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November 4, 2019 News

Covestro sells PU business to private equity firm H.I.G. Capital

by Canadian Plastics

The newly formed business will trade under the name Plixxent.

November 1, 2019 News

TPE maker United Soft Plastics opens Texas manufacturing plant

by Canadian Plastics

The company’s new Houston facility is nearly 20,000 square feet and has 10 million lbs production capacity.

November 1, 2019 News

U.S. plastics industry maintained trade surplus in 2018, reports say

by 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.

November 1, 2019 News

Canada’s Jet Label & Packaging bought by U.S. label maker ProMach

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Edmonton, Alta., Jet Label manufactures labels and printed tape for a range of industries.

October 31, 2019 News

Clariant completes sale of its healthcare packaging business

by Canadian Plastics

The company will be rebranded as Airnov Healthcare Packaging.

October 30, 2019 News

Nova becomes first Canadian-based company to participate in Operation Clean Sweep Blue

by Canadian Plastics

OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake, and powder leakage to the environment.

October 30, 2019 News

Schaefer Systems to sell Woodbridge foam packaging in North America

by 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.

October 29, 2019 News

The Beer Store to eliminate single-use plastic bags from all stores

by Canadian Plastics

The Ontario retail chain will be eliminating single-use plastic bags at all locations in January 2020.

October 28, 2019 News

Teknor Apex names Suresh Swaminathan as new president

by Canadian Plastics

He succeeds William J. Murray, who is retiring after 41 years with the company.

October 25, 2019 News

Hasbro Canada announces toy recycling program

by Canadian Plastics

Consumers can now send Hasbro toys and games to recycling firm TerraCycle for recycling.

October 25, 2019 News

Davis-Standard reports sales of more than $17 million at K 2019

by Canadian Plastics

This was the first time the extrusion equipment maker exhibited at K since it acquired Canada’s Brampton Engineering.

October 25, 2019 News

K 2019 wraps up, drew 225,000 visitors

by Canadian Plastics

The plastics and rubber trade show featured 3,330 exhibitors from 63 nations.

October 24, 2019 News

ExxonMobile, W&H demonstrate new collation shrink film

by 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.

October 24, 2019 News

New zero waste solution for coffee capsules

by 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.

October 24, 2019 News

Borealis becomes a Core Partner of the New Plastics Economy

by 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.

October 23, 2019 News

Avery Dennison wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Award

by 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.

October 23, 2019 News

Fiji Water commits to 100 per cent recycled PET water bottles by 2025

by 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.

October 23, 2019 News

Kaneka highlights bio-based and biodegradable polymer technology at K 2019

by 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.

October 23, 2019 News

Braskem moves deeper into recycling with new polypropylene pellets

by 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.

October 23, 2019 News

Coca-Cola develops bottle made from recycled ocean plastics

by Canadian Plastics

About 300 sample PET bottles have been produced using 25 per cent recycled marine plastic, retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches.