Private equity firm Nautic Partners and management buy Spartechby Canadian Plastics
Maryland Heights, Mo.-based Spartech supplies acrylic products, plastic sheet and rollstock, specialty film laminates, and thermoformed packaging solutions.
Sabic introduces polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstockby Canadian Plastics
Unveiled at K 2019, the material has the potential to reduce both CO2 emissions and the use of fossil feedstock during production.
Sustainable polymers for packaging applicationsby Canadian Plastics
Sabic has developed four new circular solutions for packaging which are being highlighted at the K 2019 trade show.
StackTeck announces new initiative for IML automationby 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.
DSM to introduce sustainable alternatives for its entire engineering plastics portfolioby Canadian Plastics
As an immediate step, DSM launched bio-based grades of its Arnitel and Stanyl product portfolio at the K 2019 trade show.
Formosa Plastics to pay $50 million to settle pellet discharge lawsuitby 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.
K 2019 starts this weekby Canadian Plastics
The world’s largest plastics trade show runs from Oct. 16-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
New board chair elected for Plastics Industry Associationby 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.
Kreyenborg expands manufacturing site in Senden, Germanyby 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.
LyondellBasell introduces family of bio-based polyolefinsby 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.
Tekni-Plex names new head of China operationsby Canadian Plastics
The Wayne, Pa.-based plastic product maker has appointed Michael Luo to head its China operations, based in Suzhou.
Nova names new senior vice president, olefins and feedstockby Canadian Plastics
Rocky Vermani will assume the role effective Oct. 31, replacing Nova veteran Naushad Jamani, who is retiring.
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium appoints new presidentby Canadian Plastics
The not-for-profit EMC, Canada’s largest manufacturing consortium, has named Jean-Pierre Giroux as its new leader.
PPC Flexible Packaging acquires flexible packaging maker Popular Inkby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in McKinney, Texas, Popular Ink supplies printed laminated roll stock, gel and stick packs, stand-up pouches, and labels and sleeves.
Chroma Color completes expansion of Leominster, Mass. manufacturing siteby 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.
Hydratec to acquire majority interest in Dutch injection molding machine maker Storkby 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.
Quebec’s Polykar adds third W&H multi-layer co-extrusion lineby Canadian Plastics
The new Optimex machine adds 7 million pounds to Polykar’s existing film production.
New management for Wittmann Battenfeld Deutschlandby 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.
CPIA announces 2019 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winnersby Canadian Plastics
The premier award, the Leader of the Year, was given to Bill Dickson, president of Cambridge, Ont.-based material supplier Canuck Compounders.
Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to halve virgin plastics use by 2025by 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.”