Plastics Processes

November 12, 2018 News

Montreal’s Expoplast trade show kicks off on Nov. 14

by Canadian Plastics

The only plastics trade show in Canada this year, Expoplast will be held in the Palais des congrès de Montréal on Nov. 14 and 15, and is part of five other co-located manufacturing trade shows.

November 9, 2018 News

Krones acquires PET preform moldmaker MHT Holding

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is intended to strengthen packaging provider Krones’ PET capabilities.

November 7, 2018 News

BASF invests in Chinese 3D printing developer Prismlab

by Canadian Plastics

The investment will enable Prismlab to further develop its pixel resolution enhanced 3D printing technology.

November 2, 2018 News

Nordson building global HQ for extrusion and fluid coating die business

by Canadian Plastics

The new 145,000-square-foot facility in Chippewa Falls, Wis. will be complete by late 2020.

October 23, 2018 News

Blown film industry legend Robert Krycki passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Krycki, 74, founded Brampton, Ont.-based Future Design Inc. in 1978, one of Canada’s most important blown film equipment manufacturers.

October 22, 2018 News

Engel reports “moderate growth” despite slowdown in North American sales

by Canadian Plastics

Engel is forecasting a six per cent increase in earnings over last year, with Germany representing the “lion’s share” of the sales.

October 21, 2018 News

Extrusion R&D pioneer Norton Wheeler, Jr. passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Wheeler’s 60-year career was spent entirely with Pawcatuck, Conn.-based extrusion equipment maker Davis-Standard LLC, where in the early 1980s he patented the well-known DSB screw design.

October 17, 2018 News

Herbold Meckesheim “up and running again” after massive fire in September

by Canadian Plastics

The plastics recycling machinery maker is returning to a normal production level following a major fire on Sept. 10 at its plant and headquarters in Meckesheim, Germany.

October 17, 2018 News

Sidel Group acquires Italian packaging supplier PET Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.

October 16, 2018 News

Orders and sales are up for KraussMaffei Group

by Canadian Plastics

The German processing machinery maker is also expanding its business model as well as digital services and products, and introducing a new speed-to-market program for European customers.

October 15, 2018 News

Primex, ICC Industries founder John Farber wins lifetime achievement award

by Canadian Plastics

Called the “King of Chemicals”, the Romanian-born Farber moved to the U.S. and founded ICC Chemical Corp. in the 1950s, which played a key role in developing logistics and shipping expertise for the global movement of bulk chemicals.

October 10, 2018 News

Collaborative robot maker Rethink Robotics shuts down

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 2008 by Rodney Brooks, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethink was known for its Baxter and Sawyer cobots.

October 9, 2018 News

CPIA names 2018 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Recycling industry pioneer Emmie Leung, the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, is the Leader of the Year for 2018.

October 9, 2018 News

Vinyl Institute appoints Ned Monroe as new president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Monroe replaces Dick Doyle, who has announced his retirement for the end of 2018 after leading the Washington, D.C.-based association for the past seven years.

October 7, 2018 News

SPE announces winners of Thermoforming Conference parts competition

by Canadian Plastics

Profile Plastics, of Lake Bluff, Ill., took the top awards for its medical cart enclosure application.

October 2, 2018 News

Rohrer buys retail packaging maker Transparent Container

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.

September 28, 2018 News

Davis-Standard invests $2 million to expand feedscrew manufacturing capacity

by Canadian Plastics

The investment involves the installation of Davis-Standard’s fourth CNC machining centre, which will enable the company to increase feedscrew production by over 25 per cent.

September 27, 2018 Feature

New technology lets processors get smart with artificial intelligence

by Canadian Plastics

A new machine learning solution developed by Montreal-based AxiPolymer Inc. is designed to make it easier for large-sized plastics processors to embrace artificial intelligence.

September 20, 2018 News

Plastics machinery shipments in North America up again: report

by Canadian Plastics

For the fifth consecutive quarter, plastics machinery shipments in North America continued to increase in the second quarter of 2018, according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

September 9, 2018 News

Assets of Ontario extruder Uponor bought by U.S. investment firm Wynnchurch Capital

by Canadian Plastics

The assets of polyethylene pipe producer Uponor Infra Ltd. have been acquired by Wynnchurch Capital LLC for $62.5 million and renamed as Infra Pipe Solutions Ltd.