Mattel aims for 100 per cent recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic by 2030
The toy maker said it will start by debuting an environmentally sustainable version of its famous Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack baby toy by June 2020.
Herrmann Ultrasonics expanding its U.S. headquarters
The ultrasonic technology supplier is adding 10,000 square feet to its plant in Bartlett, Ill.
Tekni-Plex forming new medical business unit
Called “Tekni-Plex Medical”, the new operating unit will offer products and services formerly supplied separately by Tekni-Plex’s Colorite, Natvar, and Dunn businesses.
Ontario-based slitting, rewinding machinery maker Deacro Industries bought by Davis-Standard
This is Davis-Standard’s second purchase of a Canadian company in less than two years: in June 2018, it acquired blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering Inc.
Belplas moves to larger offices in Vaughan, Ont.
The machinery sales firm’s new office is located at 9131 Keele St.
Husky honours Beckhoff with EMEA Supplier Award
The award, presented during the K trade show in October, recognizes a 20-year development partnership in injection molding machines.
Nordson announces planned retirement of CFO Gregory Thaxton
Thaxton plans to retire in 2020 after 30 years with the company.
Kevin Bell joins Belplas as sales manager for Ontario
Bell has over 25 years of experience in the plastics industry, with expertise in material handling, refrigeration, and material conveying.
Primary plastics machinery shipments in North America down in Q3
Compared to last quarter, total shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery dropped by 0.5% to US$293.7 million in the third quarter of 2019, new figures from the Plastics Industry Association show.
Pipe maker Ipex opens new California distribution centre
The facility in Stockton nearly quadruples the company’s available warehouse space in the region.
New vice president of sales and service for Graham Engineering
The York, Pa.-based extrusion machinery maker has promoted Michael Duff to the role.
Röchling establishing center for additive manufacturing
Located in Germany, the center will boost the components manufacturer’s expertise in 3D printing.
Packaging supplier Pregis invests $5 million in Michigan facility
The company has bought its fourth Windmoeller & Hoelscher blown film line for the plant, and is leasing an additional 35,000 square feet in the same location for expanded warehousing capability.
Siemens buys additive manufacturing software developer Atlas 3D
U.S.-based Atlas helps designers define optimal part orientations for “right first time” 3D printing.
DSM and Shapeways partner to develop scalable 3D printing solutions
DSM said the partnership will allow it to utilize Shapeways’ technology to “harness the power of on-demand 3D printing at scale, with just a small line of code.”
Wittmann Battenfeld sells its 40,000th injection molding machine
The unit, a MacroPower 850, was delivered to the Eschwege, Germany molding plant of Stiebel Eltron GmbH, a molder of products for the household technology sector.
Sekisui Chemical acquires composite parts maker AIM Aerospace
As a result of the purchase, Renton, Wash.-based AIM will change its name to Sekisui Aerospace.
Nissei buying controlling share of Negri Bossi
Japan-based Nissei said it’s buying 75 per cent of Negri Bossi’s shares now and the remaining 25 per cent “within a few years.”
Milacron stockholders have approved sale to Hillenbrand
The US$2 billion deal between the Cincinnati, Ohio-based processing machinery maker and Hillenbrand was first announced in July 2019.
Rotomolder Tank Holding acquires Chem-Tainer
Hummelstown, Pa.-based Chem-Tainer is a rotational molder that manufacturers tanks and containers for both chemical and water applications.