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April 19, 2018 News

Rehau to shutter window plant in Winnipeg

by Canadian Plastics

Rehau Americas, a molder of plastic products for the construction, automotive and industry sectors, will close its rigid PVC profiles plant in Winnipeg – which employs 75 workers – by the end of 2018.

April 19, 2018 News

Frigel expands into India with new partnership

by Canadian Plastics

A new joint venture between process cooling system supplier Frigel and Matsui Technologies India is designed to tap into a growing demand for cooling technology in India.

April 18, 2018 News

Dynamic Conveyor names Andrew Hartline as new sales manager

by Canadian Plastics

Conveying equipment manufacturer Dynamic Conveyor Corp. has hired Andrew Hartline as its new sales manager. In a statement, Norton Shores, Mich.-based Dynamic Conveyor said that Hartline brings several years of sales leadership experience in material handling systems for the plastics,

April 18, 2018 News

Plastic-eating protein created in British lab could revolutionize recycling

by Canadian Plastics

A new enzyme is able to effectively break down PET, one of the most popular forms of plastic employed by the food and drinks industry.

April 17, 2018 News

Manufacturing sales grew 1.9 per cent in February: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

The federal agency says sales were up in 14 of 21 industries, representing 72.2 per cent of the manufacturing sector.

April 17, 2018 News

CCC buys large bottle maker PolyCycle Solutions

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its presence in the large water bottle market, rigid plastic packaging supplier Consolidated Container Co. has acquired PolyCycle Solutions for an undisclosed amount.

April 16, 2018 News

Vision Extrusion getting $1.5 million from Ontario government

by Canadian Plastics

The funding will help Vaughan, Ont.-based Vision Extrusion upgrade machinery and invest in automation and waste reduction technology.

April 13, 2018 News

Tooling will be strong through 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive tooling demand looked strong through the first quarter of 2018, although payment times are getting longer, a new report from Harbour Results Inc. and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association says.

April 13, 2018 News

Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas stepping down early

by Canadian Plastics

Thomas will hand over CEO position to Dr. Markus Steilemann on June 1, 2018, four months ahead of his original planned retirement.

April 12, 2018 News

Nova partners with distributors to expand reach in Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

M. Holland Company and Osterman & Company will distribute Nova’s butene linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) in Mexico.

April 11, 2018 News

Dominion Colour Corp. merges with Lansco Colors

by Canadian Plastics

The merger of the Canadian and America colour pigment suppliers is designed to combine the strengths of both and to expand their product portfolios.

April 10, 2018 News

DowDuPont plans $100 million expansion at Texas facility

by Canadian Plastics

The investments will expand production capacity to support global growth of specialty materials manufactured at DowDuPont’s site in Orange, Texas.

April 10, 2018 News

ProAmpac acquires pouch maker Pactech Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

ProAmpac said that Pactech’s products complement its existing flexible packaging offerings, which primarily serve the medical, industrial and consumer packaged goods markets.                     

April 9, 2018 News

Borealis names Alfred Stern as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Mark Garrett, CEO of Austrian material supplier Borealis, is leaving the company effective July 2, and will be replaced by current executive vice president Alfred Stern.

April 9, 2018 News

Instrument cluster market to be worth $10 billion by 2023: report

by Canadian Plastics

And driven by increasing production and the growth of government regulations, the global market for instrument clusters will be worth US$9.02 billion in 2018, the report from MarketsandMarkets says.

April 7, 2018 News

ORBIS Corporation acquires Response Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Piedmont, S.C., Response Packaging is a manufacturer and supplier of reusable custom dunnage and fabricated rack solutions.

April 5, 2018 News

Clariant expects big growth in North America

by Canadian Plastics

North America is expected to become second largest market for Clariant with about $2 billion turnover forecasted by 2021.

April 4, 2018 News

Riverdale Global builds first fully automated liquid colour manufacturing plant

by Canadian Plastics

The 200,000-square-foot facility in High Point, N.C. is due for completion this summer, and represents a $4 million investment.

April 4, 2018 News

Canadian vehicle sales down in March: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But U.S. sales were much stronger than expected last month, Scotiabank said, buoyed by healthy economic activity.

April 4, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex buys extrusion tubing maker Dunn Industries

by Canadian Plastics

In a statement, Wayne, Pa.-based Tekni-Plex called Dunn’s product line “a complementary addition to the microextrusion tubing manufactured by Tekni-Plex’s Natvar business unit.”