Canadian Plastics

November 4, 2018 News

Magna acquires motion-control software maker Haptronik GmbH

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Germany-based Haptronik’s software will bolster Magna’s SmartAccess power door technology.

October 24, 2018 Feature

EMMIE LEUNG: CPIA’s Leader of the Year

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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.

October 24, 2018 News

Big management change at Hasco Canada

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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.

October 23, 2018 News

Blown film industry legend Robert Krycki passes away

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Krycki, 74, founded Brampton, Ont.-based Future Design Inc. in 1978, one of Canada’s most important blown film equipment manufacturers.

October 15, 2018 News

Magna opens seating plant in Czech Republic to serve BMW in Europe

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With a production area measuring 6,000 square meters, the plant has the capacity to produce more than 360,000 seat sets per year.

October 9, 2018 News

CPIA names 2018 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

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Recycling industry pioneer Emmie Leung, the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, is the Leader of the Year for 2018.

October 2, 2018 News

Magna partners with Altran to create engineering centre in Morocco

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The joint venture will support Morocco’s growing automotive export production.

October 1, 2018 News

CPIA makes new commitment to Operation Clean Sweep

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The industry association’s newest Clean Sweep initiative involves getting all CPIA member companies to be signatories participating in the program by 2022.

October 1, 2018 News

Canada, U.S. reach new trade deal to replace NAFTA

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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.

September 25, 2018 News

StackTeck beefs up its dedicated prototyping and pilot mold cell by adding multiple machines

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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.

September 25, 2018 News

Montreal’s Loop Industries forms JV with Indorama Ventures for PET chemical recycling

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Indorama’s manufacturing footprint will combine with Loop’s proprietary science and technology to produce recycled PET resin and polyester fibre.

September 23, 2018 News

Ottawa plans to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operations

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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.

September 21, 2018 News

Lorenz Conveying Products buys Flow Valves International

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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.

September 13, 2018 News

Canadian Bill Spenceley inducted into Rotational Molding Hall of Fame

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Spenceley is the owner and president of Lethbridge, Alta.-based rotomolder Flexahopper Plastics Ltd.

September 12, 2018 News

Ontario-based plastic, concrete wall systems supplier Nudura Corp. bought by U.S. firm

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Nudura was bought by Medina, Ohio-based industrial product supplier RPM International for an undisclosed amount.

September 9, 2018 News

Assets of Ontario extruder Uponor bought by U.S. investment firm Wynnchurch Capital

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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.

September 9, 2018 Feature

Rotogran International is getting very big in granulation

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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.

August 22, 2018 News

GN Thermoforming winning new orders for its new GN800 unit

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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.

August 20, 2018 Feature

Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLs

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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.

August 8, 2018 Feature

Techstar Plastics: Prospering in Port Perry

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As they hit a milestone, the owners of rotational molder Techstar Plastics look back on four decades of stress and success.