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February 5, 2016 News

Alberta unveils incentives program for petrochemicals sector

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$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

January 26, 2016 News

Toyota world’s top selling automaker in 2015

by Canadian Plastics

Toyota sold 10.151 million vehicles in 2015.

January 26, 2016 News

Canadian vehicle sales forecast to level off in 2016

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Volumes will be largely flat after a record-breaking year in 2015, a new Scotiabank report says.

January 25, 2016 News

Husky names former Electrolux head Jack Truong as new president, COO

by Canadian Plastics

The former president and CEO of Electrolux North America and executive vice president of AB Electrolux Group will take the helm of Bolton, Ont.-based Husky effective February 1, 2016.

January 24, 2016 News

Johnson Controls, Tyco to merge

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Merger will place combined companies’ headquarters in Ireland.

January 23, 2016 News

Celanese now offering nylon 6, nylon 6/6

by Canadian Plastics

Specialty material supplier Celanese Corporation is expanding into the nylon resin market. Dallas-based Celanese will now offer nylon 6 and nylon 6/6 grades, some of which will be available immediately and some which will be available beginning in the third

January 22, 2016 News

Amcor buys Deluxe Packages

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California-based flexible packager to become part of Amcor’s new Flexibles Americas group.

January 20, 2016 News

Vecoplan booth at NPE 2015 wins marketing award

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Size reduction equipment maker Vecoplan LLC has won a marketing award for its booth at the NPE trade show in Florida last year. Vecoplan’s “Shredding Frenzy” booth at NPE 2015 – held in Orlando, Fla. in March – earned a

January 20, 2016 News

Clariant breaks ground on new healthcare packaging plant in India

by Canadian Plastics

Specialty chemical maker Clariant has broken ground in Cuddalore, India on a new manufacturing plant for the healthcare industry. In December 2015, Clariant had announced plans to invest US$10 million in the plant, which will support the growing generic pharmaceutical