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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 24, 2017 News

Braskem to build billion-lb PP production plant in Texas

by Canadian Plastics

Braskem will commit up to US$675 million in investment capital towards the design and construction of the new facility, which it calls the largest PP production line in the Americas.

June 22, 2017 News

Canadian auto sales forecast increased to 2 million units in 2017

by Canadian Plastics

An improved Prairie Provinces outlook is powering new vehicle purchases by Canadian businesses to a 10-year high, a new report from Scotiabank says.

June 22, 2017 News

Davis-Standard appoints news senior sales engineer

by Canadian Plastics

Gerry Sposato will be responsible for sales of new capital equipment for Davis-Standard’s sheet and foam product lines in the province of Ontario, and in the U.S. states of Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

June 21, 2017 News

Wittmann Battenfeld USA wins Supplier Excellence Award

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc., the U.S. branch of Austrian plastics processing equipment maker Wittmann Group, has won filtration specialist and customer Mann+Hummel USA Inc.’s NAFTA 2016 Supplier Excellence Award for “Customer Service and Reliability.”

June 21, 2017 News

Emuge, Open Mind partner for machining solutions

by Canadian Plastics

Tooling manufacturer Emuge Corporation is partnering with Open Mind Technologies AG, a developer of CAM/CAD software solutions, to supply high productivity machining solutions for the North American market. The formal partnership follows several years in which the two firms, both

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 20, 2017 News

KraussMaffei to appoint new head of machine technology division

by Canadian Plastics

Dr. Stefan Kruppa will be the new head of machine technology effective August 1.

June 19, 2017 News

Incoe Corp. to build new headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.

by Canadian Plastics

Hot runner systems supplier Incoe Corporation USA has announced plans to build a new US$20 million, 135,000-square-foot global headquarters facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. Currently headquartered in Troy, Mich., Incoe’s new HQ – which will be located in the Oakland

June 19, 2017 News

battenfeld-cincinnati USA expands its sales and service team

by Canadian Plastics

Extrusion equipment maker battenfeld-cincinnati USA has made a series of appointments designed to strengthen its sales and service team in the U.S. and North America. The McPherson, Kansas-based company has named Marko Koorneef as its new director of sales. Koorneef

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 News

GM will extend summer shutdown at two U.S. car plants due to slow sedan sales

by Canadian Plastics

As reported by the Associated Press, union officials say the Lordstown plant, which makes the Chevy Cruze, and the Fairfax plant in Kansas City, which makes the mid-size Chevy Malibu, will close for as many as five weeks.

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

Wacker opens silicones R&D center in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based chemical supplier Wacker Chemie AG has opened its new silicones R&D center in Ann Arbor, Mich. that will be used to develop new products for its customers in the U.S. and Canada. In a statement, Wacker said the facility

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 11, 2017 News

Jesse Garant Metrology Center undertakes $15 million expansion

by Canadian Plastics

The five-year expansion plan includes investing in new imaging systems equipment and improved infrastructure, including state-of-the-art industrial computed tomography systems for inspecting large parts.

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.