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April 17, 2018 News

CCC buys large bottle maker PolyCycle Solutions

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its presence in the large water bottle market, rigid plastic packaging supplier Consolidated Container Co. has acquired PolyCycle Solutions for an undisclosed amount.

April 16, 2018 News

Vision Extrusion getting $1.5 million from Ontario government

by Canadian Plastics

The funding will help Vaughan, Ont.-based Vision Extrusion upgrade machinery and invest in automation and waste reduction technology.

April 10, 2018 Feature

PET Technologies is crossing the pond

by Canadian Plastics

After almost 20 years of selling its blow molding machines and blow molds into Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Austria-based PET Technologies has now set its sights on North America.

April 10, 2018 News

ProAmpac acquires pouch maker Pactech Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

ProAmpac said that Pactech’s products complement its existing flexible packaging offerings, which primarily serve the medical, industrial and consumer packaged goods markets.                     

April 4, 2018 News

Riverdale Global builds first fully automated liquid colour manufacturing plant

by Canadian Plastics

The 200,000-square-foot facility in High Point, N.C. is due for completion this summer, and represents a $4 million investment.

April 4, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex buys extrusion tubing maker Dunn Industries

by Canadian Plastics

In a statement, Wayne, Pa.-based Tekni-Plex called Dunn’s product line “a complementary addition to the microextrusion tubing manufactured by Tekni-Plex’s Natvar business unit.”

March 28, 2018 News

Nissei finishes construction of Texas production plant

by Canadian Plastics

The 115,000-square-foot plant in San Antonio was completed on February 26, and operation started this month. Nissei plans to hold an official opening ceremony in May.

March 20, 2018 News

Sepro posts fifth consecutive year of record sales

by Canadian Plastics

The France-based robot manufacturer’s global growth topped 21 per cent in 2017.

March 20, 2018 News

TC Transcontinental Packaging takes the Gold for sustainability

by Canadian Plastics

The Flexible packaging supplier has won the Gold award for Sustainability with its compostable peanut bag at the 2018 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition.

March 20, 2018 News

Record sales and orders for KraussMaffei in 2017

by Canadian Plastics

The Munich, Germany-based company said its 2017 revenue was up 8 per cent over 2016, to 1.37 billion euros, while growth in new orders was up 6 per cent.

March 19, 2018 News

Big turnout for Arburg’s Technology Days

by Canadian Plastics

Injection molding machine maker Arburg GmbH + Co. KG drew approximately 6,300 invited guests from 54 nations to the most recent staging of its annual Technology Days event, held from March 14 to 17 at its HQ in Lossburg, Germany.

March 18, 2018 News

After delay, SPE will honour Thermoformer of the Year

by Canadian Plastics

One year late, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division will honour plastics industry veteran Robert Porsche as the 2017 Thermoformer of the Year. The award presentation was postponed from 2017 because of Hurricane Irma.

March 16, 2018 News

US Extruders hires industry veteran as director of sales

by Canadian Plastics

The Westerly, R.I.-based company has tapped extrusion industry veteran Stephen Montalto for the position.

March 6, 2018 News

Lego to use bio-based plastics in its toy blocks

by Canadian Plastics

Toy construction block maker Lego is replacing ABS with sugar cane-based polyethylene in part of the toy sets it manufactures.

March 1, 2018 News

Plastics Industry Association hires new state affairs director

by Canadian Plastics

Shannon Crawford will lead the Washington, DC-based trade group’s state government affairs, developing relationships with state government and private sector stakeholders.

February 27, 2018 News

Three Canadians among nine new SPE “Fellows”

by Canadian Plastics

Three Canadian researchers are among the new inductees being recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers for their contributions to the industry organization.

February 26, 2018 News

Control systems maker ProSystems relocates and expands

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to expand production and sales space, blown film extrusion equipment manufacturer ProSystems Integration LLC has relocated its headquarters from Westerly, Rhode Island, to Ashaway, Rhode Island.

February 23, 2018 News

SPE to honour three industry leaders at Antec 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Philip David Coates, Dr. Rajen M. Patel, and John Beaumont are being awarded by the SPE for outstanding contributions to the industry.

February 20, 2018 News

Milacron reports growth in Q4 2018

by Canadian Plastics

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based processing machinery maker reported US$325 million in sales in the fourth quarter of 2017, which represents a nine per cent increase over Q4 2016.

February 7, 2018 News

Aoki holds NPE2018 machine preview

by Canadian Plastics

Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki Technical Laboratory Inc. kicked off its NPE2018 season earlier than most exhibiting companies by holding an exhibition machine preview at its manufacturing headquarters in Ueda, Japan on Jan. 30-31.