Windsor Mold invests $9.7 million in Ohio plantby 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.
Husky completes acquisition of closure maker KTWby Canadian Plastics
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has completed its purchase of Waldhofen, Austria-based closure mold maker KTW Group.
Ontario molder NS Technologies buys Shirlon Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Custom molder NS Technologies Group Inc. has acquired rotational molder Shirlon Plastics Inc.
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…
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.
Negri Bossi acquires Italian automation supplier Sytramaby Canadian Plastics
Italian injection molding machine maker Negri Bossi has purchased Italian automation supplier Sytrama.
Husky to be sold to Berkshire Partners, OMERSby 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…
Dier International new rep for Conair in Canadaby 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.
Moldmaker Reko to close 7 plants, cut 65 jobs in restructuringby 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.
Turn, turn, turn: The long and short of unscrewing componentsby 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…
Hamilton agency renews its relationship with Una-Dyn/Piovanby 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.
Trexel and Arburg partner to offer MuCell processby 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…
Graham Packaging to acquire Italian blow molding machine maker Techneby 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…
Private equity firm Berkshire Partners pondering Husky purchase: reportby 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.
Ontario firm now reps color-metering equipment supplierby 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:…
Milacron proposes US$140 million refinancingby 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.
ABC Group partners for auto parts in Chinaby 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…
Axium Plastics gets funding for new Ohio plantby Canadian Plastics
Mississauga, Ont.-based blow molder Axium Plastics LLC has been awarded a tax credit to build a new plant in Ohio.
Polyethics Industries buys U.S. industrial bag makerby Canadian Plastics
Plastic garbage bag manufacturer Polyethics Industries, of Orillia, Ont., has purchased the assets of Wisconsin-based Mid America Bag.
Quebec bathroom furniture maker gets $275,000 fundingby Canadian Plastics
Bathroom furniture manufacturer Produits Neptune Inc. has received a $275,000 loan from the federal government.