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November 22, 2017 News

Graham Partners buys packaging thermoformer EasyPak

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Leominster, Mass., EasyPak serves the food packaging sector, and describes itself as being unusual in that it offers packaging made from 100 per cent post-consumer recycled materials.

November 22, 2017 News

DSM buying Brazilian fermentation facility from Amyris

by Canadian Plastics

Amyris Brasil Ltda owns and operates the Brotas 1 production facility in Campinas, Brazil.

November 22, 2017 News

Coveris realigns into four business units

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging supplier Coveris Holdings SA has realigned its operations into four business units: Americas, Rigid, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), and UK Food & Consumer.

November 21, 2017 News

Bunting Magnetics names new GM of its Kansas HQ

by Canadian Plastics

The company has appointed Kevin Miller as its general manager, overseeing all Newton, Kansas operations including production, inside sales, engineering, and purchasing.

November 20, 2017 News

Ampacet launches new colour production line in Luxembourg

by Canadian Plastics

The new line will also create a minimum of six new jobs; Ampacet Europe currently employs 570 people, including 170 in Luxembourg.

November 20, 2017 News

Berry Group buys film maker Clopay Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Ohio, Clopay Plastics manufactures specialty plastic films for hygienic, health care, and industrial products.

November 18, 2017 News

Kautex opens new assembly hall in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The plant, which officially opened on Nov. 9, will be used mainly for the assembly of the company’s KBB-series all-electric packaging machines as well as KSB machines for blow molding applications in the automotive industry.

November 17, 2017 News

TricorBraun buys B.C.-based flexible packager Taipak

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is TricorBraun’s first move into the flexible packaging industry.

November 15, 2017 News

High-barrier pouch market to exceed $2.5 billion by 2024: report

by Canadian Plastics

Key drivers of growth include a shift in manufacturer focus toward packaging as a promotional tool rather than just protective packaging has enhanced the high-barrier pouch market size, the report said, and innovations in packaging design to attract customers without compromising quality.

November 15, 2017 News

Lanxess to acquire Solvay’s U.S. phosphorus additives business

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition includes a production site in Charleston, South Carolina, with roughly 90 employees and approximately 65 million euros in sales.

November 14, 2017 News

Robotic automation maker Omron opens new Montreal office

by Canadian Plastics

The new location is part of Omron’s increased investment and revitalization in Canada and the Americas.

November 14, 2017 News

DSM restructures additive manufacturing business

by Canadian Plastics

Dutch chemical company Royal DSM is restructuring its additive manufacturing (AM) business by aligning all its AM activities within its Materials cluster and promoting a partnership approach. Described by the company as a “customer-centric” approach, DSM’s restructuring involves the formation

November 13, 2017 News

SPE names Automotive Innovation Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Ford Motor Co. took home the top award for its entry in the body exterior category, a structural front-end module with loose layer construction on the 2018 Expedition.

November 13, 2017 News

Solvay, Strata partner to produce carbon fibres for Boeing

by Canadian Plastics

The materials – pre-impregnated carbon fibers known as “prepreg” – will be produced at a facility at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates and will supply Boeing’s 777X, the latest generation aircraft.

November 11, 2017 News

Autonomous vehicle research centre opens in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Auto industry representatives and academics researching autonomous vehicles will work together at the Stratford, Ont. centre to further develop and demonstrate the technology.

November 10, 2017 News

Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

by Canadian Plastics

In a Nov. 9 statement, Bolton, Ont.-based Husky has created a dedicated tooling team to focus investment on technology and increased global delivery capabilities.

November 8, 2017 News

Plastic bottle recycling falls in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic bottle recycling declined slightly in 2016, slipping 2.4 per cent to just over 2.9 billion pounds, a new report said.

November 8, 2017 News

Big leadership changes coming at Covestro

by Canadian Plastics

Jerry MacCleary is named CEO, Haakan Jonsson will succeed him as president, and Christine Bryant will lead the North American polyurethanes business.

November 7, 2017 News

Alpha Packaging acquires Dutch plant from Graham Packaging Company

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase, for an undisclosed price, is part of Alpha’s European expansion.

November 7, 2017 News

North America automotive vendor tooling spending will hit $11 billion in 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

Driven by the high level of North American vehicle launches predicted between 2018 and 2020, spending on automotive vendor tooling will reach a record high of US$11 billion next year, a new report from Harbour Results Inc. said.