Parts entered in the competition will be on display during the 26th SPE Thermoforming Conference, which will be held on Sept. 24 to 26 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Tex.
In its sixth acquisition in four years, Canadian packaging product supplier Intertape Polymer Group is buying protective packaging maker Polyair Inter Pack Inc., which has corporate headquarters in Montreal and Sarasota, Fla., for US$146 million.
First announced last month, the deal includes five manufacturing facilities.
The preliminary estimate of shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding and extrusion) for reporting companies totaled US$333 million in the first quarter – 15 per cent higher than the total US$290 million in Q1 of 2017.
The blow molding machine maker – which has been located in Richmond Hill, Ont. since 1999 – will move into a 34,000-square-foot Bolton facility on Aug. 1.
Mississauga, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment maker Hamilton Plastic Systems is reinventing itself by expanding its product offerings and making a deep dive into the American marketplace.
Austria-based injection molding machiner maker Engel Group is establishing what it calls a “decentralized” network of mold experts in its sales regions – including North America – to customize its products for the regional characteristics of various markets.
Recipe Unlimited – which owns these and other chains – plans to eliminate plastic straws from its entire restaurant network by March 2019, to be replaced by paper straws.
Japan-based injection molding machine maker Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH has just started what it calls an “extensive investment program” at its two German locations.
The Chamber of Industry and Commerce Koblenz, Germany, recently presented the family business with a Certificate of Honor for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Boy GmbH & Co. KG.
Viking said the purchase of Indiana-based genesis adds to its current line of custom injection molded products and assemblies for the automotive, HVAC, and industrial markets.
Stowar, a 42-year industry veteran, has worked in technical sales for the Nucon and Wittmann organizations in Southern Ontario for the past 30 years.
Germany-based KraussMaffei said it will now be better placed to implement “Old for New” deals when plastic processors decide to replace machinery.
Wittmann Group celebrated the 10th anniversary of its integration of Battenfeld Kunststofftechnik GmbH earlier this month at an event that drew more than 1,400 guests to its Kottingbrunn, Austria facility.
Going forward, these product lines will become part of Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business.
The Texas plant will be expanded by 52,000 square feet, while Pretium is also nearing completion of a 54,000-square-foot expansion for its Aurora, Illinois plant to provide additional manufacturing and warehousing space.
The combined business entity, called Nordson BKG GmbH, will be headquartered in a newly expanded facility in Münster, Germany.
Wittmann Battenfeld France SAS, the French subsidiary of the Wittmann Group, is expanding in the immediate vicinity of its existing company HQ in Moirans; and Wittmann Robot Systeme in Nuremberg has just finished an expansion that extended the office building to meet the needs of the departments dealing with automation systems.
The plastic recycling bin maker will shift production and cut jobs in the reorganization, and expand sales and design centers.
Brampton, Ont.-based BE manufactures blown film technology including its multilayer AeroFrost air-blown and AquaFrost water-quenched film systems, its Vector air rings, and the SCD coextrusion die.