Engel teams with French moldmaker for sealing caps JV in Chinaby 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.
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Engel clearmelt technology produces automotive cockpit of the future
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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…
Milacron bought by private equity firmby Canadian Plastics
Avenue Capital Group is selling plastics processing equipment manufacturer Milacron LLC to private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors LLC.
Engel expanding Austria headquartersby 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.
Canadian blow molder Vanga Products bought by U.S. competitorby 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.
Canada’s Future Design bought by Gloucester Engineeringby 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.
EDI acquires Premier Diesby 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.
BASF acquires foam extrusion technology supplierby 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.
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,…
PSI-Polymer Systems opens new European subsidiaryby 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.
Canada’s Jobst Gellert slated for Plastics Hall of Fame inductionby 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.
ABB buying electrical component maker for North American expansionby 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.
Magna opens US$20 million car seat plant in Kentuckyby 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.
Dynisco boosts profile in China with new acquisitionby 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.
Athena Automation: The return of Robert Schadby Canadian Plastics
One of the most recognized and storied names in plastics is back.
Husky to sell closure maker Injectoplastby 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.
Hamilton Plastic Systems to offer mold spraysby Canadian Plastics
Hamilton Plastic Systems Ltd., of Mississauga, Ont., is now offering a complete line of premium mold sprays.