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Canadian Plastics


March 12, 2003 News

Husky reports profit

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. reported a US$11.4 million profit on sales of US$185.2 million for the three m…

March 10, 2003 News

Business surges at Polymer Technologies

by Canadian Plastics

After riding out some tough times, Polymer Technologies Inc. is riding high. Five years ago the Canadian-based Tier…

March 10, 2003 News

German Tier One plans North American expansion

by Canadian Plastics

MANN+HUMMEL, a German-based manufacturer of injection and blow-molded integrated air induction systems for the aut…

March 7, 2003 News

Opponents of PVC toys defeated by science again

by Canadian Plastics

Consumers and manufacturers alike were reassured of the safety of vinyl toys last month as the U.S. Consumer Produc…

March 7, 2003 News

Compostable film gets seal of approval

by Canadian Plastics

Halifax’s Farnell Packaging Ltd. is the first Canadian company to have a compostable product certified by the Biode…

March 6, 2003 News

DuPont acquires Eastman high performance plastics business

by Canadian Plastics

DuPont Engineering Polymers (Wilmington, DE) has acquired parts of the high-performance crystalline plastics busine…

March 3, 2003 News

Calgary geomembrane plant shuttered (March 03, 2003)

by Canadian Plastics

Gundle/SLT Environmental Inc. is shutting down its Calgary-based geomembrane manufacturing operation, GSE Lining Te…

February 28, 2003 News

Decoma drops bid for Peguform

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian auto parts maker Decoma International Inc. has withdrawn its bid for the financially-troubled French parts…

February 28, 2003 News

Government sweetens pot to attract auto investment

by Canadian Plastics

The Ontario government announced it will spend $625 million over the next five years to lure automotive OEM assembl…

February 28, 2003 News

Energy, environment concerns driving EPS growth

by Canadian Plastics

The high cost of energy is one factor behind the double-digit growth of expanded polystyrene in construction applic…

February 26, 2003 News

Alcoa expanding caps and closures business

by Canadian Plastics

Alcoa Inc. has announced a major new investment program aimed at expanding its plastic closure manufacturing capaci…

February 26, 2003 News

SAE show sees return of key companies

by Canadian Plastics

This year’s Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2003 World Congress marks the return of many of the top-tier auto…

February 25, 2003 News

High Canadian job growth predicted

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian employers are anticipating the strongest second quarter hiring climate in two years, according to an emplo…

February 24, 2003 News

Auto parts maker seeking acquisitions

by Canadian Plastics

Decoma International Inc.’s current bid to buy French auto parts supplier Peguform may well be an indication of wha…

February 24, 2003 News

Royal Group under fire from shareholders

by Canadian Plastics

Higher executive compensation packages and lowered earnings forecasts have raised the ire of shareholders of buildi…

February 21, 2003 News

German retailer gives boost to beer in PET bottles

by Canadian Plastics

A new deposit law has prompted international retail operator Aldi to favor selling beer in PET bottles rather than…

February 21, 2003 News

Collins & Aikman narrows loss

by Canadian Plastics

Auto parts supplier Collins & Aikman reported a net fourth quarter loss of $3.1 million, down from a net loss $35.6…

February 21, 2003 News

U.S. slow down takes toll on Canadian manufacturing

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian factory shipments declined 0.9% in December to a nine-month low of $43-billion, according to a monthly man…

February 20, 2003 News

BASF cuts back PS production

by Canadian Plastics

Poor market conditions have prompted BASF to take 12% of its total polystyrene production capacity off line in Nort…

February 17, 2003 News

ITML purchases U.S.-based horticultural molder’s assets

by Canadian Plastics

ITML Horticultural Products Inc. has acquired the tooling and manufacturing equipment of the former TLC Polyform, I…