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June 26, 2017 News

CPIA now accepting nominations for Leadership Awards

by Canadian Plastics

CPIA is currently accepting nominations until July 21, 2017 for awards in the Leader of the Year, Plastics Industry Young Leaders, Canplast, Lifetime Achievement, Innovator, and Sustainability categories.

June 21, 2017 News

CPIA names new Board of Directors

by Canadian Plastics

Sarah Marshall, leader of technical services for Nova Chemicals Corporation, was elected chair of the Board.

June 18, 2017 News

Six Quebec aerospace companies get federal funding

by Canadian Plastics

The six companies, which provide aerospace parts and services, will benefit from funding announced by Canada’s innovation minister at the Paris Air Show.

June 16, 2017 Feature

IPL’s cart business keeps on rolling

by Canadian Plastics

This Quebec-based injection molder exited the auto parts molding business and, led by its production of wheeled carts, is now killing it as one of North America’s leading suppliers of products for the environmental, bulk food, and retail sectors.

June 14, 2017 News

Magna creates custom LED headlights with injection molded lenses

by Canadian Plastics

The headlights will have their market debut on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

June 14, 2017 News

ProAmpac receives “Spirit of Excellence” award from Hormel Foods

by Canadian Plastics

For the third straight year, flexible packaging supplier ProAmpac has won a Spirit of Excellence Award from its customer Hormel Foods.

June 13, 2017 News

Ampacet Canada has new account executive for Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Masterbatch supplier Ampacet Canada has named Kally Peters as its account executive responsible for sales in the province of Ontario. Peters reports to Michael Dubreuil, Ampacet Canada’s sales manager. Peters has more than 33 years of industry experience, most recently

June 12, 2017 News

Auxiplast is Engel’s new sales rep in Quebec, N.B., and N.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Injection molding machine maker Engel North America has appointed Quebec-based sales agency Auxiplast Inc. as its sales representative in Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Located in York, Pa., Engel North America is part of Austria-based Engel Group, which manufactures

June 9, 2017 News

Two industry golf events, two holes-in-one

by Canadian Plastics

Golfers at the annual SPE Ontario and CAMM annual tournaments shot aces.

June 9, 2017 News

Starlinger PET recycling line paying off for Ontario water bottler

by Canadian Plastics

The line, which was installed in April 2016 in the plastics recycling facility of Canadian water bottler Ice River Springs in Feversham, Ont., has delivered higher than expected production output and minimized the purge rate by 40 per cent.

June 8, 2017 CanPlastics TV

Checking out Plast-Ex 2017

by Canadian Plastics
June 6, 2017 News

CPIA and CAMM host joint meeting featuring plastics industry statistics and NAFTA updates

by Canadian Plastics

In an event that saw three of Canada’s biggest manufacturing industry associations get together, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) hosted a joint plastics industry meeting in Mississauga, Ont. on May 17.

June 5, 2017 News

New Flyer acquires FRP component maker Carlson Engineered Composites

by Canadian Plastics

Transit bus and motor coach manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. is buying a Winnipeg-based Carlson Engineered Composites Inc. – a manufacturer responsible for a key part of its supply chain – for US$13 million. “The acquisition of Carlson will allow

June 1, 2017 News

Quebec-based PVC compounder Reinier Plastics bought by U.S. firm

by Canadian Plastics

Marieville, Que.-based PVC compounder Reinier Plastics Inc. has been acquired by Aurora Plastics LLC, a supplier of PVC compounds headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. “Aurora is focused on enabling our customers’ success

May 30, 2017 News

Procter & Gamble to shutter Brockville, Ont. plant

by Canadian Plastics

Nearly 500 employees to be laid off as company moves production to West Virginia.

May 26, 2017 News

Quebec molder Deflex setting up shop in New Hampshire

by Canadian Plastics

Saint-Victor, Que.-based composites manufacturer Deflex Composite Inc. will locate its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Berlin, N.H. According to the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, Deflex signed a lease to occupy a 9,600-square-foot facility. Deflex has a

May 24, 2017 News

IPL buys California-based molder Macro Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The US$150 million purchase is designed to expand IPL’s footprint in the U.S. and South America.

May 16, 2017 News

Macro Engineering installs second cling PVC cast film line for Brazilian customer

by Canadian Plastics

Shipped to food packager Meiwa Embalagens, the cling PVC cast film line is capable of producing thicknesses in the range of 8-16µm, with a die width of 2.2 meters.

May 15, 2017 News

CDS appoints new sales rep for northeast U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Lachine, Que.-based extrusion equipment supplier Custom Downstream Systems Inc. (CDS) has a new sales representative for the northeastern U.S. The firm has appointed Melinda Gordon as its territory sales manager for Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey,

May 15, 2017 News

Absolute Haitian gets more representation in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran Steve Bell is teaming with Shadow Automation’s Larry Bonehill to better serve injection molders in the province.