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September 30, 2004 News

Greenpeace scuttles Japanese plan for beer in PET

by Canadian Plastics

Asahi Breweries Ltd. of Tokyo has cancelled a plan to sell beer in plastic bottles following objections from enviro…

September 29, 2004 News

Rising commodity prices a pain to manufacturers

by Canadian Plastics

Oil is getting all the attention, but manufacturers have been hit hard with sharp pricing increases for a host of e…

September 28, 2004 News

Fire destroys Dyne-A-Pak packaging plant in Laval

by Canadian Plastics

A substantial fire which broke out in the early hours of Saturday, Sept. 25, destroyed a Dyne-A-Pak manufacturing o…

September 28, 2004 News

Magna obtains approval for European purchase

by Canadian Plastics

The European Commission has given the go-ahead to Magna’s plan to buy a majority stake in Daimler-Chrysler’s New Ve…

September 27, 2004 News

2003 trade figures show plastics still strong

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s shipments of plastic products grew in 2003, to a total of $36.3 billion, up from $34.8 billion in 2002, ac…

September 27, 2004 News

Feds and Ontario investigate ways to improve border crossing traffic

by Canadian Plastics

Canada and Ontario have jointly selected a team to research and develop technological strategies to improve traffic…

September 23, 2004 News

K SHOW PREVIEW: Three-layer die improves film gauge control

by Canadian Plastics

Davis-Standard will exhibit the latest evolution of its Low profile (Lo-Pak) coextrusion technology. The updated 38…

September 23, 2004 News

Johnson Controls to invest in Slovakia

by Canadian Plastics

The fourth-largest U.S. auto parts producer, Johnson Controls Inc., announced it is planning to invest $26 million…

September 22, 2004 News

Storms disrupt BASF’s styrene supply (September 22, 2004)

by Canadian Plastics

BASF has declared force majeure for all contracts and related agreements pertaining to expandable polystyrene (EPS)…

September 20, 2004 News

Novamont takes over Eastman biodegradable resin business

by Canadian Plastics

Novamont, a producer of biodegradable materials, has purchased Eastman Chemical’s Eastar Bio copolyester business a…

September 20, 2004 News

Compounding joint venture makes acquisition

by Canadian Plastics

Techmer Lehvoss Compounds, LLC (TLC) will acquire a select range of DSM specialty compounds from DSM Engineering Pl…

September 20, 2004 News

British Columbia leader award presented

by Canadian Plastics

Gary Peakman of Zer-O-Loc, Richmond, B.C., has been presented with the Canadian Plastics Industry Association’s Bri…

September 20, 2004 News

Huntsman to build world’s largest PE plant

by Canadian Plastics

Huntsman Polymers has announced plans to build the world’s largest low density polyethylene manufacturing plant in…

September 15, 2004 News

CPIA presents breakfast meetings on key issues

by Canadian Plastics

A series of breakfast roundtable meetings have been organized by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association for the…

September 11, 2004 News

K SHOW PREVIEW: Larger size automotive glazing

by Canadian Plastics

Battenfeld Injection Molding Technology, along with Summerer Technologies and Exatec, will be showcasing the produc…

September 11, 2004 News

K SHOW PREVIEW: Line makes larger 3-layer film structures

by Canadian Plastics

Macchi is adding to its space-efficient, Coex-Flex group of 3-layer co-extrusion systems. Its new Size 6 platform c…

September 8, 2004 News

It’s a go for new Maritime’s gas/petrochemical plant

by Canadian Plastics

Halifax-based Keltic Petrochemicals Inc. has commenced front-end engineering and design work for a US$3.3 billion i…

September 8, 2004 News

Made2Manage Systems buys into plastics ERP market

by Canadian Plastics

Made2Manage Systems Inc., a provider of enterprise software and services for small and midsize manufacturers, has p…

September 8, 2004 News

Titan Group inks j.v. with China firm

by Canadian Plastics

Custom injection molder Titan Plastics Group has announced a joint venture with a Chinese company to manufacture au…

September 4, 2004 News

K SHOW PREVIEW: Basell expands PP licensing technology

by Canadian Plastics

Basell is adding a new polypropylene technology, Spherizone, to its polyolefin licensing portfolio. Spherizone util…