Canadian Plastics

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Canadian Plastics

News
December 6, 2019  

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.

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November 28, 2019  

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.

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November 21, 2019  

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.

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November 19, 2019  

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.

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November 15, 2019  

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.

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November 13, 2019  

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.

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November 12, 2019  

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.

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November 12, 2019  

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.

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November 12, 2019  

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.

Feature
November 11, 2019  

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.

News
November 11, 2019  

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.

News
November 4, 2019  

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.

News
November 1, 2019  

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.

News
October 30, 2019  

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.

News
October 30, 2019  

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.

News
October 23, 2019  

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.

News
October 20, 2019  

Husky commits to sustainable packaging

The Canadian injection molding equipment maker has also signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

Feature
October 17, 2019  

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.

News
October 17, 2019  

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.

News
October 15, 2019  

K 2019 starts this week

The world’s largest plastics trade show runs from Oct. 16-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany.