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December 6, 2017 CanPlastics TV

The 2017 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

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December 5, 2017 News

Spin Master buys Perplexus puzzle maker brand for $9 million

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto-based Spin Master has distributed Perplexus since 2013 and will now own the global rights to the Perplexus brand.

December 4, 2017 Feature

Kal Polymers is growing strong after 25 years

by Canadian Plastics

As it hits the quarter-century mark, the Mississauga, Ont.-based compounder is heading off into new directions.

December 4, 2017 News

KraussMaffei hires new sales engineer for English-speaking Canada

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The company has named industry veteran Jim Chow as its technical sales engineer for the KraussMaffei and Netstal injection molding machine brands in the English-speaking Canadian provinces.

November 30, 2017 News

Husky installs energy storage system to cut power costs

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Designed and constructed for Husky by Convergent Energy + Power, the GridStar lithium-ion battery system can reduce electricity costs on the load by 15-30 per cent per year, starting in 2018.

November 28, 2017 News

Construction products maker Vicwest expanding in Stratford, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

The Oakville, Ont.-based company – which makes PVC trimboards, columns, moldings, and accents – will also move its offices to Burlington, Ont.

November 26, 2017 News

Magna expands mirrors capacity in Slovakia

by Canadian Plastics

Aurora, Ont.-based Magna is expanding into a larger plant for its mirrors business in Slovakia, and will also install a new automated paint line in the building.

November 24, 2017 News

Plastics firms among Ontario Export Awards winners

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GreenMantra Recycling Technologies Ltd. won the Clean Technology Award, and PolyCorp Ltd. won the Leadership Award.

November 17, 2017 News

TricorBraun buys B.C.-based flexible packager Taipak

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The purchase is TricorBraun’s first move into the flexible packaging industry.

November 11, 2017 News

Autonomous vehicle research centre opens in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Auto industry representatives and academics researching autonomous vehicles will work together at the Stratford, Ont. centre to further develop and demonstrate the technology.

November 10, 2017 News

Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

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In a Nov. 9 statement, Bolton, Ont.-based Husky has created a dedicated tooling team to focus investment on technology and increased global delivery capabilities.

November 5, 2017 News

Macro Engineering appoints rep for Spain and Portugal

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, Ont.-based film and sheet extrusion systems maker Macro Engineering and Technology has expanded its European presence by adding Innopack Systems as its sales agent for Spain and Portugal.

November 1, 2017 News

Husky sells 12 systems to Russian medical parts molder

by Canadian Plastics

Pascal Medical is installing the Husky processing machines in its new state-of-the-art facility in Dubna, Russia.

November 1, 2017 News

Transcontinental Inc. acquires Quebec-based Les Industries Flexipak

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Montreal, Les Industries Flexipak is a converter specialized in flexographic printing, lamination as well as bag and pouch making, and has other value-added capabilities.

October 31, 2017 News

Global auto sales accelerated during the summer: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Global car sales accelerated through the summer, a new report from Scotiabank said, with volumes advancing 4.5% above a year earlier in August, double the growth of the previous three months.

October 30, 2017 News

Polymer maker HP Polymers investing $1.7 million in plant expansion

by Canadian Plastics

The Puslinch, Ont.-based firm will bring in new equipment and add five new positions at its facility.

October 30, 2017 News

Steady economic growth expected in Canada in 2018: BMO

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s economy is on pace to match the best annual growth performance since the Great Recession, a new report from BMO Capital Markets Economics and BMO Commercial Banking said, with real GDP likely to expand 3.1% this year, up from 1.5% in 2016.

October 28, 2017 News

Profits up for A. Schulman

by Canadian Plastics

Material supplier A. Schulman Inc. reported fourth quarter net sales that were approximately 7 per cent higher compared with Q4 2016 figures, and a profit for fiscal 2017 of US$34.2 million, following a loss of US$356 million in 2016.

October 25, 2017 News

New plastics recycler ReVital Polymers officially opens in Sarnia, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

ReVital Polymers Inc., which was founded last year but officially launched on Oct. 20, is owned and operated by recycling industry pioneers Emmie Leung and Tony Moucachen.

October 24, 2017 News

Quebec’s Avior to partner with Boeing on 737 MAX airplane program

by Canadian Plastics

Avior Integrated Products, which has three manufacturing plants in Quebec, will supply parts for the access door assemblies on Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft.