Plastics Processes

July 25, 2012 News

Reifenhuser splits into two business units

by Canadian Plastics

The business units of German extrusion equipment maker Reifenhäuser Extrusion GmbH & Co. KG have been divided into two independent companies, one to handle extruders and wood-plastic composites, the other to handle cast film.

July 18, 2012 News

Synventive Molding sold to Barnes Group for US$335 million

by Canadian Plastics

Hot runner system manufacturer Synventive Molding Solutions has been bought for US$335 million by Barnes Group Inc., an aerospace and industrial manufacturing and service provider.

July 9, 2012 News

ROBOTS: A matter of control

by Canadian Plastics

Underperformance is a drag. Ever go to the movies and watch an actor clearly phoning in his lines, or to a concert and listen as the singer just goes through the motions? Irritating, right? Now imagine that you’re a plastics part molder,…

July 2, 2012 News

John Martich named as new COO of Sumitomo Demag in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Injection press maker Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has appointed John F. Martich III as chief operating officer of the company’s two U.S. operations: Sumitomo (SHI) Plastics Machinery (America) LLC in Norcross, Ga., and Van Dorn Demag Corp. in…

June 25, 2012 News

NBE buys ProductSaver recycling systems

by Canadian Plastics

Material handling system manufacturer National Bulk Equipment Inc. (NBE) has purchased General Processing Systems Inc., makers of the ProductSaver line of recycling systems.

June 23, 2012 News

KraussMaffei Group for sale?

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based plastics equipment manufacturer KraussMaffei Group is working with investment company Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to find a buyer, according to the Bloomberg global news agency.

June 21, 2012 News

Rotoplast expands, consolidates Quebec headquarters

by Canadian Plastics

After a year-long, $3.6 million investment, Canadian rotational molder Rotoplast Inc. has consolidated its operations into a single plant in East Farnham, Que.

June 19, 2012 News

Herbold Meckesheim moves to new facility

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based size reduction equipment manufacturer Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved into a larger headquarters in Rhode Island.

June 12, 2012 News

Conair appoints Larry Doyle as president

by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment supplier The Conair Group has named Larry Doyle as its new president.

June 7, 2012 News

Material handling provider Intelligrated to be sold for US$500 million

by Canadian Plastics

In a deal worth more than US$500 million, U.S.-based automated material handling provider Intelligrated will be purchased by European private equity firm Permira.

June 5, 2012 News

CHILLERS: A discrete question

by Canadian Plastics

As every plastics processor knows, there’s only one alternative to a central chilling system: portable chillers — small units mounted on casters that can roll from application to application.

June 3, 2012 News

Spartech to shutter Cornwall, Ont., sheet plant

by Canadian Plastics

Spartech Corporation, a U.S.-based producer of engineered thermo plastic sheet, polymeric compounds, and engineered products, is closing its manufacturing plant in Cornwall, Ont.

June 1, 2012 Feature

LEADER OF THE YEAR – Paul Cohen: Film Buff

by Mark Stephen, editor

For someone who prefers to fly under the radar, Paul Cohen has a habit of making the kinds of contributions that get noticed. 

May 31, 2012 News

Hamilton Plastic Systems acquires Hamilton Avtec

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian auxiliary equipment supplier Hamilton Plastic Systems has acquired the assets, inventories, and intellectual properties of Hamilton Avtec.

May 5, 2012 News

Milacron sale now complete; company appoints new chairman

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition of processing equipment maker Milacron LLC by affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC is now complete, and industry veteran Ira Boots has been named as Milacron’s new chairman.

May 2, 2012 News

CAMM seminar will target South American business opportunities

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Association of MoldMakers (CAMM) is hosting a free breakfast seminar for moldmakers looking to explore business opportunities in several South American countries.

April 27, 2012 News

Husky completes Injectoplast sale

by Canadian Plastics

Bolton, Ont.-based Husky Injection Molding Systems announced that it has completed the sale of Injectoplast, the former closure injection molding operation of KTW, to Austria’s Alpla.

April 15, 2012 News

Engel coming off a banner year, with best ever sales

by Canadian Plastics

Injection molding machinery manufacturer Engel enjoyed a record year, company officials said during a press conference held April 3 at the NPE show in Orlando. Engel Holding CEO Dr. Peter Neumann said it was the best year ever for his company,…

April 11, 2012 News

New rep for Reifenhauser

by Canadian Plastics

Flex Essentials Inc., headquartered in Caledon East, Ont, has been appointed as representative for Reifenhauser Incorporated, with North American sales office in Danvers, Mass. and headquarters in Troisdorf, Germany.

April 9, 2012 News

China’s Liansu Group establishes extrusion joint venture in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

China Liansu Group Holdings Ltd., said to be one of the largest manufacturers of extruded plastic products in China, is establishing a joint venture in Canada with Pickering, Ont.-based extrusion technology supplier Skyreach Group Inc.