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May 13, 2019 News

Vinmar Polymers names national account manager for Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The Houston, Tex.-based polymer reseller and distributor has expanded its Canadian plastics team by appointing Cole McGuffin to the position.

May 13, 2019 News

Canadian auto parts maker Hematite to open second U.S. location

by Canadian Plastics

The Guelph, Ont.-based company is investing US$11.5 million to establish a production facility in Fayetteville, Tenn.

May 13, 2019 News

SPE names Thomas Haglin as Thermoformer of the Year

by Canadian Plastics

Haglin is CEO and owner of Baxter, Minn.-based diversified thermoformer Lindar Corp., and also the owner and CEO of tooling supplier Avantech.

May 12, 2019 News

DSM expands in India with acquisition of SRF’s specialty materials business

by Canadian Plastics

SRF’s engineering plastics business realized sales of about US$37 million in 2018 and has seen double-digit growth in recent years, DSM said.

May 11, 2019 News

187 countries agree to restrict global plastic waste trade

by Canadian Plastics

Under this new United Nations agreement, any country that wants to send shipments of plastic waste would have to get approval from the prospect recipient country’s government first, giving them the right to refuse the plastic waste.

May 8, 2019 News

ExxonMobil investing $2 billion to expand Texas chemical plant

by Canadian Plastics

The expansion of the company’s facility in Baytown is expected to start up in 2022 and includes a new Vistamaxx performance polymer unit.

May 8, 2019 News

Magna opens two new plants in China

by Canadian Plastics

The company’s new plants in Changsha and Shanghai will produce lightweight, aerodynamic parts to help lower emissions and improve fuel economy for China customers.

May 7, 2019 News

3M to acquire medtech company Acelity for $6.7 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition is intended to bolster its 3M’s medical solutions business.

May 7, 2019 News

Hot runner maker Runipsys opens new sales and service centre in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

The France-based company has partnered with tool and die maker Jahn Engineering to establish the new facility.

May 6, 2019 News

Small towns on Vancouver Island may be first in B.C. to ban plastic straws

by Canadian Plastics

If passed, the joint bylaw for Tofino and Ucluelet would make it illegal for businesses in the area to dispense plastic drinking straws and plastic straws to customers.

May 5, 2019 News

New U.S. sales manager for Lorenz Conveying Products

by Canadian Plastics

Chris Robinson will be responsible for U.S. sales and will manage the Cobourg, Ont.-based firm’s U.S. representatives and handle key accounts.

May 2, 2019 News

Davis-Standard’s subsidiary in Suzhou, China adds manufacturing space

by Canadian Plastics

The extrusion machinery maker has opened an additional 35,000-square-foot facility near its existing shop in Suzhou that will house control panel assembly and provide additional warehousing.

May 2, 2019 News

ALPHA MARATHON FILM EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGIES Inc. CORRECTION STORY: An April 15, 2019 news story that appeared on our website wrongly reported that Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion Technologies was involved in a recently dismissed lawsuit with Dual Spiral Systems. Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion Technologies was not involved in the lawsuit. Canadian Plastics regrets the error.

by Canadian Plastics
May 2, 2019 News

Sealed Air buying bagging system maker APS for $510 million

by Canadian Plastics

The deal will expand Sealed Air’s automation, technical service, and sustainable packaging offerings.

May 1, 2019 News

StackTeck unveils new FastTrack mold-delivery program

by Canadian Plastics

The system shortens the quoting, engineering, process planning and manufacturing stages by using automated design and product standardization to reduce typical three- to four-week lead times to a few days.

May 1, 2019 News

Mercedes-Benz to pull Smart cars from Canada, U.S. market

by Canadian Plastics

Just 345 Smart cars were sold in Canada in 2018 after the car went fully electric.

April 30, 2019 News

Toyota to make the Lexus NX SUV in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Toyota’s facility in Cambridge, Ont. will produce both a standard and hybrid version of the vehicle starting in 2022.

April 30, 2019 News

Amid sales slump, Milacron exits blow molding business

by Canadian Plastics

The plastics processing equipment maker’s Uniloy blow molding business has now been listed as a “discontinued operation”.

April 29, 2019 News

Beverage and beauty product suppliers aim to change PET plastic recycling

by Canadian Plastics

Beverage makers Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have announced a major partnership with Carbios, a bio-industrial solutions company, and beauty leader L’Oréal aimed at advancing the circular economy.

April 29, 2019 News

Parker Hannifin buying adhesives, coatings maker Lord Corp. for $3.6 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase of Cary, N.C.-based Lord will expand Parker Hannifin’s engineered materials business.