Covestro sells PU business to private equity firm H.I.G. Capitalby Canadian Plastics
The newly formed business will trade under the name Plixxent.
TPE maker United Soft Plastics opens Texas manufacturing plantby Canadian Plastics
The company’s new Houston facility is nearly 20,000 square feet and has 10 million lbs production capacity.
U.S. plastics industry maintained trade surplus in 2018, reports sayby Canadian Plastics
The size of the U.S. plastics industry expanded in 2018 while also maintaining a trade surplus of $500 million as consumption of plastics products continued to grow in the U.S., according to two new reports from the Plastics Industry Association.
Canada’s Jet Label & Packaging bought by U.S. label maker ProMachby Canadian Plastics
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Edmonton, Alta., Jet Label manufactures labels and printed tape for a range of industries.
Clariant completes sale of its healthcare packaging businessby Canadian Plastics
The company will be rebranded as Airnov Healthcare Packaging.
Nova becomes first Canadian-based company to participate in Operation Clean Sweep Blueby Canadian Plastics
OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake, and powder leakage to the environment.
Schaefer Systems to sell Woodbridge foam packaging in North Americaby Canadian Plastics
The agreement allows Charlotte, N.C.-based Schaefer to provide design, manufacturing, and distribution support to large industrial manufacturing customers with emphases within the automotive industry.
The Beer Store to eliminate single-use plastic bags from all storesby Canadian Plastics
The Ontario retail chain will be eliminating single-use plastic bags at all locations in January 2020.
Teknor Apex names Suresh Swaminathan as new presidentby Canadian Plastics
He succeeds William J. Murray, who is retiring after 41 years with the company.
Hasbro Canada announces toy recycling programby Canadian Plastics
Consumers can now send Hasbro toys and games to recycling firm TerraCycle for recycling.
Davis-Standard reports sales of more than $17 million at K 2019by Canadian Plastics
This was the first time the extrusion equipment maker exhibited at K since it acquired Canada’s Brampton Engineering.
K 2019 wraps up, drew 225,000 visitorsby Canadian Plastics
The plastics and rubber trade show featured 3,330 exhibitors from 63 nations.
ExxonMobile, W&H demonstrate new collation shrink filmby Canadian Plastics
The companies used the K 2019 show to demonstrate a 40-micron, five-layer polyolefin dedicated collation shrink film, which included 30 per cent recycled polyethylene.
New zero waste solution for coffee capsulesby Canadian Plastics
The GEA capsules are suitable for Nespresso, Lavazza Blue, and Keurig systems, and are made with Ingeo, a renewably sourced biomaterial from NatureWorks.
Borealis becomes a Core Partner of the New Plastics Economyby Canadian Plastics
A global initiative led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the New Plastics Economy unites a range of stakeholders to bring about a circular economy for plastics.
Avery Dennison wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Awardby Canadian Plastics
The Sourcing Industry Group recognizes the company along with EcoVadis for scaling its sustainability risk and improvement program across a global supply base.
Fiji Water commits to 100 per cent recycled PET water bottles by 2025by Canadian Plastics
The company, said to be the No. 1 importer of premium bottled water in the U.S., also plans to have 20 per cent rPET in bottles next year.
Kaneka highlights bio-based and biodegradable polymer technology at K 2019by Canadian Plastics
The Japan-based company has developed the bio-based and biodegradable polymer PHBH, which is recyclable through composting and also biodegradable in natural environments, including marine waters.
Braskem moves deeper into recycling with new polypropylene pelletsby Canadian Plastics
Feedstock for Braskem’s new 100 per cent recycled “I’m green” PP is derived from polypropylene twine typically used for hay bales in the agricultural sector.
Coca-Cola develops bottle made from recycled ocean plasticsby Canadian Plastics
About 300 sample PET bottles have been produced using 25 per cent recycled marine plastic, retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches.