Reifenhuser splits into two business unitsby 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.
Synventive Molding sold to Barnes Group for US$335 millionby 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.
ROBOTS: A matter of controlby 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,…
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…
NBE buys ProductSaver recycling systemsby 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.
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.
Rotoplast expands, consolidates Quebec headquartersby 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.
Herbold Meckesheim moves to new facilityby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based size reduction equipment manufacturer Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved into a larger headquarters in Rhode Island.
Conair appoints Larry Doyle as presidentby Canadian Plastics
Auxiliary equipment supplier The Conair Group has named Larry Doyle as its new president.
Material handling provider Intelligrated to be sold for US$500 millionby 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.
CHILLERS: A discrete questionby 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.
Spartech to shutter Cornwall, Ont., sheet plantby 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.
LEADER OF THE YEAR – Paul Cohen: Film Buffby 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.
Hamilton Plastic Systems acquires Hamilton Avtecby Canadian Plastics
Canadian auxiliary equipment supplier Hamilton Plastic Systems has acquired the assets, inventories, and intellectual properties of Hamilton Avtec.
Milacron sale now complete; company appoints new chairmanby 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.
CAMM seminar will target South American business opportunitiesby 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.
Husky completes Injectoplast saleby 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.
Engel coming off a banner year, with best ever salesby 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,…
New rep for Reifenhauserby 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.
China’s Liansu Group establishes extrusion joint venture in Canadaby 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.