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September 17, 2019 News

Montreal flexible packager Licaplast buys PE bag maker M’Plast

by Canadian Plastics

M’Plast, which is also headquartered in Montreal, specializes in the manufacturing, impression and transformation of polyethylene film into bags or U-Film for a range of end markets.

September 17, 2019 News

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag names new managing director in China

by Canadian Plastics

Stephan Greif has stepped down as leader after almost 20 years, handing over the leadership responsibilities of Demag Plastics Machinery Ningbo Co. Ltd. to Pietro Scattarreggia.

September 17, 2019 News

Evonik breaks ground on new polyamide 12 complex in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

Located in Marl Chemical Park, the plant is a response to high demand in markets ranging from automotive engineering to 3D printing.

September 16, 2019 News

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show returning to Toronto

by Canadian Plastics

Running from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, CMTS is the country’s largest and most comprehensive trade show and conference for industry in Canada.

September 16, 2019 News

Covestro selling European PC sheets business to Serafin Group

by Canadian Plastics

The business comprises manufacturing units in Belgium and Italy, and central management operations and sales support in Europe.

September 13, 2019 News

Maag Pump Systems realigns brands, corporate strategy after acquisitions

by Canadian Plastics

The Swiss-based firm is bundling the activities of the companies it has acquired in recent years into what it calls “four centres of excellence.”

September 13, 2019 News

Material supplier Cancarb names Peter Donnelly as president

by Canadian Plastics

Donnelly, who has been with the Medicine Hat, Alta.-based thermal carbon black supplier for 24 years, replaces outgoing president Ken Tate.

September 13, 2019 News

Pipe and chemical supplier Mexichem changes its name to Orbia

by Canadian Plastics

The Mexican City-based company is changing its name to Orbia Advance Corporation under a restructuring and reorganization plan.

September 12, 2019 News

Incoe expanding into new Asia headquarters in Shanghai

by Canadian Plastics

The hot runner supplier’s new building will have a combined office and manufacturing floorspace of 63,400 square feet.

September 12, 2019 News

Methods Machine Tools names Mark Wright as president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran Wright has led operations, sales, and financial teams while working in Asia and the Far East.

September 11, 2019 News

Shruti Singhal appointed as president of DSM Engineering Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Singhal, a chemical industry veteran who has been with DSM since July 2018, succeeds Roeland Polet who will retire mid-2020.

September 11, 2019 News

SPE honours thermoforming expert Leroy Boser with Lifetime Achievement Award

by Canadian Plastics

Boser worked for Spartech Corp. and other companies for nearly four decades and authored two well-known thermoforming manuals.

September 11, 2019 News

SencorpWhite to sell WM’s thermoformers in Canada, U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

The strategic partnership covers in-line and tilt-bed formers built by Swiss-based WM Thermoforming Machines.

September 10, 2019 News

Teijin opens new resin compound plant, technical centre in Thailand

by Canadian Plastics

The plant will help Tokyo-based Teijin meet the demand for compound resin products for the automotive and communication sectors in Asia.

September 10, 2019 News

Toshiba Machine changing name to Shibaura Machine in 2020

by Canadian Plastics

The Japan-based processing machinery maker was founded in 1938 as Shibaura Machine Tool Co.

September 10, 2019 News

Songwon CEO Maurizio Butti passes away

by Canadian Plastics

The head of the South Korea-based additives manufacturer died unexpectedly on Sept. 7 at age 62.

September 9, 2019 News

Cathay Industries makes new exclusive distributor announcement for Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, Ont.-based Andicor Specialty Chemicals has been selected as material supplier Cathay’s exclusive distributor servicing all of the Canadian provinces.

September 9, 2019 News

Polykar plans to build new manufacturing plant in Edmonton

by Canadian Plastics

The proposed 50,000-square-foot facility will add about 30 million pounds of production capacity to the Montreal-based packaging supplier’s product lines.

September 9, 2019 News

Borealis holds groundbreaking ceremony for new PDH plant in Belgium

by Canadian Plastics

The new facility represents the Austrian polyolefin manufacturer’s largest-ever investment in Europe.

September 6, 2019 News

TC Transcontinental buys majority stake in Ecuador-based banana industry film supplier Trilex

by Canadian Plastics

Trilex has about 170 workers and supplies plastics packaging and farm plastics used for protection and pest control.