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

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 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 13, 2014 News

Mucell Extrusion technology hits US$100 million in annual sales

by 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.

July 21, 2014 News

DSM building new polyamide 6 plant in N. America

by 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.

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.

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.

November 8, 2013 News

Wittmann Battenfeld makes new move into extrusion markets

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics processing and auxiliary equipment maker Wittmann Battenfeld is in the midst of a new push into the extrusion machinery market.

October 29, 2013 Feature


by Canadian Plastics


October 21, 2013 News

NGR and Leistritz team up for recycling compounding technology

by Canadian Plastics

Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH and Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH are partnering to market new lines of recycling compounding technology.

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.

June 26, 2013 News

Vision Extrusion partners for profile extrusion in Quebec

by Canadian Plastics

Vision Extrusion of Woodbridge, Ont. is partnering with Montreal-based profile extruder Dynaplast-Extruco to form a new extrusion company called Nextrusions.

May 28, 2013 Feature

After 50 years with one company, a plastics worker looks back

by 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.

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 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…

February 10, 2013 News

Royal Building Products names new head of extrusion profiles business

by 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.  

February 4, 2013 News

KraussMaffei Berstorff names new president

by Canadian Plastics

Munich-based equipment manufacturer The KraussMaffei Group has appointed Peter Roos as the new manager for its extrusion segment.

February 1, 2013 Feature

Extruders Clean Up

by 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…

December 11, 2012 News

Macro Engineering unveils new Technology Division

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian extrusion systems manufacturer Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. has created a new division for film and sheet extrusion customers.