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March 20, 2019 News

Quebec’s IPL Plastics buys Belgian packaging supplier Loomans

by Canadian Plastics

Loomans will be integrated into IPL’s consumer packaging solutions business in Europe.

March 19, 2019 News

Engel signs plastics economy global commitment

by Canadian Plastics

The injection molding machine maker has become one of the first machinery suppliers to sign onto the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

March 19, 2019 News

Investment firm Sterling Group buys packaging products maker Polychem

by Canadian Plastics

Polychem Corp., a Mentor, Ohio-based maker of PET and polypropylene strapping, has been acquired by The Sterling Group, a private equity firm based in Houston. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. In a statement, Sterling Group described

March 18, 2019 News

Newfoundland and Labrador seeking public input on possible plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

The province has established a survey asking residents and others about their opinions on the possibility of banning single-use retail plastic bags.

March 18, 2019 News

Amcor and Bemis report progress on merger transaction

by Canadian Plastics

Australia-based packaging company Amcor has made what it calls “further, important progress” towards the completion of its purchase of former rival Bemis Co. Inc.

March 18, 2019 News

Lanxess significantly expands benzyl alcohol capacity

by Canadian Plastics

The company will expand production at its German site in Krefeld-Uerdingen by 30 per cent and also expand in Nagda, India.

March 15, 2019 News

Nordson opens new global hub for pelletizers, melt-delivery components

by Canadian Plastics

The new 14,380-square-meter facility will employ almost 340 workers.

March 15, 2019 News

C-P Flexible Packaging buying packaging supplier Flexo Transparent LLC

by Canadian Plastics

Based in Buffalo, N.Y., Flexo Transparent provides rollstock, wicketed bags, pouches and stretch sleeves.

March 13, 2019 News

Intertape Polymer reports revenue increase for 2018

by Canadian Plastics

The packaging supplier increased its revenue by more than 17% to US$1,053 million compared to 2017, and by more than 21.2% to US$287.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to Q4 2017.

March 12, 2019 News

Packager DS Smith selling plastics unit to private equity firm Olympus

by Canadian Plastics

Olympus also owns protective packaging film maker Pregis.

March 12, 2019 News

Milacron appoints Michael Jones as new president of plastics processing unit

by Canadian Plastics

Jones has held a number of senior leadership roles within Cincinnati, Ohio-based Milacron since joining the company in 2015.

March 12, 2019 News

Baystar breaks ground on new Borstar PE unit in Texas

by Canadian Plastics

Baystar is the 50/50 joint venture owned by Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA and Novealis Holdings LLC, which is itself a joint venture co-owned by Nova Chemicals Corp. and Borealis AG.

March 11, 2019 News

DuPont investing $220 million at specialty films plant in Ohio

by Canadian Plastics

The investment will expand production of the company’s Kapton-brand polyimide film and Pyralux-brand flexible circuit materials.

March 10, 2019 News

Ravago buys rubber, specialty chemical distributor H.B. Chemical

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio, H.B. Chemical supplies synthetic rubber, accelerators, plasticizers, antioxidants, waxes, and other specialty chemicals.

March 9, 2019 News

Ontario government weighs ban on single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics

In a new discussion paper, the Province is asking the public for input on how to reduce litter and waste.

March 8, 2019 News

Berry buying packaging supplier RPC Group for $4.4 billion

by Canadian Plastics

Berry’s offer trumped a rival purchase offer made by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, and will create one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies.

March 6, 2019 News

Ocean Cleanup mission failed because of material fatigue, investigators say

by Canadian Plastics

The ambitious system failed on Dec. 29 when a 60-foot length of the device deployed in the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch between Hawaii and California broke off.

March 6, 2019 News

Evonik to sell methacrylates business to investment group Advent

by Canadian Plastics

Evonik’s methacrylates business covers its methacrylates, acrylic products and CyPlus business lines, and some of the methacrylate resins activities.

March 5, 2019 News

New CEO for Wittmann Battenfeld

by Canadian Plastics

Georg Tinschert, the long-standing managing director and CEO of the Austria-based processing and auxiliary equipment supplier, is retiring at the end of March to be succeeded by Rainer Weingraber.

March 5, 2019 News

RJG opens injection molding training facility in Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

The joint training facility is located at Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors’ manufacturing plant in Queretaro, Mexico.