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February 25, 2019 News

KraussMaffei acquires pultrusion specialist Pultrex

by Canadian Plastics

UK-based Pultrex has over 40 years of experience in the field of pultrusion, the continuous strand drawing of fibre-reinforced profiles and round rods

February 22, 2019 News

Milacron reports increased sales in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Despite the positive overall outcome for 2018, sales in the fourth quarter of the year were down, the machinery maker said, while orders also decreased.

February 22, 2019 News

Plastics machinery shipments finished strong in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery in North America increased in the fourth quarter 2018, according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

February 21, 2019 News

Reifenhauser buys blown film machinery maker Plamex

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based Plamex specializes in water-cooled and biax lines.

February 20, 2019 News

Kistler opens Canadian office in Mississauga, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

Swiss-based Kistler Group, a supplier of measurement technology, has opened its first Canadian location, a new sales centre near Toronto.

February 20, 2019 News

Ineos completes acquisition of Total’s polystyrene business in China

by Canadian Plastics

First announced in August, the deal includes the purchase of Total’s Chinese polystyrene business including two production sites in Ningbo and Foshan and two related offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai.

February 19, 2019 News

PTI, Haney partner to help brand owners with packaging requirements

by Canadian Plastics

The two packaging technology providers are teaming up to help brand owners launch
commercially-successful packages faster via turnkey assistance.

February 19, 2019 News

Intertape Polymer commissions second line for water-activated tapes

by Canadian Plastics

The new line doubles capacity of IPG’s Midland, N.C. facility in the company’s fastest growing segment.

February 15, 2019 News

Ontario announces $40 million for auto sector plan

by Canadian Plastics

The announcement is part of a 10-year plan for strengthening the auto sector’s competitiveness.

February 15, 2019 News

Entek Extruders names Linda Campbell as vice president of sales

by Canadian Plastics

A 30-year employee at Entek, Campbell has worked in a variety of positions for the company, including accounting, purchasing, sales, and customer support. 

February 15, 2019 News

Kevin Barker named as new president of Beckhoff Automation LLC

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran Barker will manage the operations of Beckhoff’s American subsidiary.

February 14, 2019 News

European Commission gives approval for Amcor and Bemis merger

by Canadian Plastics

The approval is conditional on the divestment of Bemis’ medical packaging business in Europe to address the E.C.’s concerns over competition.

February 13, 2019 News

Chroma Color expands by acquiring Polymer Concentrates

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Clinton, Mass., Polymer Concentrates develops and manufactures colour concentrates for the international plastics industry.

February 13, 2019 News

Kenneth Leonard, former Packaging Association of Canada leader, passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Leonard held various positions at the Packaging Association of Canada, and most recently worked as business manager for the packaging division of SGS/Evolution Designworks.

February 13, 2019 News

Plastics Industry Association begins search for new president, CEO

by Canadian Plastics

The Washington, D.C.-based association has hired executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to find a replacement for Bill Carteaux, who passed away in December.

February 12, 2019 News

Clariant increased sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Clariant’s plastics & coatings division increased sales by one per cent, with particularly strong regional expansion in Latin America.

February 11, 2019 News

Husky unveils new technology to cut delivery times, costs

by Canadian Plastics

Called the next-generation operating model, or NGOM, the technology has been introduced at Husky’s factory in Dudelange, Luxembourge.

February 8, 2019 News

Investment firm One Rock buys Nexeo’s plastics business

by Canadian Plastics

The $640 million deal will create a standalone plastics distribution business, and follows Nexeo’s pending acquisition by Univar Inc.

February 8, 2019 News

Toray Plastics (America) expands OPP film production

by Canadian Plastics

The launch of the new, high-speed metallization equipment is the next phase of Toray’s multi-year growth plan first announced in 2016.

February 6, 2019 News

Schmolz + Bickenbach opens new subsidiary in Argentina

by Canadian Plastics

The Swiss-based mold steel supplier’s new sales centre in Buenos Aires is its fourth location in South America.