Canadian Plastics


May 7, 2019 News

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

October 22, 2018 News

CTMA elects Robert Flack as new president

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Flack, the CTMA’s former vice president, has over 28 years of experience in the Canadian tooling industry.

September 25, 2018 News

StackTeck beefs up its dedicated prototyping and pilot mold cell by adding multiple machines

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The Brampton, Ont.-based company has invested $1.5 million so far in 2018 on equipment for the development of prototypes, including close tolerance milling and turning machines, universal grinders, and three- and five-axis mills.

September 7, 2018 News

DME signs strategic partnership agreement with Hawk Mold and Die

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Pipersville, Pa.-based Hawk is now a DME exclusive North American East Coast distributor and warehouse.

September 3, 2018 News

Tri-Mach Group opens Western Division in Winnipeg

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The Elmira, Ont.-based company’s expansion into Western Canada will be led by its new sales and operations manager Warren Nordquist.

July 23, 2018 News

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

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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.

April 13, 2018 News

Tooling will be strong through 2018: report

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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.