Ontario Toyota plants offered $545 million for upgradesby Canadian Plastics
With help from almost $71 million from each of the governments of Canada and Ontario, Toyota’s two Ontario plants are getting a $545 million expansion and upgrade.
Optima to distribute natural fiber reinforced thermoplastics in Ontario, Quebec, Eastern Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Optima Colour and GreenCore Composites Inc. have signed an agreement that makes Optima the official distributor of GreenCore’s NCell natural fiber composites for consumer and industrial markets in Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Canada.
Former Ont. Premier Mike Harris named Magna chairmanby Canadian Plastics
From ex-Premier to auto parts magnate.
ABC Group partners for auto parts in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
In a move designed to strengthen its supply base for global platforms, Tier One auto parts supplier ABC Group has signed a joint venture agreement with Ningbo Inoac Huaxiang Automobile Products (IHX) of China to form Ningbo ABC Inoac Huaxiang…
Fire at Magna plant; production affectedby Canadian Plastics
A fire destroyed part of a Magna International parts plant in Howell, Mich., affecting production at several U.S. auto operations and threatening production at plants in Ontario.
Clariant acquires German chemical maker for 2 billion eurosby Canadian Plastics
In a move designed to beef up its presence in the automotive industry, specialty chemical provider Clariant AG has agreed to buy a controlling majority of German chemical maker Süd-Chemie AG for 2 billion euros (Cdn$2.7 billion).
ABC Group certified as Canada’s first women-owned tier one supplierby Canadian Plastics
Auto parts molder ABC Group Inc. has become the first Canadian tier one supplier to apply for and receive certification as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) company.
Parts shortage causes temporary shutdown at Windsor, Ont. auto assembly plantby Canadian Plastics
An auto parts shortage is forcing a week-long shutdown at Chrysler’s Windsor, Ont., minivan assembly plant.
Magna buys South American auto seat supplierby Canadian Plastics
In a move designed to expand its presence in South America, Magna Seating, an operating unit of Ontario-based auto parts maker Magna International, has acquired automotive seat supplier Pabsa S.A.
Global reinforced plastics market to reach 7.3 million tons by 2015: studyby Canadian Plastics
On the heels of weakened sales in 2008 and 2009 following drop in demand in high volume end-use markets such as the automotive and construction industries, the global market for reinforced plastics is projected to rebound to 7.3 million tons by…
Invista to expand airbag fiber production at Kingston, Ont. plantby Canadian Plastics
After announcing plans to double the capacity of its Shanghai airbag fiber facility in October 2010, polymer producer Invista now plans to generate up to 4,500 tons of additional nylon airbag and industrial yarn at its production facilities in…
Canadians score with European automotive excellence awardsby Canadian Plastics
Some Canadian outfits scored big at the recently completed Network of Automotive Excellence (NoAE) Innovation Awards in Wurzburg, Germany.
Woodbridge Group markets Italian polyurethane technologyby Canadian Plastics
Plastics technology provider The Woodbridge Group has entered into a technical agreement with Italian polyurethane (PU) foam maker Toscana Gomma that will allow Woodbridge to have access to PU technology for skin solutions.
NS Technologies buys Pop & Lock auto parts divisionby Canadian Plastics
Custom molder NS Technologies Group Inc. has acquired the Mitech Ignition division from aftermarket auto industry manufacturer the Pop & Lock Corporation.
British-Israeli team working to make bioplastics tougherby Canadian Plastics
Scientists at England’s Bath University and Tel Aviv University in Israel are working on a joint project designed to improve the properties of bioplastics, allowing them to be used in a wider range of automotive products.
Magna opens new production plant in Russiaby Canadian Plastics
Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc. has officially opened a new production plant in Russia.
Teknor Apex to supply COIM’s TPU in North Americaby Canadian Plastics
Milan, Italy-based chemical company COIM S.p.A. has appointed Teknor Apex as the exclusive distributor of COIM…
Teknor Apex buys Sarlink TPV from DSMby Canadian Plastics
Materials compounder Teknor Apex is acquiring the Sarlink thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) elastomer business…
U.S. auto parts molder to open Stratford, Ont. plantby Canadian Plastics
Automotive parts maker Florida Production Engineering Inc. (FPE) will open an injection molding facility in …
Magna, Stronach buyout to go aheadby Canadian Plastics
Auto parts giant Magna International Inc.’s billion-dollar buyout of founder Frank Stronach’s cont…