Sepro Mexico expands sales and service organizationby 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.
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.
Chroma Corp. founder Robert Swain dies at 90by 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.
Emterra Group named one of Canada’s Greenest Employersby 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.
Pregis invests $6 million for third blown film line in Michigan plantby 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.
Magna invests $11.3 million to build new mirrors facility in Moroccoby 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.
Tekni-Plex is buying three Amcor manufacturing facilitiesby 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.
Vancouver may delay plastic straw ban until 2020by Canadian Plastics
City staff say they need more time to consult with businesses and persons with disabilities before enacting the ban.
German EU candidate proposes global ban on single-use plasticsby 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.
Revenue down for PolyOne in first quarter, job cuts comingby Canadian Plastics
The challenging financial results have led the Ohio-based material supplier to reduce spending and to cut an unspecified number of jobs.
W. Amsler introduces first handled 64-ounce PET barrier growler for craft beerby 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.
Pretium Packaging acquires injection molder Olcott Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The purchase of Olcott is designed to bolster Pretium’s injection molding and personal care/beauty offerings.
Aurora Plastics buys TPE supplier Elastoconby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Springfield, Ill., Elastocon supplies thermoplastic elastomers, including grades for overmolding, injection molding, and high-performance specialty applications.
Investment firm Graham Partners acquires fourth thermoforming companyby 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.
NCI Building and Ply Gem renamed as Cornerstone Building Brandsby 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.
Tool & die industry off to slow start in 2019: reportby 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.
Unilever aims for 50 per cent recycled content in N. American productsby 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.
Emmerson Packaging named one Canada’s Best Managed Companies, againby 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.
Automate trade show moving to Detroit in 2021by Canadian Plastics
Currently held in Chicago, North America’s largest automation show is moving to “Motor City” to accommodate rapid growth.
David Castañeda is new CEO of Elix Polymersby 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.