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March 6, 2018 News

Toy maker Spin Master buys Gund

by Canadian Plastics

Spin Master said the 120-year-old Gund brand will help diversify its product line away from plastic toys and open up opportunities for broader distribution.

March 5, 2018 News

First-ever all-electric Jaguar unveiled at Magna

by Canadian Plastics

The Jaguar I-PACE is the second Jaguar Land Rover model built by Magna. The first, the Jaguar E-PACE, made its debut in 2017.

March 4, 2018 News

PAC announces 2018 Global Leadership Awards winners

by Canadian Plastics

Future Brand and Proctor & Gamble take Best of Show awards.

March 2, 2018 Feature

Integrity Tool & Mold and KraussMaffei partner for big projects

by Canadian Plastics

Custom machinery and a collaborative approach helped Integrity bring more business back to its Windsor, Ont. HQ and expand its facility in Queretaro, Mexico.

February 28, 2018 News

CPIA announces video contest winners

by Canadian Plastics

The eight winners of the CPIA’s Plasticurious video contest, which was launched last year and aimed at Canada’s youth, used their original submissions to create inspiring messages about how plastics benefit our lives.

February 27, 2018 News

Three Canadians among nine new SPE “Fellows”

by Canadian Plastics

Three Canadian researchers are among the new inductees being recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers for their contributions to the industry organization.

February 25, 2018 News

Terinex now reps General Polymers in Eastern Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Clarkston, Mich.-based thermoplastic resin distributor General Polymers Thermoplastic Materials LLC has appointed Terinex International Ltd., of Saint-Lazare, Que., as its representative in eastern Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime provinces.

February 13, 2018 News

Magna debuts active air dam on 2019 Ram pickup

by Canadian Plastics

The air dam, which redirects airflow to reduce drag and improve fuel economy, is said to be the first of its kind on a high-volume production vehicle.

February 12, 2018 News

Barrie-based Canplas Industries launches multimillion-dollar expansion

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

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.