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October 22, 2018 News

CTMA elects Robert Flack as new president

by Canadian Plastics

Flack, the CTMA’s former vice president, has over 28 years of experience in the Canadian tooling industry.

October 22, 2018 News

Engel reports “moderate growth” despite slowdown in North American sales

by Canadian Plastics

Engel is forecasting a six per cent increase in earnings over last year, with Germany representing the “lion’s share” of the sales.

October 21, 2018 News

Extrusion R&D pioneer Norton Wheeler, Jr. passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Wheeler’s 60-year career was spent entirely with Pawcatuck, Conn.-based extrusion equipment maker Davis-Standard LLC, where in the early 1980s he patented the well-known DSB screw design.

October 19, 2018 News

​ReVital Polymers, Pyrowave and Ineos partner to launch PS recycling consortium

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership will focus on materials collected in consumer curbside and depot recycling systems as well as other sources such as restaurants, offices, schools, and universities.

October 17, 2018 News

Sepro closing in on another record sales year

by Canadian Plastics

The France-based robotic automation maker is also nearing the end of an 11 million euro expansion plan, to expand facilities in the U.S. and France, that was launched in May 2017.

October 17, 2018 News

Herbold Meckesheim “up and running again” after massive fire in September

by Canadian Plastics

The plastics recycling machinery maker is returning to a normal production level following a major fire on Sept. 10 at its plant and headquarters in Meckesheim, Germany.

October 17, 2018 News

Sidel Group acquires Italian packaging supplier PET Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.

October 16, 2018 News

Orders and sales are up for KraussMaffei Group

by Canadian Plastics

The German processing machinery maker is also expanding its business model as well as digital services and products, and introducing a new speed-to-market program for European customers.

October 15, 2018 News

Magna opens seating plant in Czech Republic to serve BMW in Europe

by Canadian Plastics

With a production area measuring 6,000 square meters, the plant has the capacity to produce more than 360,000 seat sets per year.

October 15, 2018 News

Primex, ICC Industries founder John Farber wins lifetime achievement award

by Canadian Plastics

Called the “King of Chemicals”, the Romanian-born Farber moved to the U.S. and founded ICC Chemical Corp. in the 1950s, which played a key role in developing logistics and shipping expertise for the global movement of bulk chemicals.

October 12, 2018 News

Covestro to build new world-scale MDI plant in Texas

by Canadian Plastics

The project, which is expected to cost approximately US$1.72 billion, is the largest single investment in Covestro’s history.

October 12, 2018 News

Celanese buys Indian compounder Next Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

Celanese expects to operate Next Polymer’s thermoplastic compounding product portfolio and production capabilities within the company’s engineered materials business.

October 10, 2018 News

Collaborative robot maker Rethink Robotics shuts down

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 2008 by Rodney Brooks, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethink was known for its Baxter and Sawyer cobots.

October 10, 2018 News

Solvay names Ilham Kadri as next CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Kadri, 49, will begin training with outgoing CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu in January and officially take over the spot on March 1, 2019.

October 9, 2018 News

CPIA names 2018 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Recycling industry pioneer Emmie Leung, the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, is the Leader of the Year for 2018.

October 9, 2018 News

Vinyl Institute appoints Ned Monroe as new president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Monroe replaces Dick Doyle, who has announced his retirement for the end of 2018 after leading the Washington, D.C.-based association for the past seven years.

October 7, 2018 News

Canadian vehicle purchases dropped in September: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But auto sales in the U.S. jumped to an annualised level of more than 17 million units in September, Scotiabank said, beating expectations.

October 7, 2018 News

SPE announces winners of Thermoforming Conference parts competition

by Canadian Plastics

Profile Plastics, of Lake Bluff, Ill., took the top awards for its medical cart enclosure application.

October 6, 2018 News

Magna sells its fluid pressure and controls business for $1.23 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The sale to South Korea-based Hanon Systems reflects Magna’s focus on being a “full-system supplier of transmission and other driveline-related systems,” Magna said.

October 5, 2018 News

Borealis to build world-scale PDH plant in Belgium

by Canadian Plastics

The plant – which will have a targeted production capacity of 750,000 tonnes per year – is scheduled to start up in the first half of 2022.