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July 5, 2018 News

Engel establishing global mold network

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based injection molding machiner maker Engel Group is establishing what it calls a “decentralized” network of mold experts in its sales regions – including North America – to customize its products for the regional characteristics of various markets.

July 5, 2018 News

Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, The Keg and other restaurants will eliminate plastic straws

by Canadian Plastics

Recipe Unlimited – which owns these and other chains – plans to eliminate plastic straws from its entire restaurant network by March 2019, to be replaced by paper straws.

July 2, 2018 News

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to consolidate its product portfolio, focus on all-electrics

by Canadian Plastics

Japan-based injection molding machine maker Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH has just started what it calls an “extensive investment program” at its two German locations.

June 28, 2018 News

Boy GmbH honoured with award as it turns 50

by Canadian Plastics

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce Koblenz, Germany, recently presented the family business with a Certificate of Honor for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Boy GmbH & Co. KG.

June 27, 2018 News

Viking Plastics buys automotive supplier Genesis Plastics and Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

Viking said the purchase of Indiana-based genesis adds to its current line of custom injection molded products and assemblies for the automotive, HVAC, and industrial markets.

June 26, 2018 News

Wittmann’s Gord Stowar is retiring

by Canadian Plastics

Stowar, a 42-year industry veteran, has worked in technical sales for the Nucon and Wittmann organizations in Southern Ontario for the past 30 years.

June 25, 2018 News

KraussMaffei acquires stake in online used machinery startup Gindumac

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based KraussMaffei said it will now be better placed to implement “Old for New” deals when plastic processors decide to replace machinery.

June 24, 2018 News

Wittmann Group celebrates 10th anniversary of integration with Battenfeld

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Group celebrated the 10th anniversary of its integration of Battenfeld Kunststofftechnik GmbH earlier this month at an event that drew more than 1,400 guests to its Kottingbrunn, Austria facility.

June 19, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex buys healthcare, performance lidstock, induction seal and specialty lamination businesses from Oracle Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Going forward, these product lines will become part of Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business.

June 13, 2018 News

Pretium to expand Illinois and Texas PET bottle plants

by Canadian Plastics

The Texas plant will be expanded by 52,000 square feet, while Pretium is also nearing completion of a 54,000-square-foot expansion for its Aurora, Illinois plant to provide additional manufacturing and warehousing space.

June 13, 2018 News

Nordson merges its BKG pelletizer and melt delivery equipment businesses

by Canadian Plastics

The combined business entity, called Nordson BKG GmbH, will be headquartered in a newly expanded facility in Münster, Germany.

June 9, 2018 News

Wittmann Battenfeld expands in France, Germany

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Battenfeld France SAS, the French subsidiary of the Wittmann Group, is expanding in the immediate vicinity of its existing company HQ in Moirans; and Wittmann Robot Systeme in Nuremberg has just finished an expansion that extended the office building to meet the needs of the departments dealing with automation systems.

June 6, 2018 News

ORBIS Corp. reorganizes U.S. manufacturing facilities

by Canadian Plastics

The plastic recycling bin maker will shift production and cut jobs in the reorganization, and expand sales and design centers.

June 3, 2018 News

Brampton Engineering bought by Davis-Standard

by Canadian Plastics

Brampton, Ont.-based BE manufactures blown film technology including its multilayer AeroFrost air-blown and AquaFrost water-quenched film systems, its Vector air rings, and the SCD coextrusion die.

June 1, 2018 News

NPE2018 drew more than 56,000 attendees

by Canadian Plastics

The 56,034 confirmed registered attendees, which is a 1.7 per cent increase compared to NPE2015, came from almost 19,000 unique companies.

June 1, 2018 News

Kirk Winstead is new president of Conair Group

by Canadian Plastics

Winstead replaces former Conair president Larry Doyle, who has left the Cranberry Township, Pa.-based auxiliary equipment maker.

May 30, 2018 News

Piovan Group to become preferred partner for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership will initially cater to European markets and gradually be expanded to accommodate global regions.

May 28, 2018 News

Starlinger acquires tape and monofilament maker Barmag Spinnzwirn

by Canadian Plastics

Vienna-based plastics machinery manufacturer Starlinger & Co. GmbH has acquired the Barmag Spinnzwirn tape and monofilament business unit of Germany-based filament spinning system maker Oerlikon.

May 26, 2018 News

SPE picks Plastics for Life award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Blow molded parts picked up the majority of awards at the Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition held by the Society of Plastics Engineers during its recent Antec 2018 event, held from May 7-10 in Orlando, Fla.

May 21, 2018 Feature

Brampton Engineering and Polytarp Products make a dynamic duo

by Canadian Plastics

Polytarp Products got its start – not to mention its name – by making tarpaulins, and then became famous supplying plastic film for the construction industry. But it has reinvented itself over the past 10 years as a go-to supplier for high-barrier food packaging – and blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering has been there every step of the way.