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Plastics Processes


July 13, 2011 News

Ontario auxiliary equipment supplier has new Quebec, Maritimes rep

by 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.

July 6, 2011 News

Sidel opens Beijing technical centre

by 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.

July 4, 2011 News

Onex completes sale of Husky International

by Canadian Plastics

The sale of Husky has been completed.

June 17, 2011 News

Graham Packaging sold to New Zealand firm for US$1.68 billion

by 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.

June 14, 2011 News

Malvern Instruments opens first Canadian office

by Canadian Plastics

UK-based materials testing equipment supplier Malvern Instruments Ltd. has opened its first office in Canada.

June 7, 2011 News

DMS North America opens Hong Kong office

by Canadian Plastics

Mold component and accessories manufacturer DMS North America has opened a new Asian office in Hong Kong, China.

June 2, 2011 News

UNPLUGGED: Defeating die buildup

by Canadian Plastics

Die buildup is, to put it bluntly, a pain in the a**.

June 2, 2011 News

Alberta WPC supplier sells its extrusion equipment lines to U.S. firm

by 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…

May 30, 2011 News

Windsor Mold invests $9.7 million in Ohio plant

by 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.

May 26, 2011 News

Husky completes acquisition of closure maker KTW

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has completed its purchase of Waldhofen, Austria-based closure mold maker KTW Group. 

May 23, 2011 News

Ontario molder NS Technologies buys Shirlon Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Custom molder NS Technologies Group Inc. has acquired rotational molder Shirlon Plastics Inc.

May 9, 2011 News

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…

May 9, 2011 News

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.

May 8, 2011 News

Negri Bossi acquires Italian automation supplier Sytrama

by Canadian Plastics

Italian injection molding machine maker Negri Bossi has purchased Italian automation supplier Sytrama.

May 6, 2011 News

Husky to be sold to Berkshire Partners, OMERS

by 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…

May 5, 2011 News

Dier International new rep for Conair in Canada

by 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.

May 2, 2011 News

Moldmaker Reko to close 7 plants, cut 65 jobs in restructuring

by 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.

April 30, 2011 News

Turn, turn, turn: The long and short of unscrewing components

by 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…

April 30, 2011 News

Hamilton agency renews its relationship with Una-Dyn/Piovan

by 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.

April 27, 2011 News

Trexel and Arburg partner to offer MuCell process

by 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…