Canadian Plastics

December 28, 2018 News

Canadian Plastics Pioneers merging with CPIA

by 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.

December 27, 2018 News

World auto sales growth stalls in 2018: Scotiabank

by 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.

December 21, 2018 News

Mold Hotrunner Solutions bought by holding company Westfall Technik

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Georgetown, Ont., Mold Hotrunner Solutions supplies melt delivery systems for the injection molding industry.

December 18, 2018 News

Magna buying Spanish automotive seat maker Viza Geca SL

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition gives Magna four new facilities and more than 1,100 new employees.

December 14, 2018 News

Magna opens mechatronics center in China

by Canadian Plastics

The new engineering center will support the growing vehicle accessibility market in China.

December 4, 2018 News

Nova Chemicals establishes scholarship at Louisiana community college

by Canadian Plastics

The $50,000 scholarship marks the 50th anniversary of Nova’s Geismar olefins facility.

December 3, 2018 News

North American plastics industry associations support USMCA signing, urge ratification of the deal

by 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.

December 3, 2018 News

Magna launches new global automotive design competition

by 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.

November 28, 2018 Feature

As sales go up, MAGUIRE CANADA doubles down on service

by 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.

November 28, 2018 News

Closure of GM’s Oshawa plant a big blow to Canadian supply industry: Unifor, APMA

by 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.

November 26, 2018 News

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.

November 22, 2018 Feature

ADDITIVE METAL MANUFACTURING wants to make you more competitive

by 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.

November 21, 2018 News

Vinmar Polymers expands into Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The Houston-based polymer reseller and distributor has named Daniel Peretz as its new commercial director for Canada.

November 20, 2018 News

CCL Industries makes three bolt-on acquisitions

by 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.

November 19, 2018 News

Intertape Polymer acquires outstanding Powerband interest

by 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.

November 17, 2018 News

Johnson Controls to sell auto battery business

by Canadian Plastics

The purchasing group in the US$13.2 billion sale includes the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.

November 15, 2018 News

Absolute Haitian shows IML workcell to Quebec market at Expoplast

by Canadian Plastics

The largest injection molding machine display at Expoplast is making food serving cups in a three-second cycle.

November 12, 2018 News

Montreal’s Expoplast trade show kicks off on Nov. 14

by 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.

November 12, 2018 News

Canadian plastics pioneer Frank Maine passes away

by 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.

November 6, 2018 News

CCC buys two Canadian bottle molders

by 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.