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Onex buying packaging maker SIG Combibloc for US$4.7 billion

Canadian buyout firm Onex Corp. is acquiring SIG Combibloc Group AG, a Switzerland-based manufacturer of aseptic carton packaging and plastics closures, for approximately US$4.7 billion.
Nov 25, 2014 1:49PM


Dow reaches agreement with investor Third Point

Dow Chemical Co., the largest U.S. chemical maker, has avoided a fight with activist investor Third Point LLC after agreeing to add four new independent directors.
Nov 24, 2014 12:15PM


GM investing $200 million in 2 Michigan plants for new vehicle

General Motors Co. (GM) is investing US$200 million in two plants in Michigan in order to expand vehicle manufacturing in that state.
Nov 24, 2014 12:00PM


Renners steps down as CSO of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Christian Renners, the chief senior officer of injection molding press manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, is leaving the company.
Nov 24, 2014 11:50AM


Ontario's Extru-tech Solutions now reps Luigi Bandera in N. America

Brampton, Ont.-based Extru-tech Solutions Inc. has been named the exclusive Canadian and U.S. representative of extrusion machine manufacturer Luigi Bandera’s blown film lines and PET/PP, PVC pelletizing lines.  
Nov 21, 2014 10:10AM


Ontario manufacturing industries team up to address critical skills shortage

Four manufacturing organizations have banded together to hire and train unemployed/underemployed youth in a bid to address a critical shortage of CNC machinists in Ontario.
Nov 19, 2014 7:17PM


Expoplast trade show opens in Montreal

Canada’s only plastics trade show in 2014 has kicked off in Montreal.
Nov 19, 2014 6:21PM


Plastic bag ban proposed for Saskatchewan

A proposed ban on plastic bags in Saskatchewan is garnering national attention.
Nov 18, 2014 8:57PM


DSM opens international research centre for innovative materials

Material supplier Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands.
Nov 18, 2014 6:46PM


A. Schulman to shutter Ohio concentrates and additives plant

Compound and resin supplier A. Schulman Inc. is closing a color concentrates and additives plant in Stryker, Ohio, in April 2015 and shifting the plant's production to other facilities in North America.
Nov 17, 2014 11:43AM


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