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Plastics Processes


March 20, 2020 News

Italian startup 3D-prints medical valves to help COVID-19 patients

by Canadian Plastics

The valves were printed when the regular supplier wasn’t able to provide the devices to a hospital in Brescia, northern Italy, in time to meet sudden high demand.

March 17, 2020 News

Good Natured Products buys Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

The $9.5 million acquisition includes all of Shepherd Thermoforming’s assets, including machinery, molds, and a 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ont.

March 17, 2020 News

Graham Engineering names Paul Lemmers as vice president of operations

by Canadian Plastics

Lemmers joins Graham Engineering following a 19 year career at Danaher/Fortive Corp., where he served in senior operations roles of progressing responsibility in four of its businesses.

March 13, 2020 News

SPONSORED CONTENT: Rotogran International is in the forefront of granulator production in North America

by Rotogran International

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March 11, 2020 News

Kautex Machines names Admir Dobraca as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Dobraca succeeds Bill Farrant, who had served as CEO of the extrusion blow molding machinery maker from 2010 to early 2020.

March 5, 2020 News

Pregis buys Italian temporary protective films manufacturer Soprad

by Canadian Plastics

Going forward, Milan-based Soprad’s products will be marketed under the Pregis’ PolyMask brand

March 5, 2020 News

Antec 2020 conference will go ahead as planned in March, SPE says

by Canadian Plastics

The organization will put new measures in place to minimize the potential transmission of illnesses when the conference takes place from March 29-April 2 in San Antonio, Texas.

March 4, 2020 News

Private equity firm Nautic Partners buys pipe distributor Harrington Industrial Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Nautic also acquired film and sheet maker and thermoformer Spartech LLC in October 2019.

March 4, 2020 News

Plastics processors show a clear preference for domestic manufacturing, survey says

by Canadian Plastics

Respondents to the sixth annual thermoforming industry survey conducted by Ray Plastics also placed concerns about price and quality as top considerations.

March 3, 2020 News

Nordson opens pelletizing and melt delivery lab for North American customers

by Canadian Plastics

Installed at an existing Nordson facility in Hickory, N.C., the lab will enable customers and prospects to do application development and test runs without sacrificing productivity in their own plants.

March 2, 2020 News

Zachary Ament promoted to Davis-Standard executive vice president

by Canadian Plastics

Davis-Standard leader Ernie Plasse is retiring after a 46-year career with the company.

February 28, 2020 News

Rotomolder Tank Holding makes two Canadian purchases

by Canadian Plastics

The company, said to be North America’s largest polyethylene tank and container manufacturer, has acquired a new Canadian product line and a new plant location in Saskatoon.

February 25, 2020 News

Blow molder Pretium invests $3 million in equipment for Ohio plant

by Canadian Plastics

The investment is being made in HDPE extrusion blow molding equipment and infrastructure for Pretium’s Leipsic, Ohio manufacturing plant.

February 25, 2020 News

RJG opens injection molding training facility in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The technical centre currently consists of a 60-tonne injection molding machine from Yizumi Germany GmbH, temperature control units, and a material drying system from Moretto Deutschland GmbH.

February 24, 2020 News

Aptar buying cosmetics industry supplier Fusion Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 2004, Dallas-based Fusion employs approximately 100 people worldwide and generated sales of approximately $80 million last year.

February 21, 2020 News

Arburg owners acquiring 3D printing startup German RepRap

by Canadian Plastics

Munich-based German RepRap develops and produces 3D systems based on fused filament fabrication technology, and recently added liquid additive manufacturing to its portfolio.

February 20, 2020 News

Plastics machinery shipments “stayed low” in 2019, industry association says

by Canadian Plastics

Despite a fourth quarter uptick, weak business investment spending was due to trade and tariff uncertainties and overall weaker manufacturing activity, the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics said.

February 19, 2020 News

Chinaplas 2020 rescheduled for Aug. 3 to 6

by Canadian Plastics

The massive plastics and rubber trade show, originally planned for April 21 to 24, was rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

February 14, 2020 News

Bekum celebrates three anniversaries and breaks ground on a new U.S. facility

by Canadian Plastics

The new production area and office space in Williamston, Mich. will increase the site’s operational area to more than 15,000 square metres.

February 12, 2020 News

Macro Engineering names Martin Baron as director of sales

by Canadian Plastics

Previously the company’s Latin American sales manager, Baron will now oversee all sales activities for the plastic film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.