Sipa acquires Automa PET bottle production activitiesby Canadian Plastics
Italy-based packaging equipment maker Sipa SpA has purchased all activities related to production of injection-stretch-blow molding (ISBM) equipment at Automa SpA, another Italian company that services the PET packaging sector.
Bekum to move production from Berlin to Austriaby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based blow molding machine maker Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH is moving its Berlin production to its other plant, in Traismauer, Austria.
Big order marks a big year for W. Amsler Equipmentby Canadian Plastics
The Beatles sang “It was 20 years ago today” back in the 60s, turning 20th anniversaries into big deals ever since.
Myers Industries concludes purchase of Toronto-based Scepterby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based plastics products maker Myers Industries Inc. has completed its $157 million acquisition of Canada’s Scepter Corp. and Scepter Manufacturing LLC.
New Plastiblow sales support for N. Americaby Canadian Plastics
Blow molding equipment veteran Frank Varuzza has joined Plastiblow S.r.l., Corsico, Italy, as sales development manager.
Injection, blow molder Scepter sold to Myers Industriesby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to increase its presence in the plastic fuel tank sector, U.S.-based plastics products maker Myers Industries Inc. has acquired Toronto’s Scepter Corp. and Scepter Manufacturing LLC for US$160 million.
Milacron forms tooling partnership with Big 3 Precision Moldsby Canadian Plastics
Plastics processing equipment maker Milacron has made a tooling partnership with blow mold manufacturing company Big 3 Precision Molds to develop and commercialize injection blow molding technology, including turn-key systems.
ABC Group sells U.S. subsidiary to Chinese holding companyby Canadian Plastics
Toronto-based global automotive parts maker ABC Group Inc. has sold its ABC Group Fuel Systems Inc. subsidiary to China’s state-owned firm Rongshi International Holding Company Ltd.
Woman killed at Ontario blow mold shopby Canadian Plastics
A 30-year-old woman is dead after a March 29 industrial accident at Woodbridge, Ont.-based blow molder CRS Plastics Ltd.
Gloucester Engineering creates new operating divisions, consolidates TO’s Future Designby Canadian Plastics
In a move designed to better serve its customers, extrusion equipment maker Gloucester Engineering Corporation (GEC) is splitting into two divisions.
Graham Engineering completes integration of American Kuhne and Welex machinery brandsby Canadian Plastics
Extrusion blow molding machine maker Graham Engineering Corporation (GEC) has completed its integration of the American Kuhne and Welex machinery brands.
Quebec’s Plastique Micron buys IMBC Blowmoldingby Canadian Plastics
Plastique Micron, a Sainte-Claire, Que.-based blow molding plastic container manufacturer, has purchased IMBC Blowmolding Inc., a plastics processor headquartered in Orangeville, Ont.
Bekum names new managing director, global salesby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based blow molding machinery maker Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH has named Andreas Kandt as its new managing director and director of global sales.
Canada’s W. Amsler moving into international marketsby Canadian Plastics
Canadian-based blow molding machine maker W. Amsler Equipment Inc. is making inroads in the international market after its first major equipment sales in the U.S. and the Caribbean.
PlastIndia trade show moving to Gurajat for 2015by Canadian Plastics
India’s largest plastics trade show, PlastIndia, is moving to a new location.
Plast-Ex 2013 is hereby Canadian Plastics
Plast-Ex 2013, Canada’s only plastics industry trade show this year, is set to begin.
Overall strong growth for North American plastics machinery market in 2012: SPIby Canadian Plastics
Orders for injection molding machines, blown-film lines, auxiliary equipment, thermoforming equipment, and hot runners were all up in North America compared to 2011, according to new statistics from the Society of the Plastics Industry’s…
Setting a Baselineby Mark Stephen, editor
Taking measurements to establish baseline data for an extruder system sounds pretty dull. Dull, but important. Simply put, when a new single screw or twin screw extruder is installed, or a new screw mounted in an existing machine, it’s…
DRYERS: The Necessary Nineby Mark Stephen, editor
When it comes to drying polymers, figuring out the “why” is easy: to control viscosity and ensure maximum performance. It’s the “how” that can keep you up at night. Resin drying — especially involving…
Some Assembly Required: Chiller installation made semi-easyby Mark Stephen, editor
Installation can be everything. That surround sound home theatre system in your man cave will sound worse than a two-cans-and-a-string telephone if it hasn’t been put in properly. Ditto chillers. Whether portable or central, the most…