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September 28, 2018 News

Davis-Standard invests $2 million to expand feedscrew manufacturing capacity

by Canadian Plastics

The investment involves the installation of Davis-Standard’s fourth CNC machining centre, which will enable the company to increase feedscrew production by over 25 per cent.

September 26, 2018 News

Westlake Chemical acquiring compounder Nakan for $265 million

by Canadian Plastics

France-based Nakan has eight production facilities worldwide and makes products used in the automotive, building and construction, and medical industries.

September 25, 2018 News

StackTeck beefs up its dedicated prototyping and pilot mold cell by adding multiple machines

by Canadian Plastics

The Brampton, Ont.-based company has invested $1.5 million so far in 2018 on equipment for the development of prototypes, including close tolerance milling and turning machines, universal grinders, and three- and five-axis mills.

September 25, 2018 News

Montreal’s Loop Industries forms JV with Indorama Ventures for PET chemical recycling

by Canadian Plastics

Indorama’s manufacturing footprint will combine with Loop’s proprietary science and technology to produce recycled PET resin and polyester fibre.

September 24, 2018 News

Eric Roegner appointed as new president of Amcor Rigid Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Roegner replaces outgoing president Mike Schmitt effective mid-November, and will be based out of Amcor Rigid Plastics’ headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich.

September 23, 2018 News

Ottawa plans to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operations

by Canadian Plastics

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.

September 21, 2018 News

Mitsui Chemicals to establish production facility in Ohio for long-glass-fibre-reinforced polypropylene

by Canadian Plastics

Construction of the facility is scheduled to be completed in September 2019, with start-up planned for October 2019.

September 21, 2018 News

Lorenz Conveying Products buys Flow Valves International

by Canadian Plastics

Flow Valves makes the Syntron and SMS Iris flow control valves, which are used for applications ranging from packaging and bagging, and for free-flowing powders and granular materials.

September 20, 2018 News

Plastics machinery shipments in North America up again: report

by Canadian Plastics

For the fifth consecutive quarter, plastics machinery shipments in North America continued to increase in the second quarter of 2018, according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

September 19, 2018 News

Reconstruction of K show complex reaches halfway point

by Canadian Plastics

The halfway point was observed at a topping-out ceremony for the new Hall 1 held on Sept. 14.
Both Hall 1 and 2 are being demolished and will be replaced by a larger Hall.

September 19, 2018 News

Chemical distributor Univar buying competitor Nexeo Solutions for $2 billion

by Canadian Plastics

But Univar also said that it has hired an external advisor “to evaluate strategic alternatives for Nexeo’s industry-leading plastics business, which may include a potential divestiture of the business.”

September 19, 2018 News

Clariant and Sabic to merge parts of their materials businesses

by Canadian Plastics

A memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies calls for Clariant to combine its additives and high value masterbatches with parts of Sabic’s specialties business to create a new joint venture business for high performance materials.

September 18, 2018 News

Ravago buys resin distributor Bolcof-Port Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

California-based Bolcof’s sales territory includes key accounts in Canada.

September 17, 2018 News

Swiss polymer suppliers Rehau, MB Barter merging into $2.5 billion business

by Canadian Plastics

Rehau and MB Barter will combine both their competencies in a new organization under one umbrella brand.

September 16, 2018 News

Invista adding 40,000 tons of nylon 6/6 capacity in Shanghai

by Canadian Plastics

Construction of the new project is targeted for mid-2019 and production is scheduled to begin in 2020.

September 16, 2018 News

Purging compound maker Sun Plastech names Joseph Serell as its president

by Canadian Plastics

Sun Plastech Inc., the manufacturer and distributor of AsaClean purging compounds, has appointed Joseph Serell as its new president. Serell succeeds outgoing president Glenn Kornfeld, who will assume new responsibilities at Sun Plastech’s parent company Asahi Kasei America, which is

September 13, 2018 News

Canadian Bill Spenceley inducted into Rotational Molding Hall of Fame

by Canadian Plastics

Spenceley is the owner and president of Lethbridge, Alta.-based rotomolder Flexahopper Plastics Ltd.

September 12, 2018 News

Ontario-based plastic, concrete wall systems supplier Nudura Corp. bought by U.S. firm

by Canadian Plastics

Nudura was bought by Medina, Ohio-based industrial product supplier RPM International for an undisclosed amount.

September 12, 2018 News

Fire damages Herbold’s warehouse in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The Germany-based recycling machinery maker estimated that the damage will run into the millions, but that the office space, the test centre, and the production halls were not affected. There were no casualties.

September 12, 2018 News

Canada’s weak auto sales continues: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Auto sales growth has also slowed down markedly in the U.S. and Mexico, a new report from Scotiabank says.