Canadian Plastics


November 9, 2011  

People Progress…

David Palmer has been named as the new chairperson for the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM). Palmer is also the sales manager at Windsor, Ont.-based mold maker Build a Mold.

October 19, 2011  

People Progress…

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., headquartered in Bolton, Ont., has named Dave Whiffen as vice president, hot runners.

July 15, 2011  

Styrene a possible threat: US Dept. of Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added styrene to its list of chemicals and biological agents that are suspected as possible causes of cancer.

June 26, 2011  

Canadian Plastics Sector Council launches Essential Skills website

The Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC) has launched its Essential Skills website and assessment tool, designed to help plastics industry workers beef up their skills.

April 29, 2011  

EPA seeks to tighten PVC production guidelines in U.S.

The U.S. regulatory body the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to toughen up standards to reduce emissions of harmful toxic substances produced in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins and its copolymer products.

February 28, 2011  

Levels of BPA lower among Canadians than Americans: study

Americans are being exposed to much higher levels of the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) than Canadians, a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found.  

February 21, 2011  

Ontario injection molder gets $3 million in provincial funding

A plastics manufacturer in Mississauga has received funding from the Ontario provincial government to develop new, innovative technology that will make it more competitive and create 27 new jobs and support 26 existing positions.

February 3, 2011  

DSM sells Yparex adhesives business to Dutch compounder

Resin supplier DSM Engineering Plastics has reached an agreement to sell its Yparex adhesives business to Resin (Products & Technology) B.V., a Dutch compounding company.

December 8, 2010  

Mold-Masters taps William Barker as CEO

Hot runner specialist Mold-Masters Ltd. has named William (Bill) Barker as its new CEO.

December 3, 2010  

Quebec thermoformer gets gov’t loan, improves capacity

With the help of a $300,000 federal grant, Quebec-based thermoformer JW Plastic Inc. is investing $2.3 million to improve capacity at its new aeronautics parts plant in Trois-Rivières.

November 23, 2010  

People News…

Engineering and commodity resin supplier PolyOne Distribution Canada Inc. has named Brady Uhrich as its new account manager for Western Canada. He is based in Vancouver.  

October 21, 2010  

People Progress (October 21, 2010)

Extrusion equipment supplier CDS – Custom Downstream Systems Inc., of Lachine, Que., has named Aron Gabor as…

October 16, 2010  

Clariant restructuring cuts jobs, closes Delta B.C. plant

Specialty chemical supplier Clariant International Inc. has completed its cost-cutting global restructuring …

October 7, 2010  

People Progress (October 07, 2010)

Equipment representative Auxiplast Inc., of Ste-Julie, Que., has added three more people to its staff. John Sp…

October 2, 2010  

After 45 years, new CEO for KraussMaffei

After 45 years as CEO of Germany-based machinery supplier KraussMaffei Berstorff and head of extrusion at Krau…

September 26, 2010  

Polymer fibres might hold the key to tissue regeneration (September 26, 2010)

Using polymers to help regrow torn muscles and tendons? Sounds like something out of a late night sci fi fli…

September 25, 2010  

Husky makes changes in North American sales organization

Husky Injection Molding Systems has made leadership changes within its sales organization in the Americas.

September 12, 2010  

L.V. Lomas buys Hacrima Holdings

In a move designed to improve supply chain efficiency, specialty chemical supplier L. V. Lomas Limited has pur…

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 28, 2010  

Explosion at east China plastics factory kills at least 12

At least 12 people are reported dead and dozens injured in an explosion at an abandoned plastics factory …

July 28, 2010  

People Progress (July 28, 2010)

Hot runner system manufacturer Synventive Molding Solutions, of Peabody, Mass., has announced a series of appo…

July 22, 2010  

People Progress (July 22, 2010)

The Mississauga, Ont.-based Canadian Plastics Industry Association has appointed Susmit Mahalanabis as its sus…

July 14, 2010  

People Progress (July 14, 2010)

Cindy Gruber has joined Mississauga, Ont.-based material supplier BASF Canada as manager of business and mar…

June 27, 2010  

Boy Machines realigns, Koch steps down as president

Injection molding machine supplier Boy Machines Inc. has realigned its management structure, with Robert Koch …

June 16, 2010  

Magna to expand three N.C. plants

Magna Composites, a subsidiary of Aurora, Ont.-based Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc. has an…

June 11, 2010  

CPSC launches “essential skills” project to improve plastics industry workforce

The Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC) has launched a national two-year initiative designed target and …

June 8, 2010  

People Progress… (June 08, 2010)

Engineering and commodity resin supplier PolyOne Distribution Canada Ltd. has named Ron Davis as account man…

April 18, 2010  

Ont. gov’t aids modernization at Nova Chemicals plant

The Ontario provincial government is funding material supplier Nova Chemicals Corporation with $10 million t…

April 14, 2010  

SPI executive board councils name new reps

New volunteer leaders – including an employee of Bolton, Ont.-based Husky Injection Molding Systems &n…

April 7, 2010  

People Progress… (April 07, 2010)

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

April 2, 2010  

Former Engel CEO Braig to head Trexel

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

February 22, 2010  

CPIA names new Quebec rep

Effective February 1, Claude Faubert was appointed representative for Quebec for the Canadian Plastics Industr…