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Canadian Plastics


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.

November 13, 2019 News

Canadian plastics and chemistry associations to create new combined plastics division

by Canadian Plastics

If approved, the agreement between the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) would see the Toronto-based CPIA wound up and dissolved.

November 12, 2019 News

Ontario auto parts molder Axiom Group building first U.S. plant

by Canadian Plastics

The facility, which represents an investment of approximately $20 million, will open at Overland Industrial Park in Toldeo, Ohio, by 2020.

November 12, 2019 News

Magna wins largest contract for transmission technologies in company history

by Canadian Plastics

The multi-year contract calls for Magna to build dual-clutch transmissions, including hybrid variants, for strategic partner BMW Group.

November 12, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales fell back “modestly” in October, report says

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. auto sales also posted a decline in October, according to a new report from Scotiabank.

November 11, 2019 Feature

Canadians at K 2019: Oh, Canada!

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian companies may not have been among the most numerous exhibitors at the K 2019 trade show in Düsseldorf in October, but they made an impact. From the Great White North direct to western Germany, here’s a look at some of the made-in-Canada developments and technologies unveiled at the big show.

November 11, 2019 News

Canadian vinyl industry icon Vic De Zen receives Vinyl Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award

by Canadian Plastics

De Zen is currently the CEO and chairman of vinyl building product maker Vision Extrusion Group of Companies in Vaughan, Ont.

November 4, 2019 News

Nova Chemicals executive Mark Kay passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Kay, 56, was Calgary-based Nova’s performance films group leader, and died suddenly on Oct. 19 while attending the K trade show in Germany.

November 1, 2019 News

Canada’s Jet Label & Packaging bought by U.S. label maker ProMach

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Edmonton, Alta., Jet Label manufactures labels and printed tape for a range of industries.

October 30, 2019 News

Nova becomes first Canadian-based company to participate in Operation Clean Sweep Blue

by Canadian Plastics

OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake, and powder leakage to the environment.

October 30, 2019 News

Schaefer Systems to sell Woodbridge foam packaging in North America

by Canadian Plastics

The agreement allows Charlotte, N.C.-based Schaefer to provide design, manufacturing, and distribution support to large industrial manufacturing customers with emphases within the automotive industry.

October 23, 2019 News

Kaneka highlights bio-based and biodegradable polymer technology at K 2019

by Canadian Plastics

The Japan-based company has developed the bio-based and biodegradable polymer PHBH, which is recyclable through composting and also biodegradable in natural environments, including marine waters.