Thin wall packaging industry is globally fragmented but gaining on aluminium and glass, report saysby Canadian Plastics
Thin wall packaging accounts for 12 per cent of the global packaging production, the report from AMI Consulting concludes, equivalent to 18 million tonnes.
Canadian government awards $3 million to three firms to cut plastic food, construction wasteby Canadian Plastics
The three companies are Montreal-based research and development firm Axipolymer Inc., Brantford, Ont.-based clean technology supplier GreenMantra Technologies, and Calgary-based construction technologies supplier MgO Systems.
Bekum celebrates three anniversaries and breaks ground on a new U.S. facilityby Canadian Plastics
The new production area and office space in Williamston, Mich. will increase the site’s operational area to more than 15,000 square metres.
BASF Canada expands pilot project for tracing recycled plastics into B.C.by Canadian Plastics
The chemical maker’s reciChain project, which enables better sorting, traceability, and transparency of recycled plastics throughout the value chain, was initially piloted in Brazil.
Ascend buying compounding, masterbatch businesses of Poliblend, Esseti Plastby Canadian Plastics
The deal is designed to help nylon 6,6 maker Ascend grow its European manufacturing and distribution footprint.
Small businesses need better access to immigration system to address labour shortages, report saysby Canadian Plastics
The report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says that the biggest issues are a mismatch between the jobs small businesses need filled and the skills-level of immigrants, and the complicated process of bringing in and retaining foreign workers.
Ampacet acquires LIAD Weighing and Control Systemsby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Israel, LIAD manufactures feeders, blenders, spectrometers, and real-time quality control solutions for the plastics industry.
North American robot orders ticked upwards in 2019, report saysby Canadian Plastics
Statistics from the Robotic Industries Association report a 1.6 per cent increase compared to 2018.
Bunting appoints new Master Rep for Western Canadaby Canadian Plastics
The Newton, Kansas-based magnetic separation equipment maker has appointed Chris Heming, a longtime customer and manufacturer’s representative of Bunting, to the role.
Macro Engineering names Martin Baron as director of salesby Canadian Plastics
Previously the company’s Latin American sales manager, Baron will now oversee all sales activities for the plastic film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Bill targets single-use plastics in U.S.by Canadian Plastics
Federal Democrat lawmakers in the U.S. have introduced a bill that seeks to ban many single-use plastics items and also make companies responsible for plastic waste.
Kautex Maschinenbau appoints Thomas Hartkämper as its new CEOby Canadian Plastics
Hartkämper is taking over from Dr. Olaf Weiland, who has led the Bonn, Germany-based extrusion blow molding machinery maker since 2005.
Intertape Polymer signs agreement to acquire Nortech Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Chicago-based Nortech manufactures and services automated packaging machines under the Nortech Packaging and Tishma Technologies brands.
Anti-plastics regulations are leading to less sustainable packaging alternatives, report saysby Canadian Plastics
Industry is responding to the regulatory backlash against plastics by switching to other materials without considering their environmental impact relative to plastics, the new report from ICIS said, or whether sufficient local waste collection systems are in place.
Lanxess names new head of its Saltigo subsidiaryby Canadian Plastics
Michael Zobel, currently the head of Lanxess’ high performance materials business unit, will take over the management of Saltigo from Torsten Derr on June 1.
Absolute Haitian beefs up its sales teamby Canadian Plastics
The Worcester, Mass.-based injection molding machinery supplier has named Nick Dearent as territory sales manager based in Worcester, and David Theberge as territory sales manager for the West Coast.
Canadian auto sales estimated as being “relatively flat” in January, report saysby Canadian Plastics
In the U.S., meanwhile, auto sales contracted modestly in January, the report from Scotiabank says.
Universal Robots, MiR opening $36 million “cobot hub” in Denmarkby Canadian Plastics
The hub will be located in the city of Odense, the heart of Denmark’s rapidly expanding robotics cluster.
Chinaplas 2020 postponed due to coronavirusby Canadian Plastics
Chinaplas 2020 was scheduled for April 21 to 24 in Shanghai; new dates for the event will be announced at a later date.
Silgan acquires Cobra Plastics to expand in closures marketby Canadian Plastics
Cobra, which operates two manufacturing facilities in Ohio, injection molds plastic closures, with a particular focus on the aerosol overcap market.