April 29, 2011 News

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

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Levels of BPA lower among Canadians than Americans: study

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Ontario injection molder gets $3 million in provincial funding

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

DSM sells Yparex adhesives business to Dutch compounder

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Mold-Masters taps William Barker as CEO

by Canadian Plastics

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

December 3, 2010 News

Quebec thermoformer gets gov’t loan, improves capacity

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

People News…

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

People Progress (October 21, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

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

October 16, 2010 News

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

October 7, 2010 News

People Progress (October 07, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

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

October 2, 2010 News

After 45 years, new CEO for KraussMaffei

by Canadian Plastics

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

September 26, 2010 News

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

by Canadian Plastics

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

September 25, 2010 News

Husky makes changes in North American sales organization

by Canadian Plastics

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

September 12, 2010 News

L.V. Lomas buys Hacrima Holdings

by Canadian Plastics

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

July 30, 2010 News

Financial problems force work stoppage at Platinum Tool Technologies

by Canadian Plastics

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

July 28, 2010 News

Explosion at east China plastics factory kills at least 12

by Canadian Plastics

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

July 28, 2010 News

People Progress (July 28, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

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

July 22, 2010 News

People Progress (July 22, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

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

July 14, 2010 News

People Progress (July 14, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

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

June 27, 2010 News

Boy Machines realigns, Koch steps down as president

by Canadian Plastics

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