Canadian Plastics

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October 26, 2021  

Decking extruder Trex to build new manufacturing plant in Arkansas

The five-year, $400-million investment will create 500 jobs.

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October 26, 2021  

Printex Transparent Packaging introduces clear boxes with 100 per cent post-consumer recycled PET

The packaging is manufactured domestically and is offered as a sustainable replacement for virgin PET.

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October 25, 2021  

Pregis begins production at new South Carolina blown film plant

The 168,000-square-foot facility features multiple newly-installed lines, and has a film laboratory to develop and test materials.

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October 22, 2021  

Davis-Standard names Gianzo Mastrangelo as aftermarket regional manager for Canada, Northeast U.S.

Mastrangelo has held multiple leadership roles at Brampton Engineering, General Motors of Canada, CFM, Fenwick Automotive, and Embassy Flavours.

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October 22, 2021  

C-P Flexible Packaging acquires Preferred Packaging

The deal expands C-P’s offerings in the meal solutions markets.

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October 21, 2021  

Canada Plastic Pact releases new ‘Roadmap to 2025’ action plan

The plan focuses on three strategic priorities to improve plastics recycling and move Canada towards a circular economy by 2025.

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October 20, 2021  

Berry, LyondellBasell help Wendy’s improve plastic cup recyclability

Berry will produce all-plastic cups for the restaurant chain, using recycled material supplied by LyondellBasell and other suppliers.

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October 19, 2021  

Rotoplast is growing strong

Not even a global pandemic can stop this Quebec-based rotational molder’s carefully laid expansion plans.

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October 18, 2021  

Bunting acquires U.K.-based magnet supplier MagDev

The deal expands Bunting’s range of magnetic solutions, especially concerning soft magnet materials.

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October 14, 2021  

UFP Technologies buys Contech Medical

Providence, R.I.-based Contech is a manufacturer of class III medical device packaging primarily for catheters and guidewires.

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October 13, 2021  

U.S. plastics industry trade improves in 2021 after 2020 pandemic slump, report says

The Plastics Industry Association report said that Mexico and Canada remained the U.S. plastics industry’s largest export markets.

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October 12, 2021  

Self-destructing plastic wins design contest award

The technology involves embedding polyester-eating enzymes in the plastic that, once triggered, cause it to completely degrade in days.

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October 11, 2021  

Epsilyte acquires EPS maker StyroChem Canada

Texas-based Epsilyte says the deal creates one of the largest producers of EPS in North America.

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October 10, 2021  

Tekni-Plex buys Mexico-based Johnson Plastic Group to expand medical device footprint

Precision extruder Johnson Plastic Group provides medical device solutions for interventional and therapeutic procedures.

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October 6, 2021  

Ontario recycler EFS-plastics acquires blow molder Exi-Plast

The deal is prompted by policy and industry commitments to the Canadian circular economy, EFS officials say.

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October 6, 2021  

Niigon Machines files for bankruptcy

Originally called Athena Automation, the Vaughan, Ont.-based injection molding machine maker was founded by Robert Schad in 2008.

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October 5, 2021  

Entek opens new extrusion manufacturing, engineering plant in Nevada

The 98,000-square-foot building will be home to wear parts production, fabrication and assembly, and engineering.

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October 4, 2021  

SPE thermoforming division announces parts competition winners

Quebec molder Plastique Art won the ‘Vacuum Forming – Gold’ award for an enclosure assembly of eight thermoformed parts that house a high-end intensive care unit ventilator.

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October 4, 2021  

Axiom Group buys injection molding compounder to support development of EV components

Ontario-based Axiom says it’s currently working with various OEMs and vehicle platform developers in advanced compound integration.

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September 29, 2021  

Tekni-Plex buys food and beverage packaging supplier Keyes

The deal adds to Tekni-Plex’s tray and flat portfolio.

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September 28, 2021  

The Circular Plastics Taskforce completes Phase I of its initiative to support a circular economy for plastics

The goal of Phase I was to conduct a detailed mapping of the value chain of the plastics recycling industry in Quebec, to determine market needs and to establish optimization hypotheses.

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September 28, 2021  

TC Transcontinental Packaging opens Wisconsin R&D centre

The new Art, Science and Technology Research and Applications (ASTRA) Center measures 12,200 square feet and employs more than 20 engineers.

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September 23, 2021  

KraussMaffei appoints new sales manager for extrusion in Canada

Sean Doran has nearly 27 years of experience in plastics machinery and systems sales.

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September 22, 2021  

Microsoft, Sabic partner on new mouse with 20 per cent recycled ocean plastic shell

The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse is Microsoft’s first product made with recycled ocean plastic.

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September 22, 2021  

SPE thermoforming division honours James Alongi with Lifetime Achievement Award

Alongi is president of Maac Machinery Corp. in Carol Stream, Ill., and has been a member of the division for nearly 25 years.

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September 22, 2021  

Report indicates continued U.S. plastics industry growth in 2021

Real plastics industry shipments are expected to increase 2.2 per cent this year following a 0.9 per cent decrease last year, according to the Plastics Industry Association’s latest Size & Impact report.

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September 21, 2021  

Silgan buying packaging solutions provider Gateway Plastics

The deal aims to expand Silgan’s product offering in dispensing and specialty closures.

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September 20, 2021  

Good Natured Products helps two food suppliers minimize environmental impact

The food producers are introducing new crops and next-gen sustainable agriculture practices that are easier on the planet than some traditional growing methods.

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September 20, 2021  

PepsiCo announces initiatives to cut its plastics use

The company wants to cut the use of virgin plastic by 50 per cent per serving and use 50 per cent recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030.

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September 20, 2021  

Rotomolder Solar Plastics expands into Mexico

Production in the 55,000-square-foot plant in Monterrey is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2022.

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September 17, 2021  

Spartech acquires plastics provider Crawford Industries

With two U.S. plants, Crawford manufactures thin-gauge extruded PE and PP sheets and converts them into environmentally friendly products.

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September 17, 2021  

Manufacturing sales fell 1.5 per cent in July, StatCan says

But sales of plastic and rubber machinery rose in July.