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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…

May 12, 2003 News

Calgary molder expands into all-electric market

by Canadian Plastics

L & L Tool and Injection Ltd. has ramped up its capabilities and capacity with its recent purchase of three all-ele…

May 12, 2003 News

New auto plant may be on hold

by Canadian Plastics

DaimlerChrysler Corp. may be delaying or canceling its proposed plans to build a $1.6 billion pickup truck assembly…

May 9, 2003 News

U.S. machine sales jump in Q4

by Canadian Plastics

Total dollar shipments of plastics machinery for the fourth quarter 2002 were 23% higher than the same period in 20…

May 9, 2003 News

Ford plans to buy more parts made in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Ford Motor Co. has announced it plans to significantly increase the amount of business it is doing with Canadian au…

May 6, 2003 News

Polystyrene recycler closed due to fire

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Polystyrene Recycling Association (CPRA) is temporarily shut down following a fire in the warehouse ar…

May 5, 2003 News

Bunting Magnetics in growth mode; buys Moulders Supply

by Canadian Plastics

Bunting Magnetics Co. has purchased Toronto-based auxiliary equipment manufacturer The New Moulders Supply Company,…

May 5, 2003 News

CPIA Quebec gets award from peers

by Canadian Plastics

The Quebec Chapter of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) presented its Association of the Year A…