Global slowdown of vehicle sales continued in April: Scotiabankby Canadian Plastics
Global auto sales fell by 7.9% year-over-year in April for an eighth consecutive month of year-on-year declines, a new report from Scotiabank says.
Absolute Haitian opens new South Carolina plantby Canadian Plastics
Located near Charleston, the 116,000-square-foot facility will provide for expanded sales, applications, service, and training functions.
Arburg opens new subsidiary building in Thailandby Canadian Plastics
Located in Samutprakarn, one of Thailand’s leading industrial regions, the new facility is Arburg’s largest showroom in Southeast Asia.
Polymer supplier Vinmar launches European distribution unit, Axia Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Axia Plastics will initially have local sales, technical and customer service teams servicing the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Poland.
Fiat Chrysler and Renault discuss possibility of a mergerby Canadian Plastics
The merger would create the third largest global OEM with 8.7 million vehicle sales.
Sabic makes new investment in high-heat Ultem, Extem resin capacityby Canadian Plastics
The company’s new production facility in Singapore is due to come on-stream in the first half of 2021.
Consolidated Container acquiring Utah bottle maker Sonic Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Sonic Plastics specializes in making HDPE bottles for the nutraceutical, health and beauty end markets.
Plastics industry golf tournaments coming upby Canadian Plastics
For fun and networking, here are some upcoming Canadian golf outings you’re invited to play.
Sepro and Fanuc partner to integrate robots, injection molding machinesby Canadian Plastics
Fanuc’s all-electric Roboshot injection molding machines can now be equipped with Sepro’s Cartesian robots.
Graham Packaging commits to 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025by Canadian Plastics
The Lancaster, Pa.-based designer and molder of blow molded plastic containers recently signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
BASF announces plans to build its largest Asian plastics plantby Canadian Plastics
The 60,000-metric-ton annual capacity engineering plastics compounding plant in Zhanjiang will meet rising demand for more sustainable automotive parts and lightweight materials for consumer products, BASF said.
Arburg building new assembly plant at central production site in Lossburgby Canadian Plastics
To be opened in the second half of 2020, the facility will be used for building large injection molding machines and turnkey systems.
Survey finds that majority in Newfoundland oppose banning plastic shopping bagsby Canadian Plastics
The survey, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, found that 55% of residents of the province oppose banning plastic shopping bags.
U.S. lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexicoby Canadian Plastics
After having been in place for almost a year, the tariffs – 25 per cent on imports of steel and 10 per cent on aluminum – will be removed by May 19.
Packaging expert Walter Soroka passes awayby Canadian Plastics
Soroka created the PAC Packaging Certificate program in the 1980’s, where hundreds of students graduated under his guidance.
Arburg names new managing director in Franceby Canadian Plastics
The Germany-based Injection molding machine maker has named Frédéric Vandecandelaere as the new managing director of its French subsidiary Arburg SAS, which is its oldest international subsidiary.
Sepro partners with cobot maker Universal Robotsby Canadian Plastics
French robot maker Sepro Group will now integrate its Visual control system in UR’s collaborative robots.
Perrigo acquires toothbrush maker, oral health care provider Ranirby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Grand rapids, Mich., Ranir molds toothbrushes, and also makes teeth whiteners, dental floss, and flossers.
Milacron selling Uniloy business to private equity firmsby Canadian Plastics
The business is being sold to U.S.-based investment firms Osgood Capital Group LLC and Cyprium Investment Partners LLC for an undisclosed amount.
Mexico City passes ban on plastic bags, single-use utensilsby Canadian Plastics
Set to come into force in December 2020 or January 2021, the ban will include such articles as non-biodegradable plastic bags, straws, cutlery, cups, and coffee capsules.