July 26, 2013 Feature

Schad’s Athena Automation hits the stage

by 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.

June 5, 2013 News

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.

May 24, 2013 News

Demand for materials handling equipment keeps growing: report

by Canadian Plastics

The next 18 months should be good ones for the materials handling industry.

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.

May 8, 2013 News

N. American robotic sales up in Q1 2013

by Canadian Plastics

North American robotics companies decimated previous first quarter records for robots ordered and shipped in 2013.

April 29, 2013 News

Conair parent company IPEG buys Thermal Care

by 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,…

April 27, 2013 News

Wittmann Battenfeld moves into larger tonnages with new assembly hall opening

by 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.

April 23, 2013 News

KUKA buys plant engineering business of Utica Companies

by 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…

April 19, 2013 News

Dier International to rep KraussMaffei in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Dier International Plastics Inc. has been appointed the exclusive sales representative agency for KraussMaffei injection molding machines and automation in Ontario.

April 17, 2013 News

Ipeg acquires shredder maker Republic Machine

by Canadian Plastics

Ipeg Inc. has acquired Republic Machine, a Louisville, Ky., firm that designs and manufactures single-shaft shredding machinery in North America.

April 8, 2013 News

Overall strong growth for North American plastics machinery market in 2012: SPI

by 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…

April 3, 2013 News

Conair Group names Armbruster national sales manager

by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment manufacturer The Conair Group has appointed Peter Armbruster as its new national sales manager.

April 1, 2013 News

Milacron completes Mold-Masters purchase

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics technology business Milacron LLC has completed its acquisition of Canadian hot runner specialist Mold-Masters Ltd.

April 1, 2013 Feature

Some Assembly Required: Chiller installation made semi-easy

by 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…

March 18, 2013 News

ACS Group names new president

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics processing equipment manufacturer ACS Group has named Jim Holbrook as its new president.

March 6, 2013 News

U.S. materials handling industry to hold public meetings to shape direction

by Canadian Plastics

The American materials handling industry is staging a series of nationwide consultations designed to determine the direction of its future.

February 26, 2013 News

Toy maker Mega Brands seeks $50 million from Quebec to build new plant

by 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.

February 12, 2013 News

Mold-Masters bought by Milacron for $975 million

by 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.

February 1, 2013 Feature

B&C Plastics: Highlighting competitiveness with the right ERP solution

by 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.