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June 9, 2003 News

Molder launches in-house design affiliate

by Canadian Plastics

Custom injection molder Plastmade Industries (Mississauga, ON) has launched a new in-house product design and devel…

June 6, 2003 News

U.S. manufacturing shows slight improvement

by Canadian Plastics

The limping U.S. manufacturing sector contracted for the third straight month in May, but not as sharply as April.

June 6, 2003 News

Canadian supplier tapping wood-plastic market in China

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, ON-based Futuresoft Technologies Inc. announced it has supplied equipment and consultative services in…

June 6, 2003 News

Canadian workers less productive than U.S., study says

by Canadian Plastics

A study released by the Ottawa-based Centre for the Study of Living Standards concludes that Canadian workers are u…

June 2, 2003 News

Crosslinked foam venture opens in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

PXL Crosslinked Foam Corp., a manufacturer of crosslinked bun foam, has recently started production at its Cobourg,…

May 30, 2003 News

NPE close to record number of exhibitors

by Canadian Plastics

NPE, North America’s largest plastics exhibition, is near-record size this year, and taking on a more international…

May 30, 2003 News

Clariant invests $1 million to upgrade BC plant

by Canadian Plastics

Clariant Masterbatches Division (Holden, MA) has announced $1 million in capital improvements for its recently acqu…

May 28, 2003 News

Government report encourages support for training and technology investment

by Canadian Plastics

After extensive consultations with the plastics industry, MPP Doug Galt recommends the Ontario government should su…

May 28, 2003 News

Husky allocates US$30 million for Bolton, ON expansion

by Canadian Plastics

Reduced lead times and increased flexibility are the predicted benefits of an expansion at Husky Injection Molding…

May 26, 2003 News

Extrusion operation opens in Quebec

by Canadian Plastics

Speed Nord Amerique Inc. has recently opened a new extrusion plant in Rigaud, QC. The plant, which started operatio…

May 26, 2003 News

WPC development at critical stage, says expert

by Canadian Plastics

Producers of wood-fibre plastic composite (WPC) products have to continue to reduce costs and develop new products…

May 26, 2003 News

ICF venture secures code compliance

by Canadian Plastics

Insulated concrete form (ICF) manufacturer LOGIX has obtained code approval for its ICF product line in both the U.

May 23, 2003 News

Auto plant a no-go

by Canadian Plastics

DaimlerChrysler has announced it will not build a much-publicized, new $1.6 billion plant in Windsor, ON. The compa…

May 22, 2003 News

GE expands resin sourcing alliance

by Canadian Plastics

GE Plastics has expanded its resin sourcing arrangement with the commodity resin procurement, distribution and mark…

May 16, 2003 News

Increased capacity brings increased revenue

by Canadian Plastics

Blown film extruder Imaflex Inc. (Montreal) doubled the net income from its extrusion operations in the first quart…

May 16, 2003 News

Group seeks warning labels on Teflon pans

by Canadian Plastics

An environmental group is asking the U.S. government to require that Teflon(R)-coated cookware carry a label descri…

May 16, 2003 News

Plastics suppliers trying out green power

by Canadian Plastics

Two leading companies in the plastics industry, Dow Chemical Co. and Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., have tur…

May 14, 2003 News

Small sheet extruder starts up

by Canadian Plastics

Integrated Packaging Films (IPF) Inc., a film and sheet converter located in Ayr, ON, has expanded upstream and beg…

May 14, 2003 News

Nanocomposites subject of industry-government research group

by Canadian Plastics

Thirteen companies and the National Research Council Industrial Materials Institute (NRC-IMI) have formed an R&D pa…

May 12, 2003 News

CPIA honors industry leaders

by Canadian Plastics

Five long-serving, outstanding members of the Canadian plastics industry received awards at the annual CPIA and SPE…