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Milacron pays $22.5 million for screw and barrel maker

Milacron LLC is spending $22.5 million to buy CanGen Holdings Inc., the umbrella firm that owns screw and barrel maker Canterbury Engineering and Genca, a maker of crosshead dies used for extruding tubing and insulated wire.

Obituary: Film packaging specialist Sol Schor

Flexible packaging industry icon Sol Schor died Oct. 28 at age 85.

CCL Industries adds to Asia business with Worldmark acquisition

CCL Industries Inc. is acquiring Worldmark Ltd., a maker of labels for the technology sector in a $252 million deal, including debt.

Minnesota lens molder Vision Ease buys a South Korean competitor

U.S.-based polycarbonate lens manufacturer Vision Ease said Nov. 4 it bought a South Korean plastic lens maker, Daemyung Optical Co. Ltd., expanding its product mix and boosting its distribution channels in “high growth” markets in Asia.

Wilbert expands paint, injection molding capacity

Wilbert Plastic Services is expanding its paint capabilities at its Easley, S.C., plant and adding injection molding capacity at two locations.

Obituary: Blow molding expert Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson, 83, a long-time blow molding industry executive, died Oct. 6 at Valley View Specialty Care while under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice.

Forecast: Global bioplastics production to rise 360 percent

European Bioplastics, a trade group that represents the bioplastics industry, has predicted production capacity is set to increase by 360 percent to approximately 7.8 million metric tons in the next four years.

Technicolor buying Toronto-based Cinram's disc manufacturing business

Technicolor SA said it plans to buy the North American disc manufacturing and distribution assets of troubled Cinram Group Inc. for $38.4 million to $43.8 million.

Visteon to sell Berlin interiors plant

Automotive supplier Visteon Corp. has signed an agreement to sell its interiors plant in Berlin to APCH Automotive Plastic Components Holding GmbH, in a move it says “effectively results in a management buyout.”

Wooster: We need to promote sustainability

Jeff Wooster is both a scientist and a marketer. That means he can explain how plastics are recycled and then he can explain why it's good to recycle plastics.

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