Northspec Chemicals now distributing Stahl Polymers’ portfolio in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Stahl said the appointment of Toronto-based Northspec – which specializes in chemicals and coatings for construction and architectural applications – will strengthen its sales in the Canadian construction market.
Husky honours Beckhoff with EMEA Supplier Awardby Canadian Plastics
The award, presented during the K trade show in October, recognizes a 20-year development partnership in injection molding machines.
Kevin Bell joins Belplas as sales manager for Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
Bell has over 25 years of experience in the plastics industry, with expertise in material handling, refrigeration, and material conveying.
Primary plastics machinery shipments in North America down in Q3by Canadian Plastics
Compared to last quarter, total shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery dropped by 0.5% to US$293.7 million in the third quarter of 2019, new figures from the Plastics Industry Association show.
Huntsman buying PU foam maker Icynene-Lapolla for $350 millionby Canadian Plastics
Icynene-Lapolla has two manufacturing facilities: one in Mississauga, Ont., and the other in Houston, Tex.
TC Transcontinental selling its paper and woven PP operations to Hood Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Burlington, Ont.-base Hood will acquire TC’s operations in the U.S. states of California, Iowa, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Magna buys Czech automotive lighting engineering firm Winpacby Canadian Plastics
The deal will strengthen its engineering and electronics competencies and increase its forward lighting engineering capability in Europe, Magna said.
Canadian manufacturing sales down slightly in September, StatsCan saysby Canadian Plastics
Sales in the machinery industry increased 5.5 per cent to $3.7 billion, however, which was the largest monthly increase since May 2018.
Canadian plastic pipe maker Ipex completes acquisition of Silver-Line Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The goal of the acquisition, which was first announced in August, is to allow Ipex to increase its market position in the U.S.
Canadian plastics and chemistry associations to create new combined plastics divisionby Canadian Plastics
If approved, the agreement between the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) would see the Toronto-based CPIA wound up and dissolved.
Ontario auto parts molder Axiom Group building first U.S. plantby Canadian Plastics
The facility, which represents an investment of approximately $20 million, will open at Overland Industrial Park in Toldeo, Ohio, by 2020.
Magna wins largest contract for transmission technologies in company historyby Canadian Plastics
The multi-year contract calls for Magna to build dual-clutch transmissions, including hybrid variants, for strategic partner BMW Group.
Canadian auto sales fell back “modestly” in October, report saysby Canadian Plastics
U.S. auto sales also posted a decline in October, according to a new report from Scotiabank.
Canadians at K 2019: Oh, Canada!by Canadian Plastics
Canadian companies may not have been among the most numerous exhibitors at the K 2019 trade show in Düsseldorf in October, but they made an impact. From the Great White North direct to western Germany, here’s a look at some of the made-in-Canada developments and technologies unveiled at the big show.
Canadian vinyl industry icon Vic De Zen receives Vinyl Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Awardby Canadian Plastics
De Zen is currently the CEO and chairman of vinyl building product maker Vision Extrusion Group of Companies in Vaughan, Ont.
Nova Chemicals executive Mark Kay passes awayby Canadian Plastics
Kay, 56, was Calgary-based Nova’s performance films group leader, and died suddenly on Oct. 19 while attending the K trade show in Germany.
Canada’s Jet Label & Packaging bought by U.S. label maker ProMachby Canadian Plastics
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Edmonton, Alta., Jet Label manufactures labels and printed tape for a range of industries.
Nova becomes first Canadian-based company to participate in Operation Clean Sweep Blueby Canadian Plastics
OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake, and powder leakage to the environment.
Schaefer Systems to sell Woodbridge foam packaging in North Americaby Canadian Plastics
The agreement allows Charlotte, N.C.-based Schaefer to provide design, manufacturing, and distribution support to large industrial manufacturing customers with emphases within the automotive industry.
Kaneka highlights bio-based and biodegradable polymer technology at K 2019by Canadian Plastics
The Japan-based company has developed the bio-based and biodegradable polymer PHBH, which is recyclable through composting and also biodegradable in natural environments, including marine waters.