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March 1, 2017 News

Canadian manufacturing growth in February fastest in two years: report

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian manufacturing growth rose in February to its highest level since November 2014, a new report said, with an increase in new orders and employment suggesting a rebound in business confidence two years after the oil price shock hit the

February 28, 2017 News

Exhibit space applications for NPE2018 tracking ahead of projections

by Canadian Plastics

The NPE2018 space draw is set for March 20-22, 2017 in Orlando, Fla.

February 28, 2017 News

Revised safety standard for injection molding machines now available

by Canadian Plastics

Published by The Plastics Industry Association and the American National Standards Institute, the revised standard applies to horizontal and vertical injection molding machines.

February 28, 2017 News

Nexeo expands in Europe with acquisition of resin supplier K.D. Feddersen

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its business in the Nordic region, resin, compounds and concentrates supplier Nexeo Solutions has acquired part of the DSM NV business of German resin distributor K.D. Feddersen Norden AB. for an undisclosed amount. The deal

February 27, 2017 News

Trade protectionism is a risk to the auto sector: Magna

by Canadian Plastics

As reported by The Canadian Press, Magna CEO Don Walker said any border adjustment tax imposed by the U.S. would have a “material adverse effect” on operations and profitability.

February 27, 2017 News

SPE names latest Antec award winners

by Canadian Plastics

The SPE’s most distinguished award, the International Award, will be given to Dr. Tadamoto Sakai, a compounding and processing expert.

February 27, 2017 News

New ownership at Moore Recycling Associates

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics consultancy firm Moore Recycling Associates has new ownership and a new, shortened name. The Sonoma, Calif.-based firm has been acquired by Nina Bellucci Butler and Stacey Luddy, two long-time employees, and renamed More Recycling. Butler and Luddy will serve

February 26, 2017 News

Canadian plastics pioneer Martin Walsh passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Martin Walsh, an entrepreneur who played important roles in starting up several plastics-related companies in Ontario, including blown film system supplier Brampton Engineering Inc., passed away on Feb. 9 at age 73. Born in Stratford, Ont., Walsh graduated from the

February 22, 2017 News

Sepro establishes Swiss subsidiary

by Canadian Plastics

Coming off its fourth record sales year in a row, France-based robotic automation maker Sepro Group is establishing a new direct sales and service operation in Switzerland. Called Sepro Switzerland, the daughter company will have an office east of Zurich.

February 22, 2017 News

Huntsman reports lower sales, higher profits for 2016

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier Huntsman Corporation has reported lower sales, but higher profits, in full-year 2016. Total company sales for Woodlands, Tex.-based Huntsman dropped six per cent to less than US$9.7 billion in 2016, but the firm’s profit shot up to US$357

February 22, 2017 News

Progressive Components founder Don Starkey Sr. passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Don Starkey Sr., the founder of Wauconda, Ill.-based mold components supplier Progressive Components, has died at the age of 84. Starkey passed away on February 20, from pneumonia after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Starkey began his career as

February 21, 2017 News

Vortex founder Loren Neil Peterson dies at 87

by Canadian Plastics

Loren Neil Peterson, the founder of Salina, Kan.-based bulk material handling equipment maker Vortex Global, passed away on January 29 at age 87. Peterson’s career in dry bulk solids began in the 1950s with Salina Manufacturing (now known as Coperion).

February 20, 2017 News

Sonoco acquiring thermoformer Peninsula Packaging for $230 million

by Canadian Plastics

The move will almost double packaging supplier Sonoco’s thermoforming business.

February 20, 2017 News

Ineos to develop 4×4 off-roader

by Canadian Plastics

Petrochemical firm pledges to invest “hundreds of millions of pounds” to set up automotive division in UK to make 4×4 vehicles.

February 19, 2017 News

Plastic electronics will revolutionize consumer market: report

by Canadian Plastics

The total market for the plastic electronics sector is estimated to grow from US$26 billion in 2017 to US$69 billion in 2025, and will revolutionize consumer goods, a new report said. The report, from UK-based Innovation DB, the world’s largest

February 18, 2017 News

NYC plastic bag fee blocked by Gov. Cuomo

by Canadian Plastics

But Cuomo calls for New York State to take action on “plastic bag problem.”

February 15, 2017 News

DuPont, Chemours to pay $671 million in chemical leak case

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical suppliers DuPont Co. and Chemours Co. will pay nearly US$671 million to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the release of the fluoropolymer chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from a plant in West Virginia more than a decade ago. Chemours

February 15, 2017 News

Pharmaceutical label demand to grow over 7 per cent annually through 2020: report

by Canadian Plastics

Global demand for labels in pharmaceutical applications is projected to increase 7.1 per cent annually to 5.1 billion square meters in 2020, a new study said, which will be the fastest growth rate among major label markets. The study, by

February 14, 2017 News

Five innovators to be inducted posthumously into Plastics Hall of Fame

by Canadian Plastics

The Plastics Academy has announced the selection of five new members to be posthumously inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame. The five 2017 inductees are: L.D. Blackwell – a pioneer in the development of molded plastic products for healthcare, aerospace

February 14, 2017 News

Simcoe Plastics now reps desktop I/M machine

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario-based resin supplier Simcoe Plastics Ltd. has expanded its product portfolio by moving into machinery sales. The firm, which is headquartered in Shanty Bay, Ont., is now representing machinery vendor APSX LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio, by selling its APSX-PIM desktop