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February 28, 2020 News

Rotomolder Tank Holding makes two Canadian purchases

by 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.

February 27, 2020 News

Restaurant giant Yum Brands to phase out EPS packaging by 2022

by 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.

February 27, 2020 News

TC Transcontinental launches plastic recycling operations within packaging group

by 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.

February 26, 2020 News

JEC World 2020 is postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

by 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.

February 25, 2020 News

Blow molder Pretium invests $3 million in equipment for Ohio plant

by Canadian Plastics

The investment is being made in HDPE extrusion blow molding equipment and infrastructure for Pretium’s Leipsic, Ohio manufacturing plant.

February 25, 2020 News

RJG opens injection molding training facility in Germany

by 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.

February 25, 2020 News

Flexible packaging demand in Asia hit by sluggish regional economy, report says

by 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.

February 25, 2020 News

CPIA to be dissolved, become a division of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

by 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.

February 25, 2020 News

Canadian government, leading companies partner to create circular economy for plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The new Circular Plastics Taskforce has the goal of establishing closer alignments between market needs and recycling stakeholders.

February 24, 2020 News

Aptar buying cosmetics industry supplier Fusion Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 2004, Dallas-based Fusion employs approximately 100 people worldwide and generated sales of approximately $80 million last year.

February 24, 2020 News

Quebec unveils recycling program that targets producers

by 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.

February 24, 2020 News

BASF pledges to have women in 30 per cent of leadership roles by 2030

by 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.

February 21, 2020 News

Breen back as CEO as DuPont makes leadership changes

by 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.

February 21, 2020 News

Wacker to cut 1,000 jobs in cost-saving measure

by 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

February 21, 2020 News

Arburg owners acquiring 3D printing startup German RepRap

by 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.

February 20, 2020 News

Plastics machinery shipments “stayed low” in 2019, industry association says

by 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.

February 19, 2020 News

ProAmpac to build new collaboration and innovation centre in New York

by Canadian Plastics

The flexible packaging manufacturer’s new 25,000 square-foot facility near Rochester, N.Y. will be opened by mid-2021.

February 19, 2020 News

Chinaplas 2020 rescheduled for Aug. 3 to 6

by 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.

February 19, 2020 News

Musabbeh Al Kaabi named as Nova’s new chairman

by 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.

February 17, 2020 News

Trudeau tells U.S. lawmakers that USMCA bill will pass Commons

by Canadian Plastics

President Donald Trump signed the three-nation pact last month and Mexico ratified it last summer.