Ontario auxiliary equipment supplier has new Quebec, Maritimes repby Canadian Plastics
Auxiliary equipment distributor Hamilton Plastic Systems Ltd., of Mississauga, Ont., has appointed Dorval, Que.-based Lutek Plastic Equipment Inc. as their exclusive representative in Quebec and the Maritimes.
Sidel opens Beijing technical centreby Canadian Plastics
Targeting what it calls the “epicenter” of growth in the beverage packaging industry, blow molding machine maker Sidel Group has opened its first technical training centre in China.
Onex completes sale of Husky Internationalby Canadian Plastics
The sale of Husky has been completed.
Graham Packaging sold to New Zealand firm for US$1.68 billionby Canadian Plastics
Graham Packaging Company Inc. is being purchased by New Zealand’s Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. for US$1.68 billion, beating out a previous offer by rival bidder Silgan Holdings Inc.
Malvern Instruments opens first Canadian officeby Canadian Plastics
UK-based materials testing equipment supplier Malvern Instruments Ltd. has opened its first office in Canada.
DMS North America opens Hong Kong officeby Canadian Plastics
Mold component and accessories manufacturer DMS North America has opened a new Asian office in Hong Kong, China.
UNPLUGGED: Defeating die buildupby Canadian Plastics
Die buildup is, to put it bluntly, a pain in the a**.
Alberta WPC supplier sells its extrusion equipment lines to U.S. firmby Canadian Plastics
Composite decking supplier Wood Composite Technologies Inc., a Canadian company which is winding down its production in the town of Nisku, Alta., has sold three extrusion equipment lines to U.S. manufacturer Westech Building Products ULC…
Windsor Mold invests $9.7 million in Ohio plantby Canadian Plastics
Ontario moldmaker Windsor Mold Inc. is investing $9.7 million in new equipment and an expansion at its Bellevue, Ohio injection molding plant.
Husky completes acquisition of closure maker KTWby Canadian Plastics
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has completed its purchase of Waldhofen, Austria-based closure mold maker KTW Group.
Ontario molder NS Technologies buys Shirlon Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Custom molder NS Technologies Group Inc. has acquired rotational molder Shirlon Plastics Inc.
Mold shop has three-pronged success strategy…and no “bling”by Canadian Plastics
It’s something you hear all the time – “So-and-so was born to do this job” – but unless you’re talking about Prince William, odds are it’s an exaggeration. With Brian Bendig, however, a slight variation is the literal truth. Bendig, the…
Synventive Molding bought by private equity firm Littlejohn & Co.by Canadian Plastics
Private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. LLC has purchased hot runner supplier Synventive Molding Solutions in a debt for equity swap.
Negri Bossi acquires Italian automation supplier Sytramaby Canadian Plastics
Italian injection molding machine maker Negri Bossi has purchased Italian automation supplier Sytrama.
Husky to be sold to Berkshire Partners, OMERSby Canadian Plastics
In a $2.1 billion deal, private equity firm Berkshire Partners LLC and OMERS Private Equity Inc. have signed a definitive agreement to jointly acquire Husky International Ltd. and its subsidiaries – including machinery maker Husky…
Dier International new rep for Conair in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Dier International Plastics Inc., of Markham, Ont., has been appointed the exclusive sales representative agency in eastern Canada for auxiliary equipment manufacturer The Conair Group.
Moldmaker Reko to close 7 plants, cut 65 jobs in restructuringby Canadian Plastics
Ontario mold, tool and die-maker Reko International Group Inc. is closing seven small plants and cutting 65 jobs as part of a corporate restructuring that will trim annual labour costs by $3.5 million and fixed costs by $4 million.
Turn, turn, turn: The long and short of unscrewing componentsby Canadian Plastics
Like everyone else in today’s plastics industry, moldmakers are looking for ways to shorten leadtimes while still maintaining quality. Although not exactly new, one timesaver continues to win over new converts: unscrewing components, which can…
Hamilton agency renews its relationship with Una-Dyn/Piovanby Canadian Plastics
Equipment supplier Hamilton Plastic Systems, of Mississauga, Ont., has renewed its long-standing relationship and distribution agreements with Una-Dyn and Piovan-Canada.
Trexel and Arburg partner to offer MuCell processby Canadian Plastics
Microcellular foaming technology developer Trexel Inc. is now providing German injection press maker Arburg with its MuCell supercritical foam (SCF) gas dosing hardware, allowing customers to purchase a turnkey MuCell injection molding machine…