World Recycling Convention 2020 rescheduled due to COVID-19 concernsby Canadian Plastics
Originally scheduled for May 18-20 in Istanbul, the event has been rescheduled to Oct. 12-14, 2020.
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Domo Chemicals to build nylon compounding plant in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
The new plant will be capable of producing 50,000 tonnes of sustainable and innovative engineered nylon compounds each year.
Federal government will declare plastics as toxic substance, news report saysby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian government is planning to designate plastics as toxic substances, the Globe and Mail is reporting, which will give it the authority to regulate and limit certain products.
Ingenia Polymers acquires La Porte, Texas operations of LyondellBasellby Canadian Plastics
In a statement, Toronto-based Ingenia said that the acquisition “brings added expertise and capacity to its team and infrastructure, increases its leadership in the polymer producer services market, and expands its capability to serve the converter market.”
Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2020 postponed due to coronavirus concernsby Canadian Plastics
Originally scheduled for March 25-26 at the RAI Amsterdam, the show has been postponed until further notice.
GN Thermoforming appoints new sales manager for Mexico, Central and South Americaby Canadian Plastics
New hire Alberto Capodicasa has many years of experience in various sales positions, most recently as regional sales manager with LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.
Kautex Machines names Admir Dobraca as new CEOby Canadian Plastics
Dobraca succeeds Bill Farrant, who had served as CEO of the extrusion blow molding machinery maker from 2010 to early 2020.
FedDev Ontario investing $5.2 million for CME to deliver program to help small and mid-size businessesby Canadian Plastics
Called the Technology Assessment Program, CME will provide up to 175 SMEs in southern Ontario with in-depth productivity and technology assessments designed to encourage investments in new technologies.
CPIA head Carol Hochu stepping downby Canadian Plastics
Hochu, who has led the Toronto-based industry association since 2012, is leaving the organization effective March 18, prior to its proposed July 1 merger with the Chemical Industry Association of Canada.
Rotomolder Tank Holding buys Hoover Ferguson intermediate bulk container manufacturing assetsby Canadian Plastics
In a statement, Tank Holding said that the purchase further strengthens its market position as the leading North American manufacturer of reusable and returnable IBCs used to transport chemicals and food products.
Merger of two colourant suppliers renamed as DCL Corp.by Canadian Plastics
Following the merger of pigment suppliers Dominion Colour Corp. and Lansco Colors in 2018, the business has now been renamed as DCL Corp.
Pregis buys Italian temporary protective films manufacturer Sopradby Canadian Plastics
Going forward, Milan-based Soprad’s products will be marketed under the Pregis’ PolyMask brand
Antec 2020 conference will go ahead as planned in March, SPE saysby Canadian Plastics
The organization will put new measures in place to minimize the potential transmission of illnesses when the conference takes place from March 29-April 2 in San Antonio, Texas.
India’s Prescient Color changes name to integrate with Americhemby Canadian Plastics
Two years after being bought by colourant supplier Americhem, India-based Prescient Color Ltd. has changed its name to Americhem Polymers India Private Ltd.
Private equity firm Nautic Partners buys pipe distributor Harrington Industrial Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Nautic also acquired film and sheet maker and thermoformer Spartech LLC in October 2019.
Plastics processors show a clear preference for domestic manufacturing, survey saysby Canadian Plastics
Respondents to the sixth annual thermoforming industry survey conducted by Ray Plastics also placed concerns about price and quality as top considerations.
Nordson opens pelletizing and melt delivery lab for North American customersby Canadian Plastics
Installed at an existing Nordson facility in Hickory, N.C., the lab will enable customers and prospects to do application development and test runs without sacrificing productivity in their own plants.
Zachary Ament promoted to Davis-Standard executive vice presidentby Canadian Plastics
Davis-Standard leader Ernie Plasse is retiring after a 46-year career with the company.
Jack Welch, plastics pioneer and former General Electric CEO, dies at 84by Canadian Plastics
Welch joined GE’s plastics division in 1960 and rose to become the industrial giant’s president and CEO in 1981. He was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame in 2006.