Plastics Processes

September 9, 2018 Feature

Rotogran International is getting very big in granulation

by Canadian Plastics

Booming sales, a recent relocation into a bigger plant, and a deep dive into making larger granulators all signal the start of a new era for this Southern Ontario-based size reduction equipment manufacturer.

August 25, 2018 News

Composite decking maker Fiberon bought by Fortune Brands

by Canadian Plastics

Fortune Brands Home & Security, a home and security products company, acquired Fiberon for US$470 million, and plans to make it part of its new Doors & Security segment.

August 22, 2018 News

GN Thermoforming winning new orders for its new GN800 unit

by Canadian Plastics

The Chester, N.S.-based company has received multiple orders from Canadian and American processors for its new GN800 Thermoformer, and expects further increased business activity over the next several months in the U.S, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

August 21, 2018 News

Specialty extruder Pexco acquires Custom Extrusion Inc.

by Canadian Plastics

Custom Extrusion is a profile extruder with facilities in Sheffield, Mass. and Asheboro, N.C.

August 20, 2018 Feature

Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLs

by Canadian Plastics

Created by Mississauga, Ont.-based packaging design firm KBS Impact Inc., the lids can save container weight – and costs – by using a peelable in-mold label that that acts as a tamper-evident seal.

August 20, 2018 News

Graham Partners buys flexible packaging supplier ABX

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Rhinelander, Wis., ABX makes high barrier forming web films primarily for the North American protein, cheese, and specialty food end markets.

August 18, 2018 News

Private equity firm BC Partners buys Adams Manufacturing

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase connects Adams Manufacturing, headquartered in Pennsylvania, with plastic household and garden products maker Keter Group, which BC Partners also owns.

August 15, 2018 News

Dynamic Conveyor completes HQ expansion, renovation

by Canadian Plastics

Made necessary by steady growth, the company added additional offices, a larger conference room and a break room to its HQ in Norton Shores, Mich.

August 13, 2018 News

Global plastic injection molding market to reach $233 billion by 2023: report

by Canadian Plastics

Rising demand across several vertical industries, such as packaging and food and beverages, is expected to drive growth, the new report from BCC Research says.

August 8, 2018 Feature

Techstar Plastics: Prospering in Port Perry

by Canadian Plastics

As they hit a milestone, the owners of rotational molder Techstar Plastics look back on four decades of stress and success.

August 8, 2018 News

Calvin Wallace named new managing director of Beckhoff Automation in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Wallace succeeds retiring managing director Joe Ottenhof, who will take a seat on the company’s board of directors.

August 8, 2018 News

Dri-Air Industries founder Charles Sears passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Sears, age 78, started drying system manufacturer Dri-Air in 1985, and was a noted authority on the science of drying technology and applications and held several patents.

August 3, 2018 News

Fanuc to build new Michigan facility

by Canadian Plastics

The US$51 million expansion in Auburn Hills, expected to create 100 jobs, will be used for engineering, product development, manufacturing, and warehousing. 

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.