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December 7, 2016 News

SPI changes its name to Plastics Industry Association

by Canadian Plastics

The association also unveiled a new logo, designed to reflect the six facets of the plastics industry supply chain, including brand owners, equipment manufacturers, material suppliers, moldmakers, processors, and recyclers.

December 7, 2016 News

Global car sales up in October: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Volumes in both Canada and Mexico posted double-digit year-over-year advances, while U.S. purchases exceeded expectations and lifted year-to-date sales above a year ago.

December 6, 2016 News

Reports say Nissei to build I/M machine manufacturing plant in Texas

by Canadian Plastics

Tokyo-based injection molding machine maker Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. is investing US$13 million to build an 115,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Tex., according to local news agencies. As reported this week in the San Antonio Informer and My San

December 6, 2016 News

Magna named one of the best places to work in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts supplier wins Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award.

December 5, 2016 News

EPA doubles down on 2025 emissions standards

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year. Many in the auto industry aren’t happy with the decision.

December 3, 2016 News

ACS Group opens Wisconsin technology centre

by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment supplier ACS Group has opened a new state-of-the-art technology centre, just down the road from its primary manufacturing operation New Berlin, Wis. According to ACS, the goal of the centre is to provide a customer showcase for products,

December 3, 2016 News

Gurit acquires BASF’s PET business

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase will see Swiss-based Gurit increase its European-based PET production capacity to add to the company’s existing PET operations in China.

December 2, 2016 News

Canadian auto industry volumes rebounded last month, setting a record for November: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. purchases exceeded expectations, buoyed by improving economic conditions and enhanced promotions.

November 30, 2016 News

Messe Düsseldorf to rebuild the South entrance of its trade fair complex

by Canadian Plastics

The project is scheduled to start after the interpack 2017 trade show in May 2017 and should be completed in summer 2019, in time for the staging of K 2019 in October of that year.

November 30, 2016 News

Carlyle Group acquires Novolex

by Canadian Plastics

Hartsville, S.C.-based Novolex operates more than seven packaging-related companies.

November 29, 2016 News

Emuge and CNC Software establish partnership

by Canadian Plastics

CNC Software is the developer of the widely-used Mastercam CNC programming software package.

November 28, 2016 News

Plastics processors among 2016 Ontario Export Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Polycorp Ltd. won in the Manufacturing & Resources (Large Manufacturer) category, and Corma Inc. won the Leadership category.

November 28, 2016 News

Two of Trump’s cabinet picks have links to plastics industry

by Canadian Plastics

Two names associated with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s fledgling cabinet have ties to the plastics industry. Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary is Elizabeth DeVos, the daughter of Edgar Prince, the founder of Holland, Mich.-based automotive parts supplier Prince Automotive. Edgar

November 28, 2016 News

DuPont now accepting entries for Packaging Innovation awards

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical maker DuPont is now accepting entries for its coveted DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation awards program Entries will be received through Feb. 10, 2017. Forms and information are accessible at this link. “As the industry’s longest-running, global, independently judged

November 28, 2016 News

Magna reports record third quarter and year to date results

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive parts supplier Magna International Inc. reported record third quarter and year to date results in November. The Aurora, Ont.-based company’s Q3 2016 sales were up by 16%, well above 3% growth in global light vehicle production. “We posted sales

November 26, 2016 News

Profits up for Borealis in Q3 2016

by Canadian Plastics

The company announced a net profit of 304 million euros in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 257 million euros in the third quarter of 2015.

November 22, 2016 News

New North American thermoplastic distributor opens shop

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Clarkston, Mich., General Polymer Thermoplastic Materials LLC opened its doors in October 2016. Simcoe Plastics Ltd. is the firm’s partner in Canada.

November 22, 2016 News

Wacker establishing Michigan R&D centre

by Canadian Plastics

Based at Michigan Innovation Headquarters, a co-work campus facility in Ann Arbor, the centre will consist of several labs for R&D and analytics.

November 22, 2016 News

BASF selling its inorganic specialties business

by Canadian Plastics

Private equity firm Edgewater Capital is acquiring the Evans City, Pa. site as part of the transaction.

November 21, 2016 News

Sabic to open new PP pilot plant in The Netherlands

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier Sabic is opening a new pilot plant in The Netherlands for the development of next-generation polypropylene resins. Located in Sittard-Geleen, the facility – which is scheduled to open in March 2017 – will use gas-phase polymerization technology, and