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December 14, 2018 News

Magna opens mechatronics center in China

by Canadian Plastics

The new engineering center will support the growing vehicle accessibility market in China.

December 14, 2018 News

Rehau completes acquisition of MB Barter & Trading

by Canadian Plastics

Swiss-based MB Barter is a global distributor of commodity polymers, PET, and rubber globally, with 30 offices worldwide.

December 12, 2018 News

Contest winner’s idea to ban single-use plastics will become private member’s bill in Ottawa

by Canadian Plastics

Ben Korving is the winner of the Create Your Canada contest, which allows people to submit ideas for new laws – and his idea was to reduce single-use plastics in food packaging.

December 11, 2018 News

M. Holland signs North American distribution agreement with Borealis

by Canadian Plastics

The thermoplastic resins distributor is now the North American distributor of PP from Borealis’ new PP compounding facility in Taylorsville, N.C., as well as imported PP, polyethylene, and Queo polyolefin plastomers and elastomers.

December 11, 2018 News

Nestlé Waters says it will achieve 25 per cent recycled plastic use by 2021

by Canadian Plastics

To hit this target, the company is expanding its relationship with recycled resin supplier Plastrec Inc., of Joliette, Que.

December 10, 2018 News

Plastics Industry Association head Bill Carteaux dies at 59

by Canadian Plastics

The longtime president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Plastics Industry Association had been battling leukemia since 2016.

December 10, 2018 News

Companies in U.S., Taiwan, and South Africa partner to make blow molding machinery

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership involves extrusion blow molding machine maker R&B Plastics Machinery LLC, headquartered in Saline, Mich.; Sika, a custom blow molding machine maker in Taiwan; and Seecor, a technology company based in South Africa.

December 7, 2018 News

North American plastics machinery shipments up 4 per cent in Q3 2018

by Canadian Plastics

The sales figures are compiled by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

December 7, 2018 News

Explosion at Dominican Republic blow molder kills five, injures at least 66

by Canadian Plastics

The blast occurred on Dec. 5 at Polyplas Dominicana, a preform and bottle molder located in the capital of Santo Domingo.

December 6, 2018 News

KraussMaffei appoints Tobias Daniel as new vice president of global sales for IMM

by Canadian Plastics

A sales, marketing, and business development veteran, Daniel was mostly employed as the vice president of sales and marketing at Comau, an industrial automation company in Turin, Italy.

December 5, 2018 News

Unilever CEO Paul Polman to retire

by Canadian Plastics

Alan Jope, currently the president of Unilever’s beauty and personal care division, has been appointed as successor.

December 5, 2018 News

Auto purchases in Canada fell sharply in November: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

A sharp drop in Detroit Three sales pulled purchases below 1.9 million units for the first time in over three years, a new report from Scotiabank said.

December 4, 2018 News

TricorBraun names Declan McCarthy as new chief financial officer

by Canadian Plastics

A 30-year finance veteran, McCarthy will oversee all aspects of the global packaging supplier’s financial functions, and will be based out of the company’s office in St. Louis.

December 4, 2018 News

Nova Chemicals establishes scholarship at Louisiana community college

by Canadian Plastics

The $50,000 scholarship marks the 50th anniversary of Nova’s Geismar olefins facility.

December 3, 2018 News

North American plastics industry associations support USMCA signing, urge ratification of the deal

by Canadian Plastics

And the American Chemistry Council is also calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to use the agreement to cancel tariffs on steel and aluminum.

December 3, 2018 News

Magna launches new global automotive design competition

by Canadian Plastics

The competition calls for entries from students around the world, with the winner to be announced during the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

December 2, 2018 News

Weak sales in China drove global auto purchases down in October: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian auto sales contracted by 1.9% year-over-year for an eighth consecutive month of annual declines in October, Scotiabank’s latest Global Auto Report says, but ticked up by 3.1% from September in seasonally-adjusted terms.

November 30, 2018 News

Covestro becomes majority stakeholder in DIC Covestro Polymer JV in Japan

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition is part of Covestro’s expansion plan for its TPU business.

November 28, 2018 News

Closure of GM’s Oshawa plant a big blow to Canadian supply industry: Unifor, APMA

by Canadian Plastics

Shuttering the Oshawa plant represents a loss of about 10 per cent of Canada’s auto parts industry, said APMA head Flavio Volpe.

November 28, 2018 News

Davis-Standard buys thermoforming equipment maker TSL

by Canadian Plastics

Yakima, Wash.-based Thermoforming Systems LLC makes equipment for the North American food packaging industry.