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August 28, 2019 News

Nova Chemicals names Sarah Marshall as new director of sustainability

by 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.

August 27, 2019 News

Canadian General-Tower acquires French plastic film makers

by 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.

August 26, 2019 News

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag hires new chief sales officer

by Canadian Plastics

The injection molding machine maker has named industry veteran Siegfried Köhler to the position.

August 24, 2019 News

Krauss Plastics makes management changes

by Canadian Plastics

Frank Krauss is the new owner and president of the Woodbridge, Ont.-based custom injection molder, replacing Roland Krauss, who has retired.

August 23, 2019 News

Ontario auto parts maker Global Plas expands, adds machines and automation

by 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.

August 23, 2019 News

Quebec EPS resin maker StyroChem sold to PMC Capital

by Canadian Plastics

StyroChem makes EPS materials for food service, packaging, construction, casting, and specialty applications, and has annual revenues of approximately $100 million.

August 22, 2019 News

Alliance to End Plastic Waste names former UN Environment official as first president, CEO

by 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.

August 21, 2019 News

Ford global director Michael J. Whitens wins SPE Lifetime Achievement Award

by 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.

August 20, 2019 News

Toy maker Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging

by 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.

August 20, 2019 News

BASF, Toray partner to bring tape technology to automotive sector

by 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.

August 20, 2019 News

PolyOne sells Performance Products and Solutions business

by Canadian Plastics

The material supplier is selling its PP&S unit to private investment firm SK Capital in a $775 million all-cash deal.

August 19, 2019 News

Toronto packaging supplier Starplex Scientific sold to Pretium Packaging

by 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.

August 18, 2019 News

N. American plastics machinery shipments up in Q2, report says

by 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.

August 15, 2019 News

Domo Chemicals acquiring Solvay’s European performance polyamides business

by 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.

August 14, 2019 News

Magna opens new Michigan electronics facility

by 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.

August 13, 2019 News

Flexicon opens France office

by 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.

August 12, 2019 News

Chromaflo buys dispersion division of Liquid Colours

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in South Africa, the acquisition will enhance Liquid Colours’ position in the sub-Saharan African region. 

August 12, 2019 News

Kohlberg completes acquisition of Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europe

by Canadian Plastics

Bemis Healthcare Packaging operates facilities in Clara, Ireland; Derry, Northern Ireland, UK; and Elsham, UK.

August 9, 2019 News

Ineos breaks ground on new Texas styrenics plant

by Canadian Plastics

The new acrylonitrile styrene acrylate plant is expected to be operational by 2021.

August 9, 2019 News

Huntsman selling two chemical units to Indorama Ventures for $2 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The company is selling its chemical intermediates and its surfactants units to Thailand-based Indorama.