Hosokawa Alpine buys downstream equipment maker Anton Kolbby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based blown film equipment maker Hosokawa Alpine AG has purchased Anton Kolb Maschinenbau GmbH, a manufacturer of downstream products for flat film and blown film also headquartered in Germany. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Anton Kolb…
Ontario’s Extru-tech Solutions now reps Luigi Bandera in N. Americaby Canadian Plastics
Brampton, Ont.-based Extru-tech Solutions Inc. has been named the exclusive Canadian and U.S. representative of extrusion machine manufacturer Luigi Bandera’s blown film lines and PET/PP, PVC pelletizing lines.
Windmoeller & Hoelscher sells 100th Optimex to Montreal’s Polykarby Canadian Plastics
Montreal-based flexible packager Les Industries Polykar has snapped up the 100th Optimex blown film line manufactured by equipment supplier Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H).
Toronto’s Gran Packaging will auction assetsby Canadian Plastics
Assets of Canadian plastic bag manufacturer Gran Packaging are set for auctioning in late-June.
Windmller & Hlscher opens China subsidiaryby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based blown and cast film equipment maker Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) has set up its own subsidiary in China to act as a service and sales centre.
Sigma Stretch Film installs new film line at Ontario plantby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based stretch film producer Sigma Stretch Film recently installed two stretch film lines, including a five-layer blown stretch film line at its facility in Belleville, Ont.
Sigma Plastics acquires Southern Film Extrudersby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to expand its industrial polyethylene film business, Sigma Plastics Group has acquired Southern Film Extruders, Inc., a manufacturer of polyethylene films.
Davis-Standard signs partnership deal with China’s Jinming Machineryby Canadian Plastics
In a move designed to expand their global footprints, extrusion equipment maker Davis-Standard LLC and China’s Guangdong Jinming Machinery Co. Ltd have formed a strategic partnership to market blown film machinery.
Plast-Ex 2013 is hereby Canadian Plastics
Plast-Ex 2013, Canada’s only plastics industry trade show this year, is set to begin.
Macro Engineering names Jim Stobie as new CEOby Canadian Plastics
Mississauga, Ont.-based plastic film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. has promoted Jim Stobie to the new position of CEO.
Pipeline to the Factsby Canadian Plastics
This time last year, we opened our fifth Extrusion Benchmark Survey by noting that the worst of the worst recession in living memory was behind us. Twelve months later, we’re fairly certain it’s true. But what do some of…
Building (or rebuilding) A Better Materials Handling Systemby Mark Stephen, editor
Just like that killer double-breasted suit probably does with your wardrobe, materials represent your single largest expense as a plastics processor. You didn’t sew the suit yourself just to save a few bucks, so why scrimp on having a…
Gate Crashersby Mark Stephen, editor
Fact: Valve gating has become the preferred method of gating for precision molders, offering a more stable injection process without stringing and drooling of the melt. And these are particularly interesting times for valves gates: two themes…
GO WEST: Eyeing expansion, Quebec’s Polykar installs high-efficiency bag-converting systemby Canadian Plastics
Saint-Laurent, Que.-based Polykar is a bit of a rare bird: the garbage bag, food packaging and polyethylene film maker sells exclusively in Canada through a network of distributors.
Ontario blown film equipment maker Techflow moves to new facilityby Canadian Plastics
Blown film machinery and plastic extrusion equipment maker Techflow Design & Manufacturing Inc., is expanding to a new facility in Mississauga, Ont.
Macro Engineering to open company in Italyby Canadian Plastics
In a move to increase sales and service resources to European and Middle Eastern markets, Canadian film and sheet extrusion systems manufacturer Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. is opening a new company near Milan, Italy.
Polyethics Industries buys U.S. industrial bag makerby Canadian Plastics
Plastic garbage bag manufacturer Polyethics Industries, of Orillia, Ont., has purchased the assets of Wisconsin-based Mid America Bag.
Macro Engineering sold to Chinese blown film equipment supplierby Canadian Plastics
Plastic film and sheet systems manufacturer Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. has been sold to DXS International Enterprises Inc., a Canadian corporation owned by the publicly traded Chinese company Dalian Rubber & Plastics machinery…
With sales boom, Macro Engineering grows into new facilityby Canadian Plastics
Film and sheet extrusion equipment maker Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. has expanded its production f…
Barway to rep Reifenhauser extrusion linesby Canadian Plastics
Extrusion machinery supplier Reifenhauser Inc., of Danvers, Mass, has appointed Barway Plastic Equipment Inc…