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July 25, 2016 News

Wittmann Group now represented in Morocco

by Canadian Plastics

As the result of what it calls “sound market development…as well as the positive assessment by experts about the country’s potential for further growth”, Austria-based machinery maker Wittmann Group now has representation in the small North African country of Morocco.

July 23, 2016 News

SPE calling for ANTEC 2017 papers

by Canadian Plastics

Industry association The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is now accepting papers for its ANTEC 2017 conference, to be held in Anaheim, Calif., on May 8 to 10. Papers are being solicited in 32 different topic areas, including the developing

July 22, 2016 News

Shareholders approve historic Dow, DuPont merger

by Canadian Plastics

The two chemical makers will splinter into three parts when the deal is finalized.

July 20, 2016 News

U.S. regulators nix 54.5 mpg target for 2025

by Canadian Plastics

Stronger than anticipated demand for trucks and SUVs has led U.S. federal regulators to eliminate the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025.

July 20, 2016 News

Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to make bioplastic car parts from agave

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers are testing the material’s durability and heat resistance for potential use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses and storage bins.

July 20, 2016 News

DuPont opens mega-compounding plant in China

by Canadian Plastics

Company’s largest global site will serve automotive, industrial and consumer, and packaging markets in both China and the Asia Pacific region.

July 19, 2016 News

Tim Melita named Graham Engineering VP of operations

by Canadian Plastics

A former Husky Injection Molding Systems employee is the new vice president of operations with extrusion blow molding machine maker Graham Engineering Corporation. Tim Melita joins Graham Engineering from Teknor Apex, where he was plant manager. Previously he had served

July 18, 2016 News

Manufacturing sales fell one per cent to $49.9 billion in May: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Statistics Canada says the decline came as sales of motor vehicles and petroleum and coal products dropped; but sales of plastics and rubber products increased.

July 18, 2016 News

Milacron and Mid-America settle patent suit over lightweight dairy jugs

by Canadian Plastics

The terms of settlement are confidential.

July 16, 2016 News

Amcor shuttering Ohio PET preform plant

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging supplier Amcor Rigid Plastics has announced plans to close its PET preform manufacturing facility in Dayton, Ohio. In a statement, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Amcor Rigid Plastics – which is a subsidiary of Sydney, Australia-based Amcor Ltd. – said it

July 15, 2016 News

Mag-Plastics closes U.S. business but Amsler continues parts support

by Canadian Plastics

Blow molding machinery maker Mag-Plastic Machinery Inc. has closed its U.S. office in West Chester, Ohio, but Ontario-based Amsler Equipment Inc. will continue to provide parts and support for the business. Mag-Plastics stopped building blow molding presses several years ago,

July 13, 2016 News

World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion: report

by Canadian Plastics

The current global bioplastics market is valued at US$30.8 billion, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 17.5% during 2015-2020, driven by increasing popularity in the end user industries, a new report said. But the report, created

July 13, 2016 News

Former Rubbermaid CEO Stanley Gault passes away at 90

by Canadian Plastics

Stanley Gault, chairman of the board and CEO of consumer goods manufacturer Rubbermaid from 1981 to 1991, died on June 29 in Cleveland, Ohio, at age 90. Born in Wooster, Ohio, Gault graduated from The College of Wooster in 1948

July 12, 2016 News

Piab acquires vacuum gripper maker Kenos

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Vacuum technology provider Piab has acquired Italy-based Kenos, a manufacturer of large area vacuum grippers. In a statement, Piab said it and Kenos have “complementary product offerings and the combination will enable accelerated growth through cross-selling.” The terms of the

July 12, 2016 News

Berlin Packaging crosses $1 billion annual revenue mark

by Canadian Plastics

Chicago-based company logs double-digit increase in 2015

July 11, 2016 News

TC Transcontinental buys Robbie Manufacturing

by Canadian Plastics

Kansas-based Robbie Manufacturing is a flexible packaging supplier; TC Transcontinental is headquartered in Montreal.

July 11, 2016 News

Canada signs free trade agreement with Ukraine

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian government has signed a free trade agreement with Ukraine. The trade deal was signed on July 11 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. In 2015, trade between the two countries totaled $278 million; the

July 9, 2016 News

Husky won’t appeal decision in Athena lawsuit

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. will not appeal the dismissal of its lawsuit against Athena Automation Ltd. According to a July 7 news release from Woodbridge, Ont.-based Athena, Husky has now abandoned its appeal of the judge’s decision released April

July 8, 2016 News

New CEO, chairman for Fanuc America

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Rochester Hills, Mich.-based robotic automation maker Fanuc America Corporation has made two key appointments: a new president and CEO, as well as a new chairman. Mike Cicco will become the new president and CEO of the company; Rick Schneider, who

July 5, 2016 News

Outlook less positive for Canada’s manufacturing sector: RBC

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Ontario and Quebec, the two regions with Canada’s biggest manufacturing sectors, showed declines in RBC’s June Canadian manufacturing PMI index.