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April 26, 2019 News

Sepro Mexico expands sales and service organization

by Canadian Plastics

The France-based robotic automation maker is also integrating its Mexican operations more closely with its recently expanded North American hub in the U.S.  

April 25, 2019 News

Thousands sign petition to bring back McDonald’s plastic straws in U.K.

by Canadian Plastics

A petition on the survey site 38 Degrees urges the restaurant chain to return to plastic straws.

April 24, 2019 News

Chroma Corp. founder Robert Swain dies at 90

by Canadian Plastics

An expert in the area of pigments and colour additives, Swain was also inducted into both the Plastics Pioneers Association and the Plastics Hall of Fame.

April 24, 2019 News

Emterra Group named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

by Canadian Plastics

For the fourth year in a row, the Burlington, Ont.-based waste management firm has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.

April 23, 2019 News

Pregis invests $6 million for third blown film line in Michigan plant

by Canadian Plastics

This third multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher line is in addition to the US$23 million outlay for two existing W&H lines at the Grand Rapids facility.

April 23, 2019 News

Magna invests $11.3 million to build new mirrors facility in Morocco

by Canadian Plastics

The 61,400-square-foot facility in Kenitra represents an investment of $11.3 million by Magna and is expected to be operational by spring 2020.

April 22, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex is buying three Amcor manufacturing facilities

by Canadian Plastics

The facilities – located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Ashland, Mass. – will provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.

April 22, 2019 News

Vancouver may delay plastic straw ban until 2020

by Canadian Plastics

City staff say they need more time to consult with businesses and persons with disabilities before enacting the ban.

April 21, 2019 News

German EU candidate proposes global ban on single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Banning single-use plastics in the EU “is not enough” says Manfred Weber, Germany’s conservative candidate for the upcoming EU parliamentary elections.

April 18, 2019 News

Revenue down for PolyOne in first quarter, job cuts coming

by Canadian Plastics

The challenging financial results have led the Ohio-based material supplier to reduce spending and to cut an unspecified number of jobs.

April 17, 2019 News

W. Amsler introduces first handled 64-ounce PET barrier growler for craft beer

by Canadian Plastics

Introduced at the recent Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America show, the amber PET container is manufactured by W. Amsler at its Bolton, Ont. facility for packaging solutions provider JMS International Packaging.

April 17, 2019 News

Pretium Packaging acquires injection molder Olcott Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase of Olcott is designed to bolster Pretium’s injection molding and personal care/beauty offerings.

April 16, 2019 News

Aurora Plastics buys TPE supplier Elastocon

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Springfield, Ill., Elastocon supplies thermoplastic elastomers, including grades for overmolding, injection molding, and high-performance specialty applications.

April 15, 2019 News

Investment firm Graham Partners acquires fourth thermoforming company

by Canadian Plastics

Graham Partners’ purchase of James L. Villa purchase comes on the heels of its acquisition of platform company EasyPak near the end of 2017 and subsequent purchases of Tray-Pak Corp. and Nuconic Packaging LLC.

April 15, 2019 News

NCI Building and Ply Gem renamed as Cornerstone Building Brands

by Canadian Plastics

NCI Building Systems Inc. and Ply Gem Parent LLC, which merged last year to became what’s being described as the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, has announced a name change to Cornerstone Building Brands.

April 12, 2019 News

Tool & die industry off to slow start in 2019: report

by Canadian Plastics

In the first quarter 2019, the study said, mold shops experienced a slight utilization increase of 2% compared to Q4 2018 (77% to 79%), while die shop utilization dropped drastically from 85% to 74% in the same time frame.

April 12, 2019 News

Unilever aims for 50 per cent recycled content in N. American products

by Canadian Plastics

The consumer packaged goods company’s new plan is designed to provide better choices for plastic packaging, add clear recycling instructions on packages, and launch a shopper education program in partnership with Walmart.

April 11, 2019 News

Emmerson Packaging named one Canada’s Best Managed Companies, again

by Canadian Plastics

For the tenth year in a row, the Amherst, N.S.-based packaging supplier has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

April 10, 2019 News

Automate trade show moving to Detroit in 2021

by Canadian Plastics

Currently held in Chicago, North America’s largest automation show is moving to “Motor City” to accommodate rapid growth.

April 10, 2019 News

David Castañeda is new CEO of Elix Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

The Spain-based manufacturer of ABS resins and derivatives has appointed Castañeda to replace Wolfgang Doering, who stepped down at the end of March.