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June 19, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex buys healthcare, performance lidstock, induction seal and specialty lamination businesses from Oracle Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Going forward, these product lines will become part of Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business.

June 18, 2018 News

McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in UK, Ireland

by Canadian Plastics

The fast food giant announced on June 15 that it will replace plastic straws in all of its restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland – totalling about 1,300 locations – by 2019.

June 18, 2018 News

A. Schulman shareholders approve merger with LyondellBasell

by Canadian Plastics

The transaction still requires regulatory approvals in the European Union, Russia, and from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

June 18, 2018 News

Volvo promises to use 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars from 2025

by Canadian Plastics

Volvo has already produced a one-off XC60 plug-in hybrid using recycled parts to illustrate the potential of this raw material reduction.

June 15, 2018 News

CPIA now accepting nominations for 2018 Leadership Awards

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is accepting nominations until July 13, 2018 for awards in the Leader of the Year, Plastics Industry Young Leaders, Canplast, Lifetime Achievement, Innovator, and Sustainability categories.

June 14, 2018 News

Covestro kicks off expansion in West Virginia

by Canadian Plastics

Polymer maker Covestro LLC has officially started an expansion at its production facility in New Martinsville, W.Va. that will increase its annual production capacity of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) in North America by 25 per cent through debottlenecking.

June 13, 2018 News

Ikea removing plastic bags, straws, single-use plastics by 2020

by Canadian Plastics

In the latest ban involving plastic straws, Swedish home furniture supplier Ikea has pledged to remove all plastic bags, straws and other single-use plastics products its stores globally, and from customer and employee restaurants in stores by 2020.

June 13, 2018 News

Pretium to expand Illinois and Texas PET bottle plants

by Canadian Plastics

The Texas plant will be expanded by 52,000 square feet, while Pretium is also nearing completion of a 54,000-square-foot expansion for its Aurora, Illinois plant to provide additional manufacturing and warehousing space.

June 13, 2018 News

Nordson merges its BKG pelletizer and melt delivery equipment businesses

by Canadian Plastics

The combined business entity, called Nordson BKG GmbH, will be headquartered in a newly expanded facility in Münster, Germany.

June 12, 2018 News

Magna partners with Michigan startup to retrofit self-driving shuttles

by Canadian Plastics

Aurora, Ont.-based Magna will retrofit May Mobility’s low-speed self-driving electric transit vehicles with custom doors, a panoramic moon roof, drive-by-wire technology, and sensor integration.

June 11, 2018 News

Canadian plastics and chemistry industries set ambitious recycling targets

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada have partnered to establish some ambitious recycling targets designed to re-use, recycle, or recover 100 per cent of plastics packaging by 2040.

June 9, 2018 News

A&W Canada to eliminate plastic straws from all restaurants by 2019

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian fast food chain is making the switch to paper straws.

June 9, 2018 News

Wittmann Battenfeld expands in France, Germany

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Battenfeld France SAS, the French subsidiary of the Wittmann Group, is expanding in the immediate vicinity of its existing company HQ in Moirans; and Wittmann Robot Systeme in Nuremberg has just finished an expansion that extended the office building to meet the needs of the departments dealing with automation systems.

June 8, 2018 News

Sarnia plastics recycler wants your black plastic trays and containers

by Canadian Plastics

ReVital Polymers says that black plastics collected in recycling programs are an important resource and feedstock for its recycling business.

June 6, 2018 News

ORBIS Corp. reorganizes U.S. manufacturing facilities

by Canadian Plastics

The plastic recycling bin maker will shift production and cut jobs in the reorganization, and expand sales and design centers.

June 5, 2018 News

Americhem buys India’s Prescient Color Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Americhem described Prescient a leading Indian producer of high-end colour and additive masterbatches in several niche applications, including synthetic fibers, molding, and film applications.

June 5, 2018 News

Canada’s plastic packaging recycling rate rises again: study

by Canadian Plastics

The study, conducted by the CPIA, found that the increase was the result of more plastic packaging collected, specifically PET bottles, PE clear film, and PE agricultural film.

June 4, 2018 News

Canadian vehicle sales fall for third consecutive month: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But sales in the U.S. continue to beat expectations on the back of strength in trucks, Scotiabank’s new report says.

June 3, 2018 News

Brampton Engineering bought by Davis-Standard

by Canadian Plastics

Brampton, Ont.-based BE manufactures blown film technology including its multilayer AeroFrost air-blown and AquaFrost water-quenched film systems, its Vector air rings, and the SCD coextrusion die.

June 1, 2018 News

NPE2018 drew more than 56,000 attendees

by Canadian Plastics

The 56,034 confirmed registered attendees, which is a 1.7 per cent increase compared to NPE2015, came from almost 19,000 unique companies.