Canadian Plastics

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Plastics Processes

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March 17, 2020  

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.

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March 17, 2020  

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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March 13, 2020  

SPONSORED CONTENT: Rotogran International is in the forefront of granulator production in North America

Since 1982, ROTOGRAN INTERNATIONAL INC. has manufactured granulators and

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March 11, 2020  

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.

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March 5, 2020  

Pregis buys Italian temporary protective films manufacturer Soprad

Going forward, Milan-based Soprad’s products will be marketed under the Pregis’ PolyMask brand

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March 5, 2020  

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.

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March 4, 2020  

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.

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March 4, 2020  

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.

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March 3, 2020  

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.

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March 2, 2020  

Zachary Ament promoted to Davis-Standard executive vice president

Davis-Standard leader Ernie Plasse is retiring after a 46-year career with the company.

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February 28, 2020  

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.

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February 25, 2020  

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.

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February 25, 2020  

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.

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February 24, 2020  

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.

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February 21, 2020  

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.

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February 20, 2020  

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.

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February 19, 2020  

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.

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February 14, 2020  

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.

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February 12, 2020  

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.

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February 11, 2020  

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.