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February 6, 2019 News

PPC Flexible Packaging buys HFM Packaging Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Wisconsin, HFM produces packaging solutions for cosmetics, personal care, pharma, food, and industrial applications.

February 5, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales down in January: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Vehicle purchases in the U.S. also dropped in January, a new report from Scotiabank said, as sales activity rebalances from strong gains in late-2018 and adverse weather conditions keep buyers at bay.

February 5, 2019 News

Autoparts maker Brose to cut 100 jobs at Ontario operations

by Canadian Plastics

The Germany-based company says it is adjusting production capacity at its London, Ont. manufacturing facility to meet shifting customer demand as the market moves away from passenger cars towards SUVs and crossovers.

February 5, 2019 News

Sumitomo Demag moving into larger manufacturing plant in Georgia

by Canadian Plastics

The move into the 74,000-square-foot plant marks the first phase of the injection molding machine maker’s U.S. expansion plan.

February 4, 2019 News

Townsend Solutions named as first SPE Preferred Partner

by Canadian Plastics

The SPE Preferred Partner program was launched in 2018, and recognizes converters, manufacturers, solutions providers and product distributors that have demonstrated leadership and innovation in the plastics industry.

February 4, 2019 News

Coatings supplier Applied Plastics bought by private equity firm

by Canadian Plastics

Vance Street Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This is Los Angeles-based private equity firm Vance Street Capital’s fourth investment in the medical space in the past three years.

February 1, 2019 News

R.D. Abbott now distributing Lord Corp.’s adhesives and coatings in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The new distribution agreement includes Lord Corp.’s Chemlok, Flocklok, in-mold bonding adhesives, co-laminated Chemlok film, LokRelease, and Sipiol adhesives and coatings.

February 1, 2019 News

Erema buys majority stake in recycling machine maker Plasmac

by Canadian Plastics

Erema has acquired 60 per cent of recycling equipment firm Plasmac Srl to further expand its range of tailor-made plastic recycling solutions for in-house applications.

January 30, 2019 News

Global auto sales declined in 2018: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But despite posting a decline relative to 2017, the Canadian auto market posted its second best year on record, a new report from Scotiabank said.

January 30, 2019 News

Tetra Pak appoints Adolfo Orive as new president, CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Effective April 1, Orive will replace outgoing president and CEO Dennis Jonsson.

January 30, 2019 News

PolyOne’s revenue up nine per cent in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

But softening demand conditions in the fourth quarter most heavily impacted the company’s Performance Products and Solutions, and Specialty Engineered Materials segments.

January 29, 2019 News

Davis-Standard adding lab capabilities to its technical centre

by Canadian Plastics

By the end of the first quarter of 2019, the technical centre in Connecticut will offer trials for Davis-Standard’s Helibar groove feed extruder and the DS Activ-Check control system for continuous extruder monitoring.

January 28, 2019 News

Toshiba taps industry vet Chuck Gorman as national sales manager

by Canadian Plastics

Gorman previously owned and managed Florida Plastics Machinery, a rep agency selling a broad range of systems, including those from Toshiba Machine, for 20 years.

January 25, 2019 News

Chase Plastic Services now distributing Sabic materials in North America

by Canadian Plastics

Clarkson, Mich.-based resin distributor Chase Plastic Services Inc. is now representing chemical maker Sabic’s complete line of specialty engineering resins – including Noryl-brand PPO/PPE, Ultem-brand polyetherimide and LNP-brand compounds and copolymers – in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Nexeo Solutions

January 24, 2019 News

AceTronic organizing one-day tabletop show for plastics processors

by Canadian Plastics

Called “AceConnex”, the show will take place in Mississauga, Ont. on May 9, and will address some of the common problems facing injection molders, blowmolders, extruders, and other plastic processors.

January 24, 2019 News

Walmart Canada announces new plastic waste reduction plan

by Canadian Plastics

The retail giant has released a new Charter on Plastics, which it says builds on its 2016 commitment to have 100 per cent recyclable private brand packaging by 2025.

January 23, 2019 News

Former Wittmann Battenfeld executive Matt McCabe dies in ATV accident

by Canadian Plastics

McCabe, most recently a principal of plastics rep firm Great Lakes Machinery & Automation in Fremont, Ohio, once served as Wittmann’s first international key account manager.

January 22, 2019 News

Constantia Flexibles buys majority stake in Russian packaging supplier TT-print

by Canadian Plastics

The deal is intended to boost Constantia’s position in the Russian pharma packaging industry.

January 22, 2019 News

Conair adds new service rep for Canada, Northeastern U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

FinCap Electrical and Mechanical Inc., of Newmarket, Ont., will handle installation, automation, control, and repair services for Conair’s auxiliary equipment.   

January 22, 2019 News

EU Commission clears BASF’s acquisition of Solvay’s nylon business

by Canadian Plastics

The commission said the approval was conditional on the “divestiture of a remedy package” that will avoid nylon price increases in the EU region.