Canadian Plastics


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.

June 2, 2020  

Haidlmair North America offers rapid delivery for PPE molds

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

May 29, 2020  

StackTeck delivers stack mold for PPE in under four weeks

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

May 5, 2020  

StackTeck expands its FastTrack accelerated mold delivery program

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  

Tooling Tech Group expands Ohio facility

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  

Moldmakers list their COVID-19 anxieties in new CAMM survey

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  

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

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  

Concours Mold buys assets of Valiant Tool and Mold

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  

New CEO for Schmolz + Bickenbach’s Steeltec division

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  

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

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  

CTMA names Chris Hergott as new president

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