Rotomolder Tank Holding makes two Canadian purchasesby Canadian Plastics
The company, said to be North America’s largest polyethylene tank and container manufacturer, has acquired a new Canadian product line and a new plant location in Saskatoon.
Restaurant giant Yum Brands to phase out EPS packaging by 2022by Canadian Plastics
After being lobbied by a non-profit organization, Yum Brands – which owns the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Kentucky Fried Chicken global restaurant chains – has also committed to making all of its packaging fully compostable or reusable by 2025.
TC Transcontinental launches plastic recycling operations within packaging groupby Canadian Plastics
The recycling group will vertically integrate the recycling of plastics in TC Transcontinental’s packaging production chain in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America.
JEC World 2020 is postponed due to coronavirus outbreakby Canadian Plastics
The 2020 edition of the JEC World composites trade show in Paris has been postponed from March 3-5 to May 12-14, 2020.
Blow molder Pretium invests $3 million in equipment for Ohio plantby Canadian Plastics
The investment is being made in HDPE extrusion blow molding equipment and infrastructure for Pretium’s Leipsic, Ohio manufacturing plant.
RJG opens injection molding training facility in Germanyby Canadian Plastics
The technical centre currently consists of a 60-tonne injection molding machine from Yizumi Germany GmbH, temperature control units, and a material drying system from Moretto Deutschland GmbH.
Flexible packaging demand in Asia hit by sluggish regional economy, report saysby Canadian Plastics
According to Wood Mackenzie’s report, ‘Flexible Packaging Asia Supply Demand Report’, the region’s largest markets – China and India – experienced significant disruptions in 2019.
CPIA to be dissolved, become a division of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Members from both organizations ratified the transaction, which will see CPIA become a new plastics division under the CIAC banner, unanimously during a meeting in Toronto last week.
Canadian government, leading companies partner to create circular economy for plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The new Circular Plastics Taskforce has the goal of establishing closer alignments between market needs and recycling stakeholders.
Aptar buying cosmetics industry supplier Fusion Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Founded in 2004, Dallas-based Fusion employs approximately 100 people worldwide and generated sales of approximately $80 million last year.
Quebec unveils recycling program that targets producersby Canadian Plastics
Under the new plan, producers of containers, packaging, and printed matter – including plastics – will be responsible for a product throughout its entire life cycle. They will be in charge of the recovery, sorting, packaging, and recycling of their products.
BASF pledges to have women in 30 per cent of leadership roles by 2030by Canadian Plastics
This latest goal follows on the heels of a similar BASF target, set in 2015, of increasing the proportion of women in leadership roles to 22 to 24 per cent as of 2021, which it achieved at the end of 2019.
Breen back as CEO as DuPont makes leadership changesby Canadian Plastics
CEO Marc Doyle is being replaced by chairman Ed Breen after a management shakeup, and Lori Koch has been named as chief financial officer.
Wacker to cut 1,000 jobs in cost-saving measureby Canadian Plastics
The Germany-based chemical maker said the job cuts will affect its administrative departments and the “indirect, non-operational functions” of its business divisions
Arburg owners acquiring 3D printing startup German RepRapby Canadian Plastics
Munich-based German RepRap develops and produces 3D systems based on fused filament fabrication technology, and recently added liquid additive manufacturing to its portfolio.
Plastics machinery shipments “stayed low” in 2019, industry association saysby Canadian Plastics
Despite a fourth quarter uptick, weak business investment spending was due to trade and tariff uncertainties and overall weaker manufacturing activity, the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics said.
ProAmpac to build new collaboration and innovation centre in New Yorkby Canadian Plastics
The flexible packaging manufacturer’s new 25,000 square-foot facility near Rochester, N.Y. will be opened by mid-2021.
Chinaplas 2020 rescheduled for Aug. 3 to 6by Canadian Plastics
The massive plastics and rubber trade show, originally planned for April 21 to 24, was rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Musabbeh Al Kaabi named as Nova’s new chairmanby Canadian Plastics
Al Kaabi is the CEO of petroleum and petrochemicals for Mubadala Investment Co. of Abu Dhabi, which is Calgary-based Nova’s parent firm.
Trudeau tells U.S. lawmakers that USMCA bill will pass Commonsby Canadian Plastics
President Donald Trump signed the three-nation pact last month and Mexico ratified it last summer.