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January 15, 2018 News

Ube, JSR and Mitsubishi merge ABS resin businesses

by Canadian Plastics

After a slight delay, Japanese chemical makers Ube Industries, JSR Corp., and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. have integrated their ABS resin businesses in a move that was first announced in March 2017. The new company is called Techno-UMG.

January 15, 2018 News

Wittmann’s robot sales hit new record in 2017

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based processing and auxiliary equipment maker Wittmann Group maxed out its newly extended robotic manufacturing capabilities in 2017, shipping a total of 5,000 robots last year.

January 14, 2018 News

Fiat Chrysler moving heavy-duty truck production from Mexico to Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The Italian-American automaker will invest US$1 billion in its Warren, Michigan truck assembly plant to make the Ram Heavy Duty Truck starting in 2020.

January 13, 2018 News

Coveris appoints Jakob Mosser as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

In his 30-year career, Mosser has held a number of senior leadership roles in the packaging industry, ranging from general manager to CEO, in both Europe and North America.

January 10, 2018 News

Maag Pumps buys German machinery maker Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen

by Canadian Plastics

Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen specializes in the development and manufacture of high performance continuous melt filters and injection molding machines.

January 10, 2018 News

Canadian automotive sector will face decreasing demand, report says

by Canadian Plastics

A Conference Board of Canada report predicts that dwindling demand in the U.S., reduced interest in vehicle ownership by American millennials, and the aging of baby boomers will result in a decline in Canadian automotive exports over the next five years.

January 9, 2018 News

ProAmpac buys Bonita Pioneer Packaging Products

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Bonita specializes in paper packaging products including custom and stock shopping bags, merchandise bags, foodservice packaging, and folding cartons.

January 9, 2018 News

Graham Engineering installs a first in China

by Canadian Plastics

The Graham Mega 26 dual-parison system produces 46,800 bottles per hour to meet the demands of a leading Chinese packaging supplier.

January 7, 2018 News

TricorBraun buys healthcare packager Package All Corp.

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Bayport, N.Y., Package All has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of TricorBraun but will continue to be led by its current executive team. Package All currently operates seven locations.

January 6, 2018 News

Marine organisms contribute to spread of microplastics in water: report

by Canadian Plastics

A study by UK’s University of Plymouth says that by tearing apart solid plastics, marinelife actually contributes to the spread of microplastics in the marine environment.

January 5, 2018 News

10 new members of the Plastics Hall of Fame named

by Canadian Plastics

The new Plastics Hall of Fame members will be inducted during an awards dinner to be held on May 6 during the NPE2018 trade show in Orlando, Fla.

January 5, 2018 News

Annual Canadian vehicle sales surpass 2 million units for the first time ever: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. purchases continue to exceed expectations, keeping full-year 2017 sales above 17 million units for a record third consecutive year, the bank also said.

January 3, 2018 News

Magna collaborates with new Chinese automaker NIO on vehicle launch

by Canadian Plastics

Magna is supplying NIO’s new ES8 SUV with aluminum body, chassis, and the gearboxes for the electric drive system.

January 3, 2018 News

PolyOne acquires colourant and additive maker IQAP Masterbatch

by Canadian Plastics

PolyOne expands its specialty colour and additives expertise with its acquisition of the Spanish company.

January 2, 2018 News

Montreal’s ban on plastic shopping bags comes into effect

by Canadian Plastics

The ban covers the distribution of lightweight plastic bags with a thickness of less than 50 microns as well as biodegradable bags, which contain an additive that causes them to decompose in heat and light.

January 2, 2018 News

Winpak to expand BOPA film capacity

by Canadian Plastics

Winnipeg, Man.-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier Winpak Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary American Biaxis Inc. has started to work on an expansion to add annual production capacity of 11,000 to 14,000 metric tonnes of biaxially oriented polyamide (BOPA)

January 2, 2018 News

Ravago Americas acquires Polymer Technology & Services

by Canadian Plastics

Polymer Technology, headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tenn., will become part of Ravago’s Amco Polymers’ business, which distributes commodity, engineering, and specialty polymers throughout North America.

December 30, 2017 News

Robot sales at highest levels of growth ever: report

by Canadian Plastics

The North American automation market set new records through the first nine months of 2017, according to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). In a new report, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based A3 found records set in the areas of robotics, machine vision,

December 29, 2017 News

Schütz to buy Mexican packaging supplier Envases y Laminados

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based packaging supplier Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA has signed an agreement to acquire Mexican rigid industrial packaging company Envases y Laminados (ELSA) for an undisclosed sum. Under licence agreements, ELSA and Schütz have worked together in Mexico for 20

December 28, 2017 News

Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

by Canadian Plastics

Bolton, Ont.-based Husky recently established a dedicated cross-functional global team of experts solely focused on serving customers’ PET tooling needs.