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.
Levels of BPA lower among Canadians than Americans: studyby 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.
Ontario injection molder gets $3 million in provincial fundingby 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.
DSM sells Yparex adhesives business to Dutch compounderby 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.
Mold-Masters taps William Barker as CEOby Canadian Plastics
Hot runner specialist Mold-Masters Ltd. has named William (Bill) Barker as its new CEO.
Quebec thermoformer gets gov’t loan, improves capacityby 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.
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.
People Progress (October 21, 2010)by Canadian Plastics
Extrusion equipment supplier CDS – Custom Downstream Systems Inc., of Lachine, Que., has named Aron Gabor as…
Clariant restructuring cuts jobs, closes Delta B.C. plantby Canadian Plastics
Specialty chemical supplier Clariant International Inc. has completed its cost-cutting global restructuring …
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…
After 45 years, new CEO for KraussMaffeiby Canadian Plastics
After 45 years as CEO of Germany-based machinery supplier KraussMaffei Berstorff and head of extrusion at Krau…
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…
Husky makes changes in North American sales organizationby Canadian Plastics
Husky Injection Molding Systems has made leadership changes within its sales organization in the Americas.
L.V. Lomas buys Hacrima Holdingsby Canadian Plastics
In a move designed to improve supply chain efficiency, specialty chemical supplier L. V. Lomas Limited has pur…
Financial problems force work stoppage at Platinum Tool Technologiesby Canadian Plastics
Well-known Ontario moldmaker Platinum Tool Technologies Inc. has stopped production amid financial difficultie…
Explosion at east China plastics factory kills at least 12by Canadian Plastics
At least 12 people are reported dead and dozens injured in an explosion at an abandoned plastics factory …
People Progress (July 28, 2010)by Canadian Plastics
Hot runner system manufacturer Synventive Molding Solutions, of Peabody, Mass., has announced a series of appo…
People Progress (July 22, 2010)by Canadian Plastics
The Mississauga, Ont.-based Canadian Plastics Industry Association has appointed Susmit Mahalanabis as its sus…
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…
Boy Machines realigns, Koch steps down as presidentby Canadian Plastics
Injection molding machine supplier Boy Machines Inc. has realigned its management structure, with Robert Koch …