June 30, 2020 News

Seco Tools acquires cutting tool division of QCT in Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

The cutting tool division is a solid carbide tooling manufacturer, specializing in custom products, and reconditioning, with three locations in Mexico.

June 25, 2020 News

Injection mold maker Exacad gets funding for COVID-19 medical relief projects

by Canadian Plastics

The Quebec-based injection mold designer and manufacturer is one of three Canadian companies receiving a total of $6 million in funding from supercluster Next Generation Manufacturing Canada.

June 18, 2020 News

Moldmakers predict 25% drop in revenue from original 2020 forecasts, survey shows

by Canadian Plastics

Die builders and die casters are expecting the most significant drop, the survey conducted by Harbour Results Inc. says, followed by stamping, molding, and mold builders.

June 2, 2020 News

Haidlmair North America offers rapid delivery for PPE molds

by Canadian Plastics

The molds are for face masks and face shield brackets for North American molders.

May 29, 2020 News

StackTeck delivers stack mold for PPE in under four weeks

by Canadian Plastics

The project included complete mold design, manufactured molding surface components, assembly, and mold qualification for customer Novolex.

May 5, 2020 News

StackTeck expands its FastTrack accelerated mold delivery program

by Canadian Plastics

The Brampton, Ont.-based tooling supplier is now offering 12- and 16-cavity mold configurations for lids and round containers within the FastTrack program.

April 21, 2020 News

Tooling Tech Group expands Ohio facility

by Canadian Plastics

The tooling provider has broken ground on a 10,000-square-foot expansion of its thermoforming and compression mold making facility in the city of Ft. Loramie.

April 3, 2020 News

Moldmakers list their COVID-19 anxieties in new CAMM survey

by Canadian Plastics

The survey shows that employee anxiety, project cancellations or delays, employee protection, and declining sales are the biggest concerns about COVID-19 among respondents.

January 27, 2020 News

GM to invest $2.2 billion to build electric vehicles in Detroit plant

by Canadian Plastics

The automaker will also invest an additional US$800 million in supplier tooling and other projects related to the launch of the new electric trucks.

January 15, 2020 News

Concours Mold buys assets of Valiant Tool and Mold

by Canadian Plastics

The transaction marks the first acquisition for Windsor, Ont.-based Concours under the ownership of Crestview Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, which bought Concours in May 2019.

December 23, 2019 News

New CEO for Schmolz + Bickenbach’s Steeltec division

by Canadian Plastics

The Swiss-based mold steel supplier has named Dr. Florian Geiger to the role, replacing outgoing head Gerd Münch, who is stepping down.

December 5, 2019 News

U.S. industry group wants tariffs on Chinese molds reinstated

by Canadian Plastics

The American Mold Builders Association has formally asked the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to bring back the 25 per cent tariff, which was put on hold last December.

November 29, 2019 News

CTMA names Chris Hergott as new president

by Canadian Plastics

The vice president of operations for Kitchener, Ont.-based XL Tool Inc., Hergott has 27 years of experience in the Canadian tooling industry.

November 6, 2019 News

North America automotive tooling spend to drop to US$6.8 billion, report says

by Canadian Plastics

The key factor driving this reducing tooling spend is the decreased number of North American vehicles that will be sourced for production in 2020, the report from Harbour Results says.

October 17, 2019 News

StackTeck announces new initiative for IML automation

by Canadian Plastics

The Brampton, Ont.-based company has put together a new team to facilitate customer projects for IML and other packaging applications, in a new StackTeck facility in the Toronto area.

September 12, 2019 News

Methods Machine Tools names Mark Wright as president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran Wright has led operations, sales, and financial teams while working in Asia and the Far East.

August 19, 2019 Feature

A cool comeback in conformal cooling

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran Pat Zaffino and his team are back in business with a game changing conformal cooling technology for injection molds.

August 1, 2019 News

North American tooling industry continues to slow: report

by Canadian Plastics

North American capacity utilization at its lowest mark since 2016, the Q2 2019 Automotive Tooling Barometer Survey says.

July 23, 2019 News

Sidel acquires French moldmaker Cognac Moules Emballages Plastiques

by Canadian Plastics

The deal is designed to strengthen Sidel’s moldmaking and tooling capabilities.

July 19, 2019 News

Tooling supplier Chiron America taps former Husky exec as its new president, CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Steve Morris, Chiron America’s new president and CEO, previously worked in leadership positions with Husky Injection Molding Systems and also with Milacron.