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July 27, 2018 News

Milacron reports solid growth in Q2 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Record sales driven by nine per cent consumables growth highlights a solid second quarter, the company said.

July 24, 2018 News

Call for entries for SPE Thermoforming Division’s annual Parts Competition

by Canadian Plastics

Parts entered in the competition will be on display during the 26th SPE Thermoforming Conference, which will be held on Sept. 24 to 26 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Tex.

July 18, 2018 News

Intertape Polymer buying protective packaging maker Polyair

by Canadian Plastics

In its sixth acquisition in four years, Canadian packaging product supplier Intertape Polymer Group is buying protective packaging maker Polyair Inter Pack Inc., which has corporate headquarters in Montreal and Sarasota, Fla., for US$146 million.

July 16, 2018 News

Pregis completes acquisition of FP International

by Canadian Plastics

First announced last month, the deal includes five manufacturing facilities.

July 10, 2018 News

North American plastics machinery shipments up in Q1 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

The preliminary estimate of shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding and extrusion) for reporting companies totaled US$333 million in the first quarter – 15 per cent higher than the total US$290 million in Q1 of 2017.

July 9, 2018 News

W. Amsler moving to expanded facility in Bolton, Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

The blow molding machine maker – which has been located in Richmond Hill, Ont. since 1999 – will move into a 34,000-square-foot Bolton facility on Aug. 1.

July 9, 2018 Feature

Hamilton Plastic Systems is being reborn in the U.S.A.

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment maker Hamilton Plastic Systems is reinventing itself by expanding its product offerings and making a deep dive into the American marketplace.

July 5, 2018 News

Engel establishing global mold network

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based injection molding machiner maker Engel Group is establishing what it calls a “decentralized” network of mold experts in its sales regions – including North America – to customize its products for the regional characteristics of various markets.

July 5, 2018 News

Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, The Keg and other restaurants will eliminate plastic straws

by Canadian Plastics

Recipe Unlimited – which owns these and other chains – plans to eliminate plastic straws from its entire restaurant network by March 2019, to be replaced by paper straws.

July 2, 2018 News

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to consolidate its product portfolio, focus on all-electrics

by Canadian Plastics

Japan-based injection molding machine maker Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH has just started what it calls an “extensive investment program” at its two German locations.

June 28, 2018 News

Boy GmbH honoured with award as it turns 50

by Canadian Plastics

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce Koblenz, Germany, recently presented the family business with a Certificate of Honor for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Boy GmbH & Co. KG.

June 27, 2018 News

Viking Plastics buys automotive supplier Genesis Plastics and Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

Viking said the purchase of Indiana-based genesis adds to its current line of custom injection molded products and assemblies for the automotive, HVAC, and industrial markets.

June 26, 2018 News

Wittmann’s Gord Stowar is retiring

by Canadian Plastics

Stowar, a 42-year industry veteran, has worked in technical sales for the Nucon and Wittmann organizations in Southern Ontario for the past 30 years.

June 25, 2018 News

KraussMaffei acquires stake in online used machinery startup Gindumac

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based KraussMaffei said it will now be better placed to implement “Old for New” deals when plastic processors decide to replace machinery.

June 24, 2018 News

Wittmann Group celebrates 10th anniversary of integration with Battenfeld

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Group celebrated the 10th anniversary of its integration of Battenfeld Kunststofftechnik GmbH earlier this month at an event that drew more than 1,400 guests to its Kottingbrunn, Austria facility.

June 19, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex buys healthcare, performance lidstock, induction seal and specialty lamination businesses from Oracle Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Going forward, these product lines will become part of Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business.

June 13, 2018 News

Pretium to expand Illinois and Texas PET bottle plants

by Canadian Plastics

The Texas plant will be expanded by 52,000 square feet, while Pretium is also nearing completion of a 54,000-square-foot expansion for its Aurora, Illinois plant to provide additional manufacturing and warehousing space.

June 13, 2018 News

Nordson merges its BKG pelletizer and melt delivery equipment businesses

by Canadian Plastics

The combined business entity, called Nordson BKG GmbH, will be headquartered in a newly expanded facility in Münster, Germany.

June 9, 2018 News

Wittmann Battenfeld expands in France, Germany

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Battenfeld France SAS, the French subsidiary of the Wittmann Group, is expanding in the immediate vicinity of its existing company HQ in Moirans; and Wittmann Robot Systeme in Nuremberg has just finished an expansion that extended the office building to meet the needs of the departments dealing with automation systems.

June 6, 2018 News

ORBIS Corp. reorganizes U.S. manufacturing facilities

by Canadian Plastics

The plastic recycling bin maker will shift production and cut jobs in the reorganization, and expand sales and design centers.