Canadian auto sales posted modest increase in August, report saysby Canadian Plastics
U.S. auto sales also grew at a robust rate in August, according to the latest Auto News Flash from Scotiabank.
Private equity firm May River buys Kason Corp., creates Advanced Material Processing companyby Canadian Plastics
The new firm combines Kason with May River’s existing portfolio company, Marion Process Solutions.
Tekni-Plex purchases Canadian automation solutions manufacturer MMC Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Laval, Que., MMC provides automation equipment for cap lining, slitting/folding, assembling and closing systems.
New president at KraussMaffei Corp.by Canadian Plastics
The U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based KraussMaffei Group GmbH has named industry veteran Charlie Rogers as its new president.
Berlin Packaging acquires Netherlands-based Vincap and Adolfse Packagingby Canadian Plastics
The purchase will augment Chicago-based Berlin Packaging’s position as a major packaging distributor in Europe.
Milliken to build new additives, colourants manufacturing plant in Singaporeby Canadian Plastics
The additives and colourants supplier’s new state-of-the-art specialty chemical plant and knowledge centre is set to open in Q1 2021.
Formosa Plastics planning $332 million expansion in Louisianaby Canadian Plastics
The material supplier is investing to expand its PVC resin production plant in Baton Rouge.
RJG partners with college to open injection molding training facility in Nebraskaby Canadian Plastics
Training supplier RJG and Nebraska’s Central Community College will be opening a new training facility in the town of Grand Island in the beginning of 2020, with RJG’s curriculum becoming part of the college’s program.
Curbell Plastics buys distributor Nationwide Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The acquisition adds Nationwide’s 50-plus employees and three facilities – in Arlington and Houston, Tex., and Jackson, Miss. – to Curbell’s distribution network.
DIC Corp. to acquire BASF’s global pigments businessby Canadian Plastics
The 1.15-billion euro sale is intended to broaden DIC’s global pigment portfolio.
Recycling report points to growth in Canadian capacity to recycle plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, the new report found that 88 per cent of the post-consumer plastic reported was reclaimed in Canada or the U.S.
Marriott bans single-use shampoo, bath gel plastic bottlesby Canadian Plastics
Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, estimates that the switch will prevent an estimated 1.7 million pounds of plastic going to landfills each year.
Wittmann Battenfeld appoints new sales directorby Canadian Plastics
Engineer and sales industry veteran Valentina Faloci has been named to the position.
Nova Chemicals names Sarah Marshall as new director of sustainabilityby Canadian Plastics
Marshall will work with supply chain partners, customers, government officials, industry associations, and others to help create innovative solutions for plastics recycling and recovery.
Canadian General-Tower acquires French plastic film makersby Canadian Plastics
The Cambridge, Ont.-based supplier of coated fabric and film products has purchased Liancourt, France-based companies AlkorDraka Industries and Alkor Medical Tubing for an undisclosed amount.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag hires new chief sales officerby Canadian Plastics
The injection molding machine maker has named industry veteran Siegfried Köhler to the position.
Krauss Plastics makes management changesby Canadian Plastics
Frank Krauss is the new owner and president of the Woodbridge, Ont.-based custom injection molder, replacing Roland Krauss, who has retired.
Ontario auto parts maker Global Plas expands, adds machines and automationby Canadian Plastics
With $2.5 million in funding assistance from FedDev Ontario, the Concord-based company will scale up operations and create 50 new jobs.
Quebec EPS resin maker StyroChem sold to PMC Capitalby Canadian Plastics
StyroChem makes EPS materials for food service, packaging, construction, casting, and specialty applications, and has annual revenues of approximately $100 million.
Alliance to End Plastic Waste names former UN Environment official as first president, CEOby Canadian Plastics
Jaboc Duer will join the not-for-profit group Oct. 1 after most recently serving as director for the United Nations Environment Program.