Plastic water bottles to be banned from Montreal city buildingsby Canadian Plastics
While concessions would be made, such as stockpiling bottled water in case of an emergency, the ban will prevent bottled water from being sold and their use restricted in city-run buildings.
Vancouver to ban plastic straws, foam cups and containers by June 2019by 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.
Brampton Engineering and Polytarp Products make a dynamic duoby 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.
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.
Crawford Packaging buys Celplast Packaging Systems and BVM USAby 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.
Quebec composites company RMC setting up U.S. manufacturing plantby Canadian Plastics
RMC Advanced Technologies is investing $7 million to set up a U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Surgoinsville, Tennessee.
Magna announces record first quarter resultsby 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.
Engel’s made-in-China Wintec injection molding machines now available in Canadaby 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.
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.
Good news, bad news for Ontario extrudersby Canadian Plastics
Magna wins GM Supplier of the Year awardsby 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…
SPE rebrands itselfby 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.
Ford to stop making sedans for North America by 2022by 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.
W. Amsler to supply PET beer containers to NPE’s Bottle Zone Beer Gardenby 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.
Rehau to shutter window plant in Winnipegby 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.
Vision Extrusion getting $1.5 million from Ontario governmentby Canadian Plastics
The funding will help Vaughan, Ont.-based Vision Extrusion upgrade machinery and invest in automation and waste reduction technology.
Dominion Colour Corp. merges with Lansco Colorsby 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.
Ontario’s Die-Mold Tool bought by Mueller Industriesby 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.
Transcontinental to buy plastics packager Coveris for $1.7 billionby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is the latest step in Montreal-based Transcontinental’s expansion into the plastics packaging business.
Magna signs composite liftgate JV with Chinese automakerby Canadian Plastics
Aurora, Ont.-based Magna signed the joint venture deal with a subsidiary of state-owned automotive giant Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd.