Macro is a global supplier of systems, components and services for value-added films and sheet for food packaging, medical, industrial and consumer products markets.
In 1978, Macro was founded just outside of Toronto, Canada by Mirek Planeta, a chemical engineer with a flair for solving polymer processing issues through innovative thinking. The initial focus of the company was improving air ring design, which led to the invention of the dual lip air ring.
Over the next 45 years, Macro expanded from a component supplier to complete extrusion systems supplier and became an industry leader in high barrier film processing technology. Macro has earned a global reputation as an advanced technology equipment supplier through the company's ability to produce innovative solutions to complex processing requirements.
Through our commitment to innovation, we continue to pioneer new technologies.
The focus has always been on innovation; provide innovative solutions to help our customers gain a processing advantage or create unique new products.
Macro's purpose is to become the outright leader in delivering value to our customers by providing leading products that embrace technology and innovation, thereby delivering the best return on invested capital.
We are committed to putting our customers first, building relationships, investing in people and technology, and delivering value and quality to our clients.
Pioneering since 1978
PVB Sheet Extrusion Line
Designed, manufactured, and provided technology transfer for the first commercial extrusion line to produce PVB sheet for use in the automotive and construction industries.
First Coextrusion Biax Shrink Film Line with PVdC
Built the first commercial coextrusion line for biaxially oriented barrier film with PVdC for shrink bags used in the food packaging industry.
Hybrid Blown / Cast Coextrusion Line
Built a 5-layer barrier hybrid line with both blown and cast extrusion capabilities.
Dual-Purpose Cast Coextrusion System
Developed a dual-purpose cast coextrusion system that is capable of switching between high-barrier film production and CPP film production
Extrusion-Lamination Sheet Line
Built a 7-layer extrusion-lamination sheet line for advanced barrier structures designed to prevent the migration of gases and hazardous VOC's.
Agri Film Winders
Refined our agricultural film winding systems up to 5-6 meter wide.
Quadex™ 2B & 3B Technology
Redesigned our Quadex™ biaxially oriented film lines for higher efficiency in barrier shrink bags with and without PVdC.