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September 5, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales posted modest increase in August, report says

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. auto sales also grew at a robust rate in August, according to the latest Auto News Flash from Scotiabank.

September 5, 2019 News

Private equity firm May River buys Kason Corp., creates Advanced Material Processing company

by Canadian Plastics

The new firm combines Kason with May River’s existing portfolio company, Marion Process Solutions. 

September 4, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex purchases Canadian automation solutions manufacturer MMC Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Laval, Que., MMC provides automation equipment for cap lining, slitting/folding, assembling and closing systems.

September 4, 2019 News

New president at KraussMaffei Corp.

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based KraussMaffei Group GmbH has named industry veteran Charlie Rogers as its new president.

September 3, 2019 News

Berlin Packaging acquires Netherlands-based Vincap and Adolfse Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase will augment Chicago-based Berlin Packaging’s position as a major packaging distributor in Europe.

September 3, 2019 News

Milliken to build new additives, colourants manufacturing plant in Singapore

by Canadian Plastics

The additives and colourants supplier’s new state-of-the-art specialty chemical plant and knowledge centre is set to open in Q1 2021.

September 1, 2019 News

Formosa Plastics planning $332 million expansion in Louisiana

by Canadian Plastics

The material supplier is investing to expand its PVC resin production plant in Baton Rouge.

August 30, 2019 News

RJG partners with college to open injection molding training facility in Nebraska

by Canadian Plastics

Training supplier RJG and Nebraska’s Central Community College will be opening a new training facility in the town of Grand Island in the beginning of 2020, with RJG’s curriculum becoming part of the college’s program.

August 30, 2019 News

Curbell Plastics buys distributor Nationwide Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition adds Nationwide’s 50-plus employees and three facilities – in Arlington and Houston, Tex., and Jackson, Miss. – to Curbell’s distribution network.

August 29, 2019 News

DIC Corp. to acquire BASF’s global pigments business

by Canadian Plastics

The 1.15-billion euro sale is intended to broaden DIC’s global pigment portfolio.

August 29, 2019 News

Recycling report points to growth in Canadian capacity to recycle plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, the new report found that 88 per cent of the post-consumer plastic reported was reclaimed in Canada or the U.S.

August 28, 2019 News

Marriott bans single-use shampoo, bath gel plastic bottles

by Canadian Plastics

Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, estimates that the switch will prevent an estimated 1.7 million pounds of plastic going to landfills each year.

August 28, 2019 News

Wittmann Battenfeld appoints new sales director

by Canadian Plastics

Engineer and sales industry veteran Valentina Faloci has been named to the position.

August 28, 2019 News

Nova Chemicals names Sarah Marshall as new director of sustainability

by Canadian Plastics

Marshall will work with supply chain partners, customers, government officials, industry associations, and others to help create innovative solutions for plastics recycling and recovery.

August 27, 2019 News

Canadian General-Tower acquires French plastic film makers

by Canadian Plastics

The Cambridge, Ont.-based supplier of coated fabric and film products has purchased Liancourt, France-based companies AlkorDraka Industries and Alkor Medical Tubing for an undisclosed amount.

August 26, 2019 News

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag hires new chief sales officer

by Canadian Plastics

The injection molding machine maker has named industry veteran Siegfried Köhler to the position.

August 24, 2019 News

Krauss Plastics makes management changes

by Canadian Plastics

Frank Krauss is the new owner and president of the Woodbridge, Ont.-based custom injection molder, replacing Roland Krauss, who has retired.

August 23, 2019 News

Ontario auto parts maker Global Plas expands, adds machines and automation

by Canadian Plastics

With $2.5 million in funding assistance from FedDev Ontario, the Concord-based company will scale up operations and create 50 new jobs.

August 23, 2019 News

Quebec EPS resin maker StyroChem sold to PMC Capital

by Canadian Plastics

StyroChem makes EPS materials for food service, packaging, construction, casting, and specialty applications, and has annual revenues of approximately $100 million.

August 22, 2019 News

Alliance to End Plastic Waste names former UN Environment official as first president, CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Jaboc Duer will join the not-for-profit group Oct. 1 after most recently serving as director for the United Nations Environment Program.