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November 22, 2018 News

Leadership change at Polymer Logistics North America

by Canadian Plastics

Fred Heptinstall, the company’s CEO, is stepping down effective December 31 of this year; Gideon Feiner will serve as CEO until a replacement is found.

November 22, 2018 News

M. Holland partners with BASF to expand its 3D printing business

by Canadian Plastics

The agreement will give M. Holland’s industrial manufacturing clients access to the expanding BASF 3D product portfolio.

November 21, 2018 News

Vinmar Polymers expands into Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The Houston-based polymer reseller and distributor has named Daniel Peretz as its new commercial director for Canada.

November 21, 2018 News

Nestlé Waters signs agreement with recycled PET supplier CarbonLITE

by Canadian Plastics

The new contract builds upon Nestlé Waters’ existing relationship with CarbonLITE, and calls for CarbonLITE to build a new recycling facility in Pennsylvania.

November 20, 2018 News

CCL Industries makes three bolt-on acquisitions

by Canadian Plastics

The Toronto-based specialty label and packaging supplier is buying label converters and tape makers Unilogo, Hinsitsu Screen (Vietnam) Co. Ltd., and Olympic Holding B.V.

November 20, 2018 News

Barnes Group acquires end-of-arm tooling maker Gimatic srl

by Canadian Plastics

Italy-based Gimatic will operate as a business unit within Barnes Group’s industrial segment.

November 19, 2018 News

Ineos buys Ashland’s composites business for $1 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The deal, which is part of Ashland’s plans to focus on specialty chemicals, also includes the sale of its butanediol manufacturing facility in Marl, Germany.

November 19, 2018 News

Intertape Polymer acquires outstanding Powerband interest

by Canadian Plastics

Montreal’s Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is now the sole shareholder of India-based packaging tape maker Powerband Industries Private Ltd. by acquiring the outstanding 26 per cent interest in the company for US$9.9 million.

November 18, 2018 News

Emuge breaks ground to expand U.S. manufacturing facility

by Canadian Plastics

The expansion of the West Boylston, Mass. facility will allow the toolmaker to better serve its customers in the U.S. and Canada.

November 17, 2018 News

Johnson Controls to sell auto battery business

by Canadian Plastics

The purchasing group in the US$13.2 billion sale includes the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.

November 15, 2018 News

Absolute Haitian shows IML workcell to Quebec market at Expoplast

by Canadian Plastics

The largest injection molding machine display at Expoplast is making food serving cups in a three-second cycle.

November 14, 2018 News

Bill Carteaux is battling leukemia for the third time

by Canadian Plastics

Carteaux, the longtime president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Plastics Industry Association, began chemo treatments on Nov. 5.

November 14, 2018 News

Jason Sears is new president of Dri-Air Industries

by Canadian Plastics

Sears takes over the helm of the East Windsor, Conn.-based drying equipment maker after the recent death of his father Charlie Sears, who founded Dri-Air in 1985.

November 13, 2018 News

Ube Machinery completes plant expansion in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The 20,000-square-foot expansion in Ann Arbor will provide additional manufacturing and machine stocking space to meet what the company calls growing demand from its customers.

November 12, 2018 News

Montreal’s Expoplast trade show kicks off on Nov. 14

by Canadian Plastics

The only plastics trade show in Canada this year, Expoplast will be held in the Palais des congrès de Montréal on Nov. 14 and 15, and is part of five other co-located manufacturing trade shows.

November 12, 2018 News

Canadian plastics pioneer Frank Maine passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Trained as a polymer chemist, Maine worked in Quebec and Ontario and was perhaps best known for his work on oriented polymer composites.

November 11, 2018 News

Big gains forecast for global automotive plastic market: report

by Canadian Plastics

Spurred by rising disposable incomes and continuously changing lifestyles, the increasing production of cars and commercial vehicles will grow the global automotive plastic market at a CAGR of 11.91% from now until 2023, the new report from Research and Market said.

November 9, 2018 News

Krones acquires PET preform moldmaker MHT Holding

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is intended to strengthen packaging provider Krones’ PET capabilities.

November 8, 2018 News

DuPont to build new engineering plastics manufacturing facility in East China

by Canadian Plastics

The US$80 million site in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province is expected to become operational in 2020 with expansion through 2023.

November 8, 2018 News

Japanese auto parts maker Inoac fined $1.3 million for bid-rigging in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

An investigation found that Inoac entered into illegal agreements with a competing Japanese manufacturer to determine who would win certain calls for bids issued for parts for Toyota Corollas manufactured and sold in Canada between 2008 and 2014.