Canadian Plastics


September 19, 2011  

Unique Tool & Gauge acquires Windsor, Ont.-based Gauge Rite Inc.

Plastics tooling manufacturer Unique Tool & Gauge Inc., headquartered in Windsor, Ont., has acquired 100 per cent of gauge and fixture supplier Gauge Rite Inc., which is also located in Windsor.

July 15, 2011  

HOT RUNNERS: To purge or not to purge

Hot runner systems have hit their stride as the desire to reduce scrap and improve efficiency and productivity motivates mold buyers to shell out the added dollars for the technology.

June 7, 2011  

DMS North America opens Hong Kong office

Mold component and accessories manufacturer DMS North America has opened a new Asian office in Hong Kong, China.

May 30, 2011  

Windsor Mold invests $9.7 million in Ohio plant

Ontario moldmaker Windsor Mold Inc. is investing $9.7 million in new equipment and an expansion at its Bellevue, Ohio injection molding plant.

May 9, 2011  

Mold shop has three-pronged success strategy…and no “bling”

It’s something you hear all the time – “So-and-so was born to do this job” – but unless you’re talking about Prince William, odds are it’s an exaggeration. With Brian Bendig, however, a slight variation is the literal truth. Bendig, the…

May 9, 2011  

Synventive Molding bought by private equity firm Littlejohn & Co.

Private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. LLC has purchased hot runner supplier Synventive Molding Solutions in a debt for equity swap.

May 2, 2011  

Moldmaker Reko to close 7 plants, cut 65 jobs in restructuring

Ontario mold, tool and die-maker Reko International Group Inc. is closing seven small plants and cutting 65 jobs as part of a corporate restructuring that will trim annual labour costs by $3.5 million and fixed costs by $4 million.

April 30, 2011  

Turn, turn, turn: The long and short of unscrewing components

Like everyone else in today’s plastics industry, moldmakers are looking for ways to shorten leadtimes while still maintaining quality. Although not exactly new, one timesaver continues to win over new converts: unscrewing components, which can…

March 11, 2011  

Husky to acquire Austrian closure moldmaker KTW

Husky Injection Molding Systems has announced plans to buy Austrian closure moldmaker KTW.

February 10, 2011  

Moldmaker digs deep on turf pallet project

Sometimes, it’s the jobs performed behind the scenes that can be the hardest.

November 7, 2010  


New sequential valve gate system uses more signals

November 7, 2010  

CAMM Toronto to focus on barrier opportunities in I/M for second general meeting

There’s a double feature on tap for the second meeting of the Toronto chapter of the Canadian Association of Moldmakers: tax deferral strategies on the business front, and new developments in barrier labeling for injection molding.

November 5, 2010  

Mold-Masters beefs up Brazilian manufacturing facility

In an effort to grow their Latin American market, hot runner and tooling manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd. is e…

October 2, 2010  

Mold-Masters acquires PET supplier ABBA Systems, announces new brand MasterPET

Hot runner and tooling manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd. has purchased components supplier ABBA Systems, a form…

September 20, 2010  

Mold-Masters’ president and CEO Jonathan Fischer steps down

Jonathan Fischer, the president and CEO of tooling supplier Mold-Masters Limited, has stepped down.

September 2, 2010  

Moldmakers lend skilled hands to Dieppe monument (September 02, 2010)

The Windsor, Ont. moldmaking community has played a pivotal role in making sure that the infamous Dieppe Rai…

August 29, 2010  

Ontario moldmaker hooks up with provincial Feed-in Tariff energy program

It’s not exactly a second vocation, but moldmaker Compact Mould Ltd. has just broken into the energy s…

August 8, 2010  

KraussMaffei partners with moldmaker Proper Group in U.S.

Processing equipment manufacturer KraussMaffei Corporation has entered into a strategic partnership in the U.S…

August 4, 2010  

CAMM Toronto presents Husky speaker at first meeting

The first meeting of the newly formed Toronto chapter of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) will…

July 30, 2010  

Financial problems force work stoppage at Platinum Tool Technologies

Well-known Ontario moldmaker Platinum Tool Technologies Inc. has stopped production amid financial difficultie…

July 10, 2010  

Mold-Masters opens first direct Mexican sales and service centre

Hot runner manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd. has opened of its first direct Mexican sales and service centre in t…

July 1, 2010  

Synventive Molding, Husky settle patent infringement case

The two-year-old patent infringement case between competitors Synventive Molding Solutions Inc. and Hus…

June 30, 2010  

New location for TATE Industrial Sales

Well-known Ontario equipment supplier TATE Industrial Sales has moved into a new 3,500-square-foot manufacturi…

June 20, 2010  

MOLDMAKING: Additive manufacturing gets standardized (But does it matter?)

It’s been called rapid technology, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, and layered manufacturing, but–by what…

June 10, 2010  

Mold-Masters relocates UK office

Hot runner supplier Mold-Masters UK Ltd. has relocated its Birmingham office into the Mold-Masters European …

June 7, 2010  

CAMM golf tournament rescheduled for June 27

Blame it on the rain: The Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) annual golf tournament has been post…

May 15, 2010  

CAMM opens Toronto chapter

The Canadian Association of MoldMakers (CAMM) continues to go big.

March 22, 2010  

Mold-Masters opens production facility in India

Hot runner supplier Mold-Masters Ltd. has opened a production facility in Coimbatore, India.

March 11, 2010  

DME partners with Plastic Engineering for hot runners

Mold technology supplier DME Company has entered a strategic alliance with hot runner firm Plastic Engineeri…

February 11, 2010  

DME to distribute Elmet cold runners in N. America

Mold technology supplier DME Company has been named the exclusive distributor in North America for cold runn…

January 29, 2010  

SPE accepting moldmaking awards nominations

The Mold Making & Mold Design division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is now accepting nom…

November 19, 2009  

CAMM raising funds with mold plaques

The Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) is now selling mold plaques to its members, as well as servic…