Plastics Processes

April 7, 2012 News

Engel teams with French moldmaker for sealing caps JV in China

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based injection press maker Engel has teamed up with French mold manufacturer Plastisud SA to offer turnkey solutions for the production of sealing caps for water and soft drink containers in China.

April 6, 2012 News


by Canadian Plastics

Industrial ethernet connectivity – communication without limits

April 4, 2012 News


by Canadian Plastics

Engel clearmelt technology produces automotive cockpit of the future

April 4, 2012 News


by Canadian Plastics

Herbold PVC shrink label remover makes bottle recycling more efficient

April 3, 2012 News


by Canadian Plastics

DLC coated components allow molds to run grease-free Hasco is using a new type of coating called DLC (diamond-like coating) on its ejector pins and other components that slide in the mold. This new coating enables the components to operate…

April 1, 2012 News

Milacron bought by private equity firm

by Canadian Plastics

Avenue Capital Group is selling plastics processing equipment manufacturer Milacron LLC to private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors LLC.

March 25, 2012 News

Engel expanding Austria headquarters

by Canadian Plastics

To satisfy what it calls growing product demand, injection molding machine maker Engel has announced a 12 million euro (US$16 million) expansion at its headquarters in Schwertberg, Austria.

March 12, 2012 News

Canadian blow molder Vanga Products bought by U.S. competitor

by Canadian Plastics

Vanga Products Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of high-density polyethylene and polyethylene terephthalate bottles and jars for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, has been purchased by U.S.-based competitor Alpha Packaging.

March 10, 2012 News

Canada’s Future Design bought by Gloucester Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

Future Design Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of blown film packaging technology, has been acquired by U.S.-based extrusion equipment supplier Gloucester Engineering Co.

March 9, 2012 News

EDI acquires Premier Dies

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its footprint in the global fluid coating market, Extrusion Dies Industries (EDI) has acquired Premier Dies Corporation, a provider of slot coating and flat polymer extrusion dies.

March 3, 2012 News

BASF acquires foam extrusion technology supplier

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to tap into Europe’s wind-energy sector, BASF has purchased the PET foam business of Italy-based extrusion technology provider B.C. Foam S.p.A.

March 2, 2012 News

Central or beside-the-press dryers: Which is right for you?

by Canadian Plastics

Damp resins are about as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle, making it hard to overstate the importance of a good resin drying system to the success of your plastics processing. Typically made up of the dryer itself and the drying hopper,…

February 16, 2012 News

PSI-Polymer Systems opens new European subsidiary

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based PSI-Polymer Systems Inc., a supplier of polymer filtration equipment, gear pumps, mixers and divert valves, has opened a new subsidiary in Germany to serve the European market. 

February 10, 2012 News

Canada’s Jobst Gellert slated for Plastics Hall of Fame induction

by Canadian Plastics

Jobst Gellert, a prolific Canadian inventor and the co-founder of hot runner manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd., is being ushered into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

February 6, 2012 News

ABB buying electrical component maker for North American expansion

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to ramp up its presence in the low-voltage product market, Swiss automation technology supplier ABB is acquiring U.S. electrical components maker Thomas & Betts for US$3.9 billion.

February 4, 2012 News

Magna opens US$20 million car seat plant in Kentucky

by Canadian Plastics

Magna Seating, a wholly-owned operating unit of Aurora, Ont.-based automotive components manufacturer Magna International Inc., has officially opened its new facility in Shepherdsville, in Kentucky’s Bullitt County.

February 3, 2012 News

Dynisco boosts profile in China with new acquisition

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to strengthen its position in China, extrusion sensor and control technology supplier Dynisco LLC has purchased the assets of Shanghai Hao-Ying Measurement & Control Technology Co., Ltd.

January 30, 2012 News

Athena Automation: The return of Robert Schad

by Canadian Plastics

One of the most recognized and storied names in plastics is back.

January 26, 2012 News

Husky to sell closure maker Injectoplast

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems has signed an agreement to sell Injectoplast, the former closure injection molding operation of KTW Group, to Alpla Holding GmbH.

January 16, 2012 News

Hamilton Plastic Systems to offer mold sprays

by Canadian Plastics

Hamilton Plastic Systems Ltd., of Mississauga, Ont., is now offering a complete line of premium mold sprays.