January 13, 2013 News

Mold-Masters for sale: report

by 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.

November 13, 2012 News

HOT RUNNERS: Gate Crashers

by 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…

November 7, 2012 News

Plastics industry veteran Paul O’Neill dies

by Canadian Plastics

Paul O’Neill passed away on October 31 at the age of 56 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

October 17, 2012 News

Investment company Hillenbrand buys Coperion Group

by 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.

September 20, 2012 News

Bunting Magnetics Europe buys UK magnet maker

by Canadian Plastics

The European manufacturing and sales arm of Bunting Magnetics Co. has purchased England-based magnetic products maker E-Magnets UK Ltd.

August 16, 2012 News

Compressor maker Sullair bought by private equity firms

by Canadian Plastics

Compressor manufacturer Sullair Corporation is being sold by United Technologies Corp (UTC) to private equity firms Carlyle Group and BC Partners.

July 18, 2012 News

Synventive Molding sold to Barnes Group for US$335 million

by 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.

July 9, 2012 News

ROBOTS: A matter of control

by 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,…

June 25, 2012 News

NBE buys ProductSaver recycling systems

by 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.

June 19, 2012 News

Herbold Meckesheim moves to new facility

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based size reduction equipment manufacturer Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved into a larger headquarters in Rhode Island.

June 12, 2012 News

Conair appoints Larry Doyle as president

by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment supplier The Conair Group has named Larry Doyle as its new president.

June 7, 2012 News

Material handling provider Intelligrated to be sold for US$500 million

by 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.

June 5, 2012 News

CHILLERS: A discrete question

by 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.

May 31, 2012 News

Hamilton Plastic Systems acquires Hamilton Avtec

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian auxiliary equipment supplier Hamilton Plastic Systems has acquired the assets, inventories, and intellectual properties of Hamilton Avtec.

April 6, 2012 News


by Canadian Plastics

Industrial ethernet connectivity – communication without limits

April 4, 2012 News


by Canadian Plastics

Herbold PVC shrink label remover makes bottle recycling more efficient

March 2, 2012 News

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,…

February 16, 2012 News

PSI-Polymer Systems opens new European subsidiary

by 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. 

February 10, 2012 News

Canada’s Jobst Gellert slated for Plastics Hall of Fame induction

by 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.

February 6, 2012 News

ABB buying electrical component maker for North American expansion

by 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.