Plastics Processes

April 25, 2011 News

Graham Packaging to acquire Italian blow molding machine maker Techne

by Canadian Plastics

Graham Packaging Company Inc has announced that its subsidiary, Graham Packaging Company Italia Srl, plans to buy the assets of blow molding machine manufacturer Techne – Technipack Engineering Italia Srl for 8.8 million euros (Cdn$12.25…

April 20, 2011 News

Private equity firm Berkshire Partners pondering Husky purchase: report

by Canadian Plastics

In a deal that could be worth up to $2 billion, private equity firm Berkshire Partners is in late-stage discussions to buy Husky Injection Molding Systems, according to news reports.

April 19, 2011 News

Ontario firm now reps color-metering equipment supplier

by Canadian Plastics

Hamilton Plastic Systems, Mississauga, Ont., has been appointed exclusive distributor in Canada for Movacolor B.V. in The Netherlands. Movacolor specializes in color metering equipment for plastics. The products it manufactures include:…

April 15, 2011 News

Milacron proposes US$140 million refinancing

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics processing equipment supplier Milacron is seeking to US$190 million of loans to refinance debt, according to a report issued by financial services firm Standard & Poor’s.

April 10, 2011 News

ABC Group partners for auto parts in China

by Canadian Plastics

In a move designed to strengthen its supply base for global platforms, Tier One auto parts supplier ABC Group has signed a joint venture agreement with Ningbo Inoac Huaxiang Automobile Products (IHX) of China to form Ningbo ABC Inoac Huaxiang…

March 31, 2011 News

Axium Plastics gets funding for new Ohio plant

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, Ont.-based blow molder Axium Plastics LLC has been awarded a tax credit to build a new plant in Ohio.

March 30, 2011 News

Polyethics Industries buys U.S. industrial bag maker

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic garbage bag manufacturer Polyethics Industries, of Orillia, Ont., has purchased the assets of Wisconsin-based Mid America Bag.

March 22, 2011 News

Quebec bathroom furniture maker gets $275,000 funding

by Canadian Plastics

Bathroom furniture manufacturer Produits Neptune Inc. has received a $275,000 loan from the federal government.

March 20, 2011 News

Battenfeld-Cincinnati wins IP lawsuit against Chinese manufacturer

by Canadian Plastics

After seven years of litigation, a Chinese appeals court has ruled in favour of Battenfeld-Cincinnati Extrusion Systems Ltd. in the company’s intellectual property rights fight against competitor Donghua Machinery.

March 11, 2011 News

Husky to acquire Austrian closure moldmaker KTW

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems has announced plans to buy Austrian closure moldmaker KTW.

March 9, 2011 News

Indian extrusion supplier buys 15% stake in Gloucester Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

Indian extrusion equipment manufacturer Kabra Extrusiontechnik Ltd. has acquired a 15 per cent stake in U.S.-based film equipment maker Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc. (GEC).

February 23, 2011 News

NS Technologies Group acquires Alvac Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its manufacturing capabilities, Ontario-based custom plastic maker NS Technologies Group Inc. has purchased thin sheet thermoformer Alvac Plastics, also located in Ontario.

February 21, 2011 News

Ontario injection molder gets $3 million in provincial funding

by Canadian Plastics

A plastics manufacturer in Mississauga has received funding from the Ontario provincial government to develop new, innovative technology that will make it more competitive and create 27 new jobs and support 26 existing positions.

February 10, 2011 News

Moldmaker digs deep on turf pallet project

by Canadian Plastics

Sometimes, it’s the jobs performed behind the scenes that can be the hardest.

January 13, 2011 News

Dilute phase vs. dense phase pneumatic conveying: What’s right for you?

by Canadian Plastics

Some things are inherently confusing: the definition of “pie” comes to mind. Others shouldn’t be confusing, but still are somehow. Take pneumatic conveying. In theory, it’s simple, since there are really only two categories: If the conveyed…

January 8, 2011 News

Rehau sells Ontario facility to Quebec concrete pipe maker

by Canadian Plastics

Pipe manufacturer Rehau North America has sold its Prescott, Ontario plant to Quebec-based Brunet Concrete Group.

December 21, 2010 News

Onex seeking sale of Husky?

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian buyout firm Onex Corporation is looking at either selling Husky Injection Molding Systems to another private-equity firm, according to U.S. news stories.

December 20, 2010 News

Mexichem agrees to buy compounder AlphaGary for US$300m

by Canadian Plastics

Mexican PVC pipe maker Mexichem SAB has signed an agreement to acquire Massachusetts-based plastics compounder AlphaGary from Rockwood Holdings Inc. 

December 19, 2010 News

micro MOVING

by Canadian Plastics

It’s been said that, with the rise of modern telecommunications, we’re living in an ever-smaller world. True or not, it’s undeniable that plastic parts keep getting smaller, as their use in the medical and electronic industries continue to…

December 16, 2010 News

Husky given innovation award from Coca-Cola China

by Canadian Plastics

Efforts towards bottle lightweighting by Bolton, Ont.-based Husky Injection Molding Systems have earned the company the Best Innovation Award by Coca-Cola China.