Canadian Plastics


October 27, 2014 News

Auto parts sector must invest to thrive: DesRosiers

by Canadian Plastics

There are good days ahead for Canada’s automotive parts makers and toolmakers – but only the companies that invest in manpower, technology, and research and development will reap the full benefits, according to Canadian…

October 24, 2014 News

Milacron names Bruce Chalmers as new CFO

by Canadian Plastics

Cincinnati, Ohio-based plastics processing equipment maker Milacron LLC has appointed Bruce Chalmers as chief financial officer.

October 24, 2014 News

Moldmaker Unique Tool adding new capital equipment, staff

by Canadian Plastics

Windsor, Ont.-based moldmaker Unique Tool & Gauge is making a multi-million dollar capital equipment investment, and has also announced plans to hire at least 30 new workers.

October 1, 2014 News

Windsor Mold Expo event is coming up

by Canadian Plastics

On October 23, 2014, the tabletop Windsor Mold Expo, organized by Canadian Plastics, will take place in Windsor, Ont.

September 21, 2014 News

Reko International lands major precision machining contract

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario-based tooling supplier Reko International Group Inc. has signed a three-year, multi-million dollar machining contract.

August 15, 2014 News

Lessons from Portugal’s improved moldmaking industry

by Canadian Plastics

Go back 30 years and many of Canada’s moldmakers and plastics processors probably had at least one or two Portuguese companies as go-to contacts on their rolodexes. With a centuries-old glass making tradition that crossed naturally over…

June 3, 2014 News

Incoe opens new European headquarters

by Canadian Plastics

Hot runner and specialized tooling maker Incoe Corporation has opened its new consolidated European headquarters in Rödermark, Germany.

May 22, 2014 News

Milacron forms tooling partnership with Big 3 Precision Molds

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics processing equipment maker Milacron has made a tooling partnership with blow mold manufacturing company Big 3 Precision Molds to develop and commercialize injection blow molding technology, including turn-key systems.

May 16, 2014 News

Protoplast is having a very good year

by Canadian Plastics

Sometimes the stars and planets align and — through a combination of talent, hard work, timing, and a bit of luck — you wind up having a very good year. Elvis had one in 1956, for example, and so did Wayne Gretzky in 1982. And it…

February 18, 2014 News

Kurt Curtis named Incoe’s general manager, North America

by Canadian Plastics

Hot runner systems manufacturer Incoe Corporation USA has promoted Kurt Curtis to general manager of its North American operations.

February 11, 2014 News

Axel Plastics Research names new Canadian sales rep

by Canadian Plastics

Mold release and process aid additives maker Axel Plastics Research Laboratories Inc., headquartered in Woodside, N.Y., has named Larry Lambert as Midwest and Pacific Northwest regional sales manager, also responsible for the provinces of…

February 11, 2014 News

Milacron appoints Bruce Catoen as chief technology officer

by Canadian Plastics

Cincinnati, Ohio-based equipment maker Milacron LLC has named Bruce Catoen as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO). 

February 4, 2014 News

CTMA appoints new executive director

by Canadian Plastics

Les Payne, the longtime executive director of the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA), is stepping down, to be replaced by Robert Cattle.

December 24, 2013 News

Husky completes acquisition of medical and closure mold maker Schttli

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems has completed the acquisition of the medical and closure mold maker Schöttli Group of Diessenhofen, Switzerland.

December 17, 2013 News

DME names new VP, general manager for Americas

by Canadian Plastics

Mold technology supplier DME Company has named Dean Froney as vice president and general manager for the Americas.

November 15, 2013 News

Autodesk to acquire Delcam

by Canadian Plastics

3D design software maker Autodesk Inc. is buying software developer Delcam plc for approximately US$276 million.

November 11, 2013 Feature


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November 6, 2013 News

Tooling capacity inadequate to support projected auto launch demand: report

by Canadian Plastics

There will be a vendor tooling capacity constraint within the North American automotive industry by 2018, according to a new report by research firm Harbour Results Inc.

November 1, 2013 News

Husky buying medical and closure mold maker Schttli

by Canadian Plastics

Bolton, Ont.-based Husky Injection Molding Systems is acquiring Schöttli Group of Diessenhofen, Switzerland, a global medical and closure mold maker.

October 22, 2013 News

Quebec’s Techno Moules partners with French moldmaker

by Canadian Plastics

Tooling technology provider Techno Moules, of Saint-Damien, Que., has expanded its product offerings by signing a partnership agreement with French moldmaker  Rouxel S.A.