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November 17, 2004 News

Kmart, Sears merger creates new retail giant

by Canadian Plastics

Two of the most familiar “baby boomer” U.S. retail chains, Kmart and Sears, Roebuck & Co., are merging in a $11 bil…

November 15, 2004 News

Dow plans VCM reduction

by Canadian Plastics

Dow Chemical says it plans to reduce production of vinyl chloride monomer and phase out production of ethylene dich…

November 15, 2004 News

CPIA aims for recognition in Ottawa

by Canadian Plastics

Board members and senior staff of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (Mississauga, ON) will be in Ottawa No…

November 15, 2004 News

New label could cover 260 billion cans

by Canadian Plastics

A new five-layer plastic can-top label for soda, power drinks and beer made its first appearance in the market rece…

November 15, 2004 News

Amcor looking beyond bottles

by Canadian Plastics

Representatives of Amcor PET were doing more than window shopping at this year’s K Show. Their objective was to fin…

November 15, 2004 News

French companies looking to expand Canadian business

by Canadian Plastics

A mission of plastics-related companies from France will be visiting Canada in late November. The mission will be i…

November 11, 2004 News

Collins & Aikman report Q3 loss

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive interior parts supplier Collins & Aikman reported a net loss of $55.6 million on revenue of $864.8 milli…

November 8, 2004 News

B.C. film manufacturer adds capacity

by Canadian Plastics

The Layfield Group, a Richmond, B.C.-based manufacturer, has announced a $5 million expansion at its Richmond Poly…

November 8, 2004 News

U.S. economy continues to grow

by Canadian Plastics

The economy south of the border continued to grow during September and October, sparked by increased business spend…

November 5, 2004 News

Mold repairs a growing business

by Canadian Plastics

Some injection mold makers say they have noticed a spike in repair requests, while demands for mold manufacturing h…

November 5, 2004 News

Polywheels wins quality award

by Canadian Plastics

Compression molder Polywheels Manufacturing Ltd. (Oakville, ON) has received a Canada Award for Excellence from the…

November 5, 2004 News

EPIC recognized for achievements

by Canadian Plastics

The Environment and Plastics Industry Council was recognized by the Recycling Council of Ontario recently for its a…

November 1, 2004 News

K Show Report: North American injection molding market improving, say execs

by Canadian Plastics

Most exhibitors of injection molding machinery at this year’s K Show reported improved sales in the North American…

November 1, 2004 News

Chemical companies report strong growth

by Canadian Plastics

Riding on the surge of high oil and feedstock prices, a number of chemical companies recently reported record earni…

November 1, 2004 News

K Show Report: Auto glazing reaches critical point in commercialization

by Canadian Plastics

As reported in an earlier Pre-K Show report, Battenfeld together with partners Summerer Technologies and Exatec, de…

October 26, 2004 News

K Show Report: Lanxess looking ahead, not behindnew products ease launch anxiety

by Canadian Plastics

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when your partner has such a long and storied presence in the plastics indust…

October 26, 2004 News

K Show Report: Dow director sees growing demand for "engineering up" resins

by Canadian Plastics

Customers and processors are pushing the envelope in design in an effort to bring new value and cost savings to the…

October 26, 2004 News

K Show Report: Double "spinning cube" advances injection

by Canadian Plastics

One of the main attractions at the Milacron exhibit all week has been the company’s new two-component injection mol…

October 24, 2004 News

K Show Report: Wacker develops new thermoplastic silicone polymer

by Canadian Plastics

Wacker Silicones has developed a new polymer that incorporates silicone and thermoplastic in a single monomer unit.

October 24, 2004 News

K Show Report: Husky expanding "Index" concept to Tandem line

by Canadian Plastics

At this year’s show, Husky Injection Molding Systems is running its Tandem Molding System on a Qaudloc machine to p…