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March 4, 2019 News

Canadian auto purchases rose in February: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Auto sales in the U.S. fell for a second consecutive month, a new report from Scotiabank also said.

March 3, 2019 News

Dennis Tully, owner and president of MTD Micro Molding, passes at age 58

by Canadian Plastics

Tully bought the Charlton, Mass.-based company from his father, rebranded it MTD Micro Molding, and repositioned it for the medical device market.

March 1, 2019 News

Nordson president and CEO Michael Hilton announces retirement

by Canadian Plastics

After nine years at the helm of the Westlake, Ohio-based company, Hilton will retire by the end of 2019.

February 28, 2019 News

Westfall acquires Precision Injection Molding Co.

by Canadian Plastics

California-based Injection Molding Co. will further expand Westfall’s manufacturing footprint.

February 27, 2019 News

Husky names John Hafferty as new CFO

by Canadian Plastics

Hafferty has more than 35 years of financial and business experience, most recently as CFO for global rental equipment company ElectroRent.

February 27, 2019 News

American moldmakers generally positive about business outlook: survey

by Canadian Plastics

But only half of the moldmakers surveyed by the American Mold Builders Association believe business conditions in Q1 will increase, and only 10 per cent think their business will increase substantially over the next 12 months.

February 27, 2019 News

Teijin acquiring thermoset prepreg supplier Renegade

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Ohio, Renegade is a leading North American supplier of highly heat-resistant thermoset prepregs for the aerospace industry.

February 26, 2019 News

Weak sales in China drag down global auto market: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Excluding China, Scotiabank’s most recent Global Auto Report says, vehicle purchases fell by 3 per cent year-over-year worldwide.

February 25, 2019 News

KraussMaffei acquires pultrusion specialist Pultrex

by Canadian Plastics

UK-based Pultrex has over 40 years of experience in the field of pultrusion, the continuous strand drawing of fibre-reinforced profiles and round rods

February 22, 2019 News

Milacron reports increased sales in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Despite the positive overall outcome for 2018, sales in the fourth quarter of the year were down, the machinery maker said, while orders also decreased.

February 22, 2019 News

Plastics machinery shipments finished strong in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery in North America increased in the fourth quarter 2018, according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

February 21, 2019 News

Reifenhauser buys blown film machinery maker Plamex

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based Plamex specializes in water-cooled and biax lines.

February 20, 2019 News

Kistler opens Canadian office in Mississauga, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

Swiss-based Kistler Group, a supplier of measurement technology, has opened its first Canadian location, a new sales centre near Toronto.

February 20, 2019 News

Ineos completes acquisition of Total’s polystyrene business in China

by Canadian Plastics

First announced in August, the deal includes the purchase of Total’s Chinese polystyrene business including two production sites in Ningbo and Foshan and two related offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai.

February 19, 2019 News

PTI, Haney partner to help brand owners with packaging requirements

by Canadian Plastics

The two packaging technology providers are teaming up to help brand owners launch
commercially-successful packages faster via turnkey assistance.

February 19, 2019 News

Intertape Polymer commissions second line for water-activated tapes

by Canadian Plastics

The new line doubles capacity of IPG’s Midland, N.C. facility in the company’s fastest growing segment.

February 15, 2019 News

Ontario announces $40 million for auto sector plan

by Canadian Plastics

The announcement is part of a 10-year plan for strengthening the auto sector’s competitiveness.

February 15, 2019 News

Entek Extruders names Linda Campbell as vice president of sales

by Canadian Plastics

A 30-year employee at Entek, Campbell has worked in a variety of positions for the company, including accounting, purchasing, sales, and customer support. 

February 15, 2019 News

Kevin Barker named as new president of Beckhoff Automation LLC

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran Barker will manage the operations of Beckhoff’s American subsidiary.

February 14, 2019 News

European Commission gives approval for Amcor and Bemis merger

by Canadian Plastics

The approval is conditional on the divestment of Bemis’ medical packaging business in Europe to address the E.C.’s concerns over competition.