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ROTOVAC is on track

A train wreck usually marks the end of the line. Listen to any of the billion old country and western tearjerkers about them, for example, and you won’t hear many lyrics about the cars getting refurbished and put back on the tracks.
Oct 14, 2014


Exxel Polymers: sous le signe du succes/Under the sign of success*

Si la route qui mène au succès est souvent parsemée de difficultés, elle est ussi faite de moments charnières au cœur desquels les décisions prises par les dirigeants sont déterminantes....
Sep 15, 2014


Big order marks a big year for W. Amsler Equipment

The Beatles sang “It was 20 years ago today” back in the 60s, turning 20th anniversaries into big deals ever since.
Sep 8, 2014


Lessons from Portugal's improved moldmaking industry

Go back 30 years and many of Canada’s moldmakers and plastics processors probably had at least one or two Portuguese companies as go-to contacts on their rolodexes. With a centuries-old glass making tradition that crossed naturally over...
Aug 15, 2014


A closer look at CPIA Leader of the Year MARK DANIELS

Given such monumental screw-ups as the City of Toronto’s infamous flirtation with a plastic bag ban last year, we Canadians could be forgiven for thinking of these bans as our own unique problem, like snowstorms in May. Far from it....
Jul 10, 2014


Recycling: the decontamination quest

Going green is red hot, and nowhere more so than with plastics recycling.
Jun 19, 2014


Athena Automation keeps on building

Processing machinery maker Athena Automation Ltd. is putting down some deep roots.
Jun 1, 2014


Protoplast is having a very good year

Sometimes the stars and planets align and — through a combination of talent, hard work, timing, and a bit of luck — you wind up having a very good year. Elvis had one in 1956, for example, and so did Wayne Gretzky in 1982. And it...
May 16, 2014


Charged and ready: Engineering resins for electric and hybrid vehicles

As any blackjack player could tell you, doubling down involves a big risk. But it’s one thing to chance it at the local casino for half a day’s pay, quite another when careers, reputations, and hundreds of millions of dollars are on...
Apr 22, 2014


PolyCello's extended family success story

Repeated selection as one Canada’s “Best Managed Companies” doesn’t happen simply by maintaining best business practices. If it did, probably every third firm in the country would get the nod. Instead, it takes more...
Mar 21, 2014


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