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July 17, 2018 News

Magna wins three innovation awards from SPE Europe

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 17, 2018 News

Adidas plans to use only recycled plastic by 2024

by Canadian Plastics

Adidas currently uses virgin polyester in a wide range of its products, from t-shirts to running shoes.

July 17, 2018 News

Borealis buying Austrian plastics recycler Ecoplast

by Canadian Plastics

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. 

July 16, 2018 News

Pregis completes acquisition of FP International

by Canadian Plastics

First announced last month, the deal includes five manufacturing facilities.

July 16, 2018 News

Starbucks proposed plastic straw ban draws fire from disability rights groups

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 14, 2018 News

Simcoe Plastics now co-distributing two new CPC grades in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The Barrie, Ont.-based company has partnered with DME-Milacron to distribute two new Fresh Start Polymers’ commercial purging compound grades in Canada. 

July 12, 2018 News

Carolina Color appoints Tom Bolger as CEO

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 11, 2018 News

BASF acquires two manufacturers of 3D printing materials

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 11, 2018 News

Consolidated Container buying Montreal-based Deltapac Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Deltapac Packaging manufactures plastic bottles for the specialty chemical, cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical industries.

July 10, 2018 News

North American plastics machinery shipments up in Q1 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 9, 2018 News

W. Amsler moving to expanded facility in Bolton, Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 9, 2018 News

Carolina Color acquires competitor Chroma Corp.

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 8, 2018 News

Nova names Greg DeKunder as new polyethylene marketing VP

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 5, 2018 News

Engel establishing global mold network

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 5, 2018 News

Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, The Keg and other restaurants will eliminate plastic straws

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 3, 2018 News

Ineos plans to build its biggest chemicals plant yet

by Canadian Plastics

Ineos is to build a massive new chemical plant in what it says is the industry’s largest investment in Europe in 20 years.

July 3, 2018 News

Five tons of ocean plastic is sculpted into a 38-foot-tall whale

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 2, 2018 News

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag to consolidate its product portfolio, focus on all-electrics

by Canadian Plastics

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.

June 29, 2018 News

Evonik to cut 1,000 jobs globally by 2020

by Canadian Plastics

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. 

June 28, 2018 News

Magna to acquire OLSA and expand lighting business

by Canadian Plastics

The $352-million deal will make Aurora, Ont.-based Magna a global lighting supplier.