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October 19, 2019 News

Private equity firm Nautic Partners and management buy Spartech

by Canadian Plastics

Maryland Heights, Mo.-based Spartech supplies acrylic products, plastic sheet and rollstock, specialty film laminates, and thermoformed packaging solutions.

October 18, 2019 News

Sabic introduces polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock

by Canadian Plastics

Unveiled at K 2019, the material has the potential to reduce both CO2 emissions and the use of fossil feedstock during production.

October 17, 2019 News

Sustainable polymers for packaging applications

by Canadian Plastics

Sabic has developed four new circular solutions for packaging which are being highlighted at the K 2019 trade show.

October 17, 2019 News

StackTeck announces new initiative for IML automation

by Canadian Plastics

The Brampton, Ont.-based company has put together a new team to facilitate customer projects for IML and other packaging applications, in a new StackTeck facility in the Toronto area.

October 16, 2019 News

DSM to introduce sustainable alternatives for its entire engineering plastics portfolio

by Canadian Plastics

As an immediate step, DSM launched bio-based grades of its Arnitel and Stanyl product portfolio at the K 2019 trade show.

October 16, 2019 News

Formosa Plastics to pay $50 million to settle pellet discharge lawsuit

by Canadian Plastics

The material supplier agreed to the payment to settle allegations that its petrochemical plant in Point Comfort, Texas spilled tons of pellets into waterways near the Gulf of Mexico.

October 15, 2019 News

K 2019 starts this week

by Canadian Plastics

The world’s largest plastics trade show runs from Oct. 16-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

October 15, 2019 News

New board chair elected for Plastics Industry Association

by Canadian Plastics

BASF’s Phillip E. Wilson has been elected board chair at the U.S.-based industry association, replacing outgoing board chair Jim Murphy.

October 15, 2019 News

Kreyenborg expands manufacturing site in Senden, Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The manufacturer of pelletizers, melt pumps, screen changers, and other bulk handling and auxiliary equipment, has added two new production halls, new machining centres, and extended the test facility.

October 13, 2019 News

LyondellBasell introduces family of bio-based polyolefins

by Canadian Plastics

The material supplier’s collaboration with Neste marks the first time bio-based PP and bio-based LPDE were produced simultaneously at commercial scale.

October 12, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex names new head of China operations

by Canadian Plastics

The Wayne, Pa.-based plastic product maker has appointed Michael Luo to head its China operations, based in Suzhou.

October 11, 2019 News

Nova names new senior vice president, olefins and feedstock

by Canadian Plastics

Rocky Vermani will assume the role effective Oct. 31, replacing Nova veteran Naushad Jamani, who is retiring.

October 11, 2019 News

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium appoints new president

by Canadian Plastics

The not-for-profit EMC, Canada’s largest manufacturing consortium, has named Jean-Pierre Giroux as its new leader.

October 9, 2019 News

PPC Flexible Packaging acquires flexible packaging maker Popular Ink

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in McKinney, Texas, Popular Ink supplies printed laminated roll stock, gel and stick packs, stand-up pouches, and labels and sleeves.

October 9, 2019 News

Chroma Color completes expansion of Leominster, Mass. manufacturing site

by Canadian Plastics

As a result of the expansion, the colour and additive maker will relocate its facility in nearby Clinton, Mass. to the improved Leominster plant.

October 9, 2019 News

Hydratec to acquire majority interest in Dutch injection molding machine maker Stork

by Canadian Plastics

Hydratec said it is in talks to purchase 75 per cent of the shares of Stork and also plastic pipe extruder Rollepaal Holding BV.

October 8, 2019 News

Quebec’s Polykar adds third W&H multi-layer co-extrusion line

by Canadian Plastics

The new Optimex machine adds 7 million pounds to Polykar’s existing film production.

October 8, 2019 News

New management for Wittmann Battenfeld Deutschland

by Canadian Plastics

Andreas Schramm and Michael Tolz have jointly taken up the position of managing directors of Wittmann Battenfeld Deutschland, with current incumbent Klaus Ehlig due to retire at the end of the year.

October 7, 2019 News

CPIA announces 2019 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

The premier award, the Leader of the Year, was given to Bill Dickson, president of Cambridge, Ont.-based material supplier Canuck Compounders.

October 7, 2019 News

Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to halve virgin plastics use by 2025

by Canadian Plastics

The business, whose brands include Dove, Ben & Jerry’s and Lipton, said it would achieve this by cutting its “absolute use of plastic packaging” by over 100,000 tonnes and “accelerating its use of recycled plastic.”