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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cornerstone Building Brands acquires Cascade Windows for $245 million
The deal is part of Cornerstone’s strategy to grow in the residential windows market.
Productive Plastics’ Hal Gilham named SPE Thermoformer of the Year
Gilham has a 40+ year career in the plastics industry.
Graham Packaging names Robert Pyle as president and CEO
Pyle has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive sector.
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.
Plastics Hall of Fame announces inductees for 2021
The 10 latest inductees come from across the globe and represent many different disciplines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trinseo acquires acrylic sheet maker Aristech for $445 million
The business will become part of Trinseo’s engineered materials segment.
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.
Coperion reorganizes management
Company veterans Ulrich Bartel and Markus Parzer have been promoted to leadership positions.
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.
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.
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.
Specialized Packaging Group acquires Specialized Packaging Solutions
The deal expands Specialized Packaging Group’s capabilities and reach in engineered packaging.
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.
Revere Plastics Systems acquires Ferguson Production
The deal gives injection molder Revere nine locations throughout North America.
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.
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.
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.
Management succession at Kautex Maschinenbau
Christian Pum will take over as managing director of sales on August 1.
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.
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.
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.
B.C. film maker KCS Plastics bought by Spectrum Plastics
KCS is now part of the film division of Spectrum’s PPC Industries.
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.