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Plastics Processes


February 12, 2020 News

Macro Engineering names Martin Baron as director of sales

by Canadian Plastics

Previously the company’s Latin American sales manager, Baron will now oversee all sales activities for the plastic film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

February 11, 2020 News

Bill targets single-use plastics in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Federal Democrat lawmakers in the U.S. have introduced a bill that seeks to ban many single-use plastics items and also make companies responsible for plastic waste.

February 11, 2020 News

Kautex Maschinenbau appoints Thomas Hartkämper as its new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Hartkämper is taking over from Dr. Olaf Weiland, who has led the Bonn, Germany-based extrusion blow molding machinery maker since 2005.

February 11, 2020 News

Intertape Polymer signs agreement to acquire Nortech Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Chicago-based Nortech manufactures and services automated packaging machines under the Nortech Packaging and Tishma Technologies brands.

February 7, 2020 News

Absolute Haitian beefs up its sales team

by Canadian Plastics

The Worcester, Mass.-based injection molding machinery supplier has named Nick Dearent as territory sales manager based in Worcester, and David Theberge as territory sales manager for the West Coast.

February 5, 2020 News

Chinaplas 2020 postponed due to coronavirus

by Canadian Plastics

Chinaplas 2020 was scheduled for April 21 to 24 in Shanghai; new dates for the event will be announced at a later date.

February 5, 2020 News

Silgan acquires Cobra Plastics to expand in closures market

by Canadian Plastics

Cobra, which operates two manufacturing facilities in Ohio, injection molds plastic closures, with a particular focus on the aerosol overcap market.

February 5, 2020 Feature

Molded Precision Components is pursuing perfection

by Canadian Plastics

Located near Barrie, Ont., this full-service engineering, product development, and injection molding specialist produces over 70 million high-precision plastic parts each year. And you could probably count the rejects on the fingers of one hand.

February 4, 2020 News

Jabil rebrands its healthcare division

by Canadian Plastics

Formerly called Nypro, the division will be renamed Jabil Healthcare and is comprised of orthopedics, spine, trauma and associated medical instruments operations.

January 31, 2020 News

Wittmann Group acquires Austrian auxiliary equipment maker FarragTech

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Austria, FarragTech GmbH has a focus on compressed air granulate drying.

January 29, 2020 News

Asiamold 2020 postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

by Canadian Plastics

Scheduled for the end of February, the collocated Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) has also been postponed.

January 27, 2020 News

GM to invest $2.2 billion to build electric vehicles in Detroit plant

by Canadian Plastics

The automaker will also invest an additional US$800 million in supplier tooling and other projects related to the launch of the new electric trucks.

January 23, 2020 News

New dates and venue announced for Chinaplas 2021

by Canadian Plastics

The show has moved its show dates in 2021 to April 13 to 16 to avoid an overlap with NPE 2021, and is moving to a new, larger venue in Shenzhen.

January 15, 2020 News

Pretium Packaging sold to private equity firm Clearlake Capital

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, Pretium blow molds rigid plastic bottles and containers for a wide range of sectors.

January 8, 2020 News

Belplas now reps injection press maker Niigata Machine Techno in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Niigata is the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Niigata Machine Techno Co. Ltd.

January 6, 2020 News

Plastics Pipe Institute names David Fink as new president

by Canadian Plastics

Fink, a veteran of the plastics pipe industry, previously served as the chairman of the industry association’s board of directors from 2017 to 2019.

January 3, 2020 News

KraussMaffei veteran Paul Caprio is the new president of Engel Machinery

by Canadian Plastics

Caprio will manage the York, Pa.-based injection molding machine maker together with current CEO Mark Sankovitch, until Sankovitch retires in 2021.

December 31, 2019 Feature

Avoiding a hot mess: The right way to maintain hot runners

by Canadian Plastics

Hot runners can improve part quality, enhance operational efficiencies, reduce scrap, and save money. But they’re complex and not exactly low maintenance. The good news is, you can overcome these challenges by addressing a few key issues.

December 31, 2019 News

3M to sell drug delivery business to Altaris Capital Partners

by Canadian Plastics

The business partners with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products using inhalation, transdermal, micro-needle, and conventional drug-delivery technologies.

December 30, 2019 News

Injection molding machine maker Woojin has new Canadian representation

by Canadian Plastics

The Korean-based company is now being represented by Plastic Automation Engineering Inc. in all provinces except Quebec.