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January 6, 2020 News

Covestro sells its remaining PC sheet operations

by Canadian Plastics

The specialty chemical maker has closed the sale of its European polycarbonates sheets business to industrial group Serafin for an undisclosed amount.

January 3, 2020 News

KraussMaffei veteran Paul Caprio is the new president of Engel Machinery

by Canadian Plastics

Caprio will manage the York, Pa.-based injection molding machine maker together with current CEO Mark Sankovitch, until Sankovitch retires in 2021.

January 3, 2020 News

CCL Industries buying Polish BOPP film company Flexpol for $22 million

by Canadian Plastics

The deal gives Toronto-based CCL the capability to deliver label films in Europe using the same technology it has in place at Innovia Mexico for the Americas.

January 2, 2020 News

Sonoco completes purchase of thermoformer TEQ

by Canadian Plastics

The global packaging supplier’s $187-million purchase of Thermoform Engineered Quality LLC and Plastique Holdings Ltd. was first announced in November 2019.

January 2, 2020 News

LyondellBasell, Sinopec form JV to build new chemical plant in China

by Canadian Plastics

The new facility is expected to produce 300 kilo tons per year of propylene oxide and 600 KTA of styrene monomer.

December 31, 2019 News

Happy New Year from Canadian Plastics!

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian Plastics wishes all of our readers a safe new year. We’ll be back with more industry news beginning on Jan. 2. See you in the next decade!

December 31, 2019 News

3M to sell drug delivery business to Altaris Capital Partners

by Canadian Plastics

The business partners with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products using inhalation, transdermal, micro-needle, and conventional drug-delivery technologies.

December 30, 2019 News

Injection molding machine maker Woojin has new Canadian representation

by Canadian Plastics

The Korean-based company is now being represented by Plastic Automation Engineering Inc. in all provinces except Quebec.

December 30, 2019 News

HRSFlow and RJG partner to provide advanced process control

by Canadian Plastics

By combining HRSflow’s servo-driven FLEXflow hot runner with RJG’s sensors and eDART controller, the two companies say they’re able to sequence mold filling based on what’s actually happening inside the mold cavity.

December 23, 2019 News

New CEO for Schmolz + Bickenbach’s Steeltec division

by Canadian Plastics

The Swiss-based mold steel supplier has named Dr. Florian Geiger to the role, replacing outgoing head Gerd Münch, who is stepping down.

December 23, 2019 News

French MPs vote to ban all single-use plastic by 2040

by Canadian Plastics

The French National Assembly has voted to ban all disposable plastics by 2040, but critics argue the measures could be enforced much sooner.

December 19, 2019 News

Mattel aims for 100 per cent recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic by 2030

by Canadian Plastics

The toy maker said it will start by debuting an environmentally sustainable version of its famous Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack baby toy by June 2020.

December 19, 2019 News

Clariant selling its masterbatches business to PolyOne for $1.6 billion

by Canadian Plastics

Clariant’s masterbatches business offers colour and additive concentrates and performance solutions for plastics.

December 18, 2019 News

Quebec increasing minimum wage to $13.10 per hour on May 1, 2020

by Canadian Plastics

The 60-cent per hour increase will affect 409,100 Quebecers, including 235,700 women, according to a ministry press release.

December 17, 2019 News

Herrmann Ultrasonics expanding its U.S. headquarters

by Canadian Plastics

The ultrasonic technology supplier is adding 10,000 square feet to its plant in Bartlett, Ill.

December 17, 2019 News

Stratasys appoints Yoav Zeif as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Zeif will officially take on the role on February 18, 2020, replacing interim CEO Elchanan Jaglom.

December 17, 2019 News

Ontario investing $3 million in training pilot for automotive, advanced manufacturing

by Canadian Plastics

The program will provide short duration training to help unemployed, underutilized workers, or those at-risk of being laid off.

December 17, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex forming new medical business unit

by Canadian Plastics

Called “Tekni-Plex Medical”, the new operating unit will offer products and services formerly supplied separately by Tekni-Plex’s Colorite, Natvar, and Dunn businesses.

December 16, 2019 News

Ontario-based slitting, rewinding machinery maker Deacro Industries bought by Davis-Standard

by Canadian Plastics

This is Davis-Standard’s second purchase of a Canadian company in less than two years: in June 2018, it acquired blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering Inc.

December 16, 2019 News

Belplas moves to larger offices in Vaughan, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

The machinery sales firm’s new office is located at 9131 Keele St.