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November 2, 2009 News

U.S. plastics exports showed robust growth in 2008: SPI

by Canadian Plastics

Despite a weak fourth quarter, U.S. plastics exports showed robust growth in 2008, with U.S. plastics expo…

November 2, 2009 News

Rapid Granulator files for financial restructuring in Sweden

by Canadian Plastics

Citing slumping machinery sales, Sweden’s Rapid Granulator AB has filed for financial restructuring.

November 1, 2009 News

People Progress… (November 01, 2009)

by Canadian Plastics

Material supplier Teknor Apex Company, of Pawtucket, R.I., has appointed Gregory Anderson as technical manager…

October 26, 2009 News

SPECIAL: The smart way to sell your company

by Canadian Plastics

For corporate and individual owners looking to sell a division, subsidiary or a family business, having…

October 26, 2009 News

FedDev Ontario now accepting funding applications

by Canadian Plastics

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev) is now accepting applications to access …

October 26, 2009 News

GM’s Opel sale to Magna delayed until November

by Canadian Plastics

European Union regulators have set a November 27 deadline to examine whether Canadian auto parts maker Magna I…

October 26, 2009 News

Global demand for flexible packaging to grow 3.5% annually to 2013: report

by Canadian Plastics

World demand for converted flexible packaging is forecast to increase 3.5 per cent per year to over 19 million…

October 19, 2009 News

Government funding helps startup of new Quebec rotomolder

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian and Quebec governments are contributing $300,000 for the startup of a new rotational molder locat…

October 19, 2009 News

Berry Plastics buying Pliant Corporation

by Canadian Plastics

Injection molder and thermoformer Berry Plastics has announced plans to buy Pliant Corporation after Pliant em…

October 19, 2009 News

TPE demand to rise 6% per year to 2013: report

by Canadian Plastics

World demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) is forecast to rise 6.0 per cent per year through 2013 to 4.2…

October 19, 2009 News

People Progress… (October 19, 2009)

by Canadian Plastics

Amir Karim, of St-Laurent, Que.-based packaging supplier Polykar Industries, has been appointed to the Canadia…

October 12, 2009 News

Mold-Masters buys UK controller manufacturer PMS Systems

by Canadian Plastics

Hot runner supplier Mold-Masters Ltd. has purchased UK-based control system manufacturer PMS Systems.

October 11, 2009 News

U.S. demand for flame retardants to reverse decline to 2013: study

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. demand for flame retardants is expected to reverse its decline and is forecast to expand 2.7 per cent per…

October 5, 2009 News

Canon Communications acquires Plast-Ex, Expoplast from CPIA; Plast-Ex shifted to May 2011

by Canadian Plastics

Canon Communications LLC has acquired the Plast-Ex and Expoplast trade shows from the Canadian Plastics Indust…

October 5, 2009 News

Kraton Polymers takes stock public

by Canadian Plastics

Kraton Polymers, a supplier of styrenic block copolymers, has announced plans to go public.

October 2, 2009 News

Clariant closing masterbatch facilities in Quebec, Delaware

by Canadian Plastics

Citing over-capacity in the North American market, Clariant Masterbatches is shuttering its masterbatch faci…

September 28, 2009 News

Xaloy acquires Spirex Corporation

by Canadian Plastics

Melt processing and auxiliary equipment supplier Xaloy Inc. has purchased competing firm Spirex Corporation.

September 28, 2009 News

Solvay selling drugs unit to Abbott for $6.6 billion

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to create funds for investment in plastics, Belgium-based material supplier Solvay is selling its dr…

September 21, 2009 News

Canadian economic optimism at two-year high: poll

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian economic optimism has surged to levels not seen in nearly two years, according to a new poll conducte…

September 21, 2009 News

Federal gov’t to end machinery import tariff

by Canadian Plastics

The federal government will eliminate the last of the manufacturing import tariffs.