Plastics Processes

February 15, 2019 News

Entek Extruders names Linda Campbell as vice president of sales

by Canadian Plastics

A 30-year employee at Entek, Campbell has worked in a variety of positions for the company, including accounting, purchasing, sales, and customer support. 

February 13, 2019 News

Plastics Industry Association begins search for new president, CEO

by Canadian Plastics

The Washington, D.C.-based association has hired executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to find a replacement for Bill Carteaux, who passed away in December.

February 11, 2019 News

Husky unveils new technology to cut delivery times, costs

by Canadian Plastics

Called the next-generation operating model, or NGOM, the technology has been introduced at Husky’s factory in Dudelange, Luxembourge.

February 8, 2019 News

Toray Plastics (America) expands OPP film production

by Canadian Plastics

The launch of the new, high-speed metallization equipment is the next phase of Toray’s multi-year growth plan first announced in 2016.

February 8, 2019 Feature

Techflow Design & Manufacturing is moving on up

by Canadian Plastics

This Ontario-based blown film machinery and plastic extrusion equipment maker has a good reason for expanding into a new, larger facility in Mississauga: business is booming.

February 5, 2019 News

Sumitomo Demag moving into larger manufacturing plant in Georgia

by Canadian Plastics

The move into the 74,000-square-foot plant marks the first phase of the injection molding machine maker’s U.S. expansion plan.

February 4, 2019 News

Townsend Solutions named as first SPE Preferred Partner

by Canadian Plastics

The SPE Preferred Partner program was launched in 2018, and recognizes converters, manufacturers, solutions providers and product distributors that have demonstrated leadership and innovation in the plastics industry.

January 29, 2019 News

Davis-Standard adding lab capabilities to its technical centre

by Canadian Plastics

By the end of the first quarter of 2019, the technical centre in Connecticut will offer trials for Davis-Standard’s Helibar groove feed extruder and the DS Activ-Check control system for continuous extruder monitoring.

January 28, 2019 News

Toshiba taps industry vet Chuck Gorman as national sales manager

by Canadian Plastics

Gorman previously owned and managed Florida Plastics Machinery, a rep agency selling a broad range of systems, including those from Toshiba Machine, for 20 years.

January 24, 2019 News

AceTronic organizing one-day tabletop show for plastics processors

by Canadian Plastics

Called “AceConnex”, the show will take place in Mississauga, Ont. on May 9, and will address some of the common problems facing injection molders, blowmolders, extruders, and other plastic processors.

January 23, 2019 News

Former Wittmann Battenfeld executive Matt McCabe dies in ATV accident

by Canadian Plastics

McCabe, most recently a principal of plastics rep firm Great Lakes Machinery & Automation in Fremont, Ohio, once served as Wittmann’s first international key account manager.

January 22, 2019 News

Conair adds new service rep for Canada, Northeastern U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

FinCap Electrical and Mechanical Inc., of Newmarket, Ont., will handle installation, automation, control, and repair services for Conair’s auxiliary equipment.   

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.