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June 15, 2021  

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag makes new personnel additions and appointments

The injection molding machine manufacturer highlights four additions, promotions.

News
June 14, 2021  

Sidel merges two subsidiaries into new PET packaging services provider

Called Competek, the new France-based company provides services from packaging engineering and optimization to molds and changeover spare parts.

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June 14, 2021  

Investment firm Soteria Flexibles buys flexible packager Redi-Bag

Tukwila, Wash.-based Redi-Bag serves a diverse set of customers primarily in the seafood and produce packing markets.

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June 14, 2021  

Indorama Ventures acquires CarbonLite’s Texas PET recycling facility

The Dallas site will be known as Indorama Ventures Sustainable Recycling.

News
June 10, 2021  

Graham Engineering makes international sales appointment

The firm has named Vladimir Ilyutovich as director of international sales for extruders and systems.

News
June 7, 2021  

SPE names Jason Lyons as president for 2021-2022

The industry association has also elected a new executive board.

News
June 2, 2021  

Good Natured Products completes acquisition of Illinois-based sheet maker Ex-Tech Plastics

First announced in May, the deal includes all of Ex-Tech’s operating assets along with real estate owned by a related company, ETP Inc.

News
June 2, 2021  

Hillenbrand names Kimberly Ryan to succeed outgoing president and CEO Joe Raver

Hillenbrand’s portfolio includes Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters.

News
June 2, 2021  

Husky, Chem-Trend partner to improve colour changes

The joint approach is based on the process for using Chem-Trend’s Ultra Purge brand of purge compounds, which is designed specifically to reduce colour-change time and carbon formation in hot runner systems.

Feature
May 31, 2021  

Plastic Pipe Institute names Projects of the Year winners

The awards recognize plastic pipe infrastructure projects in North America and abroad.

News
May 25, 2021  

KraussMaffei appoints Jörg Bremer as new CFO

Bremer, 44, will also become the CFO of the Shanghai-listed KraussMaffei Co. Ltd. and a member of the KraussMaffei Group management board.

News
May 21, 2021  

Window and door maker Energi Fenestration sold to three Canadian firms

The buyers are Ontario-based Vision Group of Companies and Quebec-based Novatech Group and Thermoplast Extrusions.

News
May 20, 2021  

Report forecasts solid growth for global plastics industry, predicts defining trends

With sustainability spurring innovation, the market is estimated to reach $558.71 billion in 2021, up from $533.04 billion in 2020, with a CAGR of 4.8%.

News
May 19, 2021  

New Canadian industry coalition launches legal challenge to “toxic” listing

The Responsible Plastic Use Coalition has filed a Notice of Application in the Federal Court of Canada challenging the order.

News
May 19, 2021  

Investment firm Kelso buys plastic packager Silver Spur

The California-based company will be combined with existing investments in C.L. Smith and Inmark.

News
May 19, 2021  

Tank Holding acquires Rotational Molding Of Utah

RMU designs and manufactures proprietary tanks, pallets, and refuse products as well as a variety of other custom products.

Feature
May 14, 2021  

Compostable, microwavable plant-based packaging addresses Canada’s proposed single-use plastics ban

Just ahead of the proposed ban, Vancouver-based bioplastics maker Good Natured Products is introducing compostable microwavable to-go containers.

News
May 14, 2021  

Pipe supplier Soleno buys Plastiques VPC

The deal moves New Brunswick-based Soleno further into the the plastics recycling industry.

News
May 13, 2021  

Pipe maker Ipex opens two new Canadian distribution centres

The new facilities in Winnipeg and Dartmouth, N.S., are modern, larger buildings that replace two smaller locations in both regions.

News
May 13, 2021  

Cornerstone Building Brands acquires Prime Window Systems

Prime Window manufactures vinyl window and door products for the residential new construction and repair and remodel markets.

Feature
May 12, 2021  

Injection molding machine market to reach $12.3 billion by 2025, report says

Factors such as growing demand from the healthcare industry, rapid industrialization in growing economies, and increasing demand for plastic molds in electric vehicles will drive the market.

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May 12, 2021  

Conair unveils latest auxiliary technologies at virtual press conference

The event spotlighted five products that would have been featured at the now-cancelled NPE2021 trade show.

News
May 12, 2021  

KraussMaffei bundles all extrusion technologies under one roof

The new extrusion R&D centre currently being built in Laatzen, Germany represents the company’s largest investment program ever.

News
May 10, 2021  

New injection molding expo set for March 2022 in Detroit

The first Injection Molding and Design Expo will take place on March 16-17, 2022 at the TCF Center in Detroit.

News
May 10, 2021  

Arburg cancels Technology Days for 2021

The annual event, which was also cancelled last year, was scheduled for June 7-12 at Arburg’s headquarters in Lossburg, Germany.

News
May 7, 2021  

New U.S. plastics processing trade show set for March 2022

The Plastics Technology Expo (PTXPO) show will be held from March 29-31 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

News
May 7, 2021  

Good Natured Products acquires Illinois-based sheet maker Ex-Tech Plastics

The deal is the Vancouver-based bioplastics maker’s third acquisition in just over a year.

News
May 5, 2021  

Lassonde launches drink bottles with 25 per cent recycled plastic

The new bottles are part of the Quebec-based company’s goal of using 50 per cent post-consumer recycled content in its PET packaging by 2025.

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May 5, 2021  

Polykar named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

The Quebec-based flexible packaging supplier was given the designation by Deloitte Canada.

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May 5, 2021  

Patrick Industries buys RV plastics supplier Alpha Systems

Alpha’s major products include adhesives and sealants, roofing membranes for RVs, and other plastics for RVs.

News
May 2, 2021  

StackTeck introduces new technology for overmolding PET preforms

The system incorporates two preform molds used in concert with a Niigon rotary cube injection molding machine.

News
April 30, 2021  

Constantia Flexibles acquires snack packager Propak in Turkey

The deal is intended to make Constantia one of the main players in the European snacks market.