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January 18, 2019 News

Hahn opens plastics automation site in Connecticut

by Canadian Plastics

the company will be a manufacturing plant for GeKu and Waldorf Technik products in the U.S., and will import, stock, integrate, and distribute products from Wemo.

January 17, 2019 News

Petrochemical growth spurt bodes well for Canada’s plastics industry

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s capital spending on industrial chemical industry projects is expected to jump by 65 per cent in 2019.

January 17, 2019 News

Evonik acquires 3D printing materials supplier Structured Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

Structured Polymers will be entirely integrated into Evonik’s North American organization, while its company headquarters will remain in Austin, Tex.

January 16, 2019 News

Inteva workers walk off job in Ontario in protest of upcoming GM plant closure

by Canadian Plastics

Inteva’s plant in Whitby, Ont. supplies components such as headliners, floor consoles, and instrument panels for the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS.

January 16, 2019 News

Industry group commits $1 billion to end plastic waste

by Canadian Plastics

Composed of more than two dozen companies – including some of the world’s largest chemical suppliers – the new Alliance to End Plastic Waste wants to increase its total to $1.5 billion to work on the problem during the next five years.

January 16, 2019 News

Magna expects 2019 sales to be hurt by a variety of factors

by Canadian Plastics

The auto parts maker anticipates that the strong U.S. dollar, the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business, and GM plant closures will negatively impact its bottom line this year.

January 15, 2019 News

Alpha Poly completes installation of W&H Miraflex II 10-colour press

by Canadian Plastics

Officially launched in December, the new machine adds to Brampton, Ont.-based Alpha Poly’s flexible packaging capabilities.

January 14, 2019 News

Sinochem buys ABS maker Elix Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase brings Elix’s modified plastics technologies to China, where Sinochem is headquartered, by setting up plants for ABS and ABS alloy material modified plastics.

January 11, 2019 News

StackTeck adds operations in South Korea

by Canadian Plastics

The 139,000-square-foot facility located in Hwaseong is Brampton, Ont.-based StackTeck’s first moldmaking plant outside of North America.

January 11, 2019 News

Tooling Tech Group opens new corporate HQ in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The new 70,000-square-foot office in Macomb will also house manufacturing operations.

January 10, 2019 News

U.S. plastics shipments, jobs rose in 2017: report

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. plastics industry accounted for an estimate of $432.3 billion in shipments and 989,000 jobs in 2017, according to the 2018 Size & Impact Report, an annual publication of the Plastics Industry Association.

January 9, 2019 News

TricorBraun acquires flexible packager Pacific Bag

by Canadian Plastics

TricorBraun will combine Pacific Bag with its existing flexibles business, Taipak, to create TricorBraun Flex, a new business unit focused on flexible packaging.

January 8, 2019 News

SPE accepting nominations for Thermoformer of the Year Award

by Canadian Plastics

The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the thermoforming industry in a technical, educational or managerial capacity.

January 7, 2019 News

Novatec names Bob Bessemer as VP of extrusion technology

by Canadian Plastics

Bessemer has more than 35 years of experience in the extrusion industry.

January 7, 2019 News

Canadian vehicle sales down in December: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But auto purchases in the U.S. recorded their highest one-month total since October 2017, the new report from Scotiabank said.

January 4, 2019 News

Revere Plastics buys assets of auto parts molder Sur-Flo

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Fraser, Mich., Sur-Flo has 35 injection molding presses ranging from 45 to 3,300 tons, and serves automotive OEM and Tier 1 customers.

January 4, 2019 News

PolyOne buys engineered fibers and composite materials supplier Fiber-Line

by Canadian Plastics

Fiber-Line’s technologies complement PolyOne’s specialty composite solutions and wire & cable applications, and the company will become part of PolyOne’s Specialty Engineered Materials unit.

January 3, 2019 News

Flexible packager TC Transcontinental improves air quality with oxidizer

by Canadian Plastics

A new regenerative thermal oxider installed by Ship & Shore Environmental reduces emissions at the company’s Richmond, B.C. plant by more than 90 per cent.

January 2, 2019 News

Nova Chemicals assumes sales and marketing representation in the Americas for Bayport Polymers JV

by Canadian Plastics

Bayport is a 50/50 joint venture owned by Total S.A. and Novealis Holdings LLC, which is itself a joint venture of Nova and Borealis AG.

December 28, 2018 News

Canadian Plastics Pioneers merging with CPIA

by Canadian Plastics

The Pioneers organization is made up of plastic industry veterans with at least 25 years of experience, and is dedicated to preserving the history of plastics manufacturing in Canada.