Entek Extruders names Linda Campbell as vice president of salesby 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.
Plastics Industry Association begins search for new president, CEOby 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.
Husky unveils new technology to cut delivery times, costsby Canadian Plastics
Called the next-generation operating model, or NGOM, the technology has been introduced at Husky’s factory in Dudelange, Luxembourge.
Toray Plastics (America) expands OPP film productionby 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.
Techflow Design & Manufacturing is moving on upby 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.
Sumitomo Demag moving into larger manufacturing plant in Georgiaby 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.
Townsend Solutions named as first SPE Preferred Partnerby 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.
Davis-Standard adding lab capabilities to its technical centreby 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.
Toshiba taps industry vet Chuck Gorman as national sales managerby 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.
AceTronic organizing one-day tabletop show for plastics processorsby 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.
Former Wittmann Battenfeld executive Matt McCabe dies in ATV accidentby 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.
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.
Packaging supplier Klöckner Pentaplast expands in Virginiaby 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.
StackTeck adds operations in South Koreaby Canadian Plastics
The 139,000-square-foot facility located in Hwaseong is Brampton, Ont.-based StackTeck’s first moldmaking plant outside of North America.
U.S. plastics shipments, jobs rose in 2017: reportby 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.
TricorBraun acquires flexible packager Pacific Bagby 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.
SPE accepting nominations for Thermoformer of the Year Awardby Canadian Plastics
The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the thermoforming industry in a technical, educational or managerial capacity.
Novatec names Bob Bessemer as VP of extrusion technologyby Canadian Plastics
Bessemer has more than 35 years of experience in the extrusion industry.
Revere Plastics buys assets of auto parts molder Sur-Floby 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.
Mold Hotrunner Solutions bought by holding company Westfall Technikby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Georgetown, Ont., Mold Hotrunner Solutions supplies melt delivery systems for the injection molding industry.