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U.S. extrusion industry veterans form new single-screw extruder company

US Extruders Inc., headquartered in Westerly, R.I., is a new start-up founded by industry veterans Bill Kramer and Dan Schilke. Kramer was a co-founder of extruder maker American Kuhne in 1997.

Amcor considering potential takeover of rival Bemis: reports

According to Reuters and Bloomberg news agencies, packaging supplier Amcor is working with advisers to explore a bid for packager Bemis, which has a market value of approximately US$4.3 billion.

Magna expands in Alabama with aluminum casting facility

Magna invested approximately US$60 million to add the 150,000-square-foot facility. At full capacity, the expansion has the potential to generate more than 100 jobs, the company said.

SPE cancels Florida conference over Hurricane Irma threat

Hurricane Irma has forced the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division to cancel the 26th annual SPE Thermoforming Conference, which had been scheduled for September 11-13 in Orlando, Fla.
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Fifty years of Canada’s plastics industry, explained!

Picking up where an earlier volume left off, a new book chronicles the Canadian plastics industry from 1950 to 2000. » Read More
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Revere Plastics Systems is reborn in Brampton

The Brampton, Ontario plant of this U.S.-based injection molding firm has just embarked on an ambitious four-year growth plan, and has the strategy and the resources to make it happen. » Read More

CPIA Leadership Awards Dinner

September 19, 2017
Location: Woodbridge, Ont.
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Fakuma 2017  

October 17-21, 2017
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
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