April 9, 2015 News

Overcoming common MEDICAL TUBING problems

by Canadian Plastics

Because there’s no room for error in critical care applications.

January 1, 2015 News

Conair opens extrusion lab in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment maker Conair Group has opened an 8,000-square-foot lab dedicated to extrusion development and testing, at its facility in Pinconning, Mich. The Conair Extrusion Development & Testing Lab houses four production scale extruders and is staffed by three full-time

December 4, 2014 News

Gerold Schley new head of battenfeld-cincinnati group

by Canadian Plastics

Extrusion machinery maker battenfeld-cincinnati has named equipment Gerold Schley as its new president and CEO. Effective January 1, 2015, the 54-year-old Schley replaces interim president and CEO Michael von Cappeln, who filled in following Jürgen Arnold’s resignation earlier this year.

December 2, 2014 News

New Graham Engineering extrusion rep for Manitoba

by Canadian Plastics

Graham Engineering Corporation has appointed Patrick Johnsen to be regional sales manager for extrusion in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the U.S. Midwest.

November 10, 2014 News

Davis-Standard CEO Bob Preston to step down

by Canadian Plastics

Extrusion equipment manufacturer Davis-Standard LLC is about to go on the hunt for a new CEO.

October 10, 2014 News

Double digit growth expected in global plastic pipe market

by Canadian Plastics

Four major factors will lead to double digit growth in the global demand for plastic pipe systems over the next ten years, according to a keynote speaker at the recent Plastic Pipes XVII conference and exhibition in Chicago.

August 30, 2014 News

Mega order for battenfeld-cincinnati in China

by Canadian Plastics

The Chinese subsidiary of German/Austrian processing equipment maker battenfeld-cincinnati Extrusion Systems Ltd. is delivering an order for 25 extruders to an unnamed major Chinese pipe manufacturer.

August 29, 2014 News

Extrusion pioneer, Welex co-founder Frank Nissel dies

by Canadian Plastics

Frank Nissel, an extrusion pioneer who co-founded extrusion equipment maker Welex in 1966, passed away on August 28 at age 88.

August 20, 2014 News

Mexichem to buy HDPE pipe maker Dura-Line for US$630 million

by Canadian Plastics

Mexico-based PVC pipe and specialty chemicals maker Mexichem SAB de CV is acquiring plastic pipe maker Dura-Line Corporation from private equity firm CHS Capital for US$630 million.

August 18, 2014 News

Three Italian machinery makers partner to market in North America

by Canadian Plastics

Three Italian plastic machinery manufacturers are partnering with an American automation equipment supplier and sales rep to create a new network of companies that will market equipment in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

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.

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.

April 23, 2014 News

Gloucester Engineering expands bag machine rebuilding business

by Canadian Plastics

Extrusion equipment maker Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc. (GEC) has expanded and improved its rebuilding and retrofitting of old bag making machines.

April 16, 2014 News

Industrial hose maker Norres establishing first North American facility

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based industrial hose manufacturer Norres has announced plans to establish its first production facility in North America.

March 15, 2014 News

Davis-Standard opens spare parts, service centre in China

by Canadian Plastics

Extrusion and converting equipment maker Davis-Standard LLC has opened a spare parts and service centre at its manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.

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 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.

December 8, 2013 News

New Ontario standards recognize polypropylene pipe

by Canadian Plastics

Polypropylene pipe has been added to the province of Ontario’s list of approved products for sanitary and storm water sewer projects.

December 4, 2013 News

Milacron buys American Extrusion Services firm

by Canadian Plastics

In a move designed to boost its extrusion services, plastics processing equipment maker Milacron LLC has acquired extrusion machine repair and extrusion parts repair firm American Extrusion Services Inc (AES).