company from his father, rebranded it MTD Micro Molding, and repositioned it for the medical device market.

March 1, 2019 News

Nordson president and CEO Michael Hilton announces retirement

by Canadian Plastics

After nine years at the helm of the Westlake, Ohio-based company, Hilton will retire by the end of 2019.

February 28, 2019 News

Westfall acquires Precision Injection Molding Co.

by Canadian Plastics

California-based Injection Molding Co. will further expand Westfall’s manufacturing footprint.

February 25, 2019 News

KraussMaffei acquires pultrusion specialist Pultrex

by Canadian Plastics

UK-based Pultrex has over 40 years of experience in the field of pultrusion, the continuous strand drawing of fibre-reinforced profiles and round rods

February 22, 2019 News

Milacron reports increased sales in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Despite the positive overall outcome for 2018, sales in the fourth quarter of the year were down, the machinery maker said, while orders also decreased.

February 22, 2019 News

Plastics machinery shipments finished strong in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery in North America increased in the fourth quarter 2018, according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

February 21, 2019 News

Reifenhauser buys blown film machinery maker Plamex

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based Plamex specializes in water-cooled and biax lines.

February 15, 2019 News

Entek Extruders names Linda Campbell as vice president of sales

by Canadian Plastics

A 30-year employee at Entek, Campbell has worked in a variety of positions for the company, including accounting, purchasing, sales, and customer support. 

February 13, 2019 News

Plastics Industry Association begins search for new president, CEO

by Canadian Plastics

The Washington, D.C.-based association has hired executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to find a replacement for Bill Carteaux, who passed away in December.

February 11, 2019 News

Husky unveils new technology to cut delivery times, costs

by Canadian Plastics

Called the next-generation operating model, or NGOM, the technology has been introduced at Husky’s factory in Dudelange, Luxembourge.

February 8, 2019 News

Toray Plastics (America) expands OPP film production

by Canadian Plastics

The launch of the new, high-speed metallization equipment is the next phase of Toray’s multi-year growth plan first announced in 2016.

February 8, 2019 Feature

Techflow Design & Manufacturing is moving on up

by Canadian Plastics

This Ontario-based blown film machinery and plastic extrusion equipment maker has a good reason for expanding into a new, larger facility in Mississauga: business is booming.

February 5, 2019 News

Sumitomo Demag moving into larger manufacturing plant in Georgia

by Canadian Plastics

The move into the 74,000-square-foot plant marks the first phase of the injection molding machine maker’s U.S. expansion plan.

February 4, 2019 News

Townsend Solutions named as first SPE Preferred Partner

by Canadian Plastics

The SPE Preferred Partner program was launched in 2018, and recognizes converters, manufacturers, solutions providers and product distributors that have demonstrated leadership and innovation in the plastics industry.

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

by Canadian Plastics

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.