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December 16, 2019 News

Northspec Chemicals now distributing Stahl Polymers’ portfolio in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Stahl said the appointment of Toronto-based Northspec – which specializes in chemicals and coatings for construction and architectural applications – will strengthen its sales in the Canadian construction market. 

December 13, 2019 News

Husky honours Beckhoff with EMEA Supplier Award

by Canadian Plastics

The award, presented during the K trade show in October, recognizes a 20-year development partnership in injection molding machines.

December 13, 2019 News

Nordson announces planned retirement of CFO Gregory Thaxton

by Canadian Plastics

Thaxton plans to retire in 2020 after 30 years with the company.

December 11, 2019 News

Ineos Styrolution, Agilyx building PS chemical recycling plant in Illinois

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership paves the way for closed loop recycling to keep polystyrene out of landfills.

December 10, 2019 News

Deal on USMCA trade pact reached by Trump, Democrats

by Canadian Plastics

House Democrats have reached an agreement with the Trump Administration over the new North American deal, which replaces NAFTA.

December 9, 2019 News

Kevin Bell joins Belplas as sales manager for Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Bell has over 25 years of experience in the plastics industry, with expertise in material handling, refrigeration, and material conveying. 

December 9, 2019 News

Primary plastics machinery shipments in North America down in Q3

by Canadian Plastics

Compared to last quarter, total shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery dropped by 0.5% to US$293.7 million in the third quarter of 2019, new figures from the Plastics Industry Association show.

December 6, 2019 News

Huntsman buying PU foam maker Icynene-Lapolla for $350 million

by Canadian Plastics

Icynene-Lapolla has two manufacturing facilities: one in Mississauga, Ont., and the other in Houston, Tex.

December 5, 2019 News

U.S. industry group wants tariffs on Chinese molds reinstated

by Canadian Plastics

The American Mold Builders Association has formally asked the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to bring back the 25 per cent tariff, which was put on hold last December.

December 5, 2019 News

Pipe maker Ipex opens new California distribution centre

by Canadian Plastics

The facility in Stockton nearly quadruples the company’s available warehouse space in the region.

December 5, 2019 News

New vice president of sales and service for Graham Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

The York, Pa.-based extrusion machinery maker has promoted Michael Duff to the role.

December 4, 2019 News

Chemical maker Indorama acquires California PET recycler Green Fiber International

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to boost Indorama’s recycling capabilities on the West Coast.

December 4, 2019 News

Trelleborg making big organizational changes

by Canadian Plastics

The restructuring will see the Swedish company reduce the number of its business units from five to three.

December 4, 2019 News

Thermoplastics distributor Conventus Polymers opens Mexican subsidiary

by Canadian Plastics

Based in Guadalajara, the new subsidiary will offer specialty nylons, polycarbonates, polysulfones, PEEK, thermoplastic vulcanizates and custom compounds to processors and end users throughout the Mexican market.

December 3, 2019 News

Röchling establishing center for additive manufacturing

by Canadian Plastics

Located in Germany, the center will boost the components manufacturer’s expertise in 3D printing.

December 3, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales dipped again in October, report says

by Canadian Plastics

Auto sales fell back modestly by 0.6% year-over-year in October, a new report from Scotiabank says, with flat fleet sales providing little offset to a continued decline in retail performance.

December 3, 2019 News

Packaging supplier Pregis invests $5 million in Michigan facility

by Canadian Plastics

The company has bought its fourth Windmoeller & Hoelscher blown film line for the plant, and is leasing an additional 35,000 square feet in the same location for expanded warehousing capability.

December 2, 2019 News

Composites One acquires Canada-based Polynt Composites Distribution

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Brampton, Ont., Polynt Composites supplies composite resins, gel coats, coatings, resins, specialty chemicals, and polymer intermediates.

December 2, 2019 News

Siemens buys additive manufacturing software developer Atlas 3D

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based Atlas helps designers define optimal part orientations for “right first time” 3D printing.

November 29, 2019 News

CTMA names Chris Hergott as new president

by Canadian Plastics

The vice president of operations for Kitchener, Ont.-based XL Tool Inc., Hergott has 27 years of experience in the Canadian tooling industry.