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April 30, 2021  

Jabil opens medical manufacturing plant in the Dominican Republic

The new healthcare manufacturing facility will produce a variety of precision medical products, including COVID-19 test kits.

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April 30, 2021  

Absolute Haitian and iMFLUX partner on software integration

iMFLUX processing software is available on Haitian servo-hydraulic and Zhafir electric injection molding machines purchased by molders in Canada and the U.S.

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April 29, 2021  

Global PET stretch blow molding machine market to hit $1.36 billion by 2027, study says

The global market continues to be dominated by Europe, the study says, but the APAC region is expected to have the fastest CAGR from 2020 to 2027.

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April 28, 2021  

Amcor makes leadership appointments in the Americas

The global packaging supplier has named Dan Murphy as vice president of its North America operations, and Rodrigo Lecot as vice president and general manager of Latin America.

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April 28, 2021  

NatureWorks and IMA partner to advance the compostable coffee pods market

The multi-year partnership is designed to accelerate the availability of a turn-key solution for K-Cup compatible compostable coffee pods in North America.

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April 28, 2021  

Canadian PPE makers form association to advance medical mask manufacturing standards

Called the Canadian Association of Medical Mask Manufacturers, the organization was founded by Breathe Medical Manufacturing and The Canadian Shield.

News
April 23, 2021  

Oerlikon acquiring hot runner maker INglass

The deal also includes INglass’s HRSflow division.

News
April 22, 2021  

New plastics industry standards released for granulators, strand pelletizers and dicers

Published by the Plastics Industry Association, the new safety standard updates and expands a 2004 standard.

News
April 21, 2021  

Advil to reduce plastic in over 80 million bottles by 20%

The initiative will draw on a new barrier resin technology that reduces the amount of resin required to mold and craft the bottles, while maintaining the same barrier protection properties.

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April 21, 2021  

In-person Chinaplas show wraps up in Shenzhen

The four-day show drew a total of 152,134 visitors, including 149,771 local and 2,363 from overseas.

News
April 13, 2021  

Brazilian pipe maker Tigre Group buys U.S. pipe fittings maker Dura Plastic

Dura Plastic has production units in California and Tennessee, and injection molds PVC pipe fittings.

News
April 7, 2021  

Packaging supplier Rohrer bought by private equity firm

Rohrer is headquartered in Wadsworth, Ohio, and makes thermoformed consumer plastic packaging for a variety of retail industries, including office, beauty, auto-aftermarket, and hardware.

News
April 6, 2021  

New CEO at Movacolor

The Netherlands-based dosing equipment supplier has named Marc Aandeweg to the position, replacing outgoing head Gerhard Dersjant.

News
April 5, 2021  

Ontario provides funding to Barrie, Innisfil, Oro-Medonte auto-parts companies

The funding comes through the province’s Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP).

News
March 31, 2021  

Injection molder Cascadia Custom Molding bought by Blue Point Capital Partners

The acquisition will broaden the manufacturing capabilities and expand the geographic footprint of Blue Point IV portfolio company VRC Engineered Solutions.

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March 31, 2021  

Sipa Group, Plastic Technologies enter strategic partnership for PET packaging

The partnership is intended to help both companies to increase their visibility and create new business opportunities.

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March 31, 2021  

Reifenhäuser acquires majority stake in air cooling ring specialist Kdesign

The deal expands Germany-based Reifenhäuser’s in-house capabilities in cooling, controlling, measuring, and calibrating blown films.

News
March 29, 2021  

People Progress: Some of the latest appointments

Spartanburg, S.C.-based diversified industrial manufacturer Milliken & Co. has

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March 29, 2021  

Haitian’s sales up 20 per cent in 2020

The China-based injection molding machine maker has also started construction of a new smart factory for advanced component and machinery manufacturing.

News
March 26, 2021  

Canadian machinery supplier Proco unveils case packer for blow molded PET bottles

The Pakman case packer features a collating indexing accumulation system to accumulate complete layers of bottles inside the packaging cell.

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March 18, 2021  

Pregis opens new film converting, equipment assembly facilities

The two new plants in Wisconsin are intended to support growth of its Sharp Packaging Systems brand.

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March 18, 2021  

Blow molder Logoplaste expands its Wisconsin facility

The expansion comes less than one month after the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board became the majority owner of the Portugal-based company.

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March 18, 2021  

Firms partner on a new manufacturing cell for thermoplastic polymers

Developed by BASF, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag and H + S Automatisierung, the cell can produce a wide range of different test specimens.

News
March 17, 2021  

Unilever NA invests $15 million in plastic recycling initiative

The investment is part of the consumer goods maker’s plan to collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells by 2025.

Feature
March 16, 2021  

A smart toothpick made of LSR

EasyPick toothpicks from TePe are produced on CXL 160 SilcoSet machines from KraussMaffei.

News
March 11, 2021  

Packaging supplier Tekni-Plex names Brenda Chamulak as new president and CEO

Effective June 30, she will succeed Paul Young, who will become chairman of Tekni-Plex’s board of directors.

News
March 11, 2021  

Plastics Industry Association to present Bill Carteaux award in October

The group will present its inaugural William R. Carteaux Leadership Award at a ceremony held alongside its annual meeting and the induction ceremony for new members of the Plastics Hall of Fame.

News
March 9, 2021  

Former Nypro owner, Plastics Hall of Fame member Gordon Lankton passes away

Beginning in the 1960s, Lankton built Nypro into a large manufacturer with a dozen plants across the U.S., facilities in 11 other countries, and sales near $1 billion.

Feature
March 9, 2021  

Back to Earth 2.0

A new generation of made-in-Canada compostable straws is about as sustainable as you can get.

News
March 8, 2021  

Fresh milk in Amcor’s clear PCR/PET bottles is a first in Argentina

The cold-fill bottle for leading dairy maker Mastellone Hnos SA contains 20 per cent PCR content.

News
March 4, 2021  

People Progress: Some of the latest appointments

Extrusion machinery maker Davis-Standard LLC, headquartered in Pawcatuck, Conn.,

News
March 2, 2021  

KraussMaffei Group sells KraussMaffei Austria to Luger GmbH

Austria-based Luger focus on sales, planning, assembly, and service of machines and peripheral equipment for the plastics processing industry.