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April 7, 2010 News

People Progress… (April 07, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

Hamilton Avtec Inc., a Mississauga, Ont.-based manufacturer of material handling equipment, has appointed Al W…

April 5, 2010 News

Graham Packaging buys Chinese packaging firm

by Canadian Plastics

Graham Packaging Company Inc. announced that a subsidiary agreed to acquire China Roots Packaging PTE Ltd., a …

April 2, 2010 News

Former Engel CEO Braig to head Trexel

by Canadian Plastics

Steve Braig, former CEO of injection molding machine supplier Engel North America has been appointed preside…

March 29, 2010 News

ATS Automation buys German healthcare assembly systems manufacturer

by Canadian Plastics

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has acquired the Sortimat Group, a manufacturer of specialized assembly sy…

March 24, 2010 News

With sales boom, Macro Engineering grows into new facility

by Canadian Plastics

Film and sheet extrusion equipment maker Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. has expanded its production f…

March 22, 2010 News

Mold-Masters opens production facility in India

by Canadian Plastics

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

March 13, 2010 News

B.C.’s RP Manufacturing purchases Protef Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

In British Columbia, ownership a manufacturing firm for molded tubes and rods has just changed hands.

March 11, 2010 News

DME partners with Plastic Engineering for hot runners

by Canadian Plastics

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

March 5, 2010 News

Electron beam sterilization for PET and HDPE bottles

by Canadian Plastics

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of microbe-killing packaging sterilization for extending the shelf li…

March 5, 2010 News

Ontario bottler to build PET recycling plant

by Canadian Plastics

An Ontario bottled water producer is building its own recycling plant to produce a 100 per cent recycled PET d…

March 1, 2010 News

Husky reports 12% sales drop in 2009

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems reported a sales decline of 12 percent in compared to sales in 2008.

February 26, 2010 News

New Canadian rep for BD-Plast extrusion equipment

by Canadian Plastics

Converting Supply Inc., an Orangeville, Ont.-based supplier of equipment and converting supplies to the extrus…

February 21, 2010 News

Medical tubing: Getting a grip on precision

by Canadian Plastics

In many ways, these are troubled times for North American extruders. The recession kicked the feet out from …

February 20, 2010 News

Register now for Canadian Pavilion at K Show

by Canadian Plastics

Messe Dusseldorf (Canada) is now offering full-service exhibition spaces in the Canadian Pavilion, for Canadia…

February 13, 2010 News


by Canadian Plastics

That font of knowledge known as “Wikipedia” defines plastic recycling as the process of recovering scrap or wa…

February 12, 2010 News

Barway to rep Reifenhauser extrusion lines

by Canadian Plastics

Extrusion machinery supplier Reifenhauser Inc., of Danvers, Mass, has appointed Barway Plastic Equipment Inc…

February 11, 2010 News

DME to distribute Elmet cold runners in N. America

by Canadian Plastics

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

February 1, 2010 News

Majority of I/M shops optimistic about 2010: Canadian Plastics survey

by Canadian Plastics

Seventy-seven per cent of respondents to the 2009 Canadian Plastics Injection Molders’ Benchmark Surve…

January 29, 2010 News

SPE accepting moldmaking awards nominations

by Canadian Plastics

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

January 24, 2010 News

U.S. housing recovery will benefit cellular vinyl, not WPCs: study

by Canadian Plastics

Residential decking and railing demand is expected to improve in 2010 compared to 2009 as home construction …