Canadian Plastics

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Plastics Processes

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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.

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September 16, 2021  

Pretium Packaging to acquire Alpha Packaging

Alpha operates a network of eight facilities throughout the U.S. and Western Canada and two facilities in Europe.

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September 15, 2021  

Eastman to acquire film maker Matrix

Matrix is the marketer of PremiumShield-brand performance films, including its line of automotive film patterns.

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September 14, 2021  

TricorBraun expands into Australia and New Zealand with new acquisition

The packaging distributor is purchasing family-owned Cormack Packaging, which is headquartered near Sydney, Australia.

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September 14, 2021  

Berry investing $110 million to expand polypropylene capacity

The Evansville, Ind.-based company wants to make more clear drink cups and lids for quick-service restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, and other foodservice markets.

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September 13, 2021  

PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Consumer Packaging Group

Consumer Packaging specializes in manufacturing finished bags and pouches, labels, shrink sleeves and rigid structures for national brand product launches, promotional events and sales samples.

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September 10, 2021  

Four U.S. packaging distributors unite to form new holding company

The regional firms, owned by private investment firm Kelso & Co., are coming together as the Novvia Group.

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September 8, 2021  

North American machinery shipments slowed in the second quarter

While new orders of plastics equipment have been increasing, ongoing supply chain issues are causing longer order-to-delivery timelines, a new report from the Plastics Industry Association says.

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September 8, 2021  

Pactiv Evergreen acquiring thermoformer Fabri-Kal for $380 million

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Fabri-Kal specializes in foodservice packaging.

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September 7, 2021  

Medtech firm Baxter to buy rival Hillrom for $10.5 billion

The acquisition aims to expand digitally enabled connected care, especially beyond hospital settings, and provide a broader array of services to clinicians and patients.

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September 1, 2021  

Pregis investing another $32 million in Michigan manufacturing plant

The investment at the Grand Rapids plant follows $37-million capital expenditure put into that location between 2016 and 2020.

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August 26, 2021  

ADM Toronto trade show returning as an in-person event

Slated for Nov. 9-11 at the Toronto Congress Centre, the event features the Design & Manufacturing, Automation Technology Expo, PACKEX, PLAST-EX, and Powder & Bulk Solids shows.

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August 25, 2021  

Nordson to acquire measurement equipment maker NDC Technologies

Nordson said the deal will expand its test and inspection platform into new end markets and adjacent technologies.

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August 20, 2021  

Onex Group completes final sale of door and window maker Jeld-Wen

The transaction generated about $425 million for the group.

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August 20, 2021  

New Mountain Capital to acquire medical parts molder Flexan

The purchase was made through ILC Dover, one of New Mountain’s portfolio companies.

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August 20, 2021  

Alpla acquires packaging manufacturer Wolf Plastics

The deal will expand packaging supplier Alpla’s product portfolio in Central and Southeastern Europe.

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August 18, 2021  

Winnipeg’s Precision ADM acquires Roswell Downhole Technologies

The companies will manufacture Canada’s first biopolymer-based compostable non-wovens for PPE production.

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August 17, 2021  

Thermal Care names new regional manager for Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec

Industry veteran Peter Falise will also manage the Northeastern U.S.

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August 16, 2021  

Pipe maker Uponor sells its share in Phyn joint venture to Belkin

Uponor says it had only “limited synergies” in the Phyn JV, which offers water sensing and conservation technology.

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August 13, 2021  

KraussMaffei High Performance business becomes “Netstal” again

The new subgroup will manage the Netstal new machines and service business worldwide from its subsidiaries.

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August 11, 2021  

Aurora Plastics acquired by private equity firm Nautic Partners

The Ohio-based compounder, which has a facility in Quebec, was sold by Wind Point Partners and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.