Solvay completes divestment of its performance polyamides businessby Canadian Plastics
The businesses are being purchased by BASF and Domo Chemicals.
Toronto’s CCL Industries buys Spanish apparel label maker Eti-Textilby Canadian Plastics
Eti-Textil will become part of CCL’s Apparel Labeling Systems business.
Wittmann Group acquires Austrian auxiliary equipment maker FarragTechby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Austria, FarragTech GmbH has a focus on compressed air granulate drying.
U.S. plastic bag manufacturers want 95 per cent of plastic retail bags to be reused or recycled by 2025by Canadian Plastics
The American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, which made the pledge, also wants all bags to have 25 per cent recycled content by 2025.
Canada’s first contact lens recycling program kicks offby Canadian Plastics
Created by eye care specialist Bausch + Lomb and recycler TerraCycle, contact lens wearers can now recycle their lenses and blister packs.
Asiamold 2020 postponed due to coronavirus outbreakby Canadian Plastics
Scheduled for the end of February, the collocated Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) has also been postponed.
Milliken completes acquisition of chemical supplier Borchersby Canadian Plastics
Borchers supplies additives for the coatings, inks, and adhesives markets, including cobalt-free driers, dispersants, rheology modifiers, wetting agents, polymerization catalysts, and adhesion promoters.
Tekni-Plex Medical names new head of sales, business development, Americasby Canadian Plastics
Tekni-Plex has named Bob Donohue to fill the position in this new division.
Material supplier Teijin to establish European automotive centreby Canadian Plastics
The centre will handle concept, designing, prototyping, evaluations, marketing, and technical research for next-generation automotive components.
Packaging supplier Comar buys medical device molder iMarkby Canadian Plastics
The acquisition, for an undisclosed amount, will expand Comar’s footprint in the medical and pharmaceutical segments.
Silgan to acquire Albea’s dispensing businessby Canadian Plastics
The $900-million acquisition, which will expand Silgan’s rigid packaging business, is expected to close in the first half of 2020.
GM to invest $2.2 billion to build electric vehicles in Detroit plantby Canadian Plastics
The automaker will also invest an additional US$800 million in supplier tooling and other projects related to the launch of the new electric trucks.
Dow to start using recycled plastics from waste specialist Avangard Innovativeby Canadian Plastics
The chemical maker will combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin plastic film.
Husky names Tony Black to lead Customer Success Management organizationby Canadian Plastics
Husky’s CSM organization was formed in 2017 with the goal of providing improved support for its systems in the field.
New dates and venue announced for Chinaplas 2021by Canadian Plastics
The show has moved its show dates in 2021 to April 13 to 16 to avoid an overlap with NPE 2021, and is moving to a new, larger venue in Shenzhen.
Canadian auto sales “disappointed” in 2019, report saysby Canadian Plastics
This marks a second consecutive year of auto sales declines following the 2017 high, a new report from Scotiabank says, and auto sales are in for another bumpy ride in 2020.
Starbucks plans to move away from single-use packagingby Canadian Plastics
In a public letter from its CEO, the coffee chain said it wants to shift away from single-use packaging to reusable cups and utensils.
Domo Chemicals names Yves Bonte as new CEOby Canadian Plastics
Belgium-based Domo is in the process of acquiring Solvay’s performance polyamides business in Europe.
Vinmar now distributing for Lanxess in North Americaby Canadian Plastics
Vinmar will distribute Lanxess’ high-performance materials products, including Durethan PA-6 and -6,6 compounds and Pocan PBT compounds.
China moves to phase out single-use plasticsby Canadian Plastics
A new directive from the National Development and Reform Commission and the Environment Ministry outlines how Beijing hopes to cut plastic waste by 30 per cent in five years, banning single use plastic bags and straws.