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April 18, 2019 News

Revenue down for PolyOne in first quarter, job cuts coming

by Canadian Plastics

The challenging financial results have led the Ohio-based material supplier to reduce spending and to cut an unspecified number of jobs.

April 17, 2019 News

W. Amsler introduces first handled 64-ounce PET barrier growler for craft beer

by Canadian Plastics

Introduced at the recent Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America show, the amber PET container is manufactured by W. Amsler at its Bolton, Ont. facility for packaging solutions provider JMS International Packaging.

April 17, 2019 News

Pretium Packaging acquires injection molder Olcott Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase of Olcott is designed to bolster Pretium’s injection molding and personal care/beauty offerings.

April 16, 2019 News

Aurora Plastics buys TPE supplier Elastocon

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Springfield, Ill., Elastocon supplies thermoplastic elastomers, including grades for overmolding, injection molding, and high-performance specialty applications.

April 15, 2019 News

Investment firm Graham Partners acquires fourth thermoforming company

by Canadian Plastics

Graham Partners’ purchase of James L. Villa purchase comes on the heels of its acquisition of platform company EasyPak near the end of 2017 and subsequent purchases of Tray-Pak Corp. and Nuconic Packaging LLC.

April 15, 2019 News

NCI Building and Ply Gem renamed as Cornerstone Building Brands

by Canadian Plastics

NCI Building Systems Inc. and Ply Gem Parent LLC, which merged last year to became what’s being described as the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, has announced a name change to Cornerstone Building Brands.

April 12, 2019 News

Tool & die industry off to slow start in 2019: report

by Canadian Plastics

In the first quarter 2019, the study said, mold shops experienced a slight utilization increase of 2% compared to Q4 2018 (77% to 79%), while die shop utilization dropped drastically from 85% to 74% in the same time frame.

April 12, 2019 News

Unilever aims for 50 per cent recycled content in N. American products

by Canadian Plastics

The consumer packaged goods company’s new plan is designed to provide better choices for plastic packaging, add clear recycling instructions on packages, and launch a shopper education program in partnership with Walmart.

April 11, 2019 News

Emmerson Packaging named one Canada’s Best Managed Companies, again

by Canadian Plastics

For the tenth year in a row, the Amherst, N.S.-based packaging supplier has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

April 10, 2019 News

Automate trade show moving to Detroit in 2021

by Canadian Plastics

Currently held in Chicago, North America’s largest automation show is moving to “Motor City” to accommodate rapid growth.

April 10, 2019 News

David Castañeda is new CEO of Elix Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

The Spain-based manufacturer of ABS resins and derivatives has appointed Castañeda to replace Wolfgang Doering, who stepped down at the end of March.

April 9, 2019 News

Roda Packaging acquires packaging supplier Industries Rada Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Laval, Que.-based Industries Rada is an injection molder and blow molder of custom packaging products.

April 8, 2019 News

Thousands of responses to Newfoundland and Labrador plastic bag ban survey

by Canadian Plastics

The province’s Environment department says that a decision on the possibility of banning single-use plastic bags is coming in the “near future”.

April 8, 2019 News

Borealis beefs up automotive compounds capacity in North America

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier Borealis AG has announced that its new compounding plant in Taylorsville, North Carolina, has come on stream during Q1 2019 as planned, with the inauguration of the facility scheduled for May 16. With dedicated production lines for thermoplastic

April 8, 2019 News

Tessy Plastics acquires automation and injection mold tooling companies

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to beef up its custom robotic automation and injection molding services, U.S.-based Tessy Plastics Corp. has acquired NuTec Tooling Systems Inc. and Custom Tool & Design.

April 5, 2019 News

Synventive Molding files lawsuit against INglass and HRSflow

by Canadian Plastics

The lawsuit springs from a 2014 technology license that granted INglass and its hot runner division HRSflow GmbH access to Synventive’s SynFlow technology; the license has now expired.

April 4, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales down in March: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Scotiabank also forecasts that auto sales in Canada will fall to 1.93 million units delivered in 2019.

April 3, 2019 News

Canadian plastics pioneer Michael Burgoyne passes

by Canadian Plastics

The well-known Canadian chemist was a leading researcher in the development of wood-plastic composites.

April 2, 2019 News

One Rock completes acquisition of Nexeo Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Nexeo Plastics is the plastics distribution business of Nexeo Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of Univar Inc.

April 2, 2019 News

CCC Plastics adds Harinder Tamber as new technical specialist

by Canadian Plastics

Tamber has an M. Tech in polymer technology from IIT Delhi, India, and a Ph.D. in polymer science from the Polymer Research Institute at Syracuse, N.Y.