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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.

November 13, 2018 News

Ube Machinery completes plant expansion in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The 20,000-square-foot expansion in Ann Arbor will provide additional manufacturing and machine stocking space to meet what the company calls growing demand from its customers.

November 12, 2018 News

Montreal’s Expoplast trade show kicks off on Nov. 14

by Canadian Plastics

The only plastics trade show in Canada this year, Expoplast will be held in the Palais des congrès de Montréal on Nov. 14 and 15, and is part of five other co-located manufacturing trade shows.

November 9, 2018 News

Krones acquires PET preform moldmaker MHT Holding

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is intended to strengthen packaging provider Krones’ PET capabilities.

November 7, 2018 News

BASF invests in Chinese 3D printing developer Prismlab

by Canadian Plastics

The investment will enable Prismlab to further develop its pixel resolution enhanced 3D printing technology.

November 2, 2018 News

Nordson building global HQ for extrusion and fluid coating die business

by Canadian Plastics

The new 145,000-square-foot facility in Chippewa Falls, Wis. will be complete by late 2020.

October 23, 2018 News

Blown film industry legend Robert Krycki passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Krycki, 74, founded Brampton, Ont.-based Future Design Inc. in 1978, one of Canada’s most important blown film equipment manufacturers.

October 22, 2018 News

Engel reports “moderate growth” despite slowdown in North American sales

by Canadian Plastics

Engel is forecasting a six per cent increase in earnings over last year, with Germany representing the “lion’s share” of the sales.

October 21, 2018 News

Extrusion R&D pioneer Norton Wheeler, Jr. passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Wheeler’s 60-year career was spent entirely with Pawcatuck, Conn.-based extrusion equipment maker Davis-Standard LLC, where in the early 1980s he patented the well-known DSB screw design.

October 17, 2018 News

Herbold Meckesheim “up and running again” after massive fire in September

by Canadian Plastics

The plastics recycling machinery maker is returning to a normal production level following a major fire on Sept. 10 at its plant and headquarters in Meckesheim, Germany.

October 17, 2018 News

Sidel Group acquires Italian packaging supplier PET Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.

October 16, 2018 News

Orders and sales are up for KraussMaffei Group

by Canadian Plastics

The German processing machinery maker is also expanding its business model as well as digital services and products, and introducing a new speed-to-market program for European customers.

October 15, 2018 News

Primex, ICC Industries founder John Farber wins lifetime achievement award

by Canadian Plastics

Called the “King of Chemicals”, the Romanian-born Farber moved to the U.S. and founded ICC Chemical Corp. in the 1950s, which played a key role in developing logistics and shipping expertise for the global movement of bulk chemicals.

October 10, 2018 News

Collaborative robot maker Rethink Robotics shuts down

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 2008 by Rodney Brooks, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethink was known for its Baxter and Sawyer cobots.

October 9, 2018 News

CPIA names 2018 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Recycling industry pioneer Emmie Leung, the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, is the Leader of the Year for 2018.

October 9, 2018 News

Vinyl Institute appoints Ned Monroe as new president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Monroe replaces Dick Doyle, who has announced his retirement for the end of 2018 after leading the Washington, D.C.-based association for the past seven years.