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September 9, 2018 News

Assets of Ontario extruder Uponor bought by U.S. investment firm Wynnchurch Capital

by Canadian Plastics

The assets of polyethylene pipe producer Uponor Infra Ltd. have been acquired by Wynnchurch Capital LLC for $62.5 million and renamed as Infra Pipe Solutions Ltd.

September 9, 2018 Feature

Rotogran International is getting very big in granulation

by Canadian Plastics

Booming sales, a recent relocation into a bigger plant, and a deep dive into making larger granulators all signal the start of a new era for this Southern Ontario-based size reduction equipment manufacturer.

August 22, 2018 News

GN Thermoforming winning new orders for its new GN800 unit

by Canadian Plastics

The Chester, N.S.-based company has received multiple orders from Canadian and American processors for its new GN800 Thermoformer, and expects further increased business activity over the next several months in the U.S, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

August 20, 2018 Feature

Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLs

by Canadian Plastics

Created by Mississauga, Ont.-based packaging design firm KBS Impact Inc., the lids can save container weight – and costs – by using a peelable in-mold label that that acts as a tamper-evident seal.

August 8, 2018 Feature

Techstar Plastics: Prospering in Port Perry

by Canadian Plastics

As they hit a milestone, the owners of rotational molder Techstar Plastics look back on four decades of stress and success.

August 2, 2018 News

Toronto-based packaging supplier Ingenious Packaging bought by U.S. firm

by Canadian Plastics

Franklin, Tenn.-based Resource Label Group has purchased Ingenious Packaging for an undisclosed price.

August 1, 2018 CanPlastics TV

Whale made from 5 tons of plastic waste makes a splash in Bruges

by Canadian Plastics
July 23, 2018 News

Nova Chemicals appeals ruling that it pay Dow $1 billion in damages

by Canadian Plastics

In June, a judge ordered Nova to pay $1.06 billion to Dow Canada over an ethylene plant dispute in Joffre, Alta.

July 17, 2018 News

CPIA announces 2018/19 Board of Directors

by Canadian Plastics

Sarah Marshall, leader of technical services for Nova Chemicals Corp., has been elected as Chair of the Board.

July 17, 2018 News

Magna wins three innovation awards from SPE Europe

by Canadian Plastics

A thermoplastic liftgate takes top spot in the body exteriors category, a carbon fibre subframe wins first place in the chassis category, and a thin-wall torsional welding process wins the enabling technology category.

July 11, 2018 News

Consolidated Container buying Montreal-based Deltapac Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Deltapac Packaging manufactures plastic bottles for the specialty chemical, cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical industries.

July 9, 2018 News

W. Amsler moving to expanded facility in Bolton, Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

The blow molding machine maker – which has been located in Richmond Hill, Ont. since 1999 – will move into a 34,000-square-foot Bolton facility on Aug. 1.

July 9, 2018 Feature

Hamilton Plastic Systems is being reborn in the U.S.A.

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment maker Hamilton Plastic Systems is reinventing itself by expanding its product offerings and making a deep dive into the American marketplace.

June 28, 2018 News

Magna to acquire OLSA and expand lighting business

by Canadian Plastics

The $352-million deal will make Aurora, Ont.-based Magna a global lighting supplier.

June 28, 2018 CanPlastics TV

Plastic straw bans are taking off in Canada

by Canadian Plastics
June 27, 2018 News

CPIA now accepting nominations for 2018 Leadership Awards

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is accepting nominations until July 13, 2018 for awards in the Leader of the Year, Plastics Industry Young Leaders, Canplast, Lifetime Achievement, Innovator, and Sustainability categories.

June 26, 2018 News

Wittmann’s Gord Stowar is retiring

by Canadian Plastics

Stowar, a 42-year industry veteran, has worked in technical sales for the Nucon and Wittmann organizations in Southern Ontario for the past 30 years.

June 24, 2018 News

Former Magna exec Manfred Gingl is new head of IAC

by Canadian Plastics

Gingl, 69, was the CEO of Magna Aftermarket from 2008 to 2010, after having served as executive vice chairman of Magna International Inc. from 2002 to 2007.

June 12, 2018 News

Magna partners with Michigan startup to retrofit self-driving shuttles

by Canadian Plastics

Aurora, Ont.-based Magna will retrofit May Mobility’s low-speed self-driving electric transit vehicles with custom doors, a panoramic moon roof, drive-by-wire technology, and sensor integration.

June 11, 2018 News

Canadian plastics and chemistry industries set ambitious recycling targets

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada have partnered to establish some ambitious recycling targets designed to re-use, recycle, or recover 100 per cent of plastics packaging by 2040.