Plastics Processes

March 31, 2011 News

Axium Plastics gets funding for new Ohio plant

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, Ont.-based blow molder Axium Plastics LLC has been awarded a tax credit to build a new plant in Ohio.

March 30, 2011 News

Polyethics Industries buys U.S. industrial bag maker

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic garbage bag manufacturer Polyethics Industries, of Orillia, Ont., has purchased the assets of Wisconsin-based Mid America Bag.

March 22, 2011 News

Quebec bathroom furniture maker gets $275,000 funding

by Canadian Plastics

Bathroom furniture manufacturer Produits Neptune Inc. has received a $275,000 loan from the federal government.

March 20, 2011 News

Battenfeld-Cincinnati wins IP lawsuit against Chinese manufacturer

by Canadian Plastics

After seven years of litigation, a Chinese appeals court has ruled in favour of Battenfeld-Cincinnati Extrusion Systems Ltd. in the company’s intellectual property rights fight against competitor Donghua Machinery.

March 11, 2011 News

Husky to acquire Austrian closure moldmaker KTW

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems has announced plans to buy Austrian closure moldmaker KTW.

March 9, 2011 News

Indian extrusion supplier buys 15% stake in Gloucester Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

Indian extrusion equipment manufacturer Kabra Extrusiontechnik Ltd. has acquired a 15 per cent stake in U.S.-based film equipment maker Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc. (GEC).

February 23, 2011 News

NS Technologies Group acquires Alvac Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its manufacturing capabilities, Ontario-based custom plastic maker NS Technologies Group Inc. has purchased thin sheet thermoformer Alvac Plastics, also located in Ontario.

February 21, 2011 News

Ontario injection molder gets $3 million in provincial funding

by Canadian Plastics

A plastics manufacturer in Mississauga has received funding from the Ontario provincial government to develop new, innovative technology that will make it more competitive and create 27 new jobs and support 26 existing positions.

February 10, 2011 News

Moldmaker digs deep on turf pallet project

by Canadian Plastics

Sometimes, it’s the jobs performed behind the scenes that can be the hardest.

January 13, 2011 News

Dilute phase vs. dense phase pneumatic conveying: What’s right for you?

by Canadian Plastics

Some things are inherently confusing: the definition of “pie” comes to mind. Others shouldn’t be confusing, but still are somehow. Take pneumatic conveying. In theory, it’s simple, since there are really only two categories: If the conveyed…

January 8, 2011 News

Rehau sells Ontario facility to Quebec concrete pipe maker

by Canadian Plastics

Pipe manufacturer Rehau North America has sold its Prescott, Ontario plant to Quebec-based Brunet Concrete Group.

December 21, 2010 News

Onex seeking sale of Husky?

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian buyout firm Onex Corporation is looking at either selling Husky Injection Molding Systems to another private-equity firm, according to U.S. news stories.

December 20, 2010 News

Mexichem agrees to buy compounder AlphaGary for US$300m

by Canadian Plastics

Mexican PVC pipe maker Mexichem SAB has signed an agreement to acquire Massachusetts-based plastics compounder AlphaGary from Rockwood Holdings Inc. 

December 19, 2010 News

micro MOVING

by Canadian Plastics

It’s been said that, with the rise of modern telecommunications, we’re living in an ever-smaller world. True or not, it’s undeniable that plastic parts keep getting smaller, as their use in the medical and electronic industries continue to…

December 16, 2010 News

Husky given innovation award from Coca-Cola China

by Canadian Plastics

Efforts towards bottle lightweighting by Bolton, Ont.-based Husky Injection Molding Systems have earned the company the Best Innovation Award by Coca-Cola China.

December 13, 2010 News

De Zen, Royal Group execs cleared of fraud charges

by Canadian Plastics

The founder and former president of Canadian pipe and profile extruder Royal Group Technologies Ltd. and a group of his top executives have been acquitted of all criminal fraud charges by an Ontario Superior Court judge.

December 13, 2010 News

ATS Automation to acquire ATW automation businesses in US, Europe

by Canadian Plastics

A subsidiary of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the majority of Assembly & Test Worldwide, Inc.’s U.S.-based and German automation and test systems businesses (ATW).

December 8, 2010 News

Mold-Masters taps William Barker as CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Hot runner specialist Mold-Masters Ltd. has named William (Bill) Barker as its new CEO.

December 3, 2010 News

Quebec thermoformer gets gov’t loan, improves capacity

by Canadian Plastics

With the help of a $300,000 federal grant, Quebec-based thermoformer JW Plastic Inc. is investing $2.3 million to improve capacity at its new aeronautics parts plant in Trois-Rivières.

November 27, 2010 News

Macro Engineering sold to Chinese blown film equipment supplier

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic film and sheet systems manufacturer Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. has been sold to DXS International Enterprises Inc., a Canadian corporation owned by the publicly traded Chinese company Dalian Rubber & Plastics machinery…