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November 19, 2018 News

Intertape Polymer acquires outstanding Powerband interest

by Canadian Plastics

Montreal’s Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is now the sole shareholder of India-based packaging tape maker Powerband Industries Private Ltd. by acquiring the outstanding 26 per cent interest in the company for US$9.9 million.

November 18, 2018 News

Emuge breaks ground to expand U.S. manufacturing facility

by Canadian Plastics

The expansion of the West Boylston, Mass. facility will allow the toolmaker to better serve its customers in the U.S. and Canada.

November 17, 2018 News

Johnson Controls to sell auto battery business

by Canadian Plastics

The purchasing group in the US$13.2 billion sale includes the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.

November 15, 2018 News

Absolute Haitian shows IML workcell to Quebec market at Expoplast

by Canadian Plastics

The largest injection molding machine display at Expoplast is making food serving cups in a three-second cycle.

November 14, 2018 News

Bill Carteaux is battling leukemia for the third time

by Canadian Plastics

Carteaux, the longtime president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Plastics Industry Association, began chemo treatments on Nov. 5.

November 14, 2018 News

Jason Sears is new president of Dri-Air Industries

by Canadian Plastics

Sears takes over the helm of the East Windsor, Conn.-based drying equipment maker after the recent death of his father Charlie Sears, who founded Dri-Air in 1985.

November 13, 2018 News

Ube Machinery completes plant expansion in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The 20,000-square-foot expansion in Ann Arbor will provide additional manufacturing and machine stocking space to meet what the company calls growing demand from its customers.

November 12, 2018 News

Montreal’s Expoplast trade show kicks off on Nov. 14

by Canadian Plastics

The only plastics trade show in Canada this year, Expoplast will be held in the Palais des congrès de Montréal on Nov. 14 and 15, and is part of five other co-located manufacturing trade shows.

November 12, 2018 News

Canadian plastics pioneer Frank Maine passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Trained as a polymer chemist, Maine worked in Quebec and Ontario and was perhaps best known for his work on oriented polymer composites.

November 11, 2018 News

Big gains forecast for global automotive plastic market: report

by Canadian Plastics

Spurred by rising disposable incomes and continuously changing lifestyles, the increasing production of cars and commercial vehicles will grow the global automotive plastic market at a CAGR of 11.91% from now until 2023, the new report from Research and Market said.

November 9, 2018 News

Krones acquires PET preform moldmaker MHT Holding

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is intended to strengthen packaging provider Krones’ PET capabilities.

November 8, 2018 News

DuPont to build new engineering plastics manufacturing facility in East China

by Canadian Plastics

The US$80 million site in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province is expected to become operational in 2020 with expansion through 2023.

November 8, 2018 News

Japanese auto parts maker Inoac fined $1.3 million for bid-rigging in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

An investigation found that Inoac entered into illegal agreements with a competing Japanese manufacturer to determine who would win certain calls for bids issued for parts for Toyota Corollas manufactured and sold in Canada between 2008 and 2014.

November 7, 2018 News

BASF invests in Chinese 3D printing developer Prismlab

by Canadian Plastics

The investment will enable Prismlab to further develop its pixel resolution enhanced 3D printing technology.

November 7, 2018 News

Clariant partners with Neste to replace fossil-based polymers

by Canadian Plastics

In the first phase of the partnership, the companies will start replacing fossil-based ethylene and propylene used in Clariant’s hot-melt adhesives with monomers derived from Neste’s renewable feedstock.

November 6, 2018 News

CCC buys two Canadian bottle molders

by Canadian Plastics

Atlanta, Ga.-based Consolidated Container Co. is expanding its footprint in Canada by acquiring Polybottle Group Ltd. and Humberline Packaging Inc. from Toronto’s ABC Group Inc.

November 6, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex acquires cleanroom film extruder, converter Beyers Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Puurs, Belgium, Beyers will now become part of Tekni-Plex’s Tekni-Films business unit.

November 5, 2018 News

Canadian auto sales fall 1.9 per cent in October: DesRosiers

by Canadian Plastics

Sales of passenger cars for several major auto companies dipped, a new report from DesRosiers said.

November 4, 2018 News

Magna acquires motion-control software maker Haptronik GmbH

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based Haptronik’s software will bolster Magna’s SmartAccess power door technology.

November 2, 2018 News

Nordson building global HQ for extrusion and fluid coating die business

by Canadian Plastics

The new 145,000-square-foot facility in Chippewa Falls, Wis. will be complete by late 2020.