Canadian Plastics


December 1, 2014 News

Sipa acquires Automa PET bottle production activities

by 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.

October 13, 2014 News

Bekum to move production from Berlin to Austria

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based blow molding machine maker Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH is moving its Berlin production to its other plant, in Traismauer, Austria.

September 8, 2014 Feature

Big order marks a big year for W. Amsler Equipment

by Canadian Plastics

The Beatles sang “It was 20 years ago today” back in the 60s, turning 20th anniversaries into big deals ever since.

July 7, 2014 News

Myers Industries concludes purchase of Toronto-based Scepter

by 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.

July 6, 2014 News

New Plastiblow sales support for N. America

by Canadian Plastics

Blow molding equipment veteran Frank Varuzza has joined Plastiblow S.r.l., Corsico, Italy, as sales development manager.

June 3, 2014 News

Injection, blow molder Scepter sold to Myers Industries

by 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.

May 22, 2014 News

Milacron forms tooling partnership with Big 3 Precision Molds

by 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.

April 23, 2014 News

ABC Group sells U.S. subsidiary to Chinese holding company

by 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.

March 30, 2014 News

Woman killed at Ontario blow mold shop

by Canadian Plastics

A 30-year-old woman is dead after a March 29 industrial accident at Woodbridge, Ont.-based blow molder CRS Plastics Ltd.

February 13, 2014 News

Gloucester Engineering creates new operating divisions, consolidates TO’s Future Design

by Canadian Plastics

In a move designed to better serve its customers, extrusion equipment maker Gloucester Engineering Corporation (GEC) is splitting into two divisions. 

February 10, 2014 News

Graham Engineering completes integration of American Kuhne and Welex machinery brands

by Canadian Plastics

Extrusion blow molding machine maker Graham Engineering Corporation (GEC) has completed its integration of the American Kuhne and Welex machinery brands.

January 29, 2014 News

Quebec’s Plastique Micron buys IMBC Blowmolding

by 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.

October 8, 2013 News

Bekum names new managing director, global sales

by 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.

July 12, 2013 News

Canada’s W. Amsler moving into international markets

by 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.

May 15, 2013 News

PlastIndia trade show moving to Gurajat for 2015

by Canadian Plastics

India’s largest plastics trade show, PlastIndia, is moving to a new location.

May 12, 2013 News

Plast-Ex 2013 is here

by Canadian Plastics

Plast-Ex 2013, Canada’s only plastics industry trade show this year, is set to begin.

April 8, 2013 News

Overall strong growth for North American plastics machinery market in 2012: SPI

by 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…

April 1, 2013 Feature

Setting a Baseline

by 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…

April 1, 2013 Feature

DRYERS: The Necessary Nine

by 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…

April 1, 2013 Feature

Some Assembly Required: Chiller installation made semi-easy

by 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…