Canplas, plus two Barrie, Ont.-based tooling suppliers, are receiving funding from the Ontario provincial government.
A “catastrophic electrical failure” caused a Feb. 6 fire at Vinyl Works Canada’s Port Colborne, Ontario, facility that destroyed the plant.
The call for more certainty over NAFTA was issued by The U.S.-based Plastics Industry Association, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, and Mexico’s the Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico A.C. at the conclusion of a joint meeting in Montreal in late January.
Cobourg, Ont.-based Horizon has been purchased by Core Molding Technologies, of Columbus, Ohio, a North American compounder of custom sheet molding compound and molder of fibreglass reinforced plastics.
Headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio, Chemionics develops and manufactures specialty plastisol and latex formulations.
Bezaire, who currently serves as Nova’s senior vice president, polyethylene business, will retire effective April 1, 2018. John Thayer, currently vice president polyethylene marketing, will assume the role of senior vice president, polyethylene business.
AxiPolymer Inc., a new product development firm that specializes in the polymer industry, is on a mission to help small and mid-sized plastics companies design and develop innovative products.
A Conference Board of Canada report predicts that dwindling demand in the U.S., reduced interest in vehicle ownership by American millennials, and the aging of baby boomers will result in a decline in Canadian automotive exports over the next five years.
Magna is supplying NIO’s new ES8 SUV with aluminum body, chassis, and the gearboxes for the electric drive system.
Winnipeg, Man.-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier Winpak Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary American Biaxis Inc. has started to work on an expansion to add annual production capacity of 11,000 to 14,000 metric tonnes of biaxially oriented polyamide (BOPA)…
Bolton, Ont.-based Husky recently established a dedicated cross-functional global team of experts solely focused on serving customers’ PET tooling needs.
C.R. Plastic Products Inc., a manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastic, is spending $5.2 million, as well as $785,139 from the province of Ontario, to buy new equipment for its Stratford facility.
Aurora, Ont.-based Magna said the realignment will create four global, product segments. Additionally, the company plans to report quarterly sales and earnings for each unit beginning in 2018.
Under a new bylaw, businesses will be prohibited from providing customers single-use plastic bags. Enforcement is set to begin in January 2019.
Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Platinum Equity LLC has purchased Husky Injection Molding Systems, headquartered in Bolton, Ont., for US$3.85 billion; Husky CEO John Galt is staying on to lead the business.
Toronto-based Spin Master has distributed Perplexus since 2013 and will now own the global rights to the Perplexus brand.
As it hits the quarter-century mark, the Mississauga, Ont.-based compounder is heading off into new directions.
The company has named industry veteran Jim Chow as its technical sales engineer for the KraussMaffei and Netstal injection molding machine brands in the English-speaking Canadian provinces.
Designed and constructed for Husky by Convergent Energy + Power, the GridStar lithium-ion battery system can reduce electricity costs on the load by 15-30 per cent per year, starting in 2018.