Good Natured Products buys Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging
The $9.5 million acquisition includes all of Shepherd Thermoforming’s assets, including machinery, molds, and a 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ont.
Graham Engineering names Paul Lemmers as vice president of operations
Lemmers joins Graham Engineering following a 19 year career at Danaher/Fortive Corp., where he served in senior operations roles of progressing responsibility in four of its businesses.
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Kautex Machines names Admir Dobraca as new CEO
Dobraca succeeds Bill Farrant, who had served as CEO of the extrusion blow molding machinery maker from 2010 to early 2020.
Pregis buys Italian temporary protective films manufacturer Soprad
Going forward, Milan-based Soprad’s products will be marketed under the Pregis’ PolyMask brand
Antec 2020 conference will go ahead as planned in March, SPE says
The organization will put new measures in place to minimize the potential transmission of illnesses when the conference takes place from March 29-April 2 in San Antonio, Texas.
Private equity firm Nautic Partners buys pipe distributor Harrington Industrial Plastics
Nautic also acquired film and sheet maker and thermoformer Spartech LLC in October 2019.
Plastics processors show a clear preference for domestic manufacturing, survey says
Respondents to the sixth annual thermoforming industry survey conducted by Ray Plastics also placed concerns about price and quality as top considerations.
Nordson opens pelletizing and melt delivery lab for North American customers
Installed at an existing Nordson facility in Hickory, N.C., the lab will enable customers and prospects to do application development and test runs without sacrificing productivity in their own plants.
Zachary Ament promoted to Davis-Standard executive vice president
Davis-Standard leader Ernie Plasse is retiring after a 46-year career with the company.
Rotomolder Tank Holding makes two Canadian purchases
The company, said to be North America’s largest polyethylene tank and container manufacturer, has acquired a new Canadian product line and a new plant location in Saskatoon.
Blow molder Pretium invests $3 million in equipment for Ohio plant
The investment is being made in HDPE extrusion blow molding equipment and infrastructure for Pretium’s Leipsic, Ohio manufacturing plant.
RJG opens injection molding training facility in Germany
The technical centre currently consists of a 60-tonne injection molding machine from Yizumi Germany GmbH, temperature control units, and a material drying system from Moretto Deutschland GmbH.
Aptar buying cosmetics industry supplier Fusion Packaging
Founded in 2004, Dallas-based Fusion employs approximately 100 people worldwide and generated sales of approximately $80 million last year.
Arburg owners acquiring 3D printing startup German RepRap
Munich-based German RepRap develops and produces 3D systems based on fused filament fabrication technology, and recently added liquid additive manufacturing to its portfolio.
Plastics machinery shipments “stayed low” in 2019, industry association says
Despite a fourth quarter uptick, weak business investment spending was due to trade and tariff uncertainties and overall weaker manufacturing activity, the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics said.
Chinaplas 2020 rescheduled for Aug. 3 to 6
The massive plastics and rubber trade show, originally planned for April 21 to 24, was rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Bekum celebrates three anniversaries and breaks ground on a new U.S. facility
The new production area and office space in Williamston, Mich. will increase the site’s operational area to more than 15,000 square metres.
Macro Engineering names Martin Baron as director of sales
Previously the company’s Latin American sales manager, Baron will now oversee all sales activities for the plastic film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Bill targets single-use plastics in U.S.
Federal Democrat lawmakers in the U.S. have introduced a bill that seeks to ban many single-use plastics items and also make companies responsible for plastic waste.