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Bekum to move production from Berlin to Austria

Germany-based blow molding machine maker Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH is moving its Berlin production to its other plant, in Traismauer, Austria.
Oct 13, 2014 4:06PM


Surprise jobs boom in September: StatsCan

Following a loss of 11,000 jobs in August, Canada’s economy generated 74,100 net new jobs in September, according to the most recent report from Statistics Canada.
Oct 11, 2014 3:50PM


Double digit growth expected in global plastic pipe market

Four major factors will lead to double digit growth in the global demand for plastic pipe systems over the next ten years, according to a keynote speaker at the recent Plastic Pipes XVII conference and exhibition in Chicago.
Oct 10, 2014 3:13PM


Global aerospace plastics market to hit $6.5 billion by 2018: report

The global aerospace plastics market was worth US$6.2 billion in 2011 and is expected to blast off to US$10.5 billion by 2018, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research (TMR).
Oct 8, 2014 1:42PM


BASF invests big with new India PU facility

In what it describes as its biggest investment in that country, chemical maker BASF SE has opened a new €150 million (Cdn$212 million) production facility in Dahej, Gujarat, India.
Oct 8, 2014 1:00PM


New APMA head talks industry strengths, challenges

Canadian automotive parts makers are fully capable of competing globally, but it’s still crucial to retain Canada’s existing auto assembly plants, according to Flavio Volpe, the new president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers...
Oct 7, 2014 8:42PM


PET bottle recycling rate held steady in 2013

PET bottle recycling in the U.S. rose to 31.2 per cent in 2013, a very slight bump up from 30.8 per cent in 2012.
Oct 7, 2014 4:05PM


SPE announces thermoforming parts competition winners

One of the latest developments in bowling equipment technology – heavy duty equipment used to arrange and re-set bowling pins – has also picked up three awards in the parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)...
Oct 6, 2014 3:35PM


Clariant opens new engineering project centre for North America

Specialty chemical maker Clariant has opened a new engineering project centre in Louisville, Ky., designed to provide project management and engineering services for current and future capital projects throughout North America.
Oct 6, 2014 1:44PM


Canada posts trade deficit with the world in August: StatsCan

Canada’s merchandise trade balance with the world went from a surplus of $2.2 billion in July to a deficit of $610 million in August, according to new figures from Statistics Canada.
Oct 6, 2014 12:09PM


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