January 19, 2015 News

Gerd Liebig new sales executive with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

by Canadian Plastics

Gerd Liebig is set to become the new managing director, chief sales officer of injection machine maker Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH. Effective April 1, Liebig, 53, takes over the full responsibility of all worldwide sales, after sales and

January 14, 2015 News

KraussMaffei partners with 3CON for reaction process machinery

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to is expand its presence in the area of automotive interior trim making, injection press maker KraussMaffei AG is partnering with Austrian laminating, thermoforming and edgefolding components specialist 3CON Anlagenbau GmbH. The partnership is designed to build

December 22, 2014 News


by Canadian Plastics

Think it’s tough to put together a decent jacket-shirt-tie combo in the morning? Try mastering the complexities of designing an injection molded appearance part for production runs in the hundreds of thousands. It’s as difficult as it sounds. “Small details

November 26, 2014 News

Engel adds sales support to Quebec and Eastern Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Injection press maker Engel North America has increased its sales and support coverage to customers in Quebec and Eastern Canada with the addition of account manager Louis Corriveau.

November 24, 2014 News

Renners steps down as CSO of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

by Canadian Plastics

Christian Renners, the chief senior officer of injection molding press manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, is leaving the company.

October 24, 2014 News

Milacron names Bruce Chalmers as new CFO

by Canadian Plastics

Cincinnati, Ohio-based plastics processing equipment maker Milacron LLC has appointed Bruce Chalmers as chief financial officer.

October 17, 2014 News

Nu-Co Plastics among the finalists for Ontario Export Awards

by Canadian Plastics

Blenheim, Ont.-based injection molder Nu-Co Plastics is among the finalists that have been revealed for the Ontario Export Awards.

August 22, 2014 News

New Sumitomo Demag rep for Western Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Shaw and Christler Equipment Technologies LLC has been appointed as manufacturers’ representatives for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag for the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

August 4, 2014 News

SPE names Bill Kent as Thermoformer of the Year

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division has named U.S.-based industry veteran Bill Kent as its Thermoformer of the Year.  

August 1, 2014 News

Arburg expanding in Czech Republic

by Canadian Plastics

Processing equipment maker Arburg Inc. is expanding its subsidiary in the Czech Republic.

July 29, 2014 News

Engel’s automation group adds new staff

by Canadian Plastics

York, Pa.-based injection molding machine supplier Engel North America has added five new staff members to its automation group.

July 7, 2014 News

Myers Industries concludes purchase of Toronto-based Scepter

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based plastics products maker Myers Industries Inc. has completed its $157 million acquisition of Canada’s Scepter Corp. and Scepter Manufacturing LLC.

June 25, 2014 News

KraussMaffei partners for expanded representation in Africa, Middle East

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics processing equipment maker KraussMaffei AG has partnered with Dubai-based Integrated Packaging Systems (IPS) to represent the KraussMaffei brand in key markets across the Middle East and Africa.

June 3, 2014 News

Injection, blow molder Scepter sold to Myers Industries

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to increase its presence in the plastic fuel tank sector, U.S.-based plastics products maker Myers Industries Inc. has acquired Toronto’s Scepter Corp. and Scepter Manufacturing LLC for US$160 million.

June 2, 2014 News

Athena Automation breaks ground for Vaughan, Ont., systems centre

by Canadian Plastics

On May 26, 2014, plastics processing machinery maker Athena Automation Ltd. broke ground for a new systems centre for machine assembly and integration. The 155,000-square-foot (14,400 m2) plant is located next to Athena’s current research…

June 1, 2014 Feature

Athena Automation keeps on building

by Canadian Plastics

Processing machinery maker Athena Automation Ltd. is putting down some deep roots.

May 22, 2014 News

Milacron forms tooling partnership with Big 3 Precision Molds

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics processing equipment maker Milacron has made a tooling partnership with blow mold manufacturing company Big 3 Precision Molds to develop and commercialize injection blow molding technology, including turn-key systems.

May 22, 2014 News

Big expansion underway at Arburg headquarters in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

Construction has started on a new 200,000-square-foot expansion at the headquarters of injection molding machine maker Arburg GmbH + Co KG, in Lossburg, Germany.

May 16, 2014 News

Protoplast is having a very good year

by Canadian Plastics

Sometimes the stars and planets align and — through a combination of talent, hard work, timing, and a bit of luck — you wind up having a very good year. Elvis had one in 1956, for example, and so did Wayne Gretzky in 1982. And it…

April 27, 2014 News

Mega Brands shareholders approve Mattel takeover

by Canadian Plastics

Shareholders of Canadian toy maker Mega Brands Inc. have overwhelmingly approved a US$460 million friendly takeover by American giant Mattel Inc.