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.

June 20, 2019 News

Engel names Michael Traxler as head of its mold technology division

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran Traxler joined Engel in 2015 and previously headed the company’s packaging business unit in North America.

May 7, 2019 News

Hot runner maker Runipsys opens new sales and service centre in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

The France-based company has partnered with tool and die maker Jahn Engineering to establish the new facility.

May 1, 2019 News

StackTeck unveils new FastTrack mold-delivery program

by Canadian Plastics

The system shortens the quoting, engineering, process planning and manufacturing stages by using automated design and product standardization to reduce typical three- to four-week lead times to a few days.

April 12, 2019 News

Tool & die industry off to slow start in 2019: report

by Canadian Plastics

In the first quarter 2019, the study said, mold shops experienced a slight utilization increase of 2% compared to Q4 2018 (77% to 79%), while die shop utilization dropped drastically from 85% to 74% in the same time frame.

February 27, 2019 News

American moldmakers generally positive about business outlook: survey

by Canadian Plastics

But only half of the moldmakers surveyed by the American Mold Builders Association believe business conditions in Q1 will increase, and only 10 per cent think their business will increase substantially over the next 12 months.

February 6, 2019 News

Schmolz + Bickenbach opens new subsidiary in Argentina

by Canadian Plastics

The Swiss-based mold steel supplier’s new sales centre in Buenos Aires is its fourth location in South America.

January 24, 2019 News

AceTronic organizing one-day tabletop show for plastics processors

by Canadian Plastics

Called “AceConnex”, the show will take place in Mississauga, Ont. on May 9, and will address some of the common problems facing injection molders, blowmolders, extruders, and other plastic processors.

January 11, 2019 News

StackTeck adds operations in South Korea

by Canadian Plastics

The 139,000-square-foot facility located in Hwaseong is Brampton, Ont.-based StackTeck’s first moldmaking plant outside of North America.

January 11, 2019 News

Tooling Tech Group opens new corporate HQ in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The new 70,000-square-foot office in Macomb will also house manufacturing operations.

December 18, 2018 News

Diversified Plastics buys assets of Pacific Plastics Injection Molding

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in California, Pacific Plastics Injection Molding offers custom plastic injection molding as well as design and custom moldmaking services.

November 27, 2018 News

Tooling vet Rich Oles is new president and CEO of Alba Enterprises

by Canadian Plastics

Oles’ former consulting company ROI Group has also been merged with Torrence, Calif.-based Alba to expand its product portfolio.

November 22, 2018 Feature

ADDITIVE METAL MANUFACTURING wants to make you more competitive

by Canadian Plastics

This Concord, Ont.-based engineering and design consulting firm is rewriting the book on mold heat removal by 3D printing inserts with complex cooling channels that can dramatically cut cycle times and consolidate manufacturing processes. And it might just be the kick in the pants that Canada’s plastics processors need to start kicking butt globally.

November 18, 2018 News

Emuge breaks ground to expand U.S. manufacturing facility

by Canadian Plastics

The expansion of the West Boylston, Mass. facility will allow the toolmaker to better serve its customers in the U.S. and Canada.

October 31, 2018 News

North American automotive vendor tooling spend to be $8 billion in 2019: report

by Canadian Plastics

The drop in spending is directly related to reduced launches from the Detroit Three automakers, the new report from market research firm Harbour Results says.

October 24, 2018 News

Big management change at Hasco Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Managing director Louis Hébert is retiring at the end of 2018; René Eisenring with replace him as the new general manager, effective January 1, 2019.