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January 24, 2019 News

Walmart Canada announces new plastic waste reduction plan

by Canadian Plastics

The retail giant has released a new Charter on Plastics, which it says builds on its 2016 commitment to have 100 per cent recyclable private brand packaging by 2025.

January 23, 2019 News

Former Wittmann Battenfeld executive Matt McCabe dies in ATV accident

by Canadian Plastics

McCabe, most recently a principal of plastics rep firm Great Lakes Machinery & Automation in Fremont, Ohio, once served as Wittmann’s first international key account manager.

January 22, 2019 News

Constantia Flexibles buys majority stake in Russian packaging supplier TT-print

by Canadian Plastics

The deal is intended to boost Constantia’s position in the Russian pharma packaging industry.

January 22, 2019 News

Conair adds new service rep for Canada, Northeastern U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

FinCap Electrical and Mechanical Inc., of Newmarket, Ont., will handle installation, automation, control, and repair services for Conair’s auxiliary equipment.   

January 22, 2019 News

EU Commission clears BASF’s acquisition of Solvay’s nylon business

by Canadian Plastics

The commission said the approval was conditional on the “divestiture of a remedy package” that will avoid nylon price increases in the EU region.

January 20, 2019 News

Packaging supplier Klöckner Pentaplast expands in Virginia

by Canadian Plastics

The Germany-based company is investing $25 million to boost global production capacity for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging films at its manufacturing facility in Louisa County, Va.

January 18, 2019 News

Hahn opens plastics automation site in Connecticut

by Canadian Plastics

The company will be a manufacturing plant for GeKu and Waldorf Technik products in the U.S., and will import, stock, integrate, and distribute products from Wemo.

January 17, 2019 News

Petrochemical growth spurt bodes well for Canada’s plastics industry

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s capital spending on industrial chemical industry projects is expected to jump by 65 per cent in 2019.

January 17, 2019 News

Evonik acquires 3D printing materials supplier Structured Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

Structured Polymers will be entirely integrated into Evonik’s North American organization, while its company headquarters will remain in Austin, Tex.

January 16, 2019 News

Inteva workers walk off job in Ontario in protest of upcoming GM plant closure

by Canadian Plastics

Inteva’s plant in Whitby, Ont. supplies components such as headliners, floor consoles, and instrument panels for the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS.

January 16, 2019 News

Industry group commits $1 billion to end plastic waste

by Canadian Plastics

Composed of more than two dozen companies – including some of the world’s largest chemical suppliers – the new Alliance to End Plastic Waste wants to increase its total to $1.5 billion to work on the problem during the next five years.

January 16, 2019 News

Magna expects 2019 sales to be hurt by a variety of factors

by Canadian Plastics

The auto parts maker anticipates that the strong U.S. dollar, the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business, and GM plant closures will negatively impact its bottom line this year.

January 15, 2019 News

Alpha Poly completes installation of W&H Miraflex II 10-colour press

by Canadian Plastics

Officially launched in December, the new machine adds to Brampton, Ont.-based Alpha Poly’s flexible packaging capabilities.

January 14, 2019 News

Sinochem buys ABS maker Elix Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase brings Elix’s modified plastics technologies to China, where Sinochem is headquartered, by setting up plants for ABS and ABS alloy material modified plastics.

January 11, 2019 News

StackTeck adds operations in South Korea

by Canadian Plastics

The 139,000-square-foot facility located in Hwaseong is Brampton, Ont.-based StackTeck’s first moldmaking plant outside of North America.

January 11, 2019 News

Tooling Tech Group opens new corporate HQ in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The new 70,000-square-foot office in Macomb will also house manufacturing operations.

January 10, 2019 News

U.S. plastics shipments, jobs rose in 2017: report

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. plastics industry accounted for an estimate of $432.3 billion in shipments and 989,000 jobs in 2017, according to the 2018 Size & Impact Report, an annual publication of the Plastics Industry Association.

January 9, 2019 News

TricorBraun acquires flexible packager Pacific Bag

by Canadian Plastics

TricorBraun will combine Pacific Bag with its existing flexibles business, Taipak, to create TricorBraun Flex, a new business unit focused on flexible packaging.

January 8, 2019 News

SPE accepting nominations for Thermoformer of the Year Award

by Canadian Plastics

The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the thermoforming industry in a technical, educational or managerial capacity.

January 7, 2019 News

Novatec names Bob Bessemer as VP of extrusion technology

by Canadian Plastics

Bessemer has more than 35 years of experience in the extrusion industry.