Canadian Plastics

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August 11, 2021  

Specialty compounder Benvic acquires materials maker Chemres

The deal allows France-based Benvic to enter the North American market and strengthen its exposure to the medical sector.

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August 10, 2021  

PCS Co. expands Molding Solutions product line with Molders Choice

Ken Berger, owner of Solon, Ohio-based Molders Choice, will be joining PCS to help drive the growth of the Molding Solutions product portfolio.

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August 6, 2021  

Pipeline Plastics names Mike Leathers as CEO

Leathers played a big role in helping the company diversify into the natural gas distribution pipe segment and expand with a new plant in North Carolina.

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August 6, 2021  

Westlake to acquire compounder and extruder Dimex

Dimex is said to be one of the largest processors of recycled plastic materials in the U.S.

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August 5, 2021  

Haitian Mars III IMM now available in Canada and the U.S.

The servo-hydraulic machine from Absolute Haitian all-electric unit has numerous upgrades plus a new fast-cycling version.

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August 4, 2021  

Cornerstone Building Brands acquires Cascade Windows for $245 million

The deal is part of Cornerstone’s strategy to grow in the residential windows market.

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August 4, 2021  

Productive Plastics’ Hal Gilham named SPE Thermoformer of the Year

Gilham has a 40+ year career in the plastics industry.

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August 3, 2021  

Graham Packaging names Robert Pyle as president and CEO

Pyle has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive sector.

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July 30, 2021  

Ontario manufacturers invest $25 million in new tech, province adds $2.4 million

Two of the firms, Synergy Mouldworks and Elastochem Speciality Chemicals, are involved in the plastics sector.

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July 28, 2021  

Plastics Hall of Fame announces inductees for 2021

The 10 latest inductees come from across the globe and represent many different disciplines.

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July 27, 2021  

Xaloy to reopen its manufacturing plant in Virginia

The site in Pulaski was closed in 2016 when Xaloy moved its screw and barrel operations to Ohio.

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July 26, 2021  

Purging compound maker Neutrex names Jason Pizcazotowski as president

Pizcazotowski replaces company founder and president Arthur P. Haag, who will continue to serve as chairman of the board.

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July 22, 2021  

Ipex building new state-of-the-art injection molding plant in North Carolina

Once completed, the plant in Pineville will be Ipex’s biggest molding complex, with nearly 100 injection molding machines.

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July 21, 2021  

New enhanced flame treater from Proco delivers productivity improvements for blow molders

The unit features automatic self-ignition controls that ignite and control the flame only when required.

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July 21, 2021  

Trinseo acquires acrylic sheet maker Aristech for $445 million

The business will become part of Trinseo’s engineered materials segment.

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July 21, 2021  

R&B Plastics appoints industry veteran George Hurden as sales manager for new blow molding machinery

Hurden will be responsible for selling the Saline, Mich.-based company’s RBS and RBA blow molding machine lines.

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July 20, 2021  

Coperion reorganizes management

Company veterans Ulrich Bartel and Markus Parzer have been promoted to leadership positions.

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July 19, 2021  

Piovan Group building new Asian headquarters in China

The 10,000-square-meter site in the city of Suzhou will be dedicated to the design and production of complete automation systems for the treatment of plastics, food powders, and refrigeration solutions.

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July 19, 2021  

Pregis building $80-million film extrusion plant in South Carolina

The 168,000-square-foot blown-film facility in the city of Anderson will produce engineered films for performance-oriented packaging used in the food, consumer products, and medical device sectors.

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July 14, 2021  

Nissei America relocates from California to Texas, merges production and sales

The injection molding machine maker has moved from Anaheim to San Antonio, and combined with its production subsidiary Nissei Plastic Machinery America.

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July 14, 2021  

Specialized Packaging Group acquires Specialized Packaging Solutions

The deal expands Specialized Packaging Group’s capabilities and reach in engineered packaging.

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July 13, 2021  

Reifenhäuser consolidates its blown film machinery business units

The new Reifenhäuser Blown Film business unit will be headed by joint managing directors Andreas Neuss and Marcel Perrevor.

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July 13, 2021  

Revere Plastics Systems acquires Ferguson Production

The deal gives injection molder Revere nine locations throughout North America.

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July 12, 2021  

Former W&H Corp. president James Feeney passes away

Feeney, 85, was the first president of the North American operations of Germany-based flexible packaging machinery maker.

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July 7, 2021  

New plastics trade show set for next July

The Plastics Live exhibition and conference is a new annual event for the plastics sector in the UK and Ireland.

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July 7, 2021  

Injection molding consultant RJG launches new logo and brand

The firm says the change represents its the plans for bringing the injection molding industry into the future.

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July 2, 2021  

Management succession at Kautex Maschinenbau

Christian Pum will take over as managing director of sales on August 1.

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June 22, 2021  

Engel back on “growth course,” company says

The Austrian machinery maker is once again operating at full capacity, with an order backlog not seen since 2018.

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June 22, 2021  

Plastics machinery shipments down in Q1 but “poised for growth,” report says

North American shipments of primary plastics machinery decreased following three consecutive quarters of growth, the report says.

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June 18, 2021  

Rehau Group reorganizes automotive, industrial units; supervisory board members change roles

The automotive business now becomes an independent company while the industrial business forms a new umbrella for other Rehau divisions.

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June 16, 2021  

B.C. film maker KCS Plastics bought by Spectrum Plastics

KCS is now part of the film division of Spectrum’s PPC Industries.

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June 16, 2021  

SPE Thermoforming Division announces parts competition call for entries

The biennial parts competition has a new category that will feature innovations in production parts from 3D-printed tooling.