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February 17, 2020 News

Thin wall packaging industry is globally fragmented but gaining on aluminium and glass, report says

by 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.

February 14, 2020 News

Canadian government awards $3 million to three firms to cut plastic food, construction waste

by 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.

February 14, 2020 News

Bekum celebrates three anniversaries and breaks ground on a new U.S. facility

by 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.

February 14, 2020 News

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.

February 13, 2020 News

Ascend buying compounding, masterbatch businesses of Poliblend, Esseti Plast

by Canadian Plastics

The deal is designed to help nylon 6,6 maker Ascend grow its European manufacturing and distribution footprint.

February 13, 2020 News

Small businesses need better access to immigration system to address labour shortages, report says

by 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.

February 13, 2020 News

Ampacet acquires LIAD Weighing and Control Systems

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Israel, LIAD manufactures feeders, blenders, spectrometers, and real-time quality control solutions for the plastics industry.

February 13, 2020 News

North American robot orders ticked upwards in 2019, report says

by Canadian Plastics

Statistics from the Robotic Industries Association report a 1.6 per cent increase compared to 2018.

February 12, 2020 News

Bunting appoints new Master Rep for Western Canada

by 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.

February 12, 2020 News

Macro Engineering names Martin Baron as director of sales

by 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.

February 11, 2020 News

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.

February 11, 2020 News

Kautex Maschinenbau appoints Thomas Hartkämper as its new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Hartkämper is taking over from Dr. Olaf Weiland, who has led the Bonn, Germany-based extrusion blow molding machinery maker since 2005.

February 11, 2020 News

Intertape Polymer signs agreement to acquire Nortech Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Chicago-based Nortech manufactures and services automated packaging machines under the Nortech Packaging and Tishma Technologies brands.

February 10, 2020 News

Anti-plastics regulations are leading to less sustainable packaging alternatives, report says

by 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.

February 10, 2020 News

Lanxess names new head of its Saltigo subsidiary

by 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.

February 7, 2020 News

Absolute Haitian beefs up its sales team

by 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.

February 7, 2020 News

Canadian auto sales estimated as being “relatively flat” in January, report says

by Canadian Plastics

In the U.S., meanwhile, auto sales contracted modestly in January, the report from Scotiabank says.

February 6, 2020 News

Universal Robots, MiR opening $36 million “cobot hub” in Denmark

by Canadian Plastics

The hub will be located in the city of Odense, the heart of Denmark’s rapidly expanding robotics cluster.

February 5, 2020 News

Chinaplas 2020 postponed due to coronavirus

by 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.

February 5, 2020 News

Silgan acquires Cobra Plastics to expand in closures market

by Canadian Plastics

Cobra, which operates two manufacturing facilities in Ohio, injection molds plastic closures, with a particular focus on the aerosol overcap market.