Plastics Processes

May 30, 2011 News

Windsor Mold invests $9.7 million in Ohio plant

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario moldmaker Windsor Mold Inc. is investing $9.7 million in new equipment and an expansion at its Bellevue, Ohio injection molding plant.

May 26, 2011 News

Husky completes acquisition of closure maker KTW

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has completed its purchase of Waldhofen, Austria-based closure mold maker KTW Group. 

May 23, 2011 News

Ontario molder NS Technologies buys Shirlon Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Custom molder NS Technologies Group Inc. has acquired rotational molder Shirlon Plastics Inc.

May 9, 2011 News

Mold shop has three-pronged success strategy…and no “bling”

by Canadian Plastics

It’s something you hear all the time – “So-and-so was born to do this job” – but unless you’re talking about Prince William, odds are it’s an exaggeration. With Brian Bendig, however, a slight variation is the literal truth. Bendig, the…

May 9, 2011 News

Synventive Molding bought by private equity firm Littlejohn & Co.

by Canadian Plastics

Private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. LLC has purchased hot runner supplier Synventive Molding Solutions in a debt for equity swap.

May 8, 2011 News

Negri Bossi acquires Italian automation supplier Sytrama

by Canadian Plastics

Italian injection molding machine maker Negri Bossi has purchased Italian automation supplier Sytrama.

May 6, 2011 News

Husky to be sold to Berkshire Partners, OMERS

by Canadian Plastics

In a $2.1 billion deal, private equity firm Berkshire Partners LLC and OMERS Private Equity Inc. have signed a definitive agreement to jointly acquire Husky International Ltd. and its subsidiaries – including machinery maker Husky…

May 5, 2011 News

Dier International new rep for Conair in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Dier International Plastics Inc., of Markham, Ont., has been appointed the exclusive sales representative agency in eastern Canada for auxiliary equipment manufacturer The Conair Group.

May 2, 2011 News

Moldmaker Reko to close 7 plants, cut 65 jobs in restructuring

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario mold, tool and die-maker Reko International Group Inc. is closing seven small plants and cutting 65 jobs as part of a corporate restructuring that will trim annual labour costs by $3.5 million and fixed costs by $4 million.

April 30, 2011 News

Turn, turn, turn: The long and short of unscrewing components

by Canadian Plastics

Like everyone else in today’s plastics industry, moldmakers are looking for ways to shorten leadtimes while still maintaining quality. Although not exactly new, one timesaver continues to win over new converts: unscrewing components, which can…

April 30, 2011 News

Hamilton agency renews its relationship with Una-Dyn/Piovan

by Canadian Plastics

Equipment supplier Hamilton Plastic Systems, of Mississauga, Ont., has renewed its long-standing relationship and distribution agreements with Una-Dyn and Piovan-Canada.

April 27, 2011 News

Trexel and Arburg partner to offer MuCell process

by Canadian Plastics

Microcellular foaming technology developer Trexel Inc. is now providing German injection press maker Arburg with its MuCell supercritical foam (SCF) gas dosing hardware, allowing customers to purchase a turnkey MuCell injection molding machine…

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.