Canadian Plastics

Canadian Plastics

February 12, 2018 News

Barrie-based Canplas Industries launches multimillion-dollar expansion

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Canplas, plus two Barrie, Ont.-based tooling suppliers, are receiving funding from the Ontario provincial government.

February 11, 2018 News

Fire destroys Ont.-based pool supply molder Vinyl Works Canada

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A “catastrophic electrical failure” caused a Feb. 6 fire at Vinyl Works Canada’s Port Colborne, Ontario, facility that destroyed the plant.

February 7, 2018 News

North American plastics trade associations call for clarity on NAFTA

by Canadian Plastics

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.

February 4, 2018 News

U.S. molder buys Ontario-based Horizon Plastics for $63 million

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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.

January 30, 2018 News

Montreal-based coatings maker Protech/Oxyplast Group acquires Chemionics Corp.

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio, Chemionics develops and manufactures specialty plastisol and latex formulations.

January 23, 2018 News

Nova Chemicals veteran Chris Bezaire to retire

by Canadian Plastics

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.

January 11, 2018 Feature

Montreal start-up wants to fast-track your R&D

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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.

January 10, 2018 News

Canadian automotive sector will face decreasing demand, report says

by Canadian Plastics

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.

January 3, 2018 News

Magna collaborates with new Chinese automaker NIO on vehicle launch

by Canadian Plastics

Magna is supplying NIO’s new ES8 SUV with aluminum body, chassis, and the gearboxes for the electric drive system.

January 2, 2018 News

Winpak to expand BOPA film capacity

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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)

December 28, 2017 News

Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

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Bolton, Ont.-based Husky recently established a dedicated cross-functional global team of experts solely focused on serving customers’ PET tooling needs.

December 27, 2017 News

Stratford furniture molder invests $5 million in expansion

by Canadian Plastics

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.

December 22, 2017 News

Magna realigns management structure and financial reporting segments

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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.

December 19, 2017 News

Victoria, B.C. to ban plastic bags starting in July 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Under a new bylaw, businesses will be prohibited from providing customers single-use plastic bags. Enforcement is set to begin in January 2019.

December 18, 2017 News

Husky bought by U.S. investment firm Platinum Equity

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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.

December 6, 2017 CanPlastics TV

The 2017 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

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December 5, 2017 News

Spin Master buys Perplexus puzzle maker brand for $9 million

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto-based Spin Master has distributed Perplexus since 2013 and will now own the global rights to the Perplexus brand.

December 4, 2017 Feature

Kal Polymers is growing strong after 25 years

by Canadian Plastics

As it hits the quarter-century mark, the Mississauga, Ont.-based compounder is heading off into new directions.

December 4, 2017 News

KraussMaffei hires new sales engineer for English-speaking Canada

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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.

November 30, 2017 News

Husky installs energy storage system to cut power costs

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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.