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October 5, 2019 News

Bio-based TPUs from Merquinsa

by Canadian Plastics

The Spain-based material supplier has expanded its range of bio-based TPUs with new grades ranging from 85 Shore A to 60 Shore D.

October 4, 2019 News

Clariant discussing sale of masterbatch unit to PolyOne, report says

by Canadian Plastics

Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg says that Clariant has been seeking about US$1.5 billion for its masterbatch business.

October 4, 2019 News

Myers Industries CEO Dave Banyard stepping down

by Canadian Plastics

Chief legal officer Andrean Horton will become interim CEO of the Akron, Ohio-based plastic product maker.

October 3, 2019 News

Sepro Group appoints new chief sales officer

by Canadian Plastics

The France-based automation supplier has appointed Xavier Lucas to the role.

October 2, 2019 News

Chinese cargo vessels responsible for most plastic debris in Atlantic Ocean, study says

by Canadian Plastics

A new study involving a Canadian researcher suggests that Chinese merchant ships – and not land-based sources – might be the leading cause of ocean plastic waste.

October 2, 2019 News

MI Windows and Doors acquiring Milgard Windows & Doors

by Canadian Plastics

Tacoma, Wash.-based Milgard is being sold by parent company Masco Corp. for US$725 million.

October 1, 2019 News

Maguire Products opens Taiwan subsidiary

by Canadian Plastics

The new Taiwanese company is Maguire’s sixth international subsidiary, and will provide sales, technical support, and stocks of equipment and parts.

October 1, 2019 News

Husky makes organizational, leadership changes

by Canadian Plastics

The Bolton, Ont.-based company has expanded its Next Generation Operating Model program to include its hot runners, controllers and medical business, and also appointed Wes Grove to the role of chief operating officer.

October 1, 2019 News

Continental Structural Plastics breaks ground on new Texas plant

by Canadian Plastics

Scheduled to become operational by 2021, the project is a shared capital investment of approximately US$70 million with Continental’s parent company, the Japan-based materials firm Teijin Ltd.

September 27, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales posted “modest” uptick in August, Scotiabank says

by Canadian Plastics

The sales increase ended a record seventeenth month of year-over-year declines in auto sales in Canada, a new report from the bank says.

September 27, 2019 News

Bunting Magnetics hires new lean manufacturing coordinator

by Canadian Plastics

The Newton, Kansas-based separation equipment maker has appointed Robert Clausing to the role.

September 26, 2019 News

Materials handling equipment maker Ensign bought by Excalibur LLC

by Canadian Plastics

Holland, Mich.-based Ensign designs and manufactures a complete line of bulk material handling systems for use in industries including plastics.

September 26, 2019 News

Separation technology supplier Eriez makes executive promotions

by Canadian Plastics

John Blicha, Greg Nowak and Chris Knoll have been appointed to new positions in Eriez’s corporate leadership team.

September 26, 2019 News

Redesigned vibratory feeder line

by Canadian Plastics

New from Coperion K-Tron, the K3-ML-D5-V200 vibratory feeder is ideal for feeding recycled material or flakes as well as for the addition of glass fibre in compounding processes.

September 25, 2019 News

System monitors railcar unloading

by Canadian Plastics

Novatec’s RailSense monitors pressure, vibration, vacuum, and temperature; checks the condition of filters, oil, and bearings; and ascertains the overall operating health of the systems.

September 25, 2019 News

Graham Partners invests in California blow molder VPET

by Canadian Plastics

VPET manufactures custom and stock PET plastic containers for the food packaging and beverage industries, and specializes in wide-mouth PET food packaging.

September 24, 2019 News

Blender with built-in extrusion control

by Canadian Plastics

The WXB weigh extrusion blender from Maguire Products is designed to provide extrusion control based on batch precision and metering accuracy.

September 24, 2019 News

Hot runner makers Otto Männer and Thermoplay now operating jointly

by Canadian Plastics

Both brands are part of the Barnes Molding Solutions strategic business unit.

September 24, 2019 News

Evonik breaks ground on new polyamide 12 complex in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

Located in Marl Chemical Park, the plant is a response to high demand in markets ranging from automotive engineering to 3D printing.

September 24, 2019 News

Canadian court orders Nova to pay Dow $1.43 billion judgment

by Canadian Plastics

An Alberta court made the ruling related to the companies’ jointly-owned ethylene asset in Joffre, Alberta.