Schad’s Athena Automation hits the stageby Canadian Plastics
Famed writer F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed there are no second acts in American lives. Lucky for him he wasn’t looking north of the border, because up here in Canada, plastics industry pioneer Robert Schad is well into Act 2, Scene 4.
Advanced Blending Solutions now reps Moretto SPA in Canada and the U.S.by Canadian Plastics
Advanced Blending Solutions LLC (ABS) has been appointed as the exclusive Canadian and U.S. distributor for Italy-based auxiliary processing equipment manufacturer Moretto SPA.
Demand for materials handling equipment keeps growing: reportby Canadian Plastics
The next 18 months should be good ones for the materials handling industry.
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.
N. American robotic sales up in Q1 2013by Canadian Plastics
North American robotics companies decimated previous first quarter records for robots ordered and shipped in 2013.
Conair parent company IPEG buys Thermal Careby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to create a new powerhouse in the heat-transfer technology world, IPEG, Inc., the parent company of The Conair Group and Rapid Granulator, is acquiring the assets of Thermal Care, Inc., a manufacturer of temperature controllers,…
Wittmann Battenfeld moves into larger tonnages with new assembly hall openingby Canadian Plastics
Austria-based injection press and auxiliary equipment maker Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH officially opened a new 17,220-square-foot addition for large machine assembly at its Competence Days 2013 event.
KUKA buys plant engineering business of Utica Companiesby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to boost its profile as a manufacturing systems supplier to North America’s auto sector, automation supplier KUKA Systems Group has purchased the plant engineering business of Michigan-based welding equipment maker Utica…
Dier International to rep KraussMaffei in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
Dier International Plastics Inc. has been appointed the exclusive sales representative agency for KraussMaffei injection molding machines and automation in Ontario.
Ipeg acquires shredder maker Republic Machineby Canadian Plastics
Ipeg Inc. has acquired Republic Machine, a Louisville, Ky., firm that designs and manufactures single-shaft shredding machinery in North America.
Overall strong growth for North American plastics machinery market in 2012: SPIby Canadian Plastics
Orders for injection molding machines, blown-film lines, auxiliary equipment, thermoforming equipment, and hot runners were all up in North America compared to 2011, according to new statistics from the Society of the Plastics Industry’s…
Conair Group names Armbruster national sales managerby Canadian Plastics
Auxiliary equipment manufacturer The Conair Group has appointed Peter Armbruster as its new national sales manager.
Milacron completes Mold-Masters purchaseby Canadian Plastics
Plastics technology business Milacron LLC has completed its acquisition of Canadian hot runner specialist Mold-Masters Ltd.
Some Assembly Required: Chiller installation made semi-easyby Mark Stephen, editor
Installation can be everything. That surround sound home theatre system in your man cave will sound worse than a two-cans-and-a-string telephone if it hasn’t been put in properly. Ditto chillers. Whether portable or central, the most…
ACS Group names new presidentby Canadian Plastics
Plastics processing equipment manufacturer ACS Group has named Jim Holbrook as its new president.
U.S. materials handling industry to hold public meetings to shape directionby Canadian Plastics
The American materials handling industry is staging a series of nationwide consultations designed to determine the direction of its future.
Toy maker Mega Brands seeks $50 million from Quebec to build new plantby Canadian Plastics
Montreal-based plastic toy manufacturer Mega Brands is seeking $50 million in financial support from the Quebec government to build a new production facility.
Mold-Masters bought by Milacron for $975 millionby Canadian Plastics
Canadian hot runner specialist Mold-Masters Ltd. has been purchased by U.S.-based plastics technology business Milacron LLC in a deal valued at Cdn$975 million.
B&C Plastics: Highlighting competitiveness with the right ERP solutionby Mark Stephen, editor
There’s nothing wrong with writing things down on paper by hand — it’s how Shakespeare and America’s Founding Fathers did it, among others. But let’s face it: it’s no way to run a business in the Internet Age.