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May 30, 2019 News

Global slowdown of vehicle sales continued in April: Scotiabank

by 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.

May 30, 2019 News

Absolute Haitian opens new South Carolina plant

by Canadian Plastics

Located near Charleston, the 116,000-square-foot facility will provide for expanded sales, applications, service, and training functions.

May 29, 2019 News

Arburg opens new subsidiary building in Thailand

by Canadian Plastics

Located in Samutprakarn, one of Thailand’s leading industrial regions, the new facility is Arburg’s largest showroom in Southeast Asia.

May 29, 2019 News

Polymer supplier Vinmar launches European distribution unit, Axia Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Axia Plastics will initially have local sales, technical and customer service teams servicing the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Poland.

May 27, 2019 News

Fiat Chrysler and Renault discuss possibility of a merger

by Canadian Plastics

The merger would create the third largest global OEM with 8.7 million vehicle sales.

May 27, 2019 News

Sabic makes new investment in high-heat Ultem, Extem resin capacity

by Canadian Plastics

The company’s new production facility in Singapore is due to come on-stream in the first half of 2021.

May 27, 2019 News

Consolidated Container acquiring Utah bottle maker Sonic Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Sonic Plastics specializes in making HDPE bottles for the nutraceutical, health and beauty end markets.

May 26, 2019 News

Plastics industry golf tournaments coming up

by Canadian Plastics

For fun and networking, here are some upcoming Canadian golf outings you’re invited to play.

May 24, 2019 News

Sepro and Fanuc partner to integrate robots, injection molding machines

by Canadian Plastics

Fanuc’s all-electric Roboshot injection molding machines can now be equipped with Sepro’s Cartesian robots.

May 22, 2019 News

Graham Packaging commits to 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025

by 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.

May 22, 2019 News

BASF announces plans to build its largest Asian plastics plant

by 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.

May 21, 2019 News

Arburg building new assembly plant at central production site in Lossburg

by 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.

May 20, 2019 News

Survey finds that majority in Newfoundland oppose banning plastic shopping bags

by 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.

May 18, 2019 News

U.S. lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico

by 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.

May 17, 2019 News

Packaging expert Walter Soroka passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Soroka created the PAC Packaging Certificate program in the 1980’s, where hundreds of students graduated under his guidance.

May 17, 2019 News

Arburg names new managing director in France

by 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.

May 16, 2019 News

Sepro partners with cobot maker Universal Robots

by Canadian Plastics

French robot maker Sepro Group will now integrate its Visual control system in UR’s collaborative robots.

May 15, 2019 News

Perrigo acquires toothbrush maker, oral health care provider Ranir

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Grand rapids, Mich., Ranir molds toothbrushes, and also makes teeth whiteners, dental floss, and flossers.

May 15, 2019 News

Milacron selling Uniloy business to private equity firms

by 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.

May 14, 2019 News

Mexico City passes ban on plastic bags, single-use utensils

by 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.