Conair opens extrusion lab in Michiganby 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…
Double digit growth expected in global plastic pipe marketby 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.
Extrusion pioneer, Welex co-founder Frank Nissel diesby Canadian Plastics
Frank Nissel, an extrusion pioneer who co-founded extrusion equipment maker Welex in 1966, passed away on August 28 at age 88.
Mucell Extrusion technology hits US$100 million in annual salesby Canadian Plastics
For the first time in its history, plastics technology provider MuCell Extrusion LLC has reached sales of US$100 million over a 12 month period.
DSM building new polyamide 6 plant in N. Americaby Canadian Plastics
Resin manufacturer Royal DSM is investing in a new plant to make high viscosity Akulon polyamide 6 grades for film and other extrusion applications in North America.
Industrial hose maker Norres establishing first North American facilityby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based industrial hose manufacturer Norres has announced plans to establish its first production facility in North America.
New Ontario standards recognize polypropylene pipeby Canadian Plastics
Polypropylene pipe has been added to the province of Ontario’s list of approved products for sanitary and storm water sewer projects.
Wittmann Battenfeld makes new move into extrusion marketsby Canadian Plastics
Plastics processing and auxiliary equipment maker Wittmann Battenfeld is in the midst of a new push into the extrusion machinery market.
K 2013 WRAP UP: EXTRUSIONby Canadian Plastics
NGR and Leistritz team up for recycling compounding technologyby Canadian Plastics
Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH and Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH are partnering to market new lines of recycling compounding technology.
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.
Vision Extrusion partners for profile extrusion in Quebecby Canadian Plastics
Vision Extrusion of Woodbridge, Ont. is partnering with Montreal-based profile extruder Dynaplast-Extruco to form a new extrusion company called Nextrusions.
After 50 years with one company, a plastics worker looks backby Canadian Plastics
In 1963, Lester Pearson was Canada’s Prime Minister, the Beatles were still in Liverpool, and Branko Muich started working at a new Toronto-based custom extrusion shop called Polyform Ltd.
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.
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…
Royal Building Products names new head of extrusion profiles businessby Canadian Plastics
Ontario-based building material supplier Royal Building Products has named Chris Bitsakakis as the new vice president and general manager of its Window & Door Profiles business.
KraussMaffei Berstorff names new presidentby Canadian Plastics
Munich-based equipment manufacturer The KraussMaffei Group has appointed Peter Roos as the new manager for its extrusion segment.
Extruders Clean Upby Mark Stephen, editor
We’ve all heard the old myth that an apple falling onto his noggin inspired Sir Isaac Newton to start thinking about gravity. A more recent myth holds that commercial purging compounds (CPCs) are for injection molding machines only. While…
Macro Engineering unveils new Technology Divisionby Canadian Plastics
Canadian extrusion systems manufacturer Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. has created a new division for film and sheet extrusion customers.