Huntsman buying PU foam maker Icynene-Lapolla for $350 million
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 Packaging
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 Winpac
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 says
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 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 division
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. plant
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 history
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 says
U.S. auto sales also posted a decline in October, according to a new report from Scotiabank.
Canadians at K 2019: Oh, Canada!
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 Award
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 away
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 ProMach
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 Blue
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 America
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 2019
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.
Husky commits to sustainable packaging
The Canadian injection molding equipment maker has also signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
Compounding rewards: CPIA Leader of the Year Bill Dickson
The founder and president of Cambridge, Ont.-based material supplier Canuck Compounders Inc., Bill Dickson has been dedicated to sustainability since long before it was cool.
StackTeck announces new initiative for IML automation
The Brampton, Ont.-based company has put together a new team to facilitate customer projects for IML and other packaging applications, in a new StackTeck facility in the Toronto area.
K 2019 starts this week
The world’s largest plastics trade show runs from Oct. 16-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany.