In 1963, Lester Pearson was Canada’s Prime Minister, the Beatles were still in Liverpool, and Branko Muich started working at a new Toronto-based custom extrusion shop called Polyform Ltd.
May 28, 2013
The mid-1960s was a long time ago, and you don’t last from then until now without reinventing yourself along the way.
May 2, 2013
Most of us would probably consider being a lawyer as a safe-as-houses route towards economic security. Gerry Maldoff didn’t, and gave up practicing law for a career in plastics. Turns out to have been the right move for him, and a net...
May 1, 2013
For any hockey fans working at Winnipeg-based flexible packaging manufacturer Color Ad Packaging Ltd., these are salad days. First, you’ve got the Jets back. Second, Color Ad’s business is booming.
Apr 8, 2013
Canada's plastics industry suffered employment losses during the Great Recession that cut deeply into leadership, assets, skills, and supporting infrastructure, and there's little indication they'll come back even as the industry enjoys a...
Mar 13, 2013
There’s nothing wrong with rapid innovation – the sudden leap from black and white to color TV 50-odd years ago comes to mind – but most products improve gradually. It’s not particularly sexy but it definitely works.
Feb 4, 2013
There’s nothing wrong with writing things down on paper by hand — it’s how Shakespeare and America’s Founding Fathers did it, among others. But let’s face it: it’s no way to run a business in the Internet Age.
Jan 17, 2013
Fact: Valve gating has become the preferred method of gating for precision molders, offering a more stable injection process without stringing and drooling of the melt. And these are particularly interesting times for valves gates: two...
Nov 13, 2012
All plastics processors out there who don’t want to gain a competitive advantage, raise your hands. Nobody, right? Well, interest in one such solution is spiking right now: a growing number of processors are considering liquid colorants...
Oct 1, 2012
Saint-Laurent, Que.-based Polykar is a bit of a rare bird: the garbage bag, food packaging and polyethylene film maker sells exclusively in Canada through a network of distributors.
Aug 31, 2012