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August 25, 2016 News

Berry Plastics buys flexible packager AEP

by Canadian Plastics

The deal is valued at US$765 million.

August 24, 2016 News

A. Schulman appoints new chief operating officer

by Canadian Plastics

Gary A. Miller is the new COO. Schulman has also named Frank Roederer as senior vice president and general manager of its business in Canada and the U.S.

August 24, 2016 News

Global auto sales accelerate to record highs: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Sales have also gained momentum in Canada this year, Scotiabank said, advancing in seven of the ten provinces.

August 23, 2016 News

DSM forms joint venture with Chinese company to manufacture PPS compounds

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership with Zhejiang NHU Special Materials (NHU) gives DSM a PPS compounding presence in China.

August 23, 2016 News

Athena names Harold Luttmann as acting CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Athena founder Robert Schad takes over chief commercial officer role, as Woodbridge, Ont.-based Athena emerges from the shadow of a dismissed lawsuit.

August 22, 2016 News

Addex consolidates operations and launches new business strategy

by Canadian Plastics

New York-based company will no longer supply complete blown film lines; directs its focus on cooling, auto profile, and IBC controls.

August 22, 2016 News

Ford extends GT supercar production

by Canadian Plastics

GT supercar is built at Multimatic Inc., in Markham, Ont.

August 20, 2016 News

Consolidated Container buys Quebec blow molder Semopac

by Canadian Plastics

Rigid plastic packaging supplier Consolidated Container Company (CCC) has purchased Semopac, a Quebec-based extrusion blow molder of polycarbonate water bottles for the home and office water cooler markets. In a statement, Atlanta, Ga.-based CCC said that its Reid Canada subsidiary

August 19, 2016 News

PTi begins $10 million plant expansion

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Sheet extrusion machinery manufacturer Processing Technologies International LLC (PTi) has broken ground on a US$10 million plant expansion at its Aurora, Ill. headquarters. The company will increase overall plant capacity by 50 per cent by adding 40,000 square feet of

August 17, 2016 News

New truck fuel standards introduced in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Tractor-trailers, delivery trucks and school buses will be forced to reduce carbon emissions by up to 25 per cent by 2027. Heavy pickup trucks and vans will have to become 2.5 per cent more efficient on average each year between 2021 and 2027.

August 16, 2016 News

Manufacturing sales edged up in June: Statistics Canada

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The machinery industry gained 5.8% at $2.7 billion, following five consecutive monthly declines.

August 16, 2016 News

Ford investing US$75 million in autonomous vehicle sensor company

by Canadian Plastics

California-based Velodyne makes laser sensors used in driver assist systems.

August 15, 2016 News

Global medical composite materials market to grow nearly 7% by 2020: report

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Growth will be driven by demand for artificial limbs, the report said.

August 15, 2016 News

Mitsubishi Chemical to acquire specialty resins supplier Nippon

by Canadian Plastics

Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) is going all-in on The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., buying the remaining shares that it doesn’t already own. MCC already owns 51.49% of the company, which is also headquartered in Japan. MCC will also

August 15, 2016 News

European Commission to investigate Dow, DuPont merger

by Canadian Plastics

The Commission will probe whether or not the merger will impact prices, competition.

August 12, 2016 News

A. Schulman lowers 2016 earnings forecast

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The material supplier cited deteriorating market conditions in the U.S. and Europe as the cause of the downgrade.

August 10, 2016 News

Worker dies after injury at Quebec plastics manufacturer

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Male employee was injured at Saint-Laurent, Que.-based Nu-B; he later died in hospital.

August 9, 2016 News

CAMM establishes new Toronto chapter

by Canadian Plastics

What’s in a name? Plenty. When the Windsor Association of Mold Makers changed its name to the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) more than ten years ago, the goal was to reflect the group’s aspiration to be the voice

August 9, 2016 News

SPI reports record-breaking results for NPE2018 pre-draw

by Canadian Plastics

Pre-draw results “show plastics industry investing heavily in future growth,” SPI said.

August 9, 2016 News

Nordson aligns all melt delivery systems under BKG product brand name

by Canadian Plastics

The company is also expanding its operations in Munster, Germany.