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January 2, 2018 News

Winpak to expand BOPA film capacity

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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.

November 28, 2017 News

Construction products maker Vicwest expanding in Stratford, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

The Oakville, Ont.-based company – which makes PVC trimboards, columns, moldings, and accents – will also move its offices to Burlington, Ont.

November 26, 2017 News

Magna expands mirrors capacity in Slovakia

by Canadian Plastics

Aurora, Ont.-based Magna is expanding into a larger plant for its mirrors business in Slovakia, and will also install a new automated paint line in the building.

November 24, 2017 News

Plastics firms among Ontario Export Awards winners

by Canadian Plastics

GreenMantra Recycling Technologies Ltd. won the Clean Technology Award, and PolyCorp Ltd. won the Leadership Award.

November 17, 2017 News

TricorBraun buys B.C.-based flexible packager Taipak

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is TricorBraun’s first move into the flexible packaging industry.

November 11, 2017 News

Autonomous vehicle research centre opens in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Auto industry representatives and academics researching autonomous vehicles will work together at the Stratford, Ont. centre to further develop and demonstrate the technology.

November 10, 2017 News

Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

by Canadian Plastics

In a Nov. 9 statement, Bolton, Ont.-based Husky has created a dedicated tooling team to focus investment on technology and increased global delivery capabilities.

November 5, 2017 News

Macro Engineering appoints rep for Spain and Portugal

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, Ont.-based film and sheet extrusion systems maker Macro Engineering and Technology has expanded its European presence by adding Innopack Systems as its sales agent for Spain and Portugal.

November 1, 2017 News

Husky sells 12 systems to Russian medical parts molder

by Canadian Plastics

Pascal Medical is installing the Husky processing machines in its new state-of-the-art facility in Dubna, Russia.

November 1, 2017 News

Transcontinental Inc. acquires Quebec-based Les Industries Flexipak

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Montreal, Les Industries Flexipak is a converter specialized in flexographic printing, lamination as well as bag and pouch making, and has other value-added capabilities.