Canadian Plastics Pioneers merging with CPIAby Canadian Plastics
The Pioneers organization is made up of plastic industry veterans with at least 25 years of experience, and is dedicated to preserving the history of plastics manufacturing in Canada.
World auto sales growth stalls in 2018: Scotiabankby Canadian Plastics
Vehicle purchases in Canada in November fell below 1.9 million annualised units for the first time since late-2016, Scotiabank said, but sales are still on track for their second-highest year on record in 2018.
Mold Hotrunner Solutions bought by holding company Westfall Technikby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Georgetown, Ont., Mold Hotrunner Solutions supplies melt delivery systems for the injection molding industry.
Magna buying Spanish automotive seat maker Viza Geca SLby Canadian Plastics
The acquisition gives Magna four new facilities and more than 1,100 new employees.
Magna opens mechatronics center in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
The new engineering center will support the growing vehicle accessibility market in China.
Nova Chemicals establishes scholarship at Louisiana community collegeby Canadian Plastics
The $50,000 scholarship marks the 50th anniversary of Nova’s Geismar olefins facility.
North American plastics industry associations support USMCA signing, urge ratification of the dealby Canadian Plastics
And the American Chemistry Council is also calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to use the agreement to cancel tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Magna launches new global automotive design competitionby Canadian Plastics
The competition calls for entries from students around the world, with the winner to be announced during the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.
As sales go up, MAGUIRE CANADA doubles down on serviceby Canadian Plastics
The Vaughan, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment supplier uses its crack service team – and backup service provider M.T. Innovations – to get the job done.
Closure of GM’s Oshawa plant a big blow to Canadian supply industry: Unifor, APMAby Canadian Plastics
Shuttering the Oshawa plant represents a loss of about 10 per cent of Canada’s auto parts industry, said APMA head Flavio Volpe.
GM to shutter assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont.by Canadian Plastics
The plant, which employs more than 2,500 workers, produces cars such as the Chevrolet Impala and the Cadillac XTS.
ADDITIVE METAL MANUFACTURING wants to make you more competitiveby Canadian Plastics
This Concord, Ont.-based engineering and design consulting firm is rewriting the book on mold heat removal by 3D printing inserts with complex cooling channels that can dramatically cut cycle times and consolidate manufacturing processes. And it might just be the kick in the pants that Canada’s plastics processors need to start kicking butt globally.
Vinmar Polymers expands into Canadaby Canadian Plastics
The Houston-based polymer reseller and distributor has named Daniel Peretz as its new commercial director for Canada.
CCL Industries makes three bolt-on acquisitionsby Canadian Plastics
The Toronto-based specialty label and packaging supplier is buying label converters and tape makers Unilogo, Hinsitsu Screen (Vietnam) Co. Ltd., and Olympic Holding B.V.
Intertape Polymer acquires outstanding Powerband interestby Canadian Plastics
Montreal’s Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is now the sole shareholder of India-based packaging tape maker Powerband Industries Private Ltd. by acquiring the outstanding 26 per cent interest in the company for US$9.9 million.
Johnson Controls to sell auto battery businessby Canadian Plastics
The purchasing group in the US$13.2 billion sale includes the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.
Absolute Haitian shows IML workcell to Quebec market at Expoplastby Canadian Plastics
The largest injection molding machine display at Expoplast is making food serving cups in a three-second cycle.
Montreal’s Expoplast trade show kicks off on Nov. 14by 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.
Canadian plastics pioneer Frank Maine passes awayby 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.
CCC buys two Canadian bottle moldersby 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.