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November 17, 2017 News

TricorBraun buys B.C.-based flexible packager Taipak

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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.

October 23, 2017 News

Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian automotive parts supplier Magna International Inc. has entered into a joint venture agreement with Huayu Automotive Systems Co. Ltd. to produce an electric-drive powertrain system for a German automaker.

October 18, 2017 News

CCC Plastics reps new purging line in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

iD Additives Inc., a North American supplier of additives to the plastics industry, has named CCC Plastics as its distributor throughout Canada for its lines of foaming agents and purging products. Based in Mississauga, Ont., CCC Plastics was already the

October 17, 2017 News

Magna to build new $100 million paint plant in Slovenia

by Canadian Plastics

Aurora, Ont.-based Magna said the paint shop will support its contract manufacturing site in Graz, Austria, about 75 kilometres away.

October 13, 2017 CanPlastics TV

Attending the CPIA’s 2017 Leadership Awards

by Canadian Plastics
October 13, 2017 News

Absolute Haitian names new sales manager for B.C., Alberta

by Canadian Plastics

Brigitte Rodriguez, the new regional sales manager, has more than 15 years of plastics industry experience.

October 11, 2017 News

Industry veteran Frank LaRocque rejoins M. Holland Company

by Canadian Plastics

LaRocque worked for M. Holland Canada in various sales, application development, and market manager roles from October 2004 through June 2015. From June 2015 onward, he served as president of Toronto-based blown film packaging supplier Al-Pack Enterprises Ltd.

October 10, 2017 News

Magna joins BMW, Intel in self-driving vehicle development

by Canadian Plastics

The core partners are developing the self-driving platform for an application in 2021.

October 9, 2017 News

Tooling supplier J.P. Bowman launches $7 million expansion

by Canadian Plastics

Auto industry supplier J.P. Bowman Precision Tooling is undertaking a $7.6 million expansion project at its manufacturing plant in Brantford, Ont. The company, which makes tooling and dies for carmakers such as BMW, Volkswagen, GM, Ford and Chrysler, plans to