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April 18, 2019 Feature

En-Plas moves into new headquarters

by Canadian Plastics

After 31 years in the same plant, well-known machinery sales firm En-Plas Inc. has moved into a new, more efficient office and plant in Toronto.

March 26, 2019 Feature

Montreal researchers create plastic from lobster shells

by Canadian Plastics

McGill University researchers have developed a new chemical process that could turn lobster, shrimp, and crab shells into biodegradable plastic.

February 28, 2019 Feature

Bendable, conductive polymer film for consumer electronics also has healthcare potential

by Canadian Plastics

Purdue University researchers are working to use a new polymer film, which could make smartphones more bendable, to create tailor-made sensors that could non-invasively monitor glucose levels, heart rate or other biomedical metrics.

February 8, 2019 Feature

Techflow Design & Manufacturing is moving on up

by Canadian Plastics

This Ontario-based blown film machinery and plastic extrusion equipment maker has a good reason for expanding into a new, larger facility in Mississauga: business is booming.

January 2, 2019 Feature

Here’s a first: BASF is making products with chemically recycled plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The German chemical maker is breaking new ground in the circular economy with plastic waste as a source of raw materials.

December 18, 2018 Feature

Using sunlight to make polymers

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers at Rice University are developing a way to use sunlight to grow functional synthetic polymers using photosensitive quantum dots as a catalyst.

November 28, 2018 Feature

As sales go up, MAGUIRE CANADA doubles down on service

by Canadian Plastics

The Vaughan, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment supplier uses its crack service team – and backup service provider M.T. Innovations – to get the job done.

November 22, 2018 Feature

ADDITIVE METAL MANUFACTURING wants to make you more competitive

by Canadian Plastics

This Concord, Ont.-based engineering and design consulting firm is rewriting the book on mold heat removal by 3D printing inserts with complex cooling channels that can dramatically cut cycle times and consolidate manufacturing processes. And it might just be the kick in the pants that Canada’s plastics processors need to start kicking butt globally.

October 24, 2018 Feature

EMMIE LEUNG: CPIA’s Leader of the Year

by Canadian Plastics

From bag lady to leading lady: Emmie Leung has risen from driving a rented van for her one-woman curbside recycling company to being the CEO of Emterra Group.

September 27, 2018 Feature

New technology lets processors get smart with artificial intelligence

by Canadian Plastics

A new machine learning solution developed by Montreal-based AxiPolymer Inc. is designed to make it easier for large-sized plastics processors to embrace artificial intelligence.

September 9, 2018 Feature

Rotogran International is getting very big in granulation

by Canadian Plastics

Booming sales, a recent relocation into a bigger plant, and a deep dive into making larger granulators all signal the start of a new era for this Southern Ontario-based size reduction equipment manufacturer.

August 20, 2018 Feature

Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLs

by Canadian Plastics

Created by Mississauga, Ont.-based packaging design firm KBS Impact Inc., the lids can save container weight – and costs – by using a peelable in-mold label that that acts as a tamper-evident seal.

August 8, 2018 Feature

Techstar Plastics: Prospering in Port Perry

by Canadian Plastics

As they hit a milestone, the owners of rotational molder Techstar Plastics look back on four decades of stress and success.

July 9, 2018 Feature

Hamilton Plastic Systems is being reborn in the U.S.A.

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment maker Hamilton Plastic Systems is reinventing itself by expanding its product offerings and making a deep dive into the American marketplace.

June 28, 2018 Feature

“Infinitely” recyclable plastic invented

by Canadian Plastics

A new type of plastic developed by scientists at Colorado State University can – in theory, at least – be recycled over and over again.

May 21, 2018 Feature

Brampton Engineering and Polytarp Products make a dynamic duo

by Canadian Plastics

Polytarp Products got its start – not to mention its name – by making tarpaulins, and then became famous supplying plastic film for the construction industry. But it has reinvented itself over the past 10 years as a go-to supplier for high-barrier food packaging – and blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering has been there every step of the way.

April 10, 2018 Feature

PET Technologies is crossing the pond

by Canadian Plastics

After almost 20 years of selling its blow molding machines and blow molds into Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Austria-based PET Technologies has now set its sights on North America.

April 4, 2018 Feature

HDPE bottle made from 100 per cent ocean-bound plastics surfaces

by Canadian Plastics

Sporting a silver metallic, pearlescent-effect finish, the world’s first HDPE bottle molded from 100 per cent ocean-bound plastic has just hit the market.

March 2, 2018 Feature

Integrity Tool & Mold and KraussMaffei partner for big projects

by Canadian Plastics

Custom machinery and a collaborative approach helped Integrity bring more business back to its Windsor, Ont. HQ and expand its facility in Queretaro, Mexico.

February 9, 2018 Feature

Fanta reborn in new spiral PET bottle

by Canadian Plastics

Seven decades after the Coca-Cola Co. introduced its popular Fanta product, the bottle style was starting to look tired. Which is why Coca-Cola partnered with Sidel, a division of packaging supplier Sidel Group, to rejuvenate the Fanta brand in a new “spiral” PET bottle redesign.