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August 20, 2019 News

Toy maker Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Beginning next year, the company will start eliminating plastic from all new toy and game packaging, a transition that’s expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

August 20, 2019 News

BASF, Toray partner to bring tape technology to automotive sector

by Canadian Plastics

Toray will start producing continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic tapes using BASF’s Ultramid engineering thermoplastics, reinforcing BASF’s Ultramid PA6 resins with either glass fibre or carbon fibre.

August 20, 2019 News

PolyOne sells Performance Products and Solutions business

by Canadian Plastics

The material supplier is selling its PP&S unit to private investment firm SK Capital in a $775 million all-cash deal.

August 19, 2019 News

Toronto packaging supplier Starplex Scientific sold to Pretium Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Starplex, which also operates a manufacturing plant in Tennessee, molds plastics products that include leak-resistant sterilized containers, biological sampling swabs, and pharmaceutical grade containers and closures.

August 18, 2019 News

N. American plastics machinery shipments up in Q2, report says

by Canadian Plastics

Statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics says that plastics machinery shipments increased 8.2% in Q2 2019, following a 27.6% decrease in Q1.

August 15, 2019 News

Domo Chemicals acquiring Solvay’s European performance polyamides business

by Canadian Plastics

The 300 million euro deal includes engineering plastics operations in France and Poland; high-performance fibres in France; and polymer and intermediates operations in France, Spain, and Poland.

August 14, 2019 News

Magna opens new Michigan electronics facility

by Canadian Plastics

The new $50 million, 230,000-square-foot plant in Grand Blanc Township is designed to help Magna service the vision-based driver assistance systems market.

August 13, 2019 News

Flexicon opens France office

by Canadian Plastics

The bulk handling equipment and systems maker’s new office in Dijon, France will provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers in France and surrounding regions.

August 12, 2019 News

Chromaflo buys dispersion division of Liquid Colours

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in South Africa, the acquisition will enhance Liquid Colours’ position in the sub-Saharan African region. 

August 12, 2019 News

Kohlberg completes acquisition of Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europe

by Canadian Plastics

Bemis Healthcare Packaging operates facilities in Clara, Ireland; Derry, Northern Ireland, UK; and Elsham, UK.

August 9, 2019 News

Ineos breaks ground on new Texas styrenics plant

by Canadian Plastics

The new acrylonitrile styrene acrylate plant is expected to be operational by 2021.

August 9, 2019 News

Huntsman selling two chemical units to Indorama Ventures for $2 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The company is selling its chemical intermediates and its surfactants units to Thailand-based Indorama.

August 9, 2019 News

Canadian wage growth climbs to highest mark since 2009: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

But the unemployment rate moved up to 5.7% as Canada shed 24,200 jobs, the agency also said.

August 8, 2019 News

McDonald’s new paper straws aren’t recyclable, company admits

by Canadian Plastics

The fast food company switched its straws from plastic to paper in June 2018, but says the new straws are too thick to recycle.

August 8, 2019 News

Bunting Magnetics rebrands on its 60th anniversary

by Canadian Plastics

The magnetic technology supplier’s group-wide rebranding will bring all subsidiaries under the single brand name of “Bunting”.

August 7, 2019 News

Sobeys plans to remove plastic bags from all stores in 2020

by Canadian Plastics

The Stellarton, N.S.-based national grocery chain said it will adopt paper and reusable bags at its 255 outlets across the country by January.

August 6, 2019 News

Nova Chemicals announces new sustainability strategy

by Canadian Plastics

The Calgary-based chemical maker’s new six-pronged sustainability commitment is designed to help eliminate plastic waste.

August 6, 2019 News

RTP acquires Zeotherm’s thermoplastic vulcanizate business

by Canadian Plastics

The transaction, which was completed in May 2019 but not announced until Aug. 6, encompasses all products sold globally under the Zeotherm TPV name.

August 5, 2019 News

Arkema buys specialty chemicals maker Lambson

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition of Lambson, which develops photoinitiators for curing, is designed to expands Arkema’s Sartomer business unit product offering.

August 2, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales picked up in July: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But U.S. auto sales decelerated in July, a new Scotiabank report says, as volatility in that market continues.