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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

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

November 27, 2018 News

PET Technologies is making inroads in the U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

The Austrian blow molding machine maker has just sold a unit to its second American customer, pet industry provider Moderna Products.

November 26, 2018 News

Röchling buys technical plastics parts maker Schwartz GmbH

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Germany, Schwartz manufactures impact-resistant plastics and large-sized and complex components made of materials such as nylon and acetal.

November 15, 2018 News

Absolute Haitian shows IML workcell to Quebec market at Expoplast

by Canadian Plastics

The largest injection molding machine display at Expoplast is making food serving cups in a three-second cycle.

November 14, 2018 News

Bill Carteaux is battling leukemia for the third time

by Canadian Plastics

Carteaux, the longtime president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Plastics Industry Association, began chemo treatments on Nov. 5.

November 14, 2018 News

Jason Sears is new president of Dri-Air Industries

by Canadian Plastics

Sears takes over the helm of the East Windsor, Conn.-based drying equipment maker after the recent death of his father Charlie Sears, who founded Dri-Air in 1985.