Mold-Masters for sale: reportby Canadian Plastics
British private equity firm 3i Group has started the sale processes of at least four companies, including Ontario-based hot runner manufacturer Mold Masters Ltd., according to a report in the Financial Times of London.
HOT RUNNERS: Gate Crashersby Canadian Plastics
Fact: Valve gating has become the preferred method of gating for precision molders, offering a more stable injection process without stringing and drooling of the melt. And these are particularly interesting times for valves gates: two…
Plastics industry veteran Paul O’Neill diesby Canadian Plastics
Paul O’Neill passed away on October 31 at the age of 56 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Investment company Hillenbrand buys Coperion Groupby Canadian Plastics
In a move designed to help it enter markets outside the plastics industry, Germany-based extrusion and materials handling equipment maker Coperion Group has been purchased by U.S. industrial investment company Hillenbrand, Inc.
Bunting Magnetics Europe buys UK magnet makerby Canadian Plastics
The European manufacturing and sales arm of Bunting Magnetics Co. has purchased England-based magnetic products maker E-Magnets UK Ltd.
Compressor maker Sullair bought by private equity firmsby Canadian Plastics
Compressor manufacturer Sullair Corporation is being sold by United Technologies Corp (UTC) to private equity firms Carlyle Group and BC Partners.
Synventive Molding sold to Barnes Group for US$335 millionby Canadian Plastics
Hot runner system manufacturer Synventive Molding Solutions has been bought for US$335 million by Barnes Group Inc., an aerospace and industrial manufacturing and service provider.
ROBOTS: A matter of controlby Canadian Plastics
Underperformance is a drag. Ever go to the movies and watch an actor clearly phoning in his lines, or to a concert and listen as the singer just goes through the motions? Irritating, right? Now imagine that you’re a plastics part molder,…
NBE buys ProductSaver recycling systemsby Canadian Plastics
Material handling system manufacturer National Bulk Equipment Inc. (NBE) has purchased General Processing Systems Inc., makers of the ProductSaver line of recycling systems.
Herbold Meckesheim moves to new facilityby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based size reduction equipment manufacturer Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved into a larger headquarters in Rhode Island.
Conair appoints Larry Doyle as presidentby Canadian Plastics
Auxiliary equipment supplier The Conair Group has named Larry Doyle as its new president.
Material handling provider Intelligrated to be sold for US$500 millionby Canadian Plastics
In a deal worth more than US$500 million, U.S.-based automated material handling provider Intelligrated will be purchased by European private equity firm Permira.
CHILLERS: A discrete questionby Canadian Plastics
As every plastics processor knows, there’s only one alternative to a central chilling system: portable chillers — small units mounted on casters that can roll from application to application.
Hamilton Plastic Systems acquires Hamilton Avtecby Canadian Plastics
Canadian auxiliary equipment supplier Hamilton Plastic Systems has acquired the assets, inventories, and intellectual properties of Hamilton Avtec.
NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: ROBOTS, AUTOMATION, CONTROLS, SOFTWAREby Canadian Plastics
Industrial ethernet connectivity – communication without limits
NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: AUXILIARY EQUIPMENTby Canadian Plastics
Herbold PVC shrink label remover makes bottle recycling more efficient
Central or beside-the-press dryers: Which is right for you?by Canadian Plastics
Damp resins are about as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle, making it hard to overstate the importance of a good resin drying system to the success of your plastics processing. Typically made up of the dryer itself and the drying hopper,…
PSI-Polymer Systems opens new European subsidiaryby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based PSI-Polymer Systems Inc., a supplier of polymer filtration equipment, gear pumps, mixers and divert valves, has opened a new subsidiary in Germany to serve the European market.
Canada’s Jobst Gellert slated for Plastics Hall of Fame inductionby Canadian Plastics
Jobst Gellert, a prolific Canadian inventor and the co-founder of hot runner manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd., is being ushered into the Plastics Hall of Fame.
ABB buying electrical component maker for North American expansionby Canadian Plastics
In a move to ramp up its presence in the low-voltage product market, Swiss automation technology supplier ABB is acquiring U.S. electrical components maker Thomas & Betts for US$3.9 billion.