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December 23, 2018 News

Cooper Standard building new global HQ in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

To be completed in 2020, the new 110,000-square-foot building in Northville, Mich. will house approximately 400 employees.

December 22, 2018 News

BASF exiting bioplastics JV with Avantium

by Canadian Plastics

Citing a disagreement over the deal’s interpretation, BASF is pulling out of its Synvina bioplastics joint venture agreement with Avantium, which was formed in 2016.

December 21, 2018 News

Mold Hotrunner Solutions bought by holding company Westfall Technik

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Georgetown, Ont., Mold Hotrunner Solutions supplies melt delivery systems for the injection molding industry.

December 20, 2018 News

Memorial service scheduled for Bill Carteaux on Jan. 13

by Canadian Plastics

The Celebration of Life service for Carteaux, who died on Dec. 10, will be held in the Atrium Ballroom of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

December 18, 2018 News

Diversified Plastics buys assets of Pacific Plastics Injection Molding

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in California, Pacific Plastics Injection Molding offers custom plastic injection molding as well as design and custom moldmaking services.

December 18, 2018 News

Magna buying Spanish automotive seat maker Viza Geca SL

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition gives Magna four new facilities and more than 1,100 new employees.

December 18, 2018 News

Covestro adding new PC film production line in Thailand

by Canadian Plastics

Covestro calls the new line a first step in its global capacity expansion for films.

December 17, 2018 News

French software company buying ERP supplier IQMS for $425 million

by Canadian Plastics

IQMS’s enterprise resource planning software is used by a wide range of plastics processing companies and moldmakers.

December 17, 2018 News

Intertape Polymer acquires polyolefin fabric maker Maiweave

by Canadian Plastics

The deal is designed to expand Montreal-based Intertape Polymer’s woven business by giving it increased access to the U.S. market and a new facility in India.

December 14, 2018 News

Magna opens mechatronics center in China

by Canadian Plastics

The new engineering center will support the growing vehicle accessibility market in China.

December 14, 2018 News

Rehau completes acquisition of MB Barter & Trading

by Canadian Plastics

Swiss-based MB Barter is a global distributor of commodity polymers, PET, and rubber globally, with 30 offices worldwide.

December 12, 2018 News

Contest winner’s idea to ban single-use plastics will become private member’s bill in Ottawa

by Canadian Plastics

Ben Korving is the winner of the Create Your Canada contest, which allows people to submit ideas for new laws – and his idea was to reduce single-use plastics in food packaging.

December 11, 2018 News

M. Holland signs North American distribution agreement with Borealis

by Canadian Plastics

The thermoplastic resins distributor is now the North American distributor of PP from Borealis’ new PP compounding facility in Taylorsville, N.C., as well as imported PP, polyethylene, and Queo polyolefin plastomers and elastomers.

December 11, 2018 News

Nestlé Waters says it will achieve 25 per cent recycled plastic use by 2021

by Canadian Plastics

To hit this target, the company is expanding its relationship with recycled resin supplier Plastrec Inc., of Joliette, Que.

December 10, 2018 News

Plastics Industry Association head Bill Carteaux dies at 59

by Canadian Plastics

The longtime president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Plastics Industry Association had been battling leukemia since 2016.

December 10, 2018 News

Companies in U.S., Taiwan, and South Africa partner to make blow molding machinery

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership involves extrusion blow molding machine maker R&B Plastics Machinery LLC, headquartered in Saline, Mich.; Sika, a custom blow molding machine maker in Taiwan; and Seecor, a technology company based in South Africa.

December 7, 2018 News

North American plastics machinery shipments up 4 per cent in Q3 2018

by Canadian Plastics

The sales figures are compiled by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

December 7, 2018 News

Explosion at Dominican Republic blow molder kills five, injures at least 66

by Canadian Plastics

The blast occurred on Dec. 5 at Polyplas Dominicana, a preform and bottle molder located in the capital of Santo Domingo.

December 6, 2018 News

KraussMaffei appoints Tobias Daniel as new vice president of global sales for IMM

by Canadian Plastics

A sales, marketing, and business development veteran, Daniel was mostly employed as the vice president of sales and marketing at Comau, an industrial automation company in Turin, Italy.

December 5, 2018 News

Unilever CEO Paul Polman to retire

by Canadian Plastics

Alan Jope, currently the president of Unilever’s beauty and personal care division, has been appointed as successor.