Plastics Processes

June 10, 2019 News

Canada to ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021

by Canadian Plastics

A list of the banned items has not yet been announced.

June 8, 2019 News

Composite decking maker Trex investing $200 million at two U.S. facilities

by Canadian Plastics

The investment, to be made over the next two years, will allow Trex to increase capacity by 70 per cent.

June 5, 2019 News

Krauss-Maffei Corp. president Paul Caprio stepping down

by Canadian Plastics

Dr. Michael Ruf, chief operating officer of the KraussMaffei Group, will serve as interim president of KraussMaffei Corp. until a new leader is appointed.

May 30, 2019 News

Absolute Haitian opens new South Carolina plant

by Canadian Plastics

Located near Charleston, the 116,000-square-foot facility will provide for expanded sales, applications, service, and training functions.

May 29, 2019 News

Arburg opens new subsidiary building in Thailand

by Canadian Plastics

Located in Samutprakarn, one of Thailand’s leading industrial regions, the new facility is Arburg’s largest showroom in Southeast Asia.

May 27, 2019 News

Consolidated Container acquiring Utah bottle maker Sonic Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Sonic Plastics specializes in making HDPE bottles for the nutraceutical, health and beauty end markets.

May 24, 2019 News

Sepro and Fanuc partner to integrate robots, injection molding machines

by Canadian Plastics

Fanuc’s all-electric Roboshot injection molding machines can now be equipped with Sepro’s Cartesian robots.

May 21, 2019 News

Arburg building new assembly plant at central production site in Lossburg

by Canadian Plastics

To be opened in the second half of 2020, the facility will be used for building large injection molding machines and turnkey systems.

May 17, 2019 News

Arburg names new managing director in France

by Canadian Plastics

The Germany-based Injection molding machine maker has named Frédéric Vandecandelaere as the new managing director of its French subsidiary Arburg SAS, which is its oldest international subsidiary.

May 15, 2019 News

Perrigo acquires toothbrush maker, oral health care provider Ranir

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Grand rapids, Mich., Ranir molds toothbrushes, and also makes teeth whiteners, dental floss, and flossers.

May 15, 2019 News

Milacron selling Uniloy business to private equity firms

by Canadian Plastics

The business is being sold to U.S.-based investment firms Osgood Capital Group LLC and Cyprium Investment Partners LLC for an undisclosed amount.

May 13, 2019 News

SPE names Thomas Haglin as Thermoformer of the Year

by Canadian Plastics

Haglin is CEO and owner of Baxter, Minn.-based diversified thermoformer Lindar Corp., and also the owner and CEO of tooling supplier Avantech.

May 7, 2019 News

3M to acquire medtech company Acelity for $6.7 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition is intended to bolster its 3M’s medical solutions business.

May 2, 2019 News

Davis-Standard’s subsidiary in Suzhou, China adds manufacturing space

by Canadian Plastics

The extrusion machinery maker has opened an additional 35,000-square-foot facility near its existing shop in Suzhou that will house control panel assembly and provide additional warehousing.

April 30, 2019 News

Amid sales slump, Milacron exits blow molding business

by Canadian Plastics

The plastics processing equipment maker’s Uniloy blow molding business has now been listed as a “discontinued operation”.

April 23, 2019 News

Pregis invests $6 million for third blown film line in Michigan plant

by Canadian Plastics

This third multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher line is in addition to the US$23 million outlay for two existing W&H lines at the Grand Rapids facility.

April 22, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex is buying three Amcor manufacturing facilities

by Canadian Plastics

The facilities – located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Ashland, Mass. – will provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.

April 18, 2019 Feature

A new chapter begins for En-Plas

by Canadian Plastics

After 31 years in the same plant, well-known machinery sales firm En-Plas Inc. has moved into a new, more efficient headquarters in Toronto.

April 17, 2019 News

Pretium Packaging acquires injection molder Olcott Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase of Olcott is designed to bolster Pretium’s injection molding and personal care/beauty offerings.

April 15, 2019 News

NCI Building and Ply Gem renamed as Cornerstone Building Brands

by Canadian Plastics

NCI Building Systems Inc. and Ply Gem Parent LLC, which merged last year to became what’s being described as the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, has announced a name change to Cornerstone Building Brands.