News


April 25, 2003 News

PACex International postponed due to SARS fears

by Canadian Plastics

The Packaging Association of Canada has postponed its biennial packaging show until the fall because of exhibitor a…

April 25, 2003 News

New generation PP developed for IPs, bumpers

by Canadian Plastics

Toyota Motor Corporation has developed what it is calling a "new generation" of compounded polypropylene…

April 25, 2003 News

Auto supplier expanding "satellite" services

by Canadian Plastics

An injection molding operation that produces parts on-site at a customer’s plant has worked out so well Tiercon Ind…

April 23, 2003 News

NOVA launches first “single-site” resins

by Canadian Plastics

NOVA Chemicals has introduced four new commercial grades of polyethylene made using the company’s Advanced Sclairte…

April 23, 2003 News

Profits up at Johnson Controls

by Canadian Plastics

Johnson Controls Inc.’s Automotive Systems Group reported a 16% increase in sales for the three months ending March…

April 21, 2003 News

Structural Plastics awards: from wall panels to hand-held dispensers

by Canadian Plastics

Once again, Canadian talent was prominent in the winner’s circle at the SPI Structural Plastics Division awards. Of…

April 21, 2003 News

Husky’s Schad honored for business accomplishments

by Canadian Plastics

A plastics industry lifetime achievement award will be presented to Robert Schad, founder and CEO of Husky Injectio…

April 17, 2003 News

DuPont Textiles separation will affect DuPont Canada

by Canadian Plastics

As part of its offer to buy the outstanding shares of DuPont Canada Inc., DuPont has disclosed that it is in negoti…

April 17, 2003 News

Rhodia nixes NPE plans

by Canadian Plastics

Saying it wants to focus its resources on product development and customer support, Rhodia Engineering Plastics Cor…

April 16, 2003 News

U.S. manufacturing still struggling

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. economy continues to show signs of weakness, as U.S. industrial production fell in March for the second co…

April 14, 2003 News

Quebec’s best companies honored at industry gala

by Canadian Plastics

A number of companies received GALEA awards for their business achievements at the recent CPIA Quebec gala. Solmax,…

April 14, 2003 News

Rock, Magna executive disagree on action needed to lure car plants

by Canadian Plastics

Saying government investment is needed to secure the future well-being of the Canadian automotive parts industry, I…

April 14, 2003 News

Stockholders sue Collins & Aikman

by Canadian Plastics

Two U.S.-based law firms have filed class-action lawsuits on behalf of shareholders against auto parts supplier Col…

April 14, 2003 News

Plastics Hall of Fame to get six new members

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. National Plastics Hall of Fame will induct six new members at a ceremony to be held in conjunction with th…

April 14, 2003 News

Sunoco, Equistar strike PP agreement

by Canadian Plastics

Sunoco, Inc. has signed an agreement with Equistar Chemicals Inc. to form a limited partnership concerning the oper…

April 11, 2003 News

Compounder to close Texas facility

by Canadian Plastics

A.Schulman Inc. has announced it will close its Orange, TX manufacturing plant no later than the company’s fourth f…

April 11, 2003 News

Delphi seeks to reduce supplier base

by Canadian Plastics

Tier One auto supplier Delphi corporation will seek to substantially reduce the number of its sub-suppliers in the…

April 7, 2003 News

Decoma to buy Federal-Mogul OE auto lighting assets

by Canadian Plastics

A U.S. federal bankruptcy court has approved a plan authorizing the sale of Federal-Mogul Corporation’s original eq…

April 7, 2003 News

Plastics-specific guidelines available for SR&ED tax credits

by Canadian Plastics

A new document developed by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, in consultation with the industry, is now available…

April 7, 2003 News

April a key month for auto sector investment

by Canadian Plastics

As DaimlerChrysler presses the Ontario government for a decision by May 1 on incentives for its proposed assembly p…