K 2019 starts this weekby Canadian Plastics
The world’s largest plastics trade show runs from Oct. 16-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium appoints new presidentby Canadian Plastics
The not-for-profit EMC, Canada’s largest manufacturing consortium, has named Jean-Pierre Giroux as its new leader.
Quebec’s Polykar adds third W&H multi-layer co-extrusion lineby Canadian Plastics
The new Optimex machine adds 7 million pounds to Polykar’s existing film production.
CPIA announces 2019 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winnersby Canadian Plastics
The premier award, the Leader of the Year, was given to Bill Dickson, president of Cambridge, Ont.-based material supplier Canuck Compounders.
Husky makes organizational, leadership changesby Canadian Plastics
The Bolton, Ont.-based company has expanded its Next Generation Operating Model program to include its hot runners, controllers and medical business, and also appointed Wes Grove to the role of chief operating officer.
Canadian auto sales posted “modest” uptick in August, Scotiabank saysby Canadian Plastics
The sales increase ended a record seventeenth month of year-over-year declines in auto sales in Canada, a new report from the bank says.
RTP Co. offering free engineered thermoplastics workshops in Montreal, Torontoby Canadian Plastics
The free, one-day workshops will teach about thermoplastic compounds and provide valuable information regarding material selection.
Manitoba Premier promises plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
The province’s newly re-elected Progressive Conservative government plans to consult with private industry on how to proceed with the ban.
Montreal flexible packager Licaplast buys PE bag maker M’Plastby Canadian Plastics
M’Plast, which is also headquartered in Montreal, specializes in the manufacturing, impression and transformation of polyethylene film into bags or U-Film for a range of end markets.
Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show returning to Torontoby Canadian Plastics
Running from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, CMTS is the country’s largest and most comprehensive trade show and conference for industry in Canada.
Material supplier Cancarb names Peter Donnelly as presidentby Canadian Plastics
Donnelly, who has been with the Medicine Hat, Alta.-based thermal carbon black supplier for 24 years, replaces outgoing president Ken Tate.
Polykar plans to build new manufacturing plant in Edmontonby Canadian Plastics
The proposed 50,000-square-foot facility will add about 30 million pounds of production capacity to the Montreal-based packaging supplier’s product lines.
TC Transcontinental buys majority stake in Ecuador-based banana industry film supplier Trilexby Canadian Plastics
Trilex has about 170 workers and supplies plastics packaging and farm plastics used for protection and pest control.
Tekni-Plex purchases Canadian automation solutions manufacturer MMC Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Laval, Que., MMC provides automation equipment for cap lining, slitting/folding, assembling and closing systems.
Recycling report points to growth in Canadian capacity to recycle plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, the new report found that 88 per cent of the post-consumer plastic reported was reclaimed in Canada or the U.S.
Canadian General-Tower acquires French plastic film makersby Canadian Plastics
The Cambridge, Ont.-based supplier of coated fabric and film products has purchased Liancourt, France-based companies AlkorDraka Industries and Alkor Medical Tubing for an undisclosed amount.
Krauss Plastics makes management changesby Canadian Plastics
Frank Krauss is the new owner and president of the Woodbridge, Ont.-based custom injection molder, replacing Roland Krauss, who has retired.
Ontario auto parts maker Global Plas expands, adds machines and automationby Canadian Plastics
With $2.5 million in funding assistance from FedDev Ontario, the Concord-based company will scale up operations and create 50 new jobs.
Quebec EPS resin maker StyroChem sold to PMC Capitalby Canadian Plastics
StyroChem makes EPS materials for food service, packaging, construction, casting, and specialty applications, and has annual revenues of approximately $100 million.
Toronto packaging supplier Starplex Scientific sold to Pretium Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Starplex, which also operates a manufacturing plant in Tennessee, molds plastics products that include leak-resistant sterilized containers, biological sampling swabs, and pharmaceutical grade containers and closures.