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Canadian auto parts industry goes on offensive against U.S. protectionism

A new survey being conducted by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association seeks to detail the level of integration in the North American auto industry.

Nova, Borealis, Total Petrochemicals to form ethylene, polyethylene JV

Key aspects of the proposed JV include the construction of a new 2.2 billion lb capacity ethylene cracker in Port Arthur, Tex.; and the construction of a new 1.35 billion lb capacity polyethylene resin unit in Bayport, Tex.

Ford to invest $1.2 billion in Michigan plants

The automaker’s investment includes plans to add 130 new jobs at its engine plant in Romeo, where it will spend US$150 million to expand capacity so it can make engine components for the Ranger and Bronco.

Sonoco completes acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company

The US$230 million deal will almost double packaging supplier Sonoco's thermoforming business.
Special Reports 
Special Reports

Up in smoke?

Will Canada's carbon tax plan hurt the plastics industry's competitiveness? » Read More
Special Reports

Covertech Flexible Packaging’s backward integration into the future

When this Toronto-based extruded film maker purchased a packaging supplier four years ago, it didn’t just change its name; it changed its business. And business is now booming. » Read More

Plast-Ex 2017

May 16-18, 2017
Location: Toronto
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ChinaPlas 2017

March 16-18, 2017
Location: Guangdong, China
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