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December 13, 2017 News

Bekum reorganizes its global sales division

by Canadian Plastics

The Berlin-based extrusion blow molding equipment maker has appointed Bill Duckham as its new sales director, Werner Pawlowski as a new global sales manager, and Stephan Gruber as a sales engineer.

December 13, 2017 News

Nova investing $2 billion in new facility and plant expansion in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

The Calgary-based chemical supplier plans to build a new polyethylene facility and expand its existing ethylene plant.

December 13, 2017 News

NGR sells 1,000th plastics recycling system

by Canadian Plastics

The system was delivered earlier this month to polyethylene film and bag extruder Sigma Plastic Group’s molding plant in Lyndhurst, N.J.

December 12, 2017 News

NPE2018 Bottle Zone is sold out

by Canadian Plastics

The sold-out Bottle Zone that will be featured at the upcoming NPE2018 trade show in Orlando will cover more than 65,000 net square feet on the exhibit floor, and provide a comprehensive look at the trends, technical knowledge, innovations and suppliers that serve this sector.

December 11, 2017 News

Clariant creates 3D printing materials business

by Canadian Plastics

The goal of the new Clariant 3D printing business is to leverage the company’s experience in tailoring polymers for a broad range of end market applications with pigments, additives and masterbatches.

December 11, 2017 News

Nexam Chemical buys masterbatch manufacturer Plasticolor Sweden

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition will ensure access to “high-class production capacity,” Nexam said in a statement, helping the company expand its product portfolio and accelerate growth.

December 9, 2017 News

Graham Partners buys thermoformer Tray-Pak

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Reading, Pa., Tray-Pak produces thermoformed packaging solutions such as trays, deli containers, display trays, lids, and domes for food, consumer goods, medical, and industrial applications.

December 8, 2017 News

North American auto production begins to rebound: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Global sales gains were moderate, Scotiabank said, as purchases decline temporarily in Asia.

December 5, 2017 News

Spin Master buys Perplexus puzzle maker brand for $9 million

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto-based Spin Master has distributed Perplexus since 2013 and will now own the global rights to the Perplexus brand.

December 5, 2017 News

Stand-up pouches to top $4.5 billion by 2021: report

by Canadian Plastics

The favourable development of the total supply chain cost of stand-up pouches and their stronger proposition to promote sustainability compared with rigid packaging alternatives will continue to be the key drivers of demand, AMI Consulting said.

December 5, 2017 News

Rigid packager IntraPac sold to private equity firm Onex

by Canadian Plastics

Mooresville, N.C.-based IntraPac manufactures sticks, jars, vials, closures, spouts, bottles, and tubes for the personal care, household products, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. 

December 5, 2017 News

Sidel partners with Coca-Cola for new “spiral” Fanta PET bottle

by Canadian Plastics

Coca-Cola credits the new bottle redesign with helping to revitalize the 70-year-old Fanta brand.

December 4, 2017 News

Canada’s record-setting vehicle sales pace “likely ended” in November: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Based on available data, Scotiabank’s latest Auto News flash says that Canadian sales declined two per cent year-over-year in November, ending the six-month streak of monthly records.

December 4, 2017 News

KraussMaffei hires new sales engineer for English-speaking Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The company has named industry veteran Jim Chow as its technical sales engineer for the KraussMaffei and Netstal injection molding machine brands in the English-speaking Canadian provinces.

December 1, 2017 News

DSM adding capacity for high performance plastics at Netherlands plants

by Canadian Plastics

The expansion at the plants in Emmen and Geleen involve high temperature nylons and thermoplastic copolyesters, DSM said.

November 30, 2017 News

Husky installs energy storage system to cut power costs

by Canadian Plastics

Designed and constructed for Husky by Convergent Energy + Power, the GridStar lithium-ion battery system can reduce electricity costs on the load by 15-30 per cent per year, starting in 2018.

November 29, 2017 News

Fanuc marks production of 500,000th robot

by Canadian Plastics

In April, Fanuc announced plans to build a new factory in Chikusei City, Japan, scheduled to open in August 2018, which will increase its robot capacity from 6,000 to 11,000 units per month.

November 29, 2017 News

NPE2018 to feature new Medical Parts Processing Zone

by Canadian Plastics

The new sector-specific zone, to be located on the show floor in the South Building, will focus on plastics materials, processes and technology advances for medical devices and diagnostics in healthcare industries.

November 28, 2017 News

Construction products maker Vicwest expanding in Stratford, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

The Oakville, Ont.-based company – which makes PVC trimboards, columns, moldings, and accents – will also move its offices to Burlington, Ont.

November 28, 2017 News

Evonik buying high-concentrates additive compounding business from 3M

by Canadian Plastics

The deal includes the Accurel brand product portfolio which is produced in Obernburg, Germany, as well as the Obernburg production facility with approximately 25 jobs which will be retained.