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May 23, 2018 News

Vancouver to ban plastic straws, foam cups and containers by June 2019

by Canadian Plastics

The decision is drawing criticism from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, which notes that a recent public opinion survey shows the ban is highly unpopular with Vancouver residents.

May 21, 2018 Feature

Brampton Engineering and Polytarp Products make a dynamic duo

by Canadian Plastics

Polytarp Products got its start – not to mention its name – by making tarpaulins, and then became famous supplying plastic film for the construction industry. But it has reinvented itself over the past 10 years as a go-to supplier for high-barrier food packaging – and blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering has been there every step of the way.

May 21, 2018 News

Magna opens new aluminum casting facility in the U.K.

by Canadian Plastics

The 225,000-square-foot facility will employ approximately 300 people and will supply structural castings to Jaguar Land Rover.

May 21, 2018 News

Crawford Packaging buys Celplast Packaging Systems and BVM USA

by Canadian Plastics

The double acquisition will help London, Ont.-based Crawford expand its range of “Shrink It Right” packaging products for the North American market.

May 20, 2018 News

Quebec composites company RMC setting up U.S. manufacturing plant

by Canadian Plastics

RMC Advanced Technologies is investing $7 million to set up a U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Surgoinsville, Tennessee.

May 13, 2018 News

Magna announces record first quarter results

by Canadian Plastics

Buoyed by strong sales in its complete vehicles segment, automotive parts supplier Magna International Inc. reported record quarterly sales in Q1 2018, up 21 per cent year-over-year to $10.79 billion.

May 9, 2018 News

Engel’s made-in-China Wintec injection molding machines now available in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Designed for high-volume, single-component injection molding, Wintec exhibited its hydraulic t-win and all-electric e-win machines at the NPE2018 trade show in Orlando, Fla.

May 9, 2018 News

Absolute Haitian building South Carolina facility, partnering with Sepro in Canada and the U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

The new 116,000-square-foot operations facility in Moncks Corner, S.C. will provide for expanded sales, applications, service, and training functions.

May 8, 2018 CanPlastics TV

Good news, bad news for Ontario extruders

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May 4, 2018 News

Magna wins GM Supplier of the Year awards

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive parts supplier Magna International won two General Motors Supplier of the Year awards at the GM’s 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla. One example of the lighting that Aurora, Ont.-based Magna supplies GM is

April 30, 2018 News

SPE rebrands itself

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers has launched a new brand identity – including a new logo, colours, and font and website – to better communicate what it is and who its members are.

April 26, 2018 News

Ford to stop making sedans for North America by 2022

by Canadian Plastics

The automaker said the changes, meant to improve profitability, include getting rid of all cars for the North American market except for the Mustang sports car and Focus crossover.

April 24, 2018 News

W. Amsler to supply PET beer containers to NPE’s Bottle Zone Beer Garden

by Canadian Plastics

The Richmond Hill, Ont.-based company, which supplies all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, oversaw all design, technical, and manufacturing work for production of the beer bottles.

April 19, 2018 News

Rehau to shutter window plant in Winnipeg

by Canadian Plastics

Rehau Americas, a molder of plastic products for the construction, automotive and industry sectors, will close its rigid PVC profiles plant in Winnipeg – which employs 75 workers – by the end of 2018.

April 16, 2018 News

Vision Extrusion getting $1.5 million from Ontario government

by Canadian Plastics

The funding will help Vaughan, Ont.-based Vision Extrusion upgrade machinery and invest in automation and waste reduction technology.

April 11, 2018 News

Dominion Colour Corp. merges with Lansco Colors

by Canadian Plastics

The merger of the Canadian and America colour pigment suppliers is designed to combine the strengths of both and to expand their product portfolios.

April 3, 2018 News

Ontario’s Die-Mold Tool bought by Mueller Industries

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Georgetown, Die-Mold is a manufacturer of plastic PEX and other plumbing related fittings and an integrated designer and manufacturer of plastic injection tooling.

April 2, 2018 News

Transcontinental to buy plastics packager Coveris for $1.7 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is the latest step in Montreal-based Transcontinental’s expansion into the plastics packaging business.

April 2, 2018 News

Magna signs composite liftgate JV with Chinese automaker

by Canadian Plastics

Aurora, Ont.-based Magna signed the joint venture deal with a subsidiary of state-owned automotive giant Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd.

March 28, 2018 News

Magna celebrates a first in grand opening at South Carolina seat facility

by Canadian Plastics

For the first time in its history, the Canadian auto parts supplier will supply seats to the BMW Group.