Nova Chemicals names Sarah Marshall as new director of sustainabilityby Canadian Plastics
Marshall will work with supply chain partners, customers, government officials, industry associations, and others to help create innovative solutions for plastics recycling and recovery.
Canadian General-Tower acquires French plastic film makersby Canadian Plastics
The Cambridge, Ont.-based supplier of coated fabric and film products has purchased Liancourt, France-based companies AlkorDraka Industries and Alkor Medical Tubing for an undisclosed amount.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag hires new chief sales officerby Canadian Plastics
The injection molding machine maker has named industry veteran Siegfried Köhler to the position.
Krauss Plastics makes management changesby Canadian Plastics
Frank Krauss is the new owner and president of the Woodbridge, Ont.-based custom injection molder, replacing Roland Krauss, who has retired.
Ontario auto parts maker Global Plas expands, adds machines and automationby Canadian Plastics
With $2.5 million in funding assistance from FedDev Ontario, the Concord-based company will scale up operations and create 50 new jobs.
Quebec EPS resin maker StyroChem sold to PMC Capitalby Canadian Plastics
StyroChem makes EPS materials for food service, packaging, construction, casting, and specialty applications, and has annual revenues of approximately $100 million.
Alliance to End Plastic Waste names former UN Environment official as first president, CEOby Canadian Plastics
Jaboc Duer will join the not-for-profit group Oct. 1 after most recently serving as director for the United Nations Environment Program.
Ford global director Michael J. Whitens wins SPE Lifetime Achievement Awardby Canadian Plastics
A retired automotive industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, Whitens spent the majority of his career at Ford in various body engineering disciplines.
Toy maker Hasbro to phase out plastic packagingby Canadian Plastics
Beginning next year, the company will start eliminating plastic from all new toy and game packaging, a transition that’s expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
BASF, Toray partner to bring tape technology to automotive sectorby Canadian Plastics
Toray will start producing continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic tapes using BASF’s Ultramid engineering thermoplastics, reinforcing BASF’s Ultramid PA6 resins with either glass fibre or carbon fibre.
PolyOne sells Performance Products and Solutions businessby Canadian Plastics
The material supplier is selling its PP&S unit to private investment firm SK Capital in a $775 million all-cash deal.
Toronto packaging supplier Starplex Scientific sold to Pretium Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Starplex, which also operates a manufacturing plant in Tennessee, molds plastics products that include leak-resistant sterilized containers, biological sampling swabs, and pharmaceutical grade containers and closures.
N. American plastics machinery shipments up in Q2, report saysby Canadian Plastics
Statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics says that plastics machinery shipments increased 8.2% in Q2 2019, following a 27.6% decrease in Q1.
Domo Chemicals acquiring Solvay’s European performance polyamides businessby Canadian Plastics
The 300 million euro deal includes engineering plastics operations in France and Poland; high-performance fibres in France; and polymer and intermediates operations in France, Spain, and Poland.
Magna opens new Michigan electronics facilityby Canadian Plastics
The new $50 million, 230,000-square-foot plant in Grand Blanc Township is designed to help Magna service the vision-based driver assistance systems market.
Flexicon opens France officeby Canadian Plastics
The bulk handling equipment and systems maker’s new office in Dijon, France will provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers in France and surrounding regions.
Chromaflo buys dispersion division of Liquid Coloursby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in South Africa, the acquisition will enhance Liquid Colours’ position in the sub-Saharan African region.
Kohlberg completes acquisition of Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europeby Canadian Plastics
Bemis Healthcare Packaging operates facilities in Clara, Ireland; Derry, Northern Ireland, UK; and Elsham, UK.
Ineos breaks ground on new Texas styrenics plantby Canadian Plastics
The new acrylonitrile styrene acrylate plant is expected to be operational by 2021.
Huntsman selling two chemical units to Indorama Ventures for $2 billionby Canadian Plastics
The company is selling its chemical intermediates and its surfactants units to Thailand-based Indorama.