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November 28, 2019 News

Jordan Co. acquires PSG’s Polymer Additives division from Arsenal Capital

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Cleveland, PSG’s Polymer Additives division supplies homogenizing agents, process aids, dispersions, and release agents for the rubber, plastic, and engineered wood industries.

November 28, 2019 News

TC Transcontinental selling its paper and woven PP operations to Hood Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Burlington, Ont.-base Hood will acquire TC’s operations in the U.S. states of California, Iowa, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Georgia.

November 27, 2019 News

DSM and Shapeways partner to develop scalable 3D printing solutions

by Canadian Plastics

DSM said the partnership will allow it to utilize Shapeways’ technology to “harness the power of on-demand 3D printing at scale, with just a small line of code.”

November 27, 2019 News

Wittmann Battenfeld sells its 40,000th injection molding machine

by Canadian Plastics

The unit, a MacroPower 850, was delivered to the Eschwege, Germany molding plant of Stiebel Eltron GmbH, a molder of products for the household technology sector.

November 26, 2019 News

U.S. recycled less plastic in 2017, EPA says

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. plastics recycling rate fell to its lowest level in half a decade, according to new figures from the agency.

November 26, 2019 News

Sekisui Chemical acquires composite parts maker AIM Aerospace

by Canadian Plastics

As a result of the purchase, Renton, Wash.-based AIM will change its name to Sekisui Aerospace.

November 25, 2019 News

North American robot sales up in 2019

by Canadian Plastics

According to new figures from the Robotic Industries Association, the largest driver of this growth was an increase in orders from automotive OEMs, followed by plastics and rubber, and food and consumer goods.

November 22, 2019 News

Sustainable chemical supplier Novomer names Jeff Uhrig as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Uhrig is a chemical industry veteran, most recently serving as president and CEO for Sirrus Inc., a developer of methylene malonate technology.

November 22, 2019 News

Flexible packager TC Transcontinental to shutter P.E.I. facility

by Canadian Plastics

Citing low production volumes, the Montreal-based company says it will close the P.E.I. plant by January 2020 and lay off about 15 workers.

November 22, 2019 News

New president for additives maker Struktol

by Canadian Plastics

The Stow, Ohio-based company has named Mark Skakun III, a 10-year veteran of the firm, to the position.

November 21, 2019 News

Nissei buying controlling share of Negri Bossi

by Canadian Plastics

Japan-based Nissei said it’s buying 75 per cent of Negri Bossi’s shares now and the remaining 25 per cent “within a few years.”

November 21, 2019 News

Nexeo Plastics and Gendon Polymer sign distribution agreement for North America

by Canadian Plastics

Nexeo will now distribute Gendon’s product families, which include the Genflam, Genfil, and GenNex compound lines.

November 21, 2019 News

Magna buys Czech automotive lighting engineering firm Winpac

by Canadian Plastics

The deal will strengthen its engineering and electronics competencies and increase its forward lighting engineering capability in Europe, Magna said.

November 20, 2019 News

Milacron stockholders have approved sale to Hillenbrand

by Canadian Plastics

The US$2 billion deal between the Cincinnati, Ohio-based processing machinery maker and Hillenbrand was first announced in July 2019.

November 19, 2019 News

Canadian manufacturing sales down slightly in September, StatsCan says

by Canadian Plastics

Sales in the machinery industry increased 5.5 per cent to $3.7 billion, however, which was the largest monthly increase since May 2018.

November 19, 2019 News

Sonoco grows healthcare packaging footprint with thermoformer acquisition

by Canadian Plastics

The global packaging supplier is purchasing Thermoform Engineered Quality LLC and Plastique Holdings Ltd. for $187 million.

November 19, 2019 News

Rotomolder Tank Holding acquires Chem-Tainer

by Canadian Plastics

Hummelstown, Pa.-based Chem-Tainer is a rotational molder that manufacturers tanks and containers for both chemical and water applications.

November 19, 2019 News

New sales manager for thermal carbon black supplier Cancarb

by Canadian Plastics

The company, which is headquartered in Medicine Hat, Alta., has named Brad Thompson to fill the role.

November 18, 2019 News

Extrusion film veteran Duane Smith moves to part-time role

by Canadian Plastics

Smith has been with extrusion machinery maker Davis-Standard for 47 years, most recently as process manager, web handling and specialty winding.

November 18, 2019 News

Berlin Packaging announces departure of CEO Andrew Berlin

by Canadian Plastics

John Zimmerman will serve as interim CEO of the Chicago-based company until a permanent replacement is found.