July 7, 2011 News

Ontario Toyota plants offered $545 million for upgrades

by 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.

June 27, 2011 News

Optima to distribute natural fiber reinforced thermoplastics in Ontario, Quebec, Eastern Canada

by 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.

May 10, 2011 News

Former Ont. Premier Mike Harris named Magna chairman

by Canadian Plastics

From ex-Premier to auto parts magnate.

April 10, 2011 News

ABC Group partners for auto parts in China

by 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…

March 4, 2011 News

Fire at Magna plant; production affected

by 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.

February 17, 2011 News

Clariant acquires German chemical maker for 2 billion euros

by 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).

February 6, 2011 News

ABC Group certified as Canada’s first women-owned tier one supplier

by 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.

January 31, 2011 News

Parts shortage causes temporary shutdown at Windsor, Ont. auto assembly plant

by Canadian Plastics

An auto parts shortage is forcing a week-long shutdown at Chrysler’s Windsor, Ont., minivan assembly plant.

January 13, 2011 News

Magna buys South American auto seat supplier

by 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.  

January 6, 2011 News

Global reinforced plastics market to reach 7.3 million tons by 2015: study

by 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…

January 1, 2011 News

Invista to expand airbag fiber production at Kingston, Ont. plant

by 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…

December 16, 2010 News

Canadians score with European automotive excellence awards

by Canadian Plastics

Some Canadian outfits scored big at the recently completed Network of Automotive Excellence (NoAE) Innovation Awards in Wurzburg, Germany.

November 29, 2010 News

Woodbridge Group markets Italian polyurethane technology

by 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.

November 25, 2010 News

NS Technologies buys Pop & Lock auto parts division

by Canadian Plastics

Custom molder NS Technologies Group Inc. has acquired the Mitech Ignition division from aftermarket auto industry manufacturer the Pop & Lock Corporation.

November 19, 2010 News

British-Israeli team working to make bioplastics tougher

by 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.

November 18, 2010 News

Magna opens new production plant in Russia

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc. has officially opened a new production plant in Russia.

September 23, 2010 News

Teknor Apex to supply COIM’s TPU in North America

by Canadian Plastics

Milan, Italy-based chemical company COIM S.p.A. has appointed Teknor Apex as the exclusive distributor of COIM…

September 15, 2010 News

Teknor Apex buys Sarlink TPV from DSM

by Canadian Plastics

Materials compounder Teknor Apex is acquiring the Sarlink thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) elastomer business…

September 9, 2010 News

U.S. auto parts molder to open Stratford, Ont. plant

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive parts maker Florida Production Engineering Inc. (FPE) will open an injection molding facility in …

September 6, 2010 News

Magna, Stronach buyout to go ahead

by Canadian Plastics

Auto parts giant Magna International Inc.’s billion-dollar buyout of founder Frank Stronach’s cont…