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September 20, 2018 News

Plastics machinery shipments in North America up again: report

by Canadian Plastics

For the fifth consecutive quarter, plastics machinery shipments in North America continued to increase in the second quarter of 2018, according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

September 12, 2018 News

Canada’s weak auto sales continues: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Auto sales growth has also slowed down markedly in the U.S. and Mexico, a new report from Scotiabank says.

August 25, 2018 News

Lightweighting, fuel efficiency drive high-performance plastic demand across auto, aerospace sectors: report

by Canadian Plastics

Adoption of composite-grade HPPs could take the global market past US$3 billion by 2024, a new study by Frost & Sullivan says.

August 20, 2018 News

Auto industry suppliers pessimistic about U.S. trade policies: survey

by Canadian Plastics

Trade policy uncertainty is causing pessimism across the automotive supply base, despite a strong sales and production environment, a new survey conducted by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association says.

August 13, 2018 News

Global plastic injection molding market to reach $233 billion by 2023: report

by Canadian Plastics

Rising demand across several vertical industries, such as packaging and food and beverages, is expected to drive growth, the new report from BCC Research says.

August 8, 2018 News

Magna lowers 2018 outlook over uncertainty caused by tariffs, trade negotiations

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian automotive parts maker – which has manufacturing operations in all three NAFTA countries, China and throughout Europe – reduced its estimate for total sales in 2018 by 1.4 per cent from its previous outlook.

August 3, 2018 News

Canadian vehicle sales down in July: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

The drop was led by poor Fiat-Chrysler sales, which recorded their worst month since early-2014.

July 31, 2018 News

Global auto sales expanded at a solid pace in the first half of 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

But cracks are beginning to appear in certain emerging economies, a new report from Scotiabank says, and the threat of rising U.S. protectionism seems to have impacted vehicle sales in China.

July 27, 2018 News

Milacron reports solid growth in Q2 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Record sales driven by nine per cent consumables growth highlights a solid second quarter, the company said.

July 23, 2018 News

Tooling industry business “slower than expected” so far in 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

According to the Q2 2018 Automotive Tooling Barometer, both die and mold shops in North America experienced a decrease in utilization from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018, with a significant amount of business being pushed to the second half of the year.

July 10, 2018 News

North American plastics machinery shipments up in Q1 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

The preliminary estimate of shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding and extrusion) for reporting companies totaled US$333 million in the first quarter – 15 per cent higher than the total US$290 million in Q1 of 2017.

June 27, 2018 News

Medical fluid bags market will exceed $4.4 billion by 2024: report

by Canadian Plastics

Propelled partly by demand for drainage bags, the market for medical fluid bags is set to surpass US$4.4 billion by 2024, according to research from Global Market Insights

June 4, 2018 News

Canadian vehicle sales fall for third consecutive month: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But sales in the U.S. continue to beat expectations on the back of strength in trucks, Scotiabank’s new report says.

May 22, 2018 News

China to cut auto import taxes as of July 1

by Canadian Plastics

Charges for many imported vehicles will be cut from 25 per cent to 15 per cent, the country’s Finance Ministry said.

May 4, 2018 News

Global automotive plastics market to exceed $50 billion by 2024: report

by Canadian Plastics

The size of the North American automotive plastics market shows steady gains, the report from Global Market Insights Inc said, and is expected to exceed US$5 billion by 2024.

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 17, 2018 News

Manufacturing sales grew 1.9 per cent in February: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

The federal agency says sales were up in 14 of 21 industries, representing 72.2 per cent of the manufacturing sector.

April 13, 2018 News

Tooling will be strong through 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive tooling demand looked strong through the first quarter of 2018, although payment times are getting longer, a new report from Harbour Results Inc. and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association says.

April 9, 2018 News

Instrument cluster market to be worth $10 billion by 2023: report

by Canadian Plastics

And driven by increasing production and the growth of government regulations, the global market for instrument clusters will be worth US$9.02 billion in 2018, the report from MarketsandMarkets says.

April 5, 2018 News

Clariant expects big growth in North America

by Canadian Plastics

North America is expected to become second largest market for Clariant with about $2 billion turnover forecasted by 2021.