Canadian Plastics

November 11, 2002 News

D-M-E consolidates mold base manufacturing

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Mold component and technology supplier, D-M-E Company has announced that it will close its Monterey Park, CA mold b…

November 6, 2002 News

Rohm and Haas buys Kureha’s additives business

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Specialty chemical and polymer producer Rohm and Haas has purchased the global plastics additives business of Kureh…

November 4, 2002 News

Additives manufacturer launches new business strategy (November 04, 2002)

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Saying he is “pulling aside the curtain” on his business, Marc Wade, president of specialty chemical and additives…

October 30, 2002 News

U.S ITC report fingers labor costs and global buying trends for moldmaker woes

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The final report of the U.S. International Trade Commission on competitive conditions in the tool, die and mold sec…

October 30, 2002 News

Ryka purchased by machine OEM

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SIG Plastics International, a manufacturer of blow molding machines and equipment, has purchased Ryka Blow Molds Lt…

October 29, 2002 News

Strong growth predicted for wood-plastics composites

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Demand for plastic and wood-plastic composite materials in the U.S. is forecast to grow nearly 13% annually through…

October 25, 2002 News

Quebec embraces Expoplast

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The mood was upbeat and the registration desk crowded when Expoplast opened its doors to the Quebec industry. &quot…

October 21, 2002 News

Hot runner, software companies to collaborate

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Software developer, Moldflow Corporation, and Synventive Molding Solutions, Inc. and manufacturer of hot runner sys…

October 17, 2002 News

Quebec’s Lavergne Group adds compounding capacity

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Plastics compounder and sheet manufacturer The Lavergne Group has installed additional twinscrew compounding capaci…

October 16, 2002 News

New plastics distributor enters Canada (October 16, 2002)

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Channel Polymers, a full-service distributor of a diverse line of thermoplastic and rubber materials in the U.S. an…

October 10, 2002 News

Exco acquires Nova Scotia-based thermoformer

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Exco Technologies Ltd. has purchased the outstanding common shares of Dartmouth, NS-based thermoformer, Neocon Inte…

October 9, 2002 News

Desrosiers sees rosy outlook for new mold orders

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Automotive consultant Dennis Desrosiers predicts a strong rebound in the tooling industry over the next few years,…

October 7, 2002 News

Engel expansion to be used for customer support

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A new 32,000 sq. ft. expansion at Engel Canada Inc.’s Guelph, ON facility will provide the company with more space…

October 3, 2002 News

Insurance crisis reaches processors (October 03, 2002)

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One of the repercussions from the terrorist acts of Sept. 11, 2001 is higher insurance premiums for plastic process…

October 2, 2002 News

Intertape Polymer to close New Brunswick plant (October 02, 2002)

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Packaging manufacturer Intertape Polymer Group will close a plant in Edmundston, NB, that the CEO says can’t compet…

October 1, 2002 News

Dow honors Montreal fabricator

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Dow Chemical Company has selected Montreal-based C.P.F. Dualam Inc. as a recipient of a Fabricator Excellence Award…

September 30, 2002 News

CITT report exempts tool steels from tariffs

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The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has issued a report that accepts the recommendations of the Canadian tool…

September 26, 2002 News

Manitoba-based packager purchases U.S. firm

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Winpak Ltd. has recently finalized the purchase of the business assets of Webkote, a division of Fleming Packaging…

September 24, 2002 News

Force majeure on BASF nylon in North America

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As a result of a railcar explosion and fire which damaged a caprolactam plant in Freeport, Texas, BASF Corporation…

September 23, 2002 News

AT Plastics names new finance officer

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AT Plastics has named James G. Gingerich executive vice president and chief financial officer. Gingerich will be di…