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October 18, 2017 News

CCC Plastics reps new purging line in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

iD Additives Inc., a North American supplier of additives to the plastics industry, has named CCC Plastics as its distributor throughout Canada for its lines of foaming agents and purging products. Based in Mississauga, Ont., CCC Plastics was already the

October 17, 2017 News

Magna to build new $100 million paint plant in Slovenia

by Canadian Plastics

Aurora, Ont.-based Magna said the paint shop will support its contract manufacturing site in Graz, Austria, about 75 kilometres away.

October 13, 2017 CanPlastics TV

Attending the CPIA’s 2017 Leadership Awards

by Canadian Plastics
October 13, 2017 News

Absolute Haitian names new sales manager for B.C., Alberta

by Canadian Plastics

Brigitte Rodriguez, the new regional sales manager, has more than 15 years of plastics industry experience.

October 11, 2017 News

Industry veteran Frank LaRocque rejoins M. Holland Company

by Canadian Plastics

LaRocque worked for M. Holland Canada in various sales, application development, and market manager roles from October 2004 through June 2015. From June 2015 onward, he served as president of Toronto-based blown film packaging supplier Al-Pack Enterprises Ltd.

October 10, 2017 News

Magna joins BMW, Intel in self-driving vehicle development

by Canadian Plastics

The core partners are developing the self-driving platform for an application in 2021.

October 9, 2017 News

Tooling supplier J.P. Bowman launches $7 million expansion

by Canadian Plastics

Auto industry supplier J.P. Bowman Precision Tooling is undertaking a $7.6 million expansion project at its manufacturing plant in Brantford, Ont. The company, which makes tooling and dies for carmakers such as BMW, Volkswagen, GM, Ford and Chrysler, plans to

October 8, 2017 News

Toronto plastics packaging supplier, supervisor, fined for workplace accident

by Canadian Plastics

The worker suffered a permanent injury after being crushed between a forklift and a structural steel column at Regency Plastics in April 2106.

October 6, 2017 News

Canada’s trade deficit increased to $3.4 billion in August: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

The trade surplus with the U.S. narrowed to $2.3 billion in August, StatsCan said, but the country’s trade deficit with countries other than the U.S. slipped to $5.7 billion.

October 3, 2017 News

Canadian vehicle sales remained “hot” in September: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. purchases rebounded to a cycle-high in September, Scotiabank said.

October 2, 2017 News

Magna sweeps SPE Automotive Composites Conference awards

by Canadian Plastics

A carbon fiber subframe won for process innovation, a reclaimed carbon fiber body panel won for materials innovation, and both products tied for the People’s Choice award.

October 1, 2017 News

Canadian manufacturing growth improves in September: report

by Canadian Plastics

Manufacturers are also more confident about the year ahead business outlook than at any time since April, the Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ index report said.

September 29, 2017 Feature

Terry Elliott: 2017 CPIA Leader of the Year

by Canadian Plastics

Terry Elliott has spent over 30 years in Canada’s plastics industry, rising from the chemistry lab to sales and management positions to his current job as president of Scepter, while doing enough volunteer work along the way to fill a second career. In both areas, he’s used his team management techniques and transformational leadership skills to improve organizational health – and the bottom line. But for all his strategizing, he didn’t see the Leader of the Year award coming.

September 27, 2017 News

Peninsula Plastics installs new Haitian I/M machine

by Canadian Plastics

Peninsula now has a total of 32 injection presses in its 90,000-square-foot facility, ranging from 25 tons to 1550 tons.

September 27, 2017 News

French foam insulation maker Soprema building Quebec manufacturing plant

by Canadian Plastics

The governments of Quebec and Canada have granted a total of $8.5 million in financial assistance for the Sherbrooke, Que. plant, which has a total investment value of $42 million.

September 25, 2017 News

Magna opens new Shanghai engineering centre

by Canadian Plastics

The centre will deliver the latest mirror and vision systems technologies to Asian markets.

September 20, 2017 News

CPIA hands out 2017 leadership awards

by Canadian Plastics

Terry Elliott, former head of Ampacet Canada and current president of Scepter Manufacturing, is the 2017 Leader of the Year.

September 16, 2017 News

Rotomolder Agri-Plastics opening shop in Nebraska

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario-based rotational molder Agri-Plastics Mfg. is expanding in the U.S by buying half of the Lukjan Metal Products’ facility in Sidney, Nebraska.

September 15, 2017 Feature

Sales rep goes the extra miles for Aoki

by Canadian Plastics

Jose Penaloza will rack up at least 20 trans-Pacific flights this year as part of his push to increase Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki’s presence in Canada. That’s a lot of hang time, but it’s beginning to pay off.

September 12, 2017 News

Intertape Polymer expands Pittsylvania County, Virginia facility

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging product supplier Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) is investing US$7 million to add manufacturing and distribution capacity at its facility in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. IPG, which has corporate headquarters in Montreal and Sarasota, Fla., develops, manufactures, and sells a variety