Vinmar Polymers names national account manager for Canadaby Canadian Plastics
The Houston, Tex.-based polymer reseller and distributor has expanded its Canadian plastics team by appointing Cole McGuffin to the position.
Canadian auto parts maker Hematite to open second U.S. locationby Canadian Plastics
The Guelph, Ont.-based company is investing US$11.5 million to establish a production facility in Fayetteville, Tenn.
SPE names Thomas Haglin as Thermoformer of the Yearby 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.
DSM expands in India with acquisition of SRF’s specialty materials businessby 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.
187 countries agree to restrict global plastic waste tradeby 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.
ExxonMobil investing $2 billion to expand Texas chemical plantby 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.
Magna opens two new plants in Chinaby 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.
3M to acquire medtech company Acelity for $6.7 billionby Canadian Plastics
The acquisition is intended to bolster its 3M’s medical solutions business.
Hot runner maker Runipsys opens new sales and service centre in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
The France-based company has partnered with tool and die maker Jahn Engineering to establish the new facility.
Small towns on Vancouver Island may be first in B.C. to ban plastic strawsby 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.
New U.S. sales manager for Lorenz Conveying Productsby 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.
Davis-Standard’s subsidiary in Suzhou, China adds manufacturing spaceby 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.
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
Sealed Air buying bagging system maker APS for $510 millionby Canadian Plastics
The deal will expand Sealed Air’s automation, technical service, and sustainable packaging offerings.
StackTeck unveils new FastTrack mold-delivery programby 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.
Mercedes-Benz to pull Smart cars from Canada, U.S. marketby Canadian Plastics
Just 345 Smart cars were sold in Canada in 2018 after the car went fully electric.
Toyota to make the Lexus NX SUV in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
Toyota’s facility in Cambridge, Ont. will produce both a standard and hybrid version of the vehicle starting in 2022.
Amid sales slump, Milacron exits blow molding businessby Canadian Plastics
The plastics processing equipment maker’s Uniloy blow molding business has now been listed as a “discontinued operation”.
Beverage and beauty product suppliers aim to change PET plastic recyclingby 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.
Parker Hannifin buying adhesives, coatings maker Lord Corp. for $3.6 billionby Canadian Plastics
The purchase of Cary, N.C.-based Lord will expand Parker Hannifin’s engineered materials business.