Canadian Plastics


  • Arburg details big year at NPE2015

    March 30, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Germany-based injection molding machine maker Arburg Inc. reported record sales in 2014, and has also announced specifics about its new North American headquarters in Rocky Hill, Conn. The announcements were made at the NPE2015 trade show in Orlando, Fla. “Consolidated

  • News Materials

    Dow Chemical splits specialty chemical business in US$5 billion deal

    March 29, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Global chemical supplier Dow Chemical is breaking off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal with chlorine and sodium hydroxide maker Olin Corp. valued at US$5 billion. In a statement, Dow CEO and chairman Andrew Liveris said

  • Last chance to submit names for CPIA Industry Leadership Awards

    March 29, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is still accepting nominations for its annual Plastics Industry Leadership Awards, designed to recognize outstanding individuals and businesses for their commitment and dedication to the growth and sustainability of the Canadian plastics industry. The

  • Environment Canada to study dangers of plastic microbeads, NDP calls for ban

    March 27, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Environment Canada is studying the perils posed to wildlife and the environment by the plastic microbeads found in shower gels, toothpaste and facial scrubs. The findings of the study will determine a federal-provincial action plan on the tiny beads, Colin

  • NPE2015 exceeds attendance expectations; show returning to Orlando in 2018, 2021

    March 25, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Registrations for NPE2015 reached 64,517 on Tuesday, March 24 – the second day of the five-day show – according to the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., the show organizer. In the build-up to the event in Orlando, Fla., SPI

  • Record year for Sepro in 2014

    March 25, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Automation supplier Sepro America LLC reported a record year in 2014, as did its French-based parent company Sepro Group. Warrendale, Pa.-based Sepro America – which provides automation sales, engineering and service throughout the U.S. and Canada – saw its 2014

  • Fiscal 2014 a record year for Engel

    March 24, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Injection molding machine maker Engel recorded its best ever fiscal year in 2014, generating revenue of more than 1 billion euros worldwide. During a press conference at NPE2105, Engel management attributed this record result largely to an upswing of business

  • NPE2015 trade show underway

    March 23, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    The NPE2015 trade show – North America’s biggest plastics industry event – kicked off in Orlando on March 23 with a fashion show. The show featured outfits made of recycled and reused plastics and designed by students of the Savannah

  • News Moldmaking

    Aalbers Tool & Mold invests and grows

    March 20, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Company pursues new opportunities in aerospace sector with help from Ontario government funding.

  • News Materials

    Solvay, Ineos divesting some operations as part of Inovyn joint venture

    March 20, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Europe-based material suppliers Solvay SA and Ineos Group have reached an agreement with International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG) to sell off some of their assets as part of the move to create the Inovyn joint venture for their European chlorvinyls

  • News Automotive

    Magna begins construction on US$135-million Mexican plant

    March 19, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    In a move to add to its capacity in Mexico’s booming automotive sector, auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. is building a new US$135-million factory in Mexico. Aurora, Ont.-based Magna announced that it has begun construction on an automotive exteriors

  • U of T prof among new SPE Fellows

    March 18, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    SPE to honor five at ANTEC 2015

  • Program offers $13.5 million for start-up funding

    March 18, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Canada’s federal government has earmarked $13.5 million in funding to help entrepreneurs and start-up technology firms access resources and expertise to develop their business plan, seek follow-on financing and cultivate new international markets for products and services. The funding will

  • Frigel names Hamilton Plastic Systems as Canadian sales rep

    March 18, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Process cooling system supplier Frigel North America has named Mississauga, Ont.-based Hamilton Plastic Systems as its exclusive sales representative in Canada. Headquartered in East Dundee, Ill., Frigel’s advanced process cooling technologies are designed to help plastics processors maximize efficiencies in

  • News Materials

    DSM sells polymer intermediates, resin business to equity firm CVC

    March 17, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    In a bid to accelerate its refocus on supplying higher value nutritional ingredients and performance materials, Dutch chemical maker Royal DSM NV is selling a majority stake in a basic plastics and resins business to private equity firm CVC Capital

  • News Materials

    A. Schulman buying specialty engineered plastics supplier Citadel

    March 16, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    In a bid to expand its specialty plastics product portfolio, chemical maker A. Schulman Inc. is buying Citadel Plastics for US$800 million. Chicago-based Citadel, a portfolio company of private-equity firms HGGC and Charlesbank Capital Partners, engineers specialty thermoset composites, which

  • News Packaging

    Cascades posts Q4 loss during reorganization

    March 13, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Packaging supplier Cascades Inc. posted a $47-million net loss in the fourth quarter of 2014, which included a number of expenses such as asset write-downs and a loss on discontinued operations. Excluding those items, the Kingsey Falls, Que.-based company reported

  • News Economy


    March 13, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    Popular ideas can be hard to resist. Brian Burke convinced a lot of people that Phil Kessel would turn the Toronto Maple Leafs around, for example. Speaking of things turning around, another popular narrative involves reshoring. According to many, long

  • Wittmann Battenfeld machinery stolen en route to NPE2015

    March 13, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    NPE2015 can only get better for processing and auxiliary equipment maker Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. With only 10 days to go before the trade show opens in Orlando, Fla., one of 15 tractor trailer truckloads of Wittmann Battenfeld machinery and equipment

  • Fire destroys Quebec paper and plastics recycling plant

    March 12, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

    A fire has destroyed the Beauharnois, Que.-based paper and plastics recycling plant of Kruger Inc. As reported by the Canadian Press, the fire broke out early March 11 and has produced a thick plume of smoke that can be seen