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March 27, 2017 News

Nova, Borealis, Total Petrochemicals to form ethylene, polyethylene JV

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Key aspects of the proposed JV include the construction of a new 2.2 billion lb capacity ethylene cracker in Port Arthur, Tex.; and the construction of a new 1.35 billion lb capacity polyethylene resin unit in Bayport, Tex.

March 27, 2017 News

New recycling firm starts up at former Entropex site

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Called ReVital Polymers Inc., the firm was founded by recycling industry veterans Emmie Leung and Tony Moucachen.

March 27, 2017 News

New VP, sales and marketing at Conair

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Auxiliary equipment maker Conair has appointed industry veteran Sam Rajkovich to the position.

March 24, 2017 News

Chem-Trend acquires Romanian release agent business

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Chem-Trend Ltd., a maker of high-performance release agents, purging compounds, and other ancillary molding products, has acquired the release agent business of its long-time distribution partner in Romania, Rubio Trading & Consulting SRL. The terms of the deal have not

March 22, 2017 News

Solvay entering medical device market

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Called “Solvay Dental 360”, a new Solvay business unit will use what Solvay called “an innovative material” to replace metal in removable partial denture frames.

March 22, 2017 News

Milacron shuttering DME plant in Pennsylvania

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Milacron Holdings Corp. is closing a long-standing DME mold base plant in Pennsylvania and moving it to a DME factory in Michigan. The shuttered plant, located in Youngwood, Pa., will be closed by late summer. The reorganization will affect 63

March 22, 2017 News

Ashland opens new corrosion science center

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Ohio-based chemical maker Ashland Performance Materials has opened a new technical center to support corrosion applications based on fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) in industrial applications. Called the Ashland Corrosion Science Center (ACSC), the new facility is located in Dublin, Ohio,

March 21, 2017 News

Acquisition creates new billion-dollar fracking firm

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Calgary-based oilfield service provider Trican Well Service Ltd. is acquiring Canyon Services Group Inc., a hydraulic fracturing firm also headquartered in Calgary, for $673 million.

March 20, 2017 News

Starlinger president Erna Starlinger-Huemer dies at 81

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Erna Starlinger-Huemer, the president and former director of Austria-based extrusion machinery maker Starlinger & Co. GmbH, died on March 11 aged 81. With her late husband Franz, Starlinger-Huemer helped build Starlinger into one of the world’s leading plastic packaging machinery

March 18, 2017 News

Canadian wholesale sales up in January: StatsCan

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The motor vehicle and parts subsector contributed the most to the gain, the agency said.

March 17, 2017 News

Automation not an “imminent threat” to Canadian jobs: report

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The report, by Toronto-based think tank C.D. Howe Institute, said industries at “high risk” of automation make up just 1.7 per cent of the Canadian workforce.

March 16, 2017 News

Quebec injection molder Precimold sold

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Precimold founder and president Gunter Weiss has sold the firm to Jack McDonald, an entrepreneur based out of Montreal.

March 15, 2017 News

BASF to start up new Shanghai plastic additives plant by early 2020

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Germany-based chemical maker BASF is investing more than 200 million euros (US$212 million) globally to increase its production network for plastic additives, an investment that includes building a new additives plant at its Caojing site in Shanghai, China. The plant

March 15, 2017 News

Magna teams up with Ford to build lightweight carbon fibre subframe

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Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. has partnered with Ford Motor Company to develop a prototype carbon fibre composite subframe that reduces mass by 34 per cent from a stamped steel equivalent. By replacing 45 steel parts with two

March 15, 2017 News

CPIA partners with UBM for Plast-Ex, Expoplast shows

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The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is partnering with industry event organizer UBM to offer CPIA member companies various benefits for UBM trade shows, including the Plast-Ex and Expoplast events. “CPIA was the founder and original owner of the Plast-Ex

March 14, 2017 News

Teknor Apex appoints M. Holland Co. as its exclusive nylon distributor

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Custom compounder Teknor Apex Company has expanded its relationship with resin distributor M. Holland Company by making the firm its only national distributor for engineered thermoplastic products in North America. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., M. Holland has been distributing Teknor

March 13, 2017 News

Maguire Canada now distributing Dri-Air dryers

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Dryer manufacturer Dri-Air Industries Inc. is now being distributed in Canada by Maguire Products Canada Inc. Headquartered in East Windsor, Conn., Dri-Air is a leader in supplying both compressed air and desiccant drying technology – which, when you scratch the

March 13, 2017 News

Global auto sales continue to strengthen in 2017: Scotiabank

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North American auto production to climb to record high in the second quarter, the bank said.

March 10, 2017 News

Nexeo buys Mexican distribution firm Ultra Chem

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Chemical and plastics distributor Nexeo Solutions Inc. has acquired the Mexico-based specialty chemicals distribution business of Ultra Chem S de RL de CV. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Headquartered in Mexico City, Ultra Chem represents major

March 10, 2017 News

Plastics machinery shipments declined in Q4 2016

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For the first time since the recovery in the plastics industry began in 2010, North American shipments of plastics machinery posted a second consecutive quarterly decrease, according to statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES).