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November 17, 2018 News

Johnson Controls to sell auto battery business

by Canadian Plastics

The purchasing group in the US$13.2 billion sale includes the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.

November 15, 2018 News

Absolute Haitian shows IML workcell to Quebec market at Expoplast

by Canadian Plastics

The largest injection molding machine display at Expoplast is making food serving cups in a three-second cycle.

November 12, 2018 News

Montreal’s Expoplast trade show kicks off on Nov. 14

by Canadian Plastics

The only plastics trade show in Canada this year, Expoplast will be held in the Palais des congrès de Montréal on Nov. 14 and 15, and is part of five other co-located manufacturing trade shows.

November 12, 2018 News

Canadian plastics pioneer Frank Maine passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Trained as a polymer chemist, Maine worked in Quebec and Ontario and was perhaps best known for his work on oriented polymer composites.

November 6, 2018 News

CCC buys two Canadian bottle molders

by Canadian Plastics

Atlanta, Ga.-based Consolidated Container Co. is expanding its footprint in Canada by acquiring Polybottle Group Ltd. and Humberline Packaging Inc. from Toronto’s ABC Group Inc.

November 4, 2018 News

Magna acquires motion-control software maker Haptronik GmbH

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based Haptronik’s software will bolster Magna’s SmartAccess power door technology.

October 24, 2018 Feature

EMMIE LEUNG: CPIA’s Leader of the Year

by Canadian Plastics

From bag lady to leading lady: Emmie Leung has risen from driving a rented van for her one-woman curbside recycling company to being the CEO of Emterra Group.

October 24, 2018 News

Big management change at Hasco Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Managing director Louis Hébert is retiring at the end of 2018; René Eisenring with replace him as the new general manager, effective January 1, 2019.

October 23, 2018 News

Blown film industry legend Robert Krycki passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Krycki, 74, founded Brampton, Ont.-based Future Design Inc. in 1978, one of Canada’s most important blown film equipment manufacturers.

October 15, 2018 News

Magna opens seating plant in Czech Republic to serve BMW in Europe

by Canadian Plastics

With a production area measuring 6,000 square meters, the plant has the capacity to produce more than 360,000 seat sets per year.

October 9, 2018 News

CPIA names 2018 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

Recycling industry pioneer Emmie Leung, the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, is the Leader of the Year for 2018.

October 2, 2018 News

Magna partners with Altran to create engineering centre in Morocco

by Canadian Plastics

The joint venture will support Morocco’s growing automotive export production.

October 1, 2018 News

CPIA makes new commitment to Operation Clean Sweep

by Canadian Plastics

The industry association’s newest Clean Sweep initiative involves getting all CPIA member companies to be signatories participating in the program by 2022.

October 1, 2018 News

Canada, U.S. reach new trade deal to replace NAFTA

by Canadian Plastics

The agreement provides increased access to Canada’s dairy market for U.S. producers, limits the number of cars and the value of automobile parts that Canada can ship to the U.S. without paying higher duties, and preserves key dispute-resolution provisions.

September 25, 2018 News

StackTeck beefs up its dedicated prototyping and pilot mold cell by adding multiple machines

by Canadian Plastics

The Brampton, Ont.-based company has invested $1.5 million so far in 2018 on equipment for the development of prototypes, including close tolerance milling and turning machines, universal grinders, and three- and five-axis mills.

September 25, 2018 News

Montreal’s Loop Industries forms JV with Indorama Ventures for PET chemical recycling

by Canadian Plastics

Indorama’s manufacturing footprint will combine with Loop’s proprietary science and technology to produce recycled PET resin and polyester fibre.

September 23, 2018 News

Ottawa plans to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operations

by Canadian Plastics

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.

September 21, 2018 News

Lorenz Conveying Products buys Flow Valves International

by Canadian Plastics

Flow Valves makes the Syntron and SMS Iris flow control valves, which are used for applications ranging from packaging and bagging, and for free-flowing powders and granular materials.

September 13, 2018 News

Canadian Bill Spenceley inducted into Rotational Molding Hall of Fame

by Canadian Plastics

Spenceley is the owner and president of Lethbridge, Alta.-based rotomolder Flexahopper Plastics Ltd.

September 12, 2018 News

Ontario-based plastic, concrete wall systems supplier Nudura Corp. bought by U.S. firm

by Canadian Plastics

Nudura was bought by Medina, Ohio-based industrial product supplier RPM International for an undisclosed amount.