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July 3, 2020 News

KraussMaffei decides not to exhibit at Fakuma 2020

by Canadian Plastics

While stressing the importance of the Fakuma trade show, KrassMaffei said that it could find no “viable” way to offer its customers and personnel a “satisfactory” trade show experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 3, 2020 News

Plastimagen postponed until January 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns

by Canadian Plastics

Originally scheduled for Nov. 10-13, the trade show will now run from Jan. 11-14, 2021 at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City.

July 2, 2020 News

CIAC officially launches its new Plastics Division

by Canadian Plastics

The former Canadian Plastics Industry Association has now officially become the Plastics Division of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, with a new vice president of the division to be announced in August.

July 2, 2020 News

Canadian Plastics podcast: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 3: Polystyrene

by Canadian Plastics

Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19 – A podcast series GUEST: Zachary Moore TOPIC: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 3: Polystyrene DESCRIPTION: In part three of our series, market expert Zachary Moore gives an overview of the North American

July 2, 2020 News

PolyOne completes Clariant colour masterbatch acquisition, changes name to Avient

by Canadian Plastics

The $1.44 billion purchase was first announced in December 2019.

July 2, 2020 News

DSM acquires part of Clariant’s 3D printing materials business

by Canadian Plastics

The partial takeover will allow DSM to better serve its customers rapid product development needs, with 3D printing filaments and pellets that meet the requirements of specific applications.

June 30, 2020 News

Skills Ontario gets additional $3.5 million to promote skilled trades

by Canadian Plastics

This most recent investment from the Ontario government comes on the heels of $1.5 million in new funding that the government provided earlier this year.

June 30, 2020 News

Wittmann names Domenik Nikollaj as head of sales in Vienna

by Canadian Plastics

The new position is designed to give Wittmann’s international distribution network a central contact person for all activities relating to robots and peripheral equipment.

June 30, 2020 News

Nova enters high-density biaxially oriented polyethylene market

by Canadian Plastics

The Calgary-based company has developed an HD-BOPE technology that will enable the replacement of BOPP or BOPET mixed material packaging films with all-polyethylene, recyclable multilayer film structures.

June 30, 2020 News

Seco Tools acquires cutting tool division of QCT in Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

The cutting tool division is a solid carbide tooling manufacturer, specializing in custom products, and reconditioning, with three locations in Mexico.

June 29, 2020 News

Canadian small business confidence up slightly in June, CFIB survey says

by Canadian Plastics

Small business confidence rose slightly in June to 54.6 points on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Business Barometer, two points higher than May’s reading but still well below historical norms.

June 29, 2020 News

BP sells its petrochemicals business to Ineos for $5 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The sale is part of BP’s plan to shift activities to renewable sources of energy.

June 29, 2020 News

Braskem completes construction of polypropylene production facility in Texas

by Canadian Plastics

The new facility in La Porte has a designed production capacity of over 1 billion pounds per year, with full-scale commercial production activity currently expected in the third quarter of 2020.

June 26, 2020 News

Scotiabank accepting applications for next phase of CEBA program

by Canadian Plastics

This third phase has expanded eligibility that enables broader groups of businesses to apply for financial relief.

June 26, 2020 News

Pace of the decline in global auto sales “moderated” in May, report says

by Canadian Plastics

The latest Global Auto Report from Scotiabank says that a slow climb back has begun for global auto sales.

June 26, 2020 News

Canadian Plastics podcast: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 2: Polypropylene

by Canadian Plastics

Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19 – A podcast series GUEST: Zachary Moore TOPIC: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 2: Polypropylene   DESCRIPTION: In part two, market expert Zachary Moore gives an overview of the North American polypropylene (PP) market,

June 25, 2020 News

Injection mold maker Exacad gets funding for COVID-19 medical relief projects

by Canadian Plastics

The Quebec-based injection mold designer and manufacturer is one of three Canadian companies receiving a total of $6 million in funding from supercluster Next Generation Manufacturing Canada.

June 25, 2020 News

Covestro CEO Markus Steilemann named as new head of PlasticsEurope

by Canadian Plastics

Steilemann will serve a three-year term as the new president of the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe.

June 25, 2020 News

Ineos Styrolution names Steve Harrington as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Harrington has a 30-year career in the chemical industry, the last 19 years working for Germany-based Ineos in commercial and senior management roles.

June 25, 2020 News

Maguire Canada now distributing for Rapid Granulator in Ontario, central and western Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The Vaughan, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment supplier is the new distributor for size reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.