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August 21, 2017 News

Nova looks back on 2016, highlights sustainability in new report

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier Nova Chemicals Corporation spelled out its sustainability goals, and also documented some of its highlights last year, in its recently released “2016 Sustainability Report”. The report drew attention to some of the Calgary-based firm’s key leadership changes and

August 21, 2017 News

Adient buying automotive seating supplier Futuris Group

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive seating maker Adient PLC is acquiring competitor Futuris Group for US$360 million. Futuris, owned by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, is a global designer and manufacturer of fully integrated automotive seating and interior systems. Headquartered in Oak Park, Mich.,

August 20, 2017 News

Great Lakes Manufacturing Council shuts down

by Canadian Plastics

The Toronto-based Council of the Great Lakes Region will pick up where the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council leaves off, promoting manufacturing in the Great Lakes region.

August 19, 2017 News

PCS Company opening Windsor distribution facility

by Canadian Plastics

Mold component and hot runner component supplier PCS Company is expanding its North American distribution network by adding facilities in Windsor, Ont., and Torrance, Calif. Both facilities are expected to be opened by October 2017. “This will significantly expand our ability to

August 16, 2017 News

Magna posts all-time quarter record sales in Q2 2017

by Canadian Plastics

“The year over year growth was achieved despite North American and European light vehicle production declining by 3% and 1%, respectively, both compared to the second quarter of 2016,” Aurora, Ont.-based Magna said in an Aug. 11 statement.

August 15, 2017 News

Teknor Apex to build “innovation hub” in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S.-based compounder will build a 15,000-square-meter production facility in Germany that will also house a new European centre for plastics research and development.

August 15, 2017 News

Well-known extrusion industry veteran Jim Ley passes away

by Canadian Plastics

  Jim Ley, a well-known extrusion industry veteran based out of Southern Ontario, passed away on August 14 at the age of 65, in Milton, Ont. Ley’s involvement in Canada’s extrusion industry spanned over 40 years in manufacturing, project engineering,

August 15, 2017 News

Canadian plastics pioneer Ralph Noble dies

by Canadian Plastics

A chemical engineer, Noble co-founded Carlew Chemicals – later known as Synergistics Industries Ltd. – and became the Society of Plastics Engineers’ first president from outside the U.S.

August 13, 2017 News

Ontario investing in Windsor-area plastics processors and moldmakers

by Canadian Plastics

The six firms are receiving funding through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.

August 13, 2017 News

Sealed Air acquires Brazilian flexible packager Deltaplam

by Canadian Plastics

Food packaging supplier Sealed Air Corporation is acquiring Brazilian flexible packaging maker Deltaplam Embalagens Indústria e Comércio Ltda for an undisclosed price. Founded in 1994, Deltaplam primarily serves the food industry, extruding high-barrier shrinkable bags, multilayer films, laminates, and pouches.

August 11, 2017 News

Husky exploring possibility of sale: report

by Canadian Plastics

Bolton, Ont.-based Husky has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to explore the possibility of an auction for the company that could be worth as much as $4 billion, the Reuters news agency is reporting.

August 11, 2017 News

SPE managing director Russell Broome stepping down

by Canadian Plastics

Russell Broome, the managing director of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), will be stepping down at the end of August 2017. Broome has over 25 years of involvement with the Bethel, Conn.-based SPE, including a term as president of

August 9, 2017 News

Plastics recycler GreenMantra gets $2.2 million in funding

by Canadian Plastics

A plastics recycler is among six Toronto-area cleantech companies receiving a total of $15.5 million in investments from the federal government’s Sustainable Development Technology Canada program. GreenMantra Technologies of Brantford, Ont., is receiving $2.2 million to develop new ways to

August 9, 2017 News

Negri Bossi building new North American HQ in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

Negri Bossi North America’s current HQ is located in New Castle, Delaware. Completion and move-in at the new HQ is anticipated for January 2018.

August 9, 2017 News

Davis-Standard acquires European extrusion technology supplier Maillefer

by Canadian Plastics

A supplier of wire, cable, pipe, and tube production technologies, Maillefer is headquartered in Vantaa, Finland and Ecublens, Switzerland.

August 8, 2017 News

Bottle maker Axium buying plant in Missouri

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic container, caps and closures maker Axium Plastics Inc., which has a manufacturing plant in Mississauga, Ont., is opening a new plant in Missouri. As announced by the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, in Jefferson City, Missouri, Axium is investing

August 7, 2017 News

GM gains, Nissan slips in annual OEM-supplier relations study

by Canadian Plastics

Results of the new 17th annual North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index study revealed that GM now ranks ahead of Fiat-Chrysler US, Ford and Nissan, which is now in last place.

August 7, 2017 News

Dow to build new $100 million innovation centre in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The new facility, which will employ approximately 200 research and development employees, will focus on silicone science and organic chemistry, housing both lab and office space.

August 6, 2017 News

Toyota, Mazda partnering to build $1.6 billion auto plant in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

The plant, which is scheduled to open in 2021, will employ up to 4,000 workers and have an annual production capacity of about 300,000 vehicles. It will build Toyota Corollas and new Mazda cross-over models for the North American market.

August 3, 2017 News

Maguire Canada turns 10

by Canadian Plastics

The Vaughan, Ont.-based firm celebrates one decade of representing Maguire Products and Novatec Inc. in Canada.