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News
December 15, 2020  

SK Capital agrees to acquire packaging blow molder Ipackchem

The New York City-based private equity firm has entered into exclusive negotiations to buy France-based Ipackchem from French private investment firm Sagard Holdings.

News
December 8, 2020  

Entek Manufacturing names Kimberly Medford as new president

Medford joined the Lebanon, Ore.-based twin screw co-rotating extruder maker in 2012, and for the past eight years has been part of the company’s executive management team.

News
December 3, 2020  

Plastics Industry Association creates William R. Carteaux Leadership Award

The award will be given to an industry professional and association member who has achieved distinction working for the betterment of the plastics industry.

News
December 3, 2020  

Spectrum Plastics Group buys medical packaging converter PeelMaster

The deal expands Alpharetta, Ga.-based Spectrum’s medical packaging business.

News
December 3, 2020  

Nordson to sell screws and barrels product line to Altair Investments

The product line “no longer fits” Nordson’s strategic focus, the precision dispensing equipment maker said.

News
December 2, 2020  

PPC Flexible Packaging buys flexible packaging converter Custom Poly Bag

Headquartered in Alliance, Ohio, Custom Poly Bag serves bakery, medical, and specialty consumer markets with capabilities that include film extrusion, printing, and bag operations.

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December 2, 2020  

Absolute Haitian press allows Michigan university plastics lab to expand during pandemic

With a new Zeres injection molding machine, Ferris State University has been able to add an additional lab section for applied learning with one student at each machine rather than two, reducing the number of lab partners.

News
December 1, 2020  

Injection molder Moldworx acquired by Singapore-based Sunningdale Tech Ltd.

Founded in 1995, Moldworx operate from a 24,000-square-foot facility located in Chandler, Arizona, and serves the medical, construction, agricultural, and pharmaceutical markets.

News
November 25, 2020  

Windmöller & Hölscher names Peter Steinbeck as new CEO

Effective January 2021 Steinbeck succeeds Jürgen Vutz, who has been named to the film extrusion, printing and converting equipment maker’s board of directors.

News
November 23, 2020  

Altium Packaging buys blow molder SFB Plastics

Founded in 1970 as a provider of thermoformed plastic freezer spacers, SFB Plastics company expanded into rigid packaging in 1976 and has specialized in HDPE blow molding of industrial containers for over 40 years.

News
November 23, 2020  

Brose adds Engel to suppliers list

Automotive Tier 1 Brose has added injection molding machine maker Engel Austria to its BEST group of strategic suppliers.

News
November 17, 2020  

North American primary plastics machinery shipments continue recovery in third quarter

Canada and Mexico remained the top export markets for U.S. equipment suppliers in the third quarter, according to the Plastics Industry Association’s committee on equipment statistics.

News
November 16, 2020  

Ontario invests $350,000 for plastic sheeting maker to produce face shields

The funding for Integrated Packaging Films of Ayr, Ont. will help the firm produce an additional four million face shields per month for use during the second wave of COVID-19.

News
November 16, 2020  

Nolato completes acquisition of U.S.-based GW Plastics

First announced in August 2020, the deal sees medical parts maker GW Plastics’ seven global manufacturing facilities joining Nolato’s 25-plus facilities around the world.

News
November 11, 2020  

Myers Industries acquires U.S. rotomolder Elkhart Plastics

The combination of Elkhart and Myers’ Ameri-Kart businesses will create the fifth largest rotational molder in the United States.

News
November 9, 2020  

TC Transcontinental Packaging offering new packaging made of 30 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic

In collaboration with AHA Sparkling Water, a brand of The Coca-Cola Co., the Montreal-based packaging supplier is incorporating recycled content into its IntegrititeTM collation shrink film.

News
November 6, 2020  

Husky introduces mid-volume PET preform system

The preform system benefits both established companies producing niche brands or smaller-run SKUs as well as emerging producers seeking a fast, low-risk entry into markets, Husky said.

News
November 2, 2020  

HRSflow finishing expansion of Italy manufacturing plant

The expansion was designed according to lean manufacturing criteria to make the company’s hot runner assembly process more efficient.

News
November 2, 2020  

US Extruders grows, expands manufacturing space

The Rhode Island-based custom single-screw extruder maker has increased its manufacturing space by over 90 per cent and is hiring for multiple positions.

News
October 26, 2020  

Kautex Maschinenbau modernizing, extending its packaging portfolio

The Germany-based extrusion blow molding specialist says its portfolio will be streamlined and presented with a more modular and transparent approach to meet future customer requirements.