Canadian Plastics

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Moldmaking

News
February 11, 2014  

Milacron appoints Bruce Catoen as chief technology officer

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

News
February 4, 2014  

CTMA appoints new executive director

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

News
December 24, 2013  

Husky completes acquisition of medical and closure mold maker Schttli

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

News
December 17, 2013  

DME names new VP, general manager for Americas

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

News
November 15, 2013  

Autodesk to acquire Delcam

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

Feature
November 11, 2013  

K 2013 WRAP UP: MOLD TECHNOLOGY

 

News
November 6, 2013  

Tooling capacity inadequate to support projected auto launch demand: report

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.

News
November 1, 2013  

Husky buying medical and closure mold maker Schttli

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

News
October 22, 2013  

Quebec’s Techno Moules partners with French moldmaker

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.

News
July 1, 2013  

DME names new Quebec sales rep, makes other appointments

Mold technology supplier DME has a new sales representative in Canada, and also a new business development manager for the U.S.

News
June 21, 2013  

Acetronic new Canadian rep for Progressive Components

Ontario-based hot runner temperature control systems maker Acetronic Industrial Controls Inc. is the new Canadian distributor for mold component supplier Progressive Components.    

Feature
May 28, 2013  

After 50 years with one company, a plastics worker looks back

In 1963, Lester Pearson was Canada’s Prime Minister, the Beatles were still in Liverpool, and Branko Muich started working at a new Toronto-based custom extrusion shop called Polyform Ltd.

News
May 15, 2013  

PlastIndia trade show moving to Gurajat for 2015

India’s largest plastics trade show, PlastIndia, is moving to a new location.

News
May 15, 2013  

North American moldmakers unprepared for “historic” auto surge: DesRosiers

In service of pent-up consumer demand, the North American auto industry launched approximately 70 all-new vehicle models each year for the next five years, translating into an “historic” wealth of new work that will be up for bids to North…

News
May 12, 2013  

Plast-Ex 2013 is here

Plast-Ex 2013, Canada’s only plastics industry trade show this year, is set to begin.

Feature
April 1, 2013  

Medical Marvels

For plastics processors, there may be no such thing as a recession-proof sector — but medical parts molding comes damn close. At the very least, the medical molding business is less susceptible to economic swings than most other…

Feature
February 1, 2013  

B&C Plastics: Highlighting competitiveness with the right ERP solution

There’s nothing wrong with writing things down on paper by hand — it’s how Shakespeare and America’s Founding Fathers did it, among others. But let’s face it: it’s no way to run a business in the Internet Age.

News
January 14, 2013  

Ontario’s Exco Technologies buys BE&H Extrusion Dies

Markham, Ont.-based die cast and extrusion equipment maker Exco Technologies Limited has purchased BE & H Extrusion Dies, an extrusion die manufacturer located in Wylie Texas.

News
November 22, 2012  

Mitutoyo Canada makes organizational changes

Coordinate measuring machine technology provider Mitutoyo Canada Inc. has announced organizational changes leading to new appointments for two current employees.

Feature
November 1, 2012  

Pipeline to the Facts

This time last year, we opened our fifth Extrusion Benchmark Survey by noting that the worst of the worst recession in living memory was behind us. Twelve months later, we’re fairly certain it’s true. But what do some of…

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November 1, 2012  

In-Mold Assembly: All Together Now

If the manufacturing sector learned one thing from the Great Recession it might be this: get more efficient, fast. In multi-component injection molding, efficiency means eliminating secondary operations by assembling separate components in the…

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October 6, 2012  

CTMA teams with NRC for one-day laser application seminar

Additive manufacturing using laser metal deposition is an emerging discipline that can improve mold, tool and diemakers’ manufacturing processes, and the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) is teaming up with the National…

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October 1, 2012  

Making a Mark with Liquid Colorant

Any plastics processor out there who doesn’t want to gain a competitive advantage, raise your hand. Nobody, right? Well, interest in one potential advantage is on the rise: A growing number of molders are considering liquid colorants as a…

Feature
October 1, 2012  

Gate Crashers

Fact: Valve gating has become the preferred method of gating for precision molders, offering a more stable injection process without stringing and drooling of the melt. And these are particularly interesting times for valves gates: two themes…

Feature
October 1, 2012  

Four-Warned

The survey, consisting of 33 questions, was emailed in August 2012 to approximately 160 moldmakers across Canada in the Canadian Plastics database, as well as to members of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM). We received 23…

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October 1, 2012  

Building (or rebuilding) A Better Materials Handling System

Just like that killer double-breasted suit probably does with your wardrobe, materials represent your single largest expense as a plastics processor. You didn’t sew the suit yourself just to save a few bucks, so why scrimp on having a…

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August 22, 2012  

DME names new Canadian sales manager

Mold technology provider DME Company has a new Canadian sales manager.

News
August 12, 2012  

Ontario engraving shop installs rare laser ablation system

A small industrial engraving company in Windsor, Ont., has gone where almost no other Canadian job shop has gone before: it’s offering laser ablation services for moldmakers.

Feature
June 1, 2012  

LEADER OF THE YEAR – Paul Cohen: Film Buff

For someone who prefers to fly under the radar, Paul Cohen has a habit of making the kinds of contributions that get noticed. 

News
May 2, 2012  

CAMM seminar will target South American business opportunities

The Canadian Association of MoldMakers (CAMM) is hosting a free breakfast seminar for moldmakers looking to explore business opportunities in several South American countries.

News
April 3, 2012  

NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: MOLDS/HOT RUNNERS

DLC coated components allow molds to run grease-free Hasco is using a new type of coating called DLC (diamond-like coating) on its ejector pins and other components that slide in the mold. This new coating enables the components to operate…

News
September 23, 2011  

U.S. moldmaking work held “steady” over the summer: survey

Business among members of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) isn’t exactly booming, but work is holding steady, according to the organization’s Summer 2011 Business Forecast Survey.