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Global auto sales to set eighth consecutive annual record in 2017: report

The expanding global economy is leading to a re-acceleration in global auto sales, Scotiabank’s latest Global Auto Report said, and this economic growth is also lifting purchases in Canada

Private equity firm buying plastics processor Tekni-Plex: report

Private equity firm Genstar Capital is nearing a deal to acquire Tekni-Plex Inc., a Wayne, Penn.-based manufacturer of medical packaging and tubing, from American Securities for roughly US$1.5 billion, a news report by Reuters says.

Economy grew by 4.5 per cent in Q2 2017: StatsCan

Canada's gross domestic product grew by 1.1 per cent between March and June, an improvement from the 0.9 per cent growth seen in the previous three-month period, the agency said.

Fire at Arkema chemical plant in Texas causes evacuations

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey caused several cooling systems at the Arkema SA plant in Crosby to fail, Akrema officials said in a statement. As chemicals called liquid organic peroxides stored at the facility warmed up, they became unstable and caused an explosion on Aug. 31.
Special Reports 
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Fifty years of Canada’s plastics industry, explained!

Picking up where an earlier volume left off, a new book chronicles the Canadian plastics industry from 1950 to 2000. » Read More
Special Reports

Revere Plastics Systems is reborn in Brampton

The Brampton, Ontario plant of this U.S.-based injection molding firm has just embarked on an ambitious four-year growth plan, and has the strategy and the resources to make it happen. » Read More
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CPIA Leadership Awards Dinner

September 19, 2017
Location: Woodbridge, Ont.
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Fakuma 2017  

October 17-21, 2017
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
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