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July 29, 2016 News

Ube Industries buying majority stake in Mitsubishi’s injection molding machine business

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Japan-based Ube Machinery Corp. Ltd. is buying a majority stake in the injection molding business of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI), which is also headquartered in Japan. In a statement, Ube Machinery said it will acquire an 85 per cent

July 28, 2016 News

Husky company wins Becton Dickinson’s Process Innovation Supplier of the Year award

by Canadian Plastics

The medical business of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has just won the Process Innovation Supplier award from medical technology company Becton, Dickinson & Co. Schöttli, a Husky company, supports Becton Dickinson for its global supply programs of molds for

July 26, 2016 News

Fiat Chrysler to invest $1.5 billion to retool Michigan plant

by Canadian Plastics

The plant in Sterling Heights will cease production on the Chrysler 200 in December and retool for the Ram 1500 program.

July 26, 2016 News

Plastics reduce environmental costs by nearly four times compared to alternatives: report

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Despite a widespread perception to the contrary, the environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging is nearly four times less than if plastics were replaced with alternative materials, a new study reports. The study, by market research

July 26, 2016 News

Sabic, ExxonMobil considering U.S. Gulf Coast investment

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If developed, the two companies said, the project would be located in Texas or Louisiana near natural gas feedstock and include a world-scale steam cracker and derivative units.

July 26, 2016 News

Metabolix exiting bioplastics business

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Bioplastics maker Metabolix Inc. is getting out of the bioplastics business. In a statement, Woburn, Mass.-based Metabolix said it will look to sell its biopolymers business assets. The move will eliminate 45 jobs at the biopolymers and corporate levels, which

July 25, 2016 News

GM posts strong second quarter

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Profits for automaker General Motors more than doubled in second quarter 2016, reaching a record US$2.87 billion. The results were Detroit-based GM’s best for any quarter since it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2009. “This was an outstanding

July 25, 2016 News

Wittmann Group now represented in Morocco

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As the result of what it calls “sound market development…as well as the positive assessment by experts about the country’s potential for further growth”, Austria-based machinery maker Wittmann Group now has representation in the small North African country of Morocco.

July 23, 2016 News

SPE calling for ANTEC 2017 papers

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Industry association The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is now accepting papers for its ANTEC 2017 conference, to be held in Anaheim, Calif., on May 8 to 10. Papers are being solicited in 32 different topic areas, including the developing

July 22, 2016 News

Shareholders approve historic Dow, DuPont merger

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The two chemical makers will splinter into three parts when the deal is finalized.

July 20, 2016 News

U.S. regulators nix 54.5 mpg target for 2025

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Stronger than anticipated demand for trucks and SUVs has led U.S. federal regulators to eliminate the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025.

July 20, 2016 News

Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to make bioplastic car parts from agave

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers are testing the material’s durability and heat resistance for potential use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses and storage bins.

July 20, 2016 News

DuPont opens mega-compounding plant in China

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Company’s largest global site will serve automotive, industrial and consumer, and packaging markets in both China and the Asia Pacific region.

July 19, 2016 News

Tim Melita named Graham Engineering VP of operations

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A former Husky Injection Molding Systems employee is the new vice president of operations with extrusion blow molding machine maker Graham Engineering Corporation. Tim Melita joins Graham Engineering from Teknor Apex, where he was plant manager. Previously he had served

July 18, 2016 News

Manufacturing sales fell one per cent to $49.9 billion in May: StatsCan

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Statistics Canada says the decline came as sales of motor vehicles and petroleum and coal products dropped; but sales of plastics and rubber products increased.

July 18, 2016 News

Milacron and Mid-America settle patent suit over lightweight dairy jugs

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The terms of settlement are confidential.

July 16, 2016 News

Amcor shuttering Ohio PET preform plant

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Packaging supplier Amcor Rigid Plastics has announced plans to close its PET preform manufacturing facility in Dayton, Ohio. In a statement, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Amcor Rigid Plastics – which is a subsidiary of Sydney, Australia-based Amcor Ltd. – said it

July 15, 2016 News

Mag-Plastics closes U.S. business but Amsler continues parts support

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Blow molding machinery maker Mag-Plastic Machinery Inc. has closed its U.S. office in West Chester, Ohio, but Ontario-based Amsler Equipment Inc. will continue to provide parts and support for the business. Mag-Plastics stopped building blow molding presses several years ago,

July 13, 2016 News

World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion: report

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The current global bioplastics market is valued at US$30.8 billion, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 17.5% during 2015-2020, driven by increasing popularity in the end user industries, a new report said. But the report, created

July 13, 2016 News

Former Rubbermaid CEO Stanley Gault passes away at 90

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Stanley Gault, chairman of the board and CEO of consumer goods manufacturer Rubbermaid from 1981 to 1991, died on June 29 in Cleveland, Ohio, at age 90. Born in Wooster, Ohio, Gault graduated from The College of Wooster in 1948