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October 16, 2018 News

Orders and sales are up for KraussMaffei Group

by Canadian Plastics

The German processing machinery maker is also expanding its business model as well as digital services and products, and introducing a new speed-to-market program for European customers.

October 15, 2018 News

Magna opens seating plant in Czech Republic to serve BMW in Europe

by Canadian Plastics

With a production area measuring 6,000 square meters, the plant has the capacity to produce more than 360,000 seat sets per year.

October 15, 2018 News

Primex, ICC Industries founder John Farber wins lifetime achievement award

by Canadian Plastics

Called the “King of Chemicals”, the Romanian-born Farber moved to the U.S. and founded ICC Chemical Corp. in the 1950s, which played a key role in developing logistics and shipping expertise for the global movement of bulk chemicals.

October 12, 2018 News

Covestro to build new world-scale MDI plant in Texas

by Canadian Plastics

The project, which is expected to cost approximately US$1.72 billion, is the largest single investment in Covestro’s history.

October 12, 2018 News

Celanese buys Indian compounder Next Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

Celanese expects to operate Next Polymer’s thermoplastic compounding product portfolio and production capabilities within the company’s engineered materials business.

October 10, 2018 News

Collaborative robot maker Rethink Robotics shuts down

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 2008 by Rodney Brooks, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethink was known for its Baxter and Sawyer cobots.

October 10, 2018 News

Solvay names Ilham Kadri as next CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Kadri, 49, will begin training with outgoing CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu in January and officially take over the spot on March 1, 2019.

October 9, 2018 News

CPIA names 2018 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Recycling industry pioneer Emmie Leung, the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, is the Leader of the Year for 2018.

October 9, 2018 News

Vinyl Institute appoints Ned Monroe as new president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Monroe replaces Dick Doyle, who has announced his retirement for the end of 2018 after leading the Washington, D.C.-based association for the past seven years.

October 7, 2018 News

Canadian vehicle purchases dropped in September: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But auto sales in the U.S. jumped to an annualised level of more than 17 million units in September, Scotiabank said, beating expectations.

October 7, 2018 News

SPE announces winners of Thermoforming Conference parts competition

by Canadian Plastics

Profile Plastics, of Lake Bluff, Ill., took the top awards for its medical cart enclosure application.

October 6, 2018 News

Magna sells its fluid pressure and controls business for $1.23 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The sale to South Korea-based Hanon Systems reflects Magna’s focus on being a “full-system supplier of transmission and other driveline-related systems,” Magna said.

October 5, 2018 News

Borealis to build world-scale PDH plant in Belgium

by Canadian Plastics

The plant – which will have a targeted production capacity of 750,000 tonnes per year – is scheduled to start up in the first half of 2022.

October 2, 2018 News

Rohrer buys retail packaging maker Transparent Container

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.

October 2, 2018 News

Magna partners with Altran to create engineering centre in Morocco

by Canadian Plastics

The joint venture will support Morocco’s growing automotive export production.

October 2, 2018 News

Blow molded plastic bottle market will grow by four per cent annually to 2022: report

by Canadian Plastics

Growth will be led by the rising adoption of PET packaging, the report from market research firm Technavio says.

October 1, 2018 News

Bayport Polymers to double polyethylene capacity at Texas site

by Canadian Plastics

The new unit will use Borstar technology and more than double the site’s polyethylene capacity to 1.1 million tonnes per year, with a start-up scheduled in 2021.

October 1, 2018 News

CPIA makes new commitment to Operation Clean Sweep

by Canadian Plastics

The industry association’s newest Clean Sweep initiative involves getting all CPIA member companies to be signatories participating in the program by 2022.

October 1, 2018 News

Sun Chemical names Myron Petruch as president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Petruch assumes leadership of Parsippany, N.J.-based Sun Chemical after serving as president of Sun Chemical Performance Pigments and general manager of the Pigments Products Division since 2008.

October 1, 2018 News

Canada, U.S. reach new trade deal to replace NAFTA

by Canadian Plastics

The agreement provides increased access to Canada’s dairy market for U.S. producers, limits the number of cars and the value of automobile parts that Canada can ship to the U.S. without paying higher duties, and preserves key dispute-resolution provisions.