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February 11, 2016 News

Former Nypro exec Paul Kayser to head Pretium Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Paul Kayser, the former group president of Nypro Packaging, has been named as the new president and CEO of Pretium Packaging LLC. A 25-year industry veteran, Kayser was president of Jabil Circuit Inc.’s Nypro Packaging division, a business he founded

February 10, 2016 News

Wittmann Battenfeld USA sets new company record for robot sales in 2015

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc., the American division of Austria-based equipment supplier Wittmann Battenfeld, set a new company record for robot shipments in 2015, achieving a 10 per cent increase over its previous best year. “This is an amazing milestone and a

February 10, 2016 News

New biodegradable plastics association is formed

by Canadian Plastics

The Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics Federation was officially launched on February 1, 2016.

February 9, 2016 News

Dieffenbacher supplies two high-pressure resin transfer molding plants to Chinese auto parts maker

by Canadian Plastics

Recently, the Chinese plastics specialist Kangde Composite Co., Ltd. signed a contract for two fully automated HP-RTM plants for the manufacture of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic components for the automotive industry. This is already the second major order for state-of-the-art production lines

February 9, 2016 News

Mattel, Hasbro are considering a merger: report

by Canadian Plastics

Mattel Inc. and Hasbro Inc., the two biggest toy makers in the U.S., have held talks about a possible merger, according to a new report from the Bloomberg news agency. Mattel makes Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars, while Hasbro

February 8, 2016 News

Big personnel changes at Entek

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran John Effmann to retire.

February 8, 2016 News

Ford to build new plant in Mexico: report

by Canadian Plastics

The Ford Motor Company is planning to build a new manufacturing auto plant in Mexico, with plans to rev up production there, according to news reports. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Ford plans to build a new assembly

February 6, 2016 News

Dow names new executives for plastics units

by Canadian Plastics

The Dow Chemical Company has announced two promotions within its plastics businesses. Midland, Mich.-based Dow has named Greg Jozwiak as business president of its Elastomers and Electrical and Telecommunications business. For the past three years, Jozwiak, had served as commercial

February 5, 2016 News

Alberta unveils incentives program for petrochemicals sector

by Canadian Plastics

$500 million in royalty credits available over the 10-year program.

February 3, 2016 News

North American vehicle sales up in January: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Following record 2015 volumes, Canadian vehicle sales started 2016 with a further 9.6 per cent year-over-year increase, with several automakers reporting record volumes. According to the latest Scotiabank Auto News Flash, sales averaged an annualized 1.97 million units in January,

February 3, 2016 News

SPE partners with SpecialChem to bring material database to membership

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has partnered with France-based additives and masterbatch supplier SpecialChem to offer SPE members full access to SpecialChem’s Universal Selector database of plastics and additives. Access to the Universal Selector includes 125,000 datasheets, SPE said

February 2, 2016 News

PolyOne buys TPE assets, technologies from Kraton for $72 million

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its global footprint in thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) innovation and design, materials maker PolyOne Corporation has acquired what it calls “certain technologies and assets” from material supplier Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. for US$72 million. The two

February 1, 2016 News

CTMA trades program graduates another 17 young workers

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) has just graduated 17 young workers from its 32-week Introductory Trades Training program. The program was designed by the CTMA and its member companies to help reduce youth unemployment in Windsor and Essex

February 1, 2016 News

Axiall rejects $1.4 billion offer from Westlake Chemical

by Canadian Plastics

Axiall Corporation, a U.S. chemical and building products maker, has rejected a US$1.4 billion dollar purchase offer by competitor Westlake Chemical Corporation. Westlake, a Houston, Tex.-based manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products, had argued that the combined

February 1, 2016 News

SPE and UL partner for 3D printing training

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and UL, the global safety science company, have teamed up to offer UL’s 3D printing training program to SPE members. Beginning this month, SPE members will receive discounts on UL’s AM training program and

February 1, 2016 News

Toyota temporarily halts all production on lines in Japan due to parts shortage

by Canadian Plastics

Explosion at steel manufacturer causes suspension; North American assembly will not be affected.

January 31, 2016 News

Magna expands in China with new engineering centre

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its footprint in China, Canadian automotive parts supplier Magna International Inc. has established a new seating engineering centre in the Xuhui District of Shanghai. In a statement, Aurora, Ont.-based Magna said that the newly established

January 29, 2016 News

Amcor buys Chinese subsidiary of UK-based British Polythene Industries

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to strengthen its position in Southern China, Australia-based flexible packaging supplier Amcor Ltd. is acquiring BPI China, the Chinese subsidiary of UK based British Polythene Industries PLC, for US$13 million. BPI China has one plant located in

January 27, 2016 News

CCL Industries announces three big deals

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto-based CCL announces transactions for CCL Label in Germany, Ireland, and Thailand.

January 27, 2016 News

Walmart Canada to charge five cents for plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

As of February 9, Walmart Canada will begin to charge customers five cents each for plastic bags. The move is a bid to cut the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills, the Mississauga, Ont.-based company said. Walmart will