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May 6, 2019 News

Small towns on Vancouver Island may be first in B.C. to ban plastic straws

by Canadian Plastics

If passed, the joint bylaw for Tofino and Ucluelet would make it illegal for businesses in the area to dispense plastic drinking straws and plastic straws to customers.

May 5, 2019 News

New U.S. sales manager for Lorenz Conveying Products

by Canadian Plastics

Chris Robinson will be responsible for U.S. sales and will manage the Cobourg, Ont.-based firm’s U.S. representatives and handle key accounts.

May 2, 2019 News

Davis-Standard’s subsidiary in Suzhou, China adds manufacturing space

by Canadian Plastics

The extrusion machinery maker has opened an additional 35,000-square-foot facility near its existing shop in Suzhou that will house control panel assembly and provide additional warehousing.

May 2, 2019 News

ALPHA MARATHON FILM EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGIES Inc. CORRECTION STORY: An April 15, 2019 news story that appeared on our website wrongly reported that Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion Technologies was involved in a recently dismissed lawsuit with Dual Spiral Systems. Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion Technologies was not involved in the lawsuit. Canadian Plastics regrets the error.

by Canadian Plastics
May 2, 2019 News

Sealed Air buying bagging system maker APS for $510 million

by Canadian Plastics

The deal will expand Sealed Air’s automation, technical service, and sustainable packaging offerings.

May 1, 2019 News

StackTeck unveils new FastTrack mold-delivery program

by Canadian Plastics

The system shortens the quoting, engineering, process planning and manufacturing stages by using automated design and product standardization to reduce typical three- to four-week lead times to a few days.

May 1, 2019 News

Mercedes-Benz to pull Smart cars from Canada, U.S. market

by Canadian Plastics

Just 345 Smart cars were sold in Canada in 2018 after the car went fully electric.

April 30, 2019 News

Toyota to make the Lexus NX SUV in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Toyota’s facility in Cambridge, Ont. will produce both a standard and hybrid version of the vehicle starting in 2022.

April 30, 2019 News

Amid sales slump, Milacron exits blow molding business

by Canadian Plastics

The plastics processing equipment maker’s Uniloy blow molding business has now been listed as a “discontinued operation”.

April 29, 2019 News

Beverage and beauty product suppliers aim to change PET plastic recycling

by Canadian Plastics

Beverage makers Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have announced a major partnership with Carbios, a bio-industrial solutions company, and beauty leader L’Oréal aimed at advancing the circular economy.

April 29, 2019 News

Parker Hannifin buying adhesives, coatings maker Lord Corp. for $3.6 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase of Cary, N.C.-based Lord will expand Parker Hannifin’s engineered materials business.

April 26, 2019 News

Sepro Mexico expands sales and service organization

by Canadian Plastics

The France-based robotic automation maker is also integrating its Mexican operations more closely with its recently expanded North American hub in the U.S.  

April 25, 2019 News

Thousands sign petition to bring back McDonald’s plastic straws in U.K.

by Canadian Plastics

A petition on the survey site 38 Degrees urges the restaurant chain to return to plastic straws.

April 24, 2019 News

Chroma Corp. founder Robert Swain dies at 90

by Canadian Plastics

An expert in the area of pigments and colour additives, Swain was also inducted into both the Plastics Pioneers Association and the Plastics Hall of Fame.

April 24, 2019 News

Emterra Group named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

by Canadian Plastics

For the fourth year in a row, the Burlington, Ont.-based waste management firm has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.

April 23, 2019 News

Pregis invests $6 million for third blown film line in Michigan plant

by Canadian Plastics

This third multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher line is in addition to the US$23 million outlay for two existing W&H lines at the Grand Rapids facility.

April 23, 2019 News

Magna invests $11.3 million to build new mirrors facility in Morocco

by Canadian Plastics

The 61,400-square-foot facility in Kenitra represents an investment of $11.3 million by Magna and is expected to be operational by spring 2020.

April 22, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex is buying three Amcor manufacturing facilities

by Canadian Plastics

The facilities – located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Ashland, Mass. – will provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.

April 22, 2019 News

Vancouver may delay plastic straw ban until 2020

by Canadian Plastics

City staff say they need more time to consult with businesses and persons with disabilities before enacting the ban.

April 21, 2019 News

German EU candidate proposes global ban on single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Banning single-use plastics in the EU “is not enough” says Manfred Weber, Germany’s conservative candidate for the upcoming EU parliamentary elections.