Diversified Plastics buys assets of Pacific Plastics Injection Moldingby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in California, Pacific Plastics Injection Molding offers custom plastic injection molding as well as design and custom moldmaking services.
Plastics Industry Association head Bill Carteaux dies at 59by Canadian Plastics
The longtime president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Plastics Industry Association had been battling leukemia since 2016.
Companies in U.S., Taiwan, and South Africa partner to make blow molding machineryby Canadian Plastics
The partnership involves extrusion blow molding machine maker R&B Plastics Machinery LLC, headquartered in Saline, Mich.; Sika, a custom blow molding machine maker in Taiwan; and Seecor, a technology company based in South Africa.
North American plastics machinery shipments up 4 per cent in Q3 2018by Canadian Plastics
The sales figures are compiled by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.
Explosion at Dominican Republic blow molder kills five, injures at least 66by Canadian Plastics
The blast occurred on Dec. 5 at Polyplas Dominicana, a preform and bottle molder located in the capital of Santo Domingo.
KraussMaffei appoints Tobias Daniel as new vice president of global sales for IMMby Canadian Plastics
A sales, marketing, and business development veteran, Daniel was mostly employed as the vice president of sales and marketing at Comau, an industrial automation company in Turin, Italy.
Tooling vet Rich Oles is new president and CEO of Alba Enterprisesby Canadian Plastics
Oles’ former consulting company ROI Group has also been merged with Torrence, Calif.-based Alba to expand its product portfolio.
PET Technologies is making inroads in the U.S.by Canadian Plastics
The Austrian blow molding machine maker has just sold a unit to its second American customer, pet industry provider Moderna Products.
Röchling buys technical plastics parts maker Schwartz GmbHby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Germany, Schwartz manufactures impact-resistant plastics and large-sized and complex components made of materials such as nylon and acetal.
Absolute Haitian shows IML workcell to Quebec market at Expoplastby Canadian Plastics
The largest injection molding machine display at Expoplast is making food serving cups in a three-second cycle.
Bill Carteaux is battling leukemia for the third timeby Canadian Plastics
Carteaux, the longtime president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Plastics Industry Association, began chemo treatments on Nov. 5.
Jason Sears is new president of Dri-Air Industriesby Canadian Plastics
Sears takes over the helm of the East Windsor, Conn.-based drying equipment maker after the recent death of his father Charlie Sears, who founded Dri-Air in 1985.
Ube Machinery completes plant expansion in Michiganby Canadian Plastics
The 20,000-square-foot expansion in Ann Arbor will provide additional manufacturing and machine stocking space to meet what the company calls growing demand from its customers.
Montreal’s Expoplast trade show kicks off on Nov. 14by Canadian Plastics
The only plastics trade show in Canada this year, Expoplast will be held in the Palais des congrès de Montréal on Nov. 14 and 15, and is part of five other co-located manufacturing trade shows.
Krones acquires PET preform moldmaker MHT Holdingby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is intended to strengthen packaging provider Krones’ PET capabilities.
BASF invests in Chinese 3D printing developer Prismlabby Canadian Plastics
The investment will enable Prismlab to further develop its pixel resolution enhanced 3D printing technology.
Nordson building global HQ for extrusion and fluid coating die businessby Canadian Plastics
The new 145,000-square-foot facility in Chippewa Falls, Wis. will be complete by late 2020.
Blown film industry legend Robert Krycki passes awayby Canadian Plastics
Krycki, 74, founded Brampton, Ont.-based Future Design Inc. in 1978, one of Canada’s most important blown film equipment manufacturers.
Engel reports “moderate growth” despite slowdown in North American salesby Canadian Plastics
Engel is forecasting a six per cent increase in earnings over last year, with Germany representing the “lion’s share” of the sales.
Extrusion R&D pioneer Norton Wheeler, Jr. passes awayby Canadian Plastics
Wheeler’s 60-year career was spent entirely with Pawcatuck, Conn.-based extrusion equipment maker Davis-Standard LLC, where in the early 1980s he patented the well-known DSB screw design.