Canadian Plastics


August 10, 2021  

PCS Co. expands Molding Solutions product line with Molders Choice

Ken Berger, owner of Solon, Ohio-based Molders Choice, will be joining PCS to help drive the growth of the Molding Solutions product portfolio.

June 29, 2021  

Ontario moldmaker Coreprint Patterns gets $860,000 to make components for COVID-19 tests

The investment aims to strengthen the Ontario supply chain for critical components for COVID-19 testing.

June 14, 2021  

Sidel merges two subsidiaries into new PET packaging services provider

Called Competek, the new France-based company provides services from packaging engineering and optimization to molds and changeover spare parts.

May 13, 2021  

CAMM, Automate Canada name Jeanine Lassaline-Berglund as new president

Diane Deslippe, currently the executive director of CAMM, will be retiring in coming months.

May 5, 2021  

CTMA 2021 apprentice award nominations are now open

The awards have been given out annually since 1994 to recognized outstanding apprentices and pre-apprentices for the contribution they make to the industry.

May 3, 2021  

CTMA launches newly-designed website

The website is designed to be faster, easier to navigate, and accessible on any device.

April 28, 2021  

North American manufacturing rebounding from a challenging 2020, survey shows

Twenty-five per cent of the plastics processors and moldmakers surveyed broke even or lost money in 2020.

April 8, 2021  

CTMA annual golf tournament scheduled for June 8

The event will take place at Pine Knot Golf & Country Club in Dorchester, Ont., with some adjustments made based on public health requirements.

March 4, 2021  

DMS North America buys Ontario tooling supplier Component Guys

The acquisition will expand DMS’s inventory capacity, product offering, and service/support levels.

February 22, 2021  

Ontario toolmaker Concours Technologies buys AIS

The deal between the two Windsor area shops will create “the largest tooling and mold solutions provider in North America.”

February 15, 2021  

Moldmaker Five Star Tool and Die, five other Ontario manufacturers receive funding to implement new technologies

Five Star will receive $600,000 to adopt Lean manufacturing processes and to expand its Wallaceburg facility to accommodate new equipment.

February 12, 2021  

CAMM, Automate Canada looking for new president

The position will be responsible for successfully aligning the visions, missions, and commitments of the associations.

February 4, 2021  

Ontario’s AarKel Tool buys assets of Mangas Tool and Die

The purchase expands Aarkel’s manufacturing footprint in the southern U.S.

January 20, 2021  

Cavalier Tool acquires neighbouring firm Mold Services International

The deal will increase Windsor, Ont.-based Cavalier’s capacity in gun drilling, electrical discharge machining, plate milling, large roughing, large five-axis equipment, and toolmaking.

January 14, 2021  

Doosan Machine Tools names James Kim as North American CEO

Kim is a 37-year veteran of the CNC machine tools manufacturer.

January 13, 2021  

Injection molder MGS acquires European tooling supplier Formteknik

Formteknik’s operations in Denmark, Sweden, and Germany will allow Wisconsin-based MGS to deliver integrated manufacturing solutions in Europe with a single point of contact, mirroring its North American model.

December 14, 2020  

StackTeck enhances mold-qualification capabilities during the pandemic

The Brampton, Ont.-based moldmaker now offers a virtual mold-testing capability package for customers limiting travel due to COVID-19.

December 10, 2020  

Ferro Technique acquires Lomar Machine Repair

Windsor-based Lomar is a distributor of CNC machine tools and associated parts in Southwestern Ontario.

November 17, 2020  

Ontario molder Axiom Group and collaborators receive Next Generation Manufacturing Canada investment funding

Aurora, Ont.-based Axiom, along with partners MS Falcon Tooling, Kytech Machine Works, and Bulldog Polymers, is developing a technology to eliminate visual transitions between different plastic materials, typically hard and soft plastic.

October 29, 2020  

CAMM, Automate Canada release “Made in Canada” plan for small- and medium-sized manufacturers

Compiled from the results of industry focus groups, the report makes recommendations for changes in skills and talent development, technology adoption and a culture of innovation, and branding and collaboration.

October 28, 2020  

U.S. lifts tariffs on imports of aluminum from Canada

But the Trump administration also warned that the tariff could be reinstated if there is surge in imports from Canada.

October 28, 2020  

Michael Draga is INCOE’s new sales representative for Eastern Canada

Draga has an extensive sales background in the moldmaking and plastics processing sectors.

October 20, 2020  

Nova Chemicals sells its expandable styrenics business to Alpek

The sale, for an undisclosed amount, will allow Calgary-based Nova to concentrate on the start up of its Sclairtech technology site near Sarnia, Ont.

October 16, 2020  

Industry consultant predicts 31% drop in North American tooling spend in 2020

Harbour Results says that the 2020 automotive vendor tooling spend in North America will be $6.4 billion, which is $.4 billion less than originally forecasted in 2019.

September 10, 2020  

CAMM golf tournament set for Sept. 27

The event will be held at Fox Glen Golf & Country Club, with a maximum of 60 golfers allowed.

August 25, 2020  

StackTeck develops new five-gallon industrial pail mold

The Brampton, Ont.-based firm has also produced its first IML robot for a pail, which was configured for both a single cavity five-gallon pail as well as a 1×2 mold for five-litre pails.

August 24, 2020  

Moldmakers, manufacturers focusing on diversification, profitability, survey says

Results from the latest survey by the Canadian Association of Moldmakers and Automate Canada show that diversification plans are a priority as many manufacturers rebound from the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 11, 2020  

Cavalier Tool expands its national, international sales staff

The Windsor, Ont-based moldmaker has hired two new sales veterans to handle Eastern Canada, the northeastern U.S., and Latin America.

August 7, 2020  

Scoring with a new touchless golf ball retrieval system

The made-in-Ontario Mully Cup effectively eliminates the pole-golfer contact, reducing the spread of COVID-19. And it could become the new normal on the greens even after the pandemic.

June 30, 2020  

Seco Tools acquires cutting tool division of QCT in Mexico

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

June 25, 2020  

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

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  

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

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.