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March 15, 2020 News

World Recycling Convention 2020 rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns

by Canadian Plastics

Originally scheduled for May 18-20 in Istanbul, the event has been rescheduled to Oct. 12-14, 2020.

March 13, 2020 News

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by Rotogran International

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March 13, 2020 News

Domo Chemicals to build nylon compounding plant in China

by Canadian Plastics

The new plant will be capable of producing 50,000 tonnes of sustainable and innovative engineered nylon compounds each year.

March 12, 2020 News

Federal government will declare plastics as toxic substance, news report says

by 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.

March 12, 2020 News

Ingenia Polymers acquires La Porte, Texas operations of LyondellBasell

by 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.”

March 11, 2020 News

Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2020 postponed due to coronavirus concerns

by Canadian Plastics

Originally scheduled for March 25-26 at the RAI Amsterdam, the show has been postponed until further notice.

March 11, 2020 News

GN Thermoforming appoints new sales manager for Mexico, Central and South America

by 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.

March 11, 2020 News

Kautex Machines names Admir Dobraca as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Dobraca succeeds Bill Farrant, who had served as CEO of the extrusion blow molding machinery maker from 2010 to early 2020.

March 10, 2020 News

FedDev Ontario investing $5.2 million for CME to deliver program to help small and mid-size businesses

by 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.

March 10, 2020 News

CPIA head Carol Hochu stepping down

by 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.

March 9, 2020 News

Rotomolder Tank Holding buys Hoover Ferguson intermediate bulk container manufacturing assets

by 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.

March 6, 2020 News

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.

March 5, 2020 News

Pregis buys Italian temporary protective films manufacturer Soprad

by Canadian Plastics

Going forward, Milan-based Soprad’s products will be marketed under the Pregis’ PolyMask brand

March 5, 2020 News

Antec 2020 conference will go ahead as planned in March, SPE says

by 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.

March 4, 2020 News

India’s Prescient Color changes name to integrate with Americhem

by 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.

March 4, 2020 News

Private equity firm Nautic Partners buys pipe distributor Harrington Industrial Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Nautic also acquired film and sheet maker and thermoformer Spartech LLC in October 2019.

March 4, 2020 News

Plastics processors show a clear preference for domestic manufacturing, survey says

by Canadian Plastics

Respondents to the sixth annual thermoforming industry survey conducted by Ray Plastics also placed concerns about price and quality as top considerations.

March 3, 2020 News

Nordson opens pelletizing and melt delivery lab for North American customers

by 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.

March 2, 2020 News

Zachary Ament promoted to Davis-Standard executive vice president

by Canadian Plastics

Davis-Standard leader Ernie Plasse is retiring after a 46-year career with the company.

March 2, 2020 News

Jack Welch, plastics pioneer and former General Electric CEO, dies at 84

by 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.