ADDITIVE METAL MANUFACTURING wants to make you more competitiveby 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.
EMMIE LEUNG: CPIA’s Leader of the Yearby 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.
New technology lets processors get smart with artificial intelligenceby 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.
Rotogran International is getting very big in granulationby 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.
Canada dryby Canadian Plastics
The infamous Canadian humidex signals danger to resins, which will all absorb at least some moisture if left unprotected. Which is why keeping them dry is the best defense. These latest technologies are up to the challenge.
Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLsby 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.
Techstar Plastics: Prospering in Port Perryby Canadian Plastics
As they hit a milestone, the owners of rotational molder Techstar Plastics look back on four decades of stress and success.
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.
“Infinitely” recyclable plastic inventedby 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.
Brampton Engineering and Polytarp Products make a dynamic duoby 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.
PET Technologies is crossing the pondby 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.
HDPE bottle made from 100 per cent ocean-bound plastics surfacesby 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.
Integrity Tool & Mold and KraussMaffei partner for big projectsby 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.
Fanta reborn in new spiral PET bottleby 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.
Montreal start-up wants to fast-track your R&Dby Canadian Plastics
AxiPolymer Inc., a new product development firm that specializes in the polymer industry, is on a mission to help small and mid-sized plastics companies design and develop innovative products.
Kal Polymers is growing strong after 25 yearsby Canadian Plastics
As it hits the quarter-century mark, the Mississauga, Ont.-based compounder is heading off into new directions.
DMS executive gets the Red Carpet treatment in Georgiaby Canadian Plastics
Mike Hicks, vice president of Windsor, Ont.-based mold component supplier DMS Components, spent a memorable four days as a guest at the invitation-only Red Carpet Tour in April 2017, an event designed to showcase Georgia’s attractiveness for new business investment.
Terry Elliott: 2017 CPIA Leader of the Yearby Canadian Plastics
Terry Elliott has spent over 30 years in Canada’s plastics industry, rising from the chemistry lab to sales and management positions to his current job as president of Scepter, while doing enough volunteer work along the way to fill a second career. In both areas, he’s used his team management techniques and transformational leadership skills to improve organizational health – and the bottom line. But for all his strategizing, he didn’t see the Leader of the Year award coming.
Going the extra miles for Aokiby Canadian Plastics
Jose Penaloza will rack up at least 20 trans-Pacific flights this year as part of his push to increase Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki’s presence in Canada. That’s a lot of hang time, but it’s beginning to pay off.
Fifty years of Canada’s plastics industry, explained!by Canadian Plastics
Picking up where an earlier volume left off, a new book chronicles the Canadian plastics industry from 1950 to 2000.