February 10, 2015 News

Hosokawa Alpine buys downstream equipment maker Anton Kolb

by 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

November 21, 2014 News

Ontario’s Extru-tech Solutions now reps Luigi Bandera in N. America

by 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.  

August 6, 2014 News

Windmoeller & Hoelscher sells 100th Optimex to Montreal’s Polykar

by 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).

June 17, 2014 News

Toronto’s Gran Packaging will auction assets

by Canadian Plastics

Assets of Canadian plastic bag manufacturer Gran Packaging are set for auctioning in late-June.

March 29, 2014 News

Windmller & Hlscher opens China subsidiary

by 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.

January 21, 2014 News

Sigma Stretch Film installs new film line at Ontario plant

by 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.

October 6, 2013 News

Sigma Plastics acquires Southern Film Extruders

by 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.

August 16, 2013 News

Davis-Standard signs partnership deal with China’s Jinming Machinery

by 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.

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.

March 16, 2013 News

Macro Engineering names Jim Stobie as new CEO

by 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.

November 1, 2012 Feature

Pipeline to the Facts

by 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…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Building (or rebuilding) A Better Materials Handling System

by 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…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Gate Crashers

by 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…

August 31, 2012 News

GO WEST: Eyeing expansion, Quebec’s Polykar installs high-efficiency bag-converting system

by 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.

August 8, 2012 News

Ontario blown film equipment maker Techflow moves to new facility

by Canadian Plastics

Blown film machinery and plastic extrusion equipment maker Techflow Design & Manufacturing Inc., is expanding to a new facility in Mississauga, Ont.

July 28, 2011 News

Macro Engineering to open company in Italy

by 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.

March 30, 2011 News

Polyethics Industries buys U.S. industrial bag maker

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic garbage bag manufacturer Polyethics Industries, of Orillia, Ont., has purchased the assets of Wisconsin-based Mid America Bag.

November 27, 2010 News

Macro Engineering sold to Chinese blown film equipment supplier

by 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…

March 24, 2010 News

With sales boom, Macro Engineering grows into new facility

by Canadian Plastics

Film and sheet extrusion equipment maker Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. has expanded its production f…

February 12, 2010 News

Barway to rep Reifenhauser extrusion lines

by Canadian Plastics

Extrusion machinery supplier Reifenhauser Inc., of Danvers, Mass, has appointed Barway Plastic Equipment Inc…