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October 7, 2018 News

SPE announces winners of Thermoforming Conference parts competition

by Canadian Plastics

Profile Plastics, of Lake Bluff, Ill., took the top awards for its medical cart enclosure application.

October 2, 2018 News

Rohrer buys retail packaging maker Transparent Container

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.

September 28, 2018 News

Davis-Standard invests $2 million to expand feedscrew manufacturing capacity

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The investment involves the installation of Davis-Standard’s fourth CNC machining centre, which will enable the company to increase feedscrew production by over 25 per cent.

September 27, 2018 Feature

New technology lets processors get smart with artificial intelligence

by Canadian Plastics

A new machine learning solution developed by Montreal-based AxiPolymer Inc. is designed to make it easier for large-sized plastics processors to embrace artificial intelligence.

September 20, 2018 News

Plastics machinery shipments in North America up again: report

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For the fifth consecutive quarter, plastics machinery shipments in North America continued to increase in the second quarter of 2018, according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

September 9, 2018 News

Assets of Ontario extruder Uponor bought by U.S. investment firm Wynnchurch Capital

by Canadian Plastics

The assets of polyethylene pipe producer Uponor Infra Ltd. have been acquired by Wynnchurch Capital LLC for $62.5 million and renamed as Infra Pipe Solutions Ltd.

September 9, 2018 Feature

Rotogran International is getting very big in granulation

by Canadian Plastics

Booming sales, a recent relocation into a bigger plant, and a deep dive into making larger granulators all signal the start of a new era for this Southern Ontario-based size reduction equipment manufacturer.

August 25, 2018 News

Composite decking maker Fiberon bought by Fortune Brands

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Fortune Brands Home & Security, a home and security products company, acquired Fiberon for US$470 million, and plans to make it part of its new Doors & Security segment.

August 22, 2018 News

GN Thermoforming winning new orders for its new GN800 unit

by Canadian Plastics

The Chester, N.S.-based company has received multiple orders from Canadian and American processors for its new GN800 Thermoformer, and expects further increased business activity over the next several months in the U.S, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

August 21, 2018 News

Specialty extruder Pexco acquires Custom Extrusion Inc.

by Canadian Plastics

Custom Extrusion is a profile extruder with facilities in Sheffield, Mass. and Asheboro, N.C.

August 20, 2018 Feature

Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLs

by Canadian Plastics

Created by Mississauga, Ont.-based packaging design firm KBS Impact Inc., the lids can save container weight – and costs – by using a peelable in-mold label that that acts as a tamper-evident seal.

August 20, 2018 News

Graham Partners buys flexible packaging supplier ABX

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Rhinelander, Wis., ABX makes high barrier forming web films primarily for the North American protein, cheese, and specialty food end markets.

August 18, 2018 News

Private equity firm BC Partners buys Adams Manufacturing

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The purchase connects Adams Manufacturing, headquartered in Pennsylvania, with plastic household and garden products maker Keter Group, which BC Partners also owns.

August 15, 2018 News

Dynamic Conveyor completes HQ expansion, renovation

by Canadian Plastics

Made necessary by steady growth, the company added additional offices, a larger conference room and a break room to its HQ in Norton Shores, Mich.

August 13, 2018 News

Global plastic injection molding market to reach $233 billion by 2023: report

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Rising demand across several vertical industries, such as packaging and food and beverages, is expected to drive growth, the new report from BCC Research says.

August 8, 2018 Feature

Techstar Plastics: Prospering in Port Perry

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As they hit a milestone, the owners of rotational molder Techstar Plastics look back on four decades of stress and success.

August 8, 2018 News

Calvin Wallace named new managing director of Beckhoff Automation in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Wallace succeeds retiring managing director Joe Ottenhof, who will take a seat on the company’s board of directors.

August 8, 2018 News

Dri-Air Industries founder Charles Sears passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Sears, age 78, started drying system manufacturer Dri-Air in 1985, and was a noted authority on the science of drying technology and applications and held several patents.

August 3, 2018 News

Fanuc to build new Michigan facility

by Canadian Plastics

The US$51 million expansion in Auburn Hills, expected to create 100 jobs, will be used for engineering, product development, manufacturing, and warehousing. 

July 27, 2018 News

Milacron reports solid growth in Q2 2018

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Record sales driven by nine per cent consumables growth highlights a solid second quarter, the company said.