Canadian Plastics

October 20, 2019 News

Husky commits to sustainable packaging

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian injection molding equipment maker has also signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

October 17, 2019 Feature

Compounding rewards: CPIA Leader of the Year Bill Dickson

by Canadian Plastics

The founder and president of Cambridge, Ont.-based material supplier Canuck Compounders Inc., Bill Dickson has been dedicated to sustainability since long before it was cool.

October 17, 2019 News

StackTeck announces new initiative for IML automation

by Canadian Plastics

The Brampton, Ont.-based company has put together a new team to facilitate customer projects for IML and other packaging applications, in a new StackTeck facility in the Toronto area.

October 15, 2019 News

K 2019 starts this week

by Canadian Plastics

The world’s largest plastics trade show runs from Oct. 16-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

October 11, 2019 News

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium appoints new president

by Canadian Plastics

The not-for-profit EMC, Canada’s largest manufacturing consortium, has named Jean-Pierre Giroux as its new leader.

October 8, 2019 News

Quebec’s Polykar adds third W&H multi-layer co-extrusion line

by Canadian Plastics

The new Optimex machine adds 7 million pounds to Polykar’s existing film production.

October 7, 2019 News

CPIA announces 2019 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

The premier award, the Leader of the Year, was given to Bill Dickson, president of Cambridge, Ont.-based material supplier Canuck Compounders.

October 1, 2019 News

Husky makes organizational, leadership changes

by Canadian Plastics

The Bolton, Ont.-based company has expanded its Next Generation Operating Model program to include its hot runners, controllers and medical business, and also appointed Wes Grove to the role of chief operating officer.

September 27, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales posted “modest” uptick in August, Scotiabank says

by Canadian Plastics

The sales increase ended a record seventeenth month of year-over-year declines in auto sales in Canada, a new report from the bank says.

September 23, 2019 News

RTP Co. offering free engineered thermoplastics workshops in Montreal, Toronto

by Canadian Plastics

The free, one-day workshops will teach about thermoplastic compounds and provide valuable information regarding material selection.

September 19, 2019 News

Manitoba Premier promises plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

The province’s newly re-elected Progressive Conservative government plans to consult with private industry on how to proceed with the ban.

September 17, 2019 News

Montreal flexible packager Licaplast buys PE bag maker M’Plast

by Canadian Plastics

M’Plast, which is also headquartered in Montreal, specializes in the manufacturing, impression and transformation of polyethylene film into bags or U-Film for a range of end markets.

September 16, 2019 News

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show returning to Toronto

by Canadian Plastics

Running from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, CMTS is the country’s largest and most comprehensive trade show and conference for industry in Canada.

September 13, 2019 News

Material supplier Cancarb names Peter Donnelly as president

by Canadian Plastics

Donnelly, who has been with the Medicine Hat, Alta.-based thermal carbon black supplier for 24 years, replaces outgoing president Ken Tate.

September 9, 2019 News

Polykar plans to build new manufacturing plant in Edmonton

by Canadian Plastics

The proposed 50,000-square-foot facility will add about 30 million pounds of production capacity to the Montreal-based packaging supplier’s product lines.

September 6, 2019 News

TC Transcontinental buys majority stake in Ecuador-based banana industry film supplier Trilex

by Canadian Plastics

Trilex has about 170 workers and supplies plastics packaging and farm plastics used for protection and pest control.

September 4, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex purchases Canadian automation solutions manufacturer MMC Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Laval, Que., MMC provides automation equipment for cap lining, slitting/folding, assembling and closing systems.

August 29, 2019 News

Recycling report points to growth in Canadian capacity to recycle plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, the new report found that 88 per cent of the post-consumer plastic reported was reclaimed in Canada or the U.S.

August 27, 2019 News

Canadian General-Tower acquires French plastic film makers

by Canadian Plastics

The Cambridge, Ont.-based supplier of coated fabric and film products has purchased Liancourt, France-based companies AlkorDraka Industries and Alkor Medical Tubing for an undisclosed amount.

August 24, 2019 News

Krauss Plastics makes management changes

by Canadian Plastics

Frank Krauss is the new owner and president of the Woodbridge, Ont.-based custom injection molder, replacing Roland Krauss, who has retired.