New general manager for Nova Scotia-based GN Thermoforming Equipment
Industry veteran Deane Nash has been appointed to the role.
Cadillac Fairview unveils low-waste sorting station at Ontario mall
The sorting station at CF Lime Ridge mall is constructed from 50 per cent recycled materials, including 100 per cent recycled HDPE plastics.
Plasman Holdings acquired by private equity firm MiddleGround Capital
Windsor, Ont.-based Plasman molds bumpers, fascia, grilles, exterior trim, and subsystem components for light vehicles.
Printex Transparent Packaging introduces clear boxes with 100 per cent post-consumer recycled PET
The packaging is manufactured domestically and is offered as a sustainable replacement for virgin PET.
B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy is now operational
The Centre aims to bring together innovators, industry, governments and academics to accelerate the commercialization and scale-up of B.C.-based clean energy technologies.
Davis-Standard names Gianzo Mastrangelo as aftermarket regional manager for Canada, Northeast U.S.
Mastrangelo has held multiple leadership roles at Brampton Engineering, General Motors of Canada, CFM, Fenwick Automotive, and Embassy Flavours.
Canada Plastic Pact releases new ‘Roadmap to 2025’ action plan
The plan focuses on three strategic priorities to improve plastics recycling and move Canada towards a circular economy by 2025.
Toy maker Spin Master creates $100-million venture capital fund
The new Spin Master Ventures fund will make strategic minority investments in toys, entertainment, and digital games.
Magna opens new seating plant in Serbia
The facility in the city of Aleksinac will produce seating products for European automakers.
Rotoplast is growing strong
Not even a global pandemic can stop this Quebec-based rotational molder’s carefully laid expansion plans.
Protech buys powder coating business of Calgary-based Lynx Thermoset
The deal gives Montreal-based Protech a new custom order facility and stock warehouse.
Mixing it up with regrind
The most important variables in molding are those that cause downtime and rejects if not handled properly, and the amount of regrind used in the process is definitely one of these. Which is exactly why some of the latest blenders and related technologies can handle regrind.
Plasman expands in Southern U.S. with Minghua USA acquisition
Minghua’s exterior trim paint plant in Greer, S.C. has capability for full fascia/bumper.
U.S. plastics industry trade improves in 2021 after 2020 pandemic slump, report says
The Plastics Industry Association report said that Mexico and Canada remained the U.S. plastics industry’s largest export markets.
Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses confident of economic rebound and future growth: KPMG
The latest KPMG Business Outlook Poll finds digital investments as key to growth, but challenges finding tech talent and supply chain risks could hold them back.
Epsilyte acquires EPS maker StyroChem Canada
Texas-based Epsilyte says the deal creates one of the largest producers of EPS in North America.
Redwood Plastics and Rubber names Kris Fraser as new COO
Fraser has been with Langley, B.C.-based Redwood since 2018, and has held the positions of vice president of manufacturing and vice president of finance.
McDonald’s Canada eliminating most single-use plastic foodservice products
The company plans to introduce wooden cutlery, wooden stir sticks and paper straws to its restaurants across the country by December.
Testing high-touch surfaces in grocery stores for COVID-19
A recent study found that the risk is low if physical distancing guidelines and recommended cleaning protocols are followed.
Dow plans to build new ethylene and derivatives complex in Alberta
The investment would more than triple Dow’s ethylene and PE capacity from its Fort Saskatchewan site while retrofitting the entire site to net-zero scope 1 and 2 carbon dioxide emissions.
Ontario recycler EFS-plastics acquires blow molder Exi-Plast
The deal is prompted by policy and industry commitments to the Canadian circular economy, EFS officials say.
Niigon Machines files for bankruptcy
Originally called Athena Automation, the Vaughan, Ont.-based injection molding machine maker was founded by Robert Schad in 2008.
Canadian small businesses vulnerable to cyber attacks, survey shows
The new survey commissioned by the Insurance Bureau of Canada finds that businesses spend little on protection despite rising concerns about cybercrime.
Magna terminates merger agreement with Swedish tech company Veoneer
The auto parts company says it waived a four-day matching period to make a counter-proposal after an offer by Qualcomm was ruled to be a superior proposal.
SPE thermoforming division announces parts competition winners
Quebec molder Plastique Art won the ‘Vacuum Forming – Gold’ award for an enclosure assembly of eight thermoformed parts that house a high-end intensive care unit ventilator.
Axiom Group buys injection molding compounder to support development of EV components
Ontario-based Axiom says it’s currently working with various OEMs and vehicle platform developers in advanced compound integration.
Ontario providing $83 million towards Skills Development Fund
The provincial government is also expanding the eligibility to allow an even wider range of organizations to apply.
The Circular Plastics Taskforce completes Phase I of its initiative to support a circular economy for plastics
The goal of Phase I was to conduct a detailed mapping of the value chain of the plastics recycling industry in Quebec, to determine market needs and to establish optimization hypotheses.
Plastics industry profile: Nova Chemicals’ Bobbi Liebrecht
After more than 22 years with Nova, the company’s manufacturing West process and technology leader looks back on her career, and ahead on the growing role of women in plastics.
Plastic resin emerges as tiniest example of enduring COVID-19 supply chain crunch
Industry experts say the ongoing shortage of the ubiquitous material is unlikely to be resolved quickly, and that plastic resin price hikes are trickling down to consumer goods and adding to inflation.
KraussMaffei appoints new sales manager for extrusion in Canada
Sean Doran has nearly 27 years of experience in plastics machinery and systems sales.
Canadian CEOs see M&A as key to driving growth, KPMG surveys say
The vast majority of CEOs at Canada’s biggest corporations, and almost half of SMEs, are bullish about mergers and acquisitions, the surveys find.