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June 20, 2019
House - BB1

Macro Engineering founder Mirek Planeta retires

Planeta founded Macro in 1978, and the initial focus of the company was improving air ring design, leading to the invention of the dual lip air ring.

Ontario-based compounder Optima Colour bought by industry veterans

Cambridge, Ont.-based Optima has been acquired by a group of purchasers headed by Kurt Stahle, the owner of material supplier Simcoe Plastics Ltd.

Tekni-Plex completes acquisition of three Amcor manufacturing units

The facilities – located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Ashland, Mass. – will provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.

Consolidated Container buying pharmaceutical packaging supplier Tri State Distribution

Headquartered in Tennessee, Tri State is said to be one of the largest manufacturers of prescription packaging in the U.S.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Wittmann - SS1

The M7.3 - IPC network control

   •  From small productions to complex conveying systems with dozens of single units - any configuration can be centrally controlled via a WITTMANN control unit.
   •  Developed for the administration of medium to complex network configurations with up to 320 network participants. Every participant is connected via a bus module and can be configured for a specific task.
   •  The high-resolution touch-screen simplifies user control, as well as the adjustment of process parameters and allows the user a comprehensive view of all attached units.

Line server LS-A30T
Provides for the control of up to 31 freely configurable bus modules, which can be connected in parallel to one CAN-Bus line. A complete system can have up to 8 individual CAN-Bus lines.

Bus module BM-4/4
Provides individual control of vacuum loaders, blower stations, central filters, dry air valves, purging valves, etc. » Further Details
Special Reports 
Special Reports

Customer Relationship Management software gets smart

A new machine learning solution from Montreal-based AxiPolymer Inc. is designed to boost the effectiveness of CRM software. » Read More
Special Reports

GreenMantra Technologies: Waste not, want not

By transforming post-consumer plastics into value-added polymers and waxes, this Brantford, Ont.-based clean technology company is offering processors a whole new world of specialty materials. » Read More

SPE Quebec Annual Golf Tournament  

June 20, 2019
Location: Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.
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Multilayer Flexible Packaging 2019

June 25, 2019
Location: Chicago, Ill.
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Sensors Expo & Conference

June 25-27, 2019
Location: San Jose, Calif.
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