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AEC Sterling has announced that its parent company, Harbour Group, has acquired Cumberland Engineering, LLC, a manufacturer of size-reduction equipment for the plastics processing industry. AEC Sterli...

November 1, 1999   Canadian Plastics



AEC Sterling has announced that its parent company, Harbour Group, has acquired Cumberland Engineering, LLC, a manufacturer of size-reduction equipment for the plastics processing industry. AEC Sterling (Wood Dale, IL) is a manufacturer of plastics processing auxiliary equipment, including temperature control units, chillers, granulators, robots, blenders, dryers and materials handling equipment. Cumberland is based in South Attleboro, MA.

Hot runner system supplier Mold-Masters Ltd. (Georgetown, Ont.) has agreed to promote and sell training software from Paulson Training Programs Inc. (Chester, CT). “Both companies are committed to advancing the level of technical knowledge in the plastics injection molding industry,” says Jonathon Fischer, Mold-Masters president. “Paulson’s interactive training software uses advanced information technology and will complement leading-edge Internet support tools such as our Merlin online hot runner design system developed by Mold-Masters.”

NOVA Chemicals Corp. (Calgary, Alta.) will establish a strong European market position in expandable and solid polystyrene with the purchase of Royal Dutch/Shell Group’s European polystyrene business. The transaction is expected to close by the first quarter of 2000. NOVA will acquire 760 million pounds (345 kilotonnes) of polystyrene capacity in England, France and the Netherlands. NOVA became the largest North American producer of solid and expandable polystyrene in late 1998 with the purchase of Huntsman’s styrenics business, and will become the second largest producer of these product lines in Europe.

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