Montreal’s Expoplast trade show kicks off on Nov. 14by 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.
Krones acquires PET preform moldmaker MHT Holdingby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is intended to strengthen packaging provider Krones’ PET capabilities.
BASF invests in Chinese 3D printing developer Prismlabby Canadian Plastics
The investment will enable Prismlab to further develop its pixel resolution enhanced 3D printing technology.
Nordson building global HQ for extrusion and fluid coating die businessby Canadian Plastics
The new 145,000-square-foot facility in Chippewa Falls, Wis. will be complete by late 2020.
Blown film industry legend Robert Krycki passes awayby Canadian Plastics
Krycki, 74, founded Brampton, Ont.-based Future Design Inc. in 1978, one of Canada’s most important blown film equipment manufacturers.
Engel reports “moderate growth” despite slowdown in North American salesby 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.
Extrusion R&D pioneer Norton Wheeler, Jr. passes awayby 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.
Herbold Meckesheim “up and running again” after massive fire in Septemberby 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.
Sidel Group acquires Italian packaging supplier PET Engineeringby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.
Orders and sales are up for KraussMaffei Groupby 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.
Primex, ICC Industries founder John Farber wins lifetime achievement awardby 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.
Collaborative robot maker Rethink Robotics shuts downby 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.
CPIA names 2018 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winnersby Canadian Plastics
Recycling industry pioneer Emmie Leung, the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, is the Leader of the Year for 2018.
Vinyl Institute appoints Ned Monroe as new president and CEOby 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.
SPE announces winners of Thermoforming Conference parts competitionby Canadian Plastics
Profile Plastics, of Lake Bluff, Ill., took the top awards for its medical cart enclosure application.
Rohrer buys retail packaging maker Transparent Containerby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.
Davis-Standard invests $2 million to expand feedscrew manufacturing capacityby 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.
New technology lets processors get smart with artificial intelligenceby 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.
Plastics machinery shipments in North America up again: reportby 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.
Assets of Ontario extruder Uponor bought by U.S. investment firm Wynnchurch Capitalby 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.