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January 27, 2003 News

Sheet manufacturer expands capacity, capability

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Federal Plastics has recently embarked on an expansion program which will increase the company’s capacity by 80%. F…

January 27, 2003 News

Landmark legal decision in China protects Lego against copiers

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic toy manufacturer Lego Co. recently won an important court case in China that could open the door for compan…

January 27, 2003 News

Extruder CPI Plastics Group leases more space

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A new plant in Mississauga, ON, to produce eon profiles for fencing and spa cladding and a new bag-making facility…

January 24, 2003 News

Maax almost doubles income for the quarter

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Sales growth and operating efficiencies have led to a sixth consecutive quarter of improving profit margins for bat…

January 24, 2003 News

Revenue improves for Ford of Canada

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Ford of Canada posted annual revenues of $23.3 billion in 2002, an increase of 7.9% compared with results for 2001.

January 22, 2003 News

Tetra Laval purchase of Sidel gets green light

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After a year and a half of regulatory wrangling, the EU Commission has approved the acquisition of blow molding mac…

January 20, 2003 News

Kord Products comeback — expansion plans on full throttle

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The company that pioneered the plastic petri dish, Kord Products Inc., will soon begin construction on a 55,000 sq,…

January 20, 2003 News

Workers’ comp premiums decline for plastics, moldmakers

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Good news for Ontario moldmakers and plastics processors: premium rates for the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board…

January 16, 2003 News

Moldmaking associations form new federation

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Four groups representing the Canadian mold, tool, die and machining industry have formed a new federation to presen…

January 16, 2003 News

PolyOne slashes jobs

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Polymer distributor and services company PolyOne has announced it will eliminate approximately 400 salaried positio…

January 15, 2003 News

Resin distributor’s sales jump

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Resin distributor Channel Polymers, which entered the Canadian market last year, has seen sales jump by 29% on a wo…

January 14, 2003 News

Packager grabs another gold award

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Pliant Corporation has won its second DuPont Gold award at the 2001 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards. Pliant,…

January 14, 2003 News

BASF planning to be buy Honeywell engineering resins

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The addition of Honeywell’s Capron nylons and alloys will broaden BASF’s engineering resin portfolio and enhance p…

January 9, 2003 News

Former Ontario Premier joins Magna board

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Michael Harris has joined the board of directors of automotive supplier Magna International Inc. “The automotive in…

January 6, 2003 News

Plastics pioneer Clay Elliott passes away

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Charles Clayson (Clay) Elliott, founder of the custom injection molding firm, Horizon Plastics Co., passed away on…

January 3, 2003 News

Moldmaker Reko buys Michigan molder

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As part of a diversification strategy, Reko International Group Inc. (Oldcastle, ON) will purchase a 80% interest i…

January 2, 2003 News

CCL Industries announces European labeling venture (January 02, 2003)

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Packaging manufacturer CCL Industries Inc. (Toronto) plans to bring new labeling technology back to its U.S. operat…

December 19, 2002 News

Companies honored as best managed

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Three plastics manufacturers have been selected to be among the Financial Post’s 50 Best Managed companies for 2002…

December 11, 2002 News

Negri Bossi opens new premises in Ontario

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A new 10,000 sq. ft. facility in Mississauga, ON will be the hub of Negri Bossi’s sales and service operations in O…

December 10, 2002 News

Lavoie to lead CPIA (December 10, 2002)

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A veteran association manager, Serge Lavoie, has been chosen as the new president and chief executive officer for t…