GN Thermoforming bought by Brown Machine Group
GN Thermoforming will continue to operate and manufacture under its current name and remain headquartered in Chester, N.S.
Arburg appoints new managing director for its AMKmotion electric drive division
Industry veteran Stefan Buchner has been named to the position.
New managing director for Arburg France
Arburg is also constructing a new building for the subsidiary in the Greater Paris area.
Nova Chemicals debuts film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin
The film structures can be tailored to meet customer-specific application demands.
“Plastimagen Light” rescheduled as a virtual event only
Originally planned as a hybrid exhibition from March 9-11, Mexico’s largest plastics trade fair will now be held in digital format only from March 22-26.
Integrated Polymer Solutions buys sealing component maker IRP Group
The acquisition will further Integrated Polymer Solutions’ business expansion in the specialty medical components sector.
New partnership brings blow molding machine maker Plastiblow back to North America
The Italian machinery brand is partnering with equipment supplier Globeius to make its all-electric units available again in Canada and the U.S.
North American machinery shipments up nearly 20% in Q4, report says
Canada and Mexico remained the top export markets for U.S. equipment suppliers in the fourth quarter, the report from the Plastics Industry Association said.
Tank Holding continues buying spree with purchase of rotomolder Spin Products
Located in Chino, Calif., Spin designs and manufactures products with a special focus on custom molded products, including for outdoor and sanitation applications.
Exhibitor registration now open for K 2022
The trade show is scheduled for Oct. 19-26, 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Plast-Ex trade show moved from May to November
The rescheduling of the Toronto show allows additional space planning and safety protocols, plus new features, education formats, and networking opportunities.
Pipe extrusion line with world’s largest adjustable melt gap installed in Mexico
Part of a complete line from battenfeld-cincinnati, the melt gap enables HDPE pipe specialist Policonductos SA de CV to extrude pipes measuring up to 1,600 mm in diameter.
Private equity firm Core Industrial Partners buys Summit Tooling and Summit Plastics
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in McHenry, Ill., Summit provides injection mold design, precision moldmaking and close-tolerance injection molding with a specialty in small-to-medium prototype injection molds.
Viking-era Greenland inspires rPET water bottle concept by Sidel
The NUUK brand takes its name from Greenland’s capital and the fjords that make it famous.
Tank Holding buys rotomolder Dura-Cast
The deal is Tank Holding’s 12th acquisition in the past two years, and is part of its ongoing growth strategy.
Nordson appoints Jesus Crespo as VP of polymer processing systems division
Executive vice president John J. Keane, who has headed the PPS business, is retiring.
McMaster University Hospital partners with Printex Transparent Packaging for new plastic face shield
The goal was to provide a better face shield with more protection for ultrasound technologists.
US Extruders completes plant expansion, hires new Canadian sales manager
The company has nearly doubled the manufacturing space in its headquarters in Westerly, Rhode Island, where it builds custom single-screw extruders, extrusion systems, and screws.
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Messe Düsseldorf buys stake in Colombiaplast trade show
The next Colombiaplast is scheduled for June 22-25 at Corferias, the International Business and Exhibition Center of Bogota.
Xaloy appoints Kamal Tiwari as new CEO
Tiwari is the operating partner of private equity firm Altair Investments Inc., which bought Xaloy from Nordson Corp. last year.
Rehau founder Helmut Wagner passes away
Wagner, who was 95, began the plastic parts making business in 1948.
Maguire buys minority share of bulk material handling systems maker O.A. Newton
Bridgeville, Del.-based O.A. Newton will continue to operate separately.
Arburg announces extended Technology Days event in June
The in-person show is set to run from June 7-12 at the company’s headquarters in Lossburg, Germany, and is being described as “Covid-secure”.
Intertape Polymer Group investing $45 million to expand Virginia facility
The expansion to the plant in Danville will add 30,000 square feet and create 50 new jobs.
SPE’s Antec moves to May in wake of NPE cancellation
The May 2021 edition will also feature a new online platform, selected to enhance the social and business connections between attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors.
Bemis acquires bidet maker Bio Bidet
The purchase adds to global toilet seat maker Bemis’ product range.
Injection molding and mold equipment supplier Alba Enterprises relocates to Colorado
The company has also added new employees, 3D modeling capabilities, and mold sampling.
Arburg buys motors and drive systems maker AMK Arnold Müller GmbH
The acquisition is designed to strengthen Arburg’s expertise and electric drives portfolio.
Wittmann Battenfeld reorganizes its sales network
Sales and service in the company’s medical technology, micro injection molding, packaging technology, elastomer engineering, multi-component injection molding, and light-weight design segments will be revamped over the next two years.
Injection molder MGS acquires European tooling supplier Formteknik
Formteknik’s operations in Denmark, Sweden, and Germany will allow Wisconsin-based MGS to deliver integrated manufacturing solutions in Europe with a single point of contact, mirroring its North American model.
Specialized Packaging Group bought by investment firm Altamont Capital Partners
Baldwinsville, N.Y.-based SPG manufactures protective packaging products that operates under two divisions, Ivex and Engineered Packaging.