Montreal flexible packager Licaplast buys PE bag maker M’Plastby Canadian Plastics
M’Plast, which is also headquartered in Montreal, specializes in the manufacturing, impression and transformation of polyethylene film into bags or U-Film for a range of end markets.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag names new managing director in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
Stephan Greif has stepped down as leader after almost 20 years, handing over the leadership responsibilities of Demag Plastics Machinery Ningbo Co. Ltd. to Pietro Scattarreggia.
Evonik breaks ground on new polyamide 12 complex in Germanyby Canadian Plastics
Located in Marl Chemical Park, the plant is a response to high demand in markets ranging from automotive engineering to 3D printing.
Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show returning to Torontoby Canadian Plastics
Running from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, CMTS is the country’s largest and most comprehensive trade show and conference for industry in Canada.
Covestro selling European PC sheets business to Serafin Groupby Canadian Plastics
The business comprises manufacturing units in Belgium and Italy, and central management operations and sales support in Europe.
Maag Pump Systems realigns brands, corporate strategy after acquisitionsby Canadian Plastics
The Swiss-based firm is bundling the activities of the companies it has acquired in recent years into what it calls “four centres of excellence.”
Material supplier Cancarb names Peter Donnelly as presidentby Canadian Plastics
Donnelly, who has been with the Medicine Hat, Alta.-based thermal carbon black supplier for 24 years, replaces outgoing president Ken Tate.
Pipe and chemical supplier Mexichem changes its name to Orbiaby Canadian Plastics
The Mexican City-based company is changing its name to Orbia Advance Corporation under a restructuring and reorganization plan.
Incoe expanding into new Asia headquarters in Shanghaiby Canadian Plastics
The hot runner supplier’s new building will have a combined office and manufacturing floorspace of 63,400 square feet.
Methods Machine Tools names Mark Wright as president and CEOby Canadian Plastics
Industry veteran Wright has led operations, sales, and financial teams while working in Asia and the Far East.
Shruti Singhal appointed as president of DSM Engineering Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Singhal, a chemical industry veteran who has been with DSM since July 2018, succeeds Roeland Polet who will retire mid-2020.
SPE honours thermoforming expert Leroy Boser with Lifetime Achievement Awardby Canadian Plastics
Boser worked for Spartech Corp. and other companies for nearly four decades and authored two well-known thermoforming manuals.
SencorpWhite to sell WM’s thermoformers in Canada, U.S.by Canadian Plastics
The strategic partnership covers in-line and tilt-bed formers built by Swiss-based WM Thermoforming Machines.
Teijin opens new resin compound plant, technical centre in Thailandby Canadian Plastics
The plant will help Tokyo-based Teijin meet the demand for compound resin products for the automotive and communication sectors in Asia.
Toshiba Machine changing name to Shibaura Machine in 2020by Canadian Plastics
The Japan-based processing machinery maker was founded in 1938 as Shibaura Machine Tool Co.
Songwon CEO Maurizio Butti passes awayby Canadian Plastics
The head of the South Korea-based additives manufacturer died unexpectedly on Sept. 7 at age 62.
Cathay Industries makes new exclusive distributor announcement for Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Mississauga, Ont.-based Andicor Specialty Chemicals has been selected as material supplier Cathay’s exclusive distributor servicing all of the Canadian provinces.
Polykar plans to build new manufacturing plant in Edmontonby Canadian Plastics
The proposed 50,000-square-foot facility will add about 30 million pounds of production capacity to the Montreal-based packaging supplier’s product lines.
Borealis holds groundbreaking ceremony for new PDH plant in Belgiumby Canadian Plastics
The new facility represents the Austrian polyolefin manufacturer’s largest-ever investment in Europe.
TC Transcontinental buys majority stake in Ecuador-based banana industry film supplier Trilexby Canadian Plastics
Trilex has about 170 workers and supplies plastics packaging and farm plastics used for protection and pest control.