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August 15, 2018 News

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

According to estimates, New Zealand currently uses over 750 million single-use plastic bags per year, which is equivalent to about 150 per person.

August 15, 2018 News

Chile bans businesses from using plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

As of August 3, large businesses have six months to phase out the use of plastic bags, while smaller ones will be given two years to adopt the new rules.

August 15, 2018 News

Dynamic Conveyor completes HQ expansion, renovation

by Canadian Plastics

Made necessary by steady growth, the company added additional offices, a larger conference room and a break room to its HQ in Norton Shores, Mich.

August 14, 2018 News

Sabic now collaborating with design firm Nottingham Spirk

by Canadian Plastics

The goal of the collaboration is to develop new uses for Sabic’s specialty materials.

August 13, 2018 News

Global plastic injection molding market to reach $233 billion by 2023: report

by Canadian Plastics

Rising demand across several vertical industries, such as packaging and food and beverages, is expected to drive growth, the new report from BCC Research says.

August 13, 2018 News

Invista to build $1 billion adiponitrile plant in China

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S.-based material firm says it will be the first large new plant for the nylon 6,6 raw material in 35 years.

August 12, 2018 News

France to penalize use of non-recycled plastic

by Canadian Plastics

As part of pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic.

August 9, 2018 News

Graham Partners buys thermoform packaging supplier Nuconic Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

This is Graham Partners’ third purchase of a thermoformed packager within the past year.

August 8, 2018 News

Calvin Wallace named new managing director of Beckhoff Automation in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Wallace succeeds retiring managing director Joe Ottenhof, who will take a seat on the company’s board of directors.

August 8, 2018 News

Magna lowers 2018 outlook over uncertainty caused by tariffs, trade negotiations

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian automotive parts maker – which has manufacturing operations in all three NAFTA countries, China and throughout Europe – reduced its estimate for total sales in 2018 by 1.4 per cent from its previous outlook.

August 8, 2018 News

Americhem adding TPE/TPU compounding line at China plant

by Canadian Plastics

The masterbatch supplier is expanding operations at its Suzhou, China, plant with a new, state-of-the-art extrusion line for soft polymer compounding; this is the second expansion in three years for the facility.

August 8, 2018 News

Dri-Air Industries founder Charles Sears passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Sears, age 78, started drying system manufacturer Dri-Air in 1985, and was a noted authority on the science of drying technology and applications and held several patents.

August 6, 2018 News

Amcor buying competitor Bemis for $5.25 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The deal gives Melbourne, Australia-based Amcor new products, particularly the food-packing film for which Bemis is known, as well as deeper access to the Americas.

August 3, 2018 News

Fanuc to build new Michigan facility

by Canadian Plastics

The US$51 million expansion in Auburn Hills, expected to create 100 jobs, will be used for engineering, product development, manufacturing, and warehousing. 

August 3, 2018 News

Canadian vehicle sales down in July: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

The drop was led by poor Fiat-Chrysler sales, which recorded their worst month since early-2014.

August 2, 2018 News

Toronto-based packaging supplier Ingenious Packaging bought by U.S. firm

by Canadian Plastics

Franklin, Tenn.-based Resource Label Group has purchased Ingenious Packaging for an undisclosed price.

August 1, 2018 News

Montreal-based sustainable chemicals maker BioAmber plans to liquidate

by Canadian Plastics

BioAmber filed for bankruptcy in early May, and has been unable to find a buyer for its assets since then.

August 1, 2018 News

Ascend Performance Materials acquires thermoplastics maker Britannia Techno Polymer

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase will provide Houston-based Ascend with an engineering plastics manufacturing base in Europe and an expansion to its portfolio of proprietary compounds.

July 31, 2018 News

Machinery maker Kiefel regroups its packaging activities

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based Kiefel will group all its packaging activities into one unit, called the Kiefel Packaging Division, in order to increase its focus on the rigid plastic packaging market.

July 31, 2018 News

Global auto sales expanded at a solid pace in the first half of 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

But cracks are beginning to appear in certain emerging economies, a new report from Scotiabank says, and the threat of rising U.S. protectionism seems to have impacted vehicle sales in China.