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April 9, 2019 News

Roda Packaging acquires packaging supplier Industries Rada Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Laval, Que.-based Industries Rada is an injection molder and blow molder of custom packaging products.

April 8, 2019 News

Thousands of responses to Newfoundland and Labrador plastic bag ban survey

by Canadian Plastics

The province’s Environment department says that a decision on the possibility of banning single-use plastic bags is coming in the “near future”.

April 8, 2019 News

Borealis beefs up automotive compounds capacity in North America

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier Borealis AG has announced that its new compounding plant in Taylorsville, North Carolina, has come on stream during Q1 2019 as planned, with the inauguration of the facility scheduled for May 16. With dedicated production lines for thermoplastic

April 8, 2019 News

Tessy Plastics acquires automation and injection mold tooling companies

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to beef up its custom robotic automation and injection molding services, U.S.-based Tessy Plastics Corp. has acquired NuTec Tooling Systems Inc. and Custom Tool & Design.

April 5, 2019 News

Synventive Molding files lawsuit against INglass and HRSflow

by Canadian Plastics

The lawsuit springs from a 2014 technology license that granted INglass and its hot runner division HRSflow GmbH access to Synventive’s SynFlow technology; the license has now expired.

April 4, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales down in March: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Scotiabank also forecasts that auto sales in Canada will fall to 1.93 million units delivered in 2019.

April 3, 2019 News

Canadian plastics pioneer Michael Burgoyne passes

by Canadian Plastics

The well-known Canadian chemist was a leading researcher in the development of wood-plastic composites.

April 2, 2019 News

One Rock completes acquisition of Nexeo Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Nexeo Plastics is the plastics distribution business of Nexeo Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of Univar Inc.

April 2, 2019 News

CCC Plastics adds Harinder Tamber as new technical specialist

by Canadian Plastics

Tamber has an M. Tech in polymer technology from IIT Delhi, India, and a Ph.D. in polymer science from the Polymer Research Institute at Syracuse, N.Y.

April 1, 2019 News

New York passes ban on single-use plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

The bag provision will take effect starting March 1, 2020, and will ban most single-use plastic bags provided by supermarkets and other stores.

March 31, 2019 News

Mitsubishi Chemical completes purchase of Indian PVC compounds business

by Canadian Plastics

First announced in June 2018, the acquisition of the PVC compound business of Welset Plast Extrusions Private Ltd. will allow Mitsubishi to enter the medical PVC compound business and strengthen its existing PVC and thermoplastic elastomers businesses in India.

March 30, 2019 News

CCC buys Canadian container maker Plastique Micron

by Canadian Plastics

Through its Altium Packaging Canada subsidiary, CCC has bought Plastique Micron and its affiliates IMBC Blowmolding 2014 and Action Plastic Products.

March 28, 2019 News

Saudi Aramco to buy controlling share of Sabic in $69 billion megadeal

by Canadian Plastics

Saudi Aramco’s 70 per cent stake in Sabic is being financed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia in a private transaction.

March 27, 2019 News

Engel opens second location in Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

Located in San Pedro near Monterrey, this second location is situated in an automotive manufacturing region.

March 27, 2019 News

Olympus buys rotomolder Tank Holding Corp.

by Canadian Plastics

This is the second time that private equity firm Olympus has owned Tank, which is said to be the largest rotational molder in North America.

March 26, 2019 News

Weak early-year auto sales in China, while Europe rebounds: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Sales in Canada continued to decline in February, a new report by Scotiabank said, marking the twelfth year-on-year decline in a row off record February sales a year prior.

March 26, 2019 News

98% of European plastics production covered by Operation Clean Sweep

by Canadian Plastics

The international program is designed to prevent plastic pellets, flakes, and powder from being lost from factory floors and winding up in lakes and oceans.

March 25, 2019 News

Absolute Haitian opening new South Carolina plant on May 30

by Canadian Plastics

First announced in May 2018, the facility located, near Charleston, will provide for expanded sales, applications, service, and training functions.

March 25, 2019 News

Swiss packaging supplier Corvaglia Group opens first N. American production plant

by Canadian Plastics

First announced in February 2018, the US$25 million plant has opened in Newnan, Georgia, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the occasion planned for April 5.

March 22, 2019 News

K 2019 is fully booked

by Canadian Plastics

Over 3,000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries have registered for the show in Germany in October, and will occupy the entire exhibition grounds with some 1.8 million square feet of net exhibit space.