Magna acquires motion-control software maker Haptronik GmbHby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based Haptronik’s software will bolster Magna’s SmartAccess power door technology.
EMMIE LEUNG: CPIA’s Leader of the Yearby Canadian Plastics
From bag lady to leading lady: Emmie Leung has risen from driving a rented van for her one-woman curbside recycling company to being the CEO of Emterra Group.
Big management change at Hasco Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Managing director Louis Hébert is retiring at the end of 2018; René Eisenring with replace him as the new general manager, effective January 1, 2019.
Blown film industry legend Robert Krycki passes awayby Canadian Plastics
Krycki, 74, founded Brampton, Ont.-based Future Design Inc. in 1978, one of Canada’s most important blown film equipment manufacturers.
Magna opens seating plant in Czech Republic to serve BMW in Europeby Canadian Plastics
With a production area measuring 6,000 square meters, the plant has the capacity to produce more than 360,000 seat sets per year.
CPIA names 2018 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winnersby Canadian Plastics
Recycling industry pioneer Emmie Leung, the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, is the Leader of the Year for 2018.
Magna partners with Altran to create engineering centre in Moroccoby Canadian Plastics
The joint venture will support Morocco’s growing automotive export production.
CPIA makes new commitment to Operation Clean Sweepby Canadian Plastics
The industry association’s newest Clean Sweep initiative involves getting all CPIA member companies to be signatories participating in the program by 2022.
Canada, U.S. reach new trade deal to replace NAFTAby Canadian Plastics
The agreement provides increased access to Canada’s dairy market for U.S. producers, limits the number of cars and the value of automobile parts that Canada can ship to the U.S. without paying higher duties, and preserves key dispute-resolution provisions.
StackTeck beefs up its dedicated prototyping and pilot mold cell by adding multiple machinesby Canadian Plastics
The Brampton, Ont.-based company has invested $1.5 million so far in 2018 on equipment for the development of prototypes, including close tolerance milling and turning machines, universal grinders, and three- and five-axis mills.
Montreal’s Loop Industries forms JV with Indorama Ventures for PET chemical recyclingby Canadian Plastics
Indorama’s manufacturing footprint will combine with Loop’s proprietary science and technology to produce recycled PET resin and polyester fibre.
Ottawa plans to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operationsby Canadian Plastics
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.
Lorenz Conveying Products buys Flow Valves Internationalby Canadian Plastics
Flow Valves makes the Syntron and SMS Iris flow control valves, which are used for applications ranging from packaging and bagging, and for free-flowing powders and granular materials.
Canadian Bill Spenceley inducted into Rotational Molding Hall of Fameby Canadian Plastics
Spenceley is the owner and president of Lethbridge, Alta.-based rotomolder Flexahopper Plastics Ltd.
Ontario-based plastic, concrete wall systems supplier Nudura Corp. bought by U.S. firmby Canadian Plastics
Nudura was bought by Medina, Ohio-based industrial product supplier RPM International for an undisclosed amount.
Assets of Ontario extruder Uponor bought by U.S. investment firm Wynnchurch Capitalby 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.
Rotogran International is getting very big in granulationby 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.
GN Thermoforming winning new orders for its new GN800 unitby 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.
Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLsby 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.
Techstar Plastics: Prospering in Port Perryby Canadian Plastics
As they hit a milestone, the owners of rotational molder Techstar Plastics look back on four decades of stress and success.