A thermoplastic liftgate takes top spot in the body exteriors category, a carbon fibre subframe wins first place in the chassis category, and a thin-wall torsional welding process wins the enabling technology category.
Adidas currently uses virgin polyester in a wide range of its products, from t-shirts to running shoes.
Ecoplast processes around 35,000 tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste from households and industrial consumers every year, turning them into LDPE and HDPE recyclates primarily for the plastic film market.
First announced last month, the deal includes five manufacturing facilities.
Starbucks announced on July 9 that it would phase out plastic straws from its stores by 2020. In the past few days, however, several U.S.-based groups have protested the policy, saying it will exclude some people with disabilities.
The Barrie, Ont.-based company has partnered with DME-Milacron to distribute two new Fresh Start Polymers’ commercial purging compound grades in Canada.
Bolger, a 30-plus-year veteran of the colour and additive concentrate business, is the former CEO of Chroma Color Corp., which Carolina Color acquired last week.
In another step forward in its strategy to occupy the 3D printing materials market, chemical supplier BASF has purchased Advanc3D Materials GmbH in Hamburg, Germany and Setup Performance SAS in Lyon, France.
Deltapac Packaging manufactures plastic bottles for the specialty chemical, cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical industries.
The preliminary estimate of shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding and extrusion) for reporting companies totaled US$333 million in the first quarter – 15 per cent higher than the total US$290 million in Q1 of 2017.
The blow molding machine maker – which has been located in Richmond Hill, Ont. since 1999 – will move into a 34,000-square-foot Bolton facility on Aug. 1.
Chroma produces custom formulated masterbatch colours, dry colours, additive concentrates, and pre-colour compounds for the packaging, electronic, safety, automotive, recreational, medical, and consumer products industries.
DeKunder previously worked for more than two decades at petroleum refining company Total S.A., most recently as senior general manager, base chemicals for the Americas in Total’s refining and chemicals business.
Austria-based injection molding machiner maker Engel Group is establishing what it calls a “decentralized” network of mold experts in its sales regions – including North America – to customize its products for the regional characteristics of various markets.
Recipe Unlimited – which owns these and other chains – plans to eliminate plastic straws from its entire restaurant network by March 2019, to be replaced by paper straws.
Ineos is to build a massive new chemical plant in what it says is the industry’s largest investment in Europe in 20 years.
Plastic waste fished from the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans has been sculpted into a 38-foot-tall whale in Bruges, Belgium as part of the city’s Triennial Bruges 2018: Liquid City event.
Japan-based injection molding machine maker Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH has just started what it calls an “extensive investment program” at its two German locations.
The target, Essen, Germany-based Evonik said, is to reduce costs by 200 million euros by the end of 2020, with about two-thirds of the cost savings coming from administration and a third coming from sales functions.
The $352-million deal will make Aurora, Ont.-based Magna a global lighting supplier.