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March 4, 2005 News

Space going fast for NPE 2006

by Canadian Plastics

Audited figures from last week’s NPE 2006 drawing for exhibit space show the space contracted by exhibiting compani…

March 3, 2005 News

U.N. calls plastic bags a menace (March 03, 2005)

by Canadian Plastics

The United Nations environmental agency has launched a publicity campaign aimed at alerting developing countries to…

March 3, 2005 News

GM, government, invest in engineering (March 03, 2005)

by Canadian Plastics

General Motors of Canada, along with the Ontario and federal governments, announced a $2.5 billion investment that…

March 2, 2005 News

IPEX Chairman had broad influence on industry (March 02, 2005)

by Canadian Plastics

Thomas E. Torokvei, a leading figure in the vinyl industry and Chairman of pipemaker IPEX Inc. (Montreal), died une…

February 28, 2005 News

Mega Bloks looks to make bigger splash in Europe (February 28, 2005)

by Canadian Plastics

Construction toy maker Mega Bloks Inc. has announced it is planning a major market expansion into Italy and Germany…

February 28, 2005 News

Extrusion conference explores low-cost fillers

by Canadian Plastics

An upcoming Extrusion Minitec focusing on the extrusion of thermoplastic composites will demonstrate how much thing…

February 25, 2005 News

Federal budget shows little support for plastics industry (February 25, 2005)

by Canadian Plastics

The federal budget puts forth the promise of corporate tax reductions and the elimination of the corporate surtax a…

February 25, 2005 News

BASF raises prices, takes steps to cut costs

by Canadian Plastics

BASF will raise prices for its Ultradur polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and Petra polyethylene terephthalate (PET)…

February 25, 2005 News

Resin market event moved to new date (February 25, 2005)

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian Plastics has changed the date of its annual Resin Outlook Conference to Thursday, October 6, 2005. This ev…

February 24, 2005 News

Rotomolded burial vaults have cost, weight advantage

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic manufacturers are digging into the funeral industry by introducing plastic burial vaults to the market. Oft…

February 18, 2005 News

Nanatechnology company nets 30 patents

by Canadian Plastics

Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc. (Houston, TX) announced it has received or been issued 30 patents relating to innovati…

February 17, 2005 News

Quebec extruder receives patent for wood grain simulation

by Canadian Plastics

A technique used to reproduce wood grain on plastic window blinds developed by ExtrusioVinyl & Plastics Co. Inc. (L…

February 16, 2005 News

Scepter acquires new product line (February 16, 2005)

by Canadian Plastics

Scepter Corp. (Toronto) has purchased the Flo N Go product line from Scotia Innovators Inc. This gas nozzle and sip…

February 16, 2005 News

ExxonMobil expands to meet demand for Santoprene

by Canadian Plastics

ExxonMobil Chemical has announced plans to increase capacity at its Pensacola, FL manufacturing plant in order to m…

February 14, 2005 News

Clariant installs more compounding lines for Canadian operations

by Canadian Plastics

Global color concentrate supplier Clariant Masterbatches continues to consolidate its position in Canada. A second…

February 14, 2005 News

Keltic Petrochemicals selects Univation’s UNIPOL(TM) PE process for Nova Scotia project

by Canadian Plastics

A Canadian grassroots petrochemical complex planned by Keltic Petrochemicals (Halifax, NS) will use the UNIPOL PE G…

February 11, 2005 News

ATS appoints new president/CEO

by Canadian Plastics

The board of directors of ATS has appointed Ron Jutras as president and CEO following the recent passing of the com…

February 11, 2005 News

NOVA to expand foam resin capacity

by Canadian Plastics

NOVA Chemicals Corp. has announced plans for a series of expansions of its Arcel moldable foam resin manufacturing…

February 7, 2005 News

ATS founder dies

by Canadian Plastics

Klaus Woerner, founder and president of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (Cambridge, ON), passed away Feb. 7 fol…

February 7, 2005 News

NOVA adds ethylene capacity in Ontario, predicting strong demand

by Canadian Plastics

NOVA Chemicals Corporation has announced a series of modernization upgrades to its Corunna, ON, ethylene flexi-crac…