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November 14, 2019 News

Chemical maker Perstorp breaks ground on new production facility in India

by Canadian Plastics

Construction of the facility began in October this year, with commercial production of Perstorp’s Penta material planned to start in the first quarter of 2022.

November 14, 2019 News

Constantia Flexibles opens 100% sustainable flexible packaging plant in India

by Canadian Plastics

Located in Ahmedabad, the plant is said to be the world’s first facility designed to produce more sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging only.

November 14, 2019 News

Milacron’s sales down in Q3 2019

by Canadian Plastics

The results come as the company prepares for its acquisition by industrial equipment maker Hillenbrand Inc.

November 13, 2019 News

Canadian plastics and chemistry associations to create new combined plastics division

by Canadian Plastics

If approved, the agreement between the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) would see the Toronto-based CPIA wound up and dissolved.

November 12, 2019 News

Ontario auto parts molder Axiom Group building first U.S. plant

by Canadian Plastics

The facility, which represents an investment of approximately $20 million, will open at Overland Industrial Park in Toldeo, Ohio, by 2020.

November 12, 2019 News

Magna wins largest contract for transmission technologies in company history

by Canadian Plastics

The multi-year contract calls for Magna to build dual-clutch transmissions, including hybrid variants, for strategic partner BMW Group.

November 12, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales fell back “modestly” in October, report says

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. auto sales also posted a decline in October, according to a new report from Scotiabank.

November 11, 2019 News

Canadian vinyl industry icon Vic De Zen receives Vinyl Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award

by Canadian Plastics

De Zen is currently the CEO and chairman of vinyl building product maker Vision Extrusion Group of Companies in Vaughan, Ont.

November 11, 2019 News

Dow Chemical agrees to $77 million environmental settlement in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The proposed settlement compensates for damage to natural resources caused by pollution from Dow’s plant in Midland, Mich.

November 11, 2019 News

Material supplier MOL acquires compounder Aurora Group

by Canadian Plastics

Aurora has production plants located nearby automotive manufacturing and plastics conversion clusters in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

November 10, 2019 News

Hahn Group buys robotics integrator REI Automation

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based Hahn said the acquisition “adds a hub in the important industrial area of the Southeast and strengthens its regional coverage in the United States.”

November 8, 2019 News

Nexeo Plastics and DSM sign distribution agreement for North America

by Canadian Plastics

Thermoplastics distributor Nexeo will now carry and distribute DSM products from its advanced material portfolio throughout Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

November 7, 2019 News

General Motors quitting Plastics Industry Association

by Canadian Plastics

According to Greenpeace, GM told the environmental group that it has allowed its membership with the U.S.-based plastics association to lapse.

November 6, 2019 News

North America automotive tooling spend to drop to US$6.8 billion, report says

by Canadian Plastics

The key factor driving this reducing tooling spend is the decreased number of North American vehicles that will be sourced for production in 2020, the report from Harbour Results says.

November 5, 2019 News

Former Conair Group president Niles Kenyon passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Kenyon, 78, led the auxiliary equipment maker from 1986 to 2004.

November 4, 2019 News

SPE Thermoforming Conference changing to biennial format

by Canadian Plastics

Previously an annual event, the conference will now take place every other year, with the next event scheduled for Sept. 2021.

November 4, 2019 News

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag announces second phase of its expansion plan

by Canadian Plastics

The injection molding machine maker’s plan includes the addition of a new facility and technical center in the Chicago area and a new training and demonstration center in Anaheim, Calif.

November 4, 2019 News

Nova Chemicals executive Mark Kay passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Kay, 56, was Calgary-based Nova’s performance films group leader, and died suddenly on Oct. 19 while attending the K trade show in Germany.

November 4, 2019 News

Covestro sells PU business to private equity firm H.I.G. Capital

by Canadian Plastics

The newly formed business will trade under the name Plixxent.

November 1, 2019 News

TPE maker United Soft Plastics opens Texas manufacturing plant

by Canadian Plastics

The company’s new Houston facility is nearly 20,000 square feet and has 10 million lbs production capacity.