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October 20, 2017 News

Manufacturing sales up in August: StatsCan

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The transportation equipment and petroleum and coal product industries post the largest gains, the agency said.

October 20, 2017 News

KraussMaffei Corp. opens new innovation centre at Kentucky HQ

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The innovation centre was unveiled during the company’s open house on Oct. 5 – an event that also drew record attendance, the company said.

October 18, 2017 News

CCC Plastics reps new purging line in Canada

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iD Additives Inc., a North American supplier of additives to the plastics industry, has named CCC Plastics as its distributor throughout Canada for its lines of foaming agents and purging products. Based in Mississauga, Ont., CCC Plastics was already the

October 17, 2017 News

Ontario moldmaker Weber Manufacturing investing $7.9 million to expand its plant

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The project will boost the plant’s capacity by approximately 30 per cent and create 17 new jobs.

October 17, 2017 News

Magna to build new $100 million paint plant in Slovenia

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Aurora, Ont.-based Magna said the paint shop will support its contract manufacturing site in Graz, Austria, about 75 kilometres away.

October 17, 2017 News

Tekni-Plex acquired by investment firm Genstar Capital

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Wayne, Pa.-based Tekni-Plex has locations in Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Italy, Northern Ireland, and the U.S.

October 16, 2017 News

Rapid Granulator makes major investment at HQ in Sweden

by Canadian Plastics

Size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is making a major investment in machining equipment at its headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden. Installation of three high-precision, highly automated machining centres, with a total investment of 4.5 million euros ($6.5 million Cdn), will

October 16, 2017 News

DowDuPont Specialty Products names 2017 Pedersen award medalists

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DowDuPont’s Specialty Products division has named three outstanding scientists as 2017 Pedersen Award Medalists, which is given in recognition of individuals who have made technical contributions that have delivered significant value to customers. Paul Fagan, of Wilmington, Delaware, is being

October 16, 2017 News

Capital investment in Canada’s auto sector well below pre-recession levels: report

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The report from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says investment has been almost cut in half, noting “Canada’s loss of investment market share to Mexico and the southern U.S. over this period has been well documented.”

October 13, 2017 News

Absolute Haitian names new sales manager for B.C., Alberta

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Brigitte Rodriguez, the new regional sales manager, has more than 15 years of plastics industry experience.

October 12, 2017 News

Spartech announces plant closure, layoffs

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Plastics sheet manufacturer and thermoformer Spartech LLC is shuttering its factory in Ripon, Wisconsin and eliminating almost half of the positions at its plant in Greenville, Ohio.

October 11, 2017 News

Industry veteran Frank LaRocque rejoins M. Holland Company

by Canadian Plastics

LaRocque worked for M. Holland Canada in various sales, application development, and market manager roles from October 2004 through June 2015. From June 2015 onward, he served as president of Toronto-based blown film packaging supplier Al-Pack Enterprises Ltd.

October 11, 2017 News

Indorama Ventures acquires DuPont Teijin Films

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DuPont Teijin makes high-end PET films, as well as polymers, used for solar panels and medical equipment.

October 10, 2017 News

Magna joins BMW, Intel in self-driving vehicle development

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The core partners are developing the self-driving platform for an application in 2021.

October 10, 2017 News

Aurora Plastics acquires compounder S&E Specialty Polymers

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The purchase represents Aurora Plastics’ initial expansion into the TPE market. 

October 10, 2017 News

Recycling associations create global partnership to harmonize testing

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Called the Global Plastics Outreach Alliance, the coalition is designed to harmonize global testing protocols related to plastics recycling.

October 9, 2017 News

Tooling supplier J.P. Bowman launches $7 million expansion

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Auto industry supplier J.P. Bowman Precision Tooling is undertaking a $7.6 million expansion project at its manufacturing plant in Brantford, Ont. The company, which makes tooling and dies for carmakers such as BMW, Volkswagen, GM, Ford and Chrysler, plans to

October 8, 2017 News

Toronto plastics packaging supplier, supervisor, fined for workplace accident

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The worker suffered a permanent injury after being crushed between a forklift and a structural steel column at Regency Plastics in April 2106.

October 6, 2017 News

Canada’s trade deficit increased to $3.4 billion in August: StatsCan

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The trade surplus with the U.S. narrowed to $2.3 billion in August, StatsCan said, but the country’s trade deficit with countries other than the U.S. slipped to $5.7 billion.

October 4, 2017 News

Initiative pledges $150 million to fight SE Asia ocean plastics problem

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Major brands, non-profit organizations, and industry groups have joined together to raise $150 million to promote the collection and recycling of plastics debris that may otherwise wind up in the world’s oceans. The initiative is designed to fund waste management