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February 27, 2017 News

Trade protectionism is a risk to the auto sector: Magna

by Canadian Plastics

As reported by The Canadian Press, Magna CEO Don Walker said any border adjustment tax imposed by the U.S. would have a “material adverse effect” on operations and profitability.

February 26, 2017 News

Canadian plastics pioneer Martin Walsh passes away

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Martin Walsh, an entrepreneur who played important roles in starting up several plastics-related companies in Ontario, including blown film system supplier Brampton Engineering Inc., passed away on Feb. 9 at age 73. Born in Stratford, Ont., Walsh graduated from the

February 14, 2017 News

Simcoe Plastics now reps desktop I/M machine

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Ontario-based resin supplier Simcoe Plastics Ltd. has expanded its product portfolio by moving into machinery sales. The firm, which is headquartered in Shanty Bay, Ont., is now representing machinery vendor APSX LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio, by selling its APSX-PIM desktop

February 10, 2017 News

Supply Chain Management Association names new president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

The Toronto-based industry association has appointed Christian Alan Buhagiar to the role.

February 7, 2017 News

Canadian auto sales will decline in 2017: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Sales gains in Alberta and Saskatchewan are expected to be more than offset by declines in Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.

February 6, 2017 News

Bruce Coxhead joins Amsler as general manager

by Canadian Plastics

Coxhead has been involved in PET molding since 1982.

February 3, 2017 News

Canadian vehicle sales up in January: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But the bank anticipates lower annual sales, as vehicle affordability begins to erode alongside some slowing in real income gains.

February 3, 2017 News

CPIA names Joe Hruska as new VP, sustainability

by Canadian Plastics

Hruska will lead the development and execution of Toronto-based CPIA’s sustainability, advocacy, and partnership programs to promote solutions that increase the recycling and recovery of plastics at their end-of-life and reduce marine litter.

February 2, 2017 News

Magna opens new seating headquarters in Michigan

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Construction began on the $48-million, three-story facility in December 2015.

January 31, 2017 Feature

Covertech Flexible Packaging: Backward integration into the future

by Canadian Plastics

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.

January 27, 2017 News

Cyber Plastic Machinery adds equipment making to its portfolio

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in July 2014 to refurbish blown film equipment, the Mississauga, Ont.-based firm has now started to design and build its own products.

January 22, 2017 News

Record global auto sales expected in 2017: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

In Canada, volumes will be undercut by recent price hikes for new cars and light trucks, as well as lower replacement demand than in the United States, Scotiabank’s latest Global Auto Report said.

January 15, 2017 News

Revenue up as Mold Hotrunner Solutions turns 15

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Georgetown, Ont.-based hot runner and injection molding technology supplier Mold Hotrunner Solutions Inc. had record year in 2016, with revenue up by 40 per cent.

January 9, 2017 News

As FEPAC shuts down, Pierre Fillion discusses what’s next

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 2008, FEPAC closed its doors at the end of December 2016. But that’s not the end of the story.

January 7, 2017 News

Quebec blow molder Plastique Micron bought by investment firm

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Quebec provincial financing agency Investissement Quebec and capital development fund Fonds de Solidarité have acquired 60 per cent of Quebec-based blow molding container maker Plastique Micron Inc. The terms of the deal have not been announced. “Plastique Micron will have

January 3, 2017 News

Rate Technology now reps Schenck Process

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Schenck Process announces the appointment of Rate Technology Systems as its exclusive representative in Eastern Canada.

December 22, 2016 News

CCL buying banknote maker Innovia for $1.13 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition of UK-based Innovia is expected to make Toronto’s CCL the world leader in the fast-growing polymer banknote market.

December 20, 2016 News

FEPAC to close shop

by Canadian Plastics

The Quebec-based industry association will cease operations on Dec. 31. Its signature ECOresponsible program will continue under the guidance of Quebec’s Council of Sustainable Industries.

December 14, 2016 CanPlastics TV

The latest industry acquisitions in Canada

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December 14, 2016 News

Covertech Flexible Packaging investing $10 million in new equipment

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Toronto-based flexible packaging manufacturer Covertech Flexible Packaging Inc. has announced plans to invest $10 million throughout 2017 for new equipment designed to increase its capacity and grow its business into the American marketplace. The firm is purchasing a new 10-colour,