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January 31, 2020 News

Solvay completes divestment of its performance polyamides business

by Canadian Plastics

The businesses are being purchased by BASF and Domo Chemicals.

January 31, 2020 News

Toronto’s CCL Industries buys Spanish apparel label maker Eti-Textil

by Canadian Plastics

Eti-Textil will become part of CCL’s Apparel Labeling Systems business.

January 31, 2020 News

Wittmann Group acquires Austrian auxiliary equipment maker FarragTech

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Austria, FarragTech GmbH has a focus on compressed air granulate drying.

January 30, 2020 News

U.S. plastic bag manufacturers want 95 per cent of plastic retail bags to be reused or recycled by 2025

by Canadian Plastics

The American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, which made the pledge, also wants all bags to have 25 per cent recycled content by 2025.

January 30, 2020 News

Canada’s first contact lens recycling program kicks off

by Canadian Plastics

Created by eye care specialist Bausch + Lomb and recycler TerraCycle, contact lens wearers can now recycle their lenses and blister packs.

January 29, 2020 News

Asiamold 2020 postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

by Canadian Plastics

Scheduled for the end of February, the collocated Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) has also been postponed.

January 28, 2020 News

Milliken completes acquisition of chemical supplier Borchers

by Canadian Plastics

Borchers supplies additives for the coatings, inks, and adhesives markets, including cobalt-free driers, dispersants, rheology modifiers, wetting agents, polymerization catalysts, and adhesion promoters.

January 28, 2020 News

Tekni-Plex Medical names new head of sales, business development, Americas

by Canadian Plastics

Tekni-Plex has named Bob Donohue to fill the position in this new division.

January 28, 2020 News

Material supplier Teijin to establish European automotive centre

by Canadian Plastics

The centre will handle concept, designing, prototyping, evaluations, marketing, and technical research for next-generation automotive components.

January 27, 2020 News

Packaging supplier Comar buys medical device molder iMark

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition, for an undisclosed amount, will expand Comar’s footprint in the medical and pharmaceutical segments.

January 27, 2020 News

Silgan to acquire Albea’s dispensing business

by Canadian Plastics

The $900-million acquisition, which will expand Silgan’s rigid packaging business, is expected to close in the first half of 2020.

January 27, 2020 News

GM to invest $2.2 billion to build electric vehicles in Detroit plant

by Canadian Plastics

The automaker will also invest an additional US$800 million in supplier tooling and other projects related to the launch of the new electric trucks.

January 24, 2020 News

Dow to start using recycled plastics from waste specialist Avangard Innovative

by Canadian Plastics

The chemical maker will combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin plastic film.

January 23, 2020 News

Husky names Tony Black to lead Customer Success Management organization

by Canadian Plastics

Husky’s CSM organization was formed in 2017 with the goal of providing improved support for its systems in the field.

January 23, 2020 News

New dates and venue announced for Chinaplas 2021

by Canadian Plastics

The show has moved its show dates in 2021 to April 13 to 16 to avoid an overlap with NPE 2021, and is moving to a new, larger venue in Shenzhen.

January 22, 2020 News

Canadian auto sales “disappointed” in 2019, report says

by Canadian Plastics

This marks a second consecutive year of auto sales declines following the 2017 high, a new report from Scotiabank says, and auto sales are in for another bumpy ride in 2020.

January 22, 2020 News

Starbucks plans to move away from single-use packaging

by Canadian Plastics

In a public letter from its CEO, the coffee chain said it wants to shift away from single-use packaging to reusable cups and utensils.

January 22, 2020 News

Domo Chemicals names Yves Bonte as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Belgium-based Domo is in the process of acquiring Solvay’s performance polyamides business in Europe.

January 21, 2020 News

Vinmar now distributing for Lanxess in North America

by Canadian Plastics

Vinmar will distribute Lanxess’ high-performance materials products, including Durethan PA-6 and -6,6 compounds and Pocan PBT compounds.

January 20, 2020 News

China moves to phase out single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics

A new directive from the National Development and Reform Commission and the Environment Ministry outlines how Beijing hopes to cut plastic waste by 30 per cent in five years, banning single use plastic bags and straws.