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January 15, 2020 News

Concours Mold buys assets of Valiant Tool and Mold

by Canadian Plastics

The transaction marks the first acquisition for Windsor, Ont.-based Concours under the ownership of Crestview Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, which bought Concours in May 2019.

January 10, 2020 News

APMA launches Project Arrow, an all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicle

by Canadian Plastics

The project, aimed to be completed by 2022, an effort to meet the Canadian federal government’s call for a zero-emission future by 2050.

January 9, 2020 News

Contract awarded to build new petrochemical facility outside Edmonton

by Canadian Plastics

Once in service, the petrochemical site will produce about 550,000 tonnes of polypropylene per year.

January 8, 2020 News

Belplas now reps injection press maker Niigata Machine Techno in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Niigata is the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Niigata Machine Techno Co. Ltd.

January 3, 2020 News

CCL Industries buying Polish BOPP film company Flexpol for $22 million

by Canadian Plastics

The deal gives Toronto-based CCL the capability to deliver label films in Europe using the same technology it has in place at Innovia Mexico for the Americas.

December 31, 2019 News

Happy New Year from Canadian Plastics!

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian Plastics wishes all of our readers a safe new year. We’ll be back with more industry news beginning on Jan. 2. See you in the next decade!

December 30, 2019 News

Injection molding machine maker Woojin has new Canadian representation

by Canadian Plastics

The Korean-based company is now being represented by Plastic Automation Engineering Inc. in all provinces except Quebec.

December 23, 2019 Feature

W. Amsler Equipment Inc. just turned 25

by Canadian Plastics

And the company’s Swiss-born founder and industry veteran Werner Amsler still takes pride in staying ahead of the technology curve.

December 17, 2019 News

Ontario investing $3 million in training pilot for automotive, advanced manufacturing

by Canadian Plastics

The program will provide short duration training to help unemployed, underutilized workers, or those at-risk of being laid off.

December 16, 2019 News

Ontario-based slitting, rewinding machinery maker Deacro Industries bought by Davis-Standard

by Canadian Plastics

This is Davis-Standard’s second purchase of a Canadian company in less than two years: in June 2018, it acquired blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering Inc.

December 16, 2019 News

Belplas moves to larger offices in Vaughan, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

The machinery sales firm’s new office is located at 9131 Keele St.

December 16, 2019 News

Northspec Chemicals now distributing Stahl Polymers’ portfolio in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Stahl said the appointment of Toronto-based Northspec – which specializes in chemicals and coatings for construction and architectural applications – will strengthen its sales in the Canadian construction market. 

December 13, 2019 News

Husky honours Beckhoff with EMEA Supplier Award

by Canadian Plastics

The award, presented during the K trade show in October, recognizes a 20-year development partnership in injection molding machines.

December 9, 2019 News

Kevin Bell joins Belplas as sales manager for Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Bell has over 25 years of experience in the plastics industry, with expertise in material handling, refrigeration, and material conveying. 

December 9, 2019 News

Primary plastics machinery shipments in North America down in Q3

by Canadian Plastics

Compared to last quarter, total shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery dropped by 0.5% to US$293.7 million in the third quarter of 2019, new figures from the Plastics Industry Association show.

December 6, 2019 News

Huntsman buying PU foam maker Icynene-Lapolla for $350 million

by Canadian Plastics

Icynene-Lapolla has two manufacturing facilities: one in Mississauga, Ont., and the other in Houston, Tex.

November 28, 2019 News

TC Transcontinental selling its paper and woven PP operations to Hood Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Burlington, Ont.-base Hood will acquire TC’s operations in the U.S. states of California, Iowa, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Georgia.

November 21, 2019 News

Magna buys Czech automotive lighting engineering firm Winpac

by Canadian Plastics

The deal will strengthen its engineering and electronics competencies and increase its forward lighting engineering capability in Europe, Magna said.

November 19, 2019 News

Canadian manufacturing sales down slightly in September, StatsCan says

by Canadian Plastics

Sales in the machinery industry increased 5.5 per cent to $3.7 billion, however, which was the largest monthly increase since May 2018.

November 15, 2019 News

Canadian plastic pipe maker Ipex completes acquisition of Silver-Line Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The goal of the acquisition, which was first announced in August, is to allow Ipex to increase its market position in the U.S.