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May 22, 2002 News

Controls manufacturer launches industrial safety program

by Canadian Plastics

German-based electronics and controls manufacturer, Siemens, has announced the launch of a major new integrated, in…

May 8, 2002 News

GM adds workers at Oshawa plant

by Canadian Plastics

General Motors announced it is recalling 1,000 laid-off workers in response to increased demand for the popular Che…

May 7, 2002 News

Nova launches first commercial product made by Advanced Sclairtech technology

by Canadian Plastics

Nova Chemicals has introduced a new group of premium octene copolymer PE resins for film applications, including fo…

May 3, 2002 News

Plastics and packaging trade mission to Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

Mexico is a ripe market for Canadian suppliers of plastic processing equipment, molds and packaging equipment. The…

May 1, 2002 News

Use of plastic in auto exteriors to grow

by Canadian Plastics

The market for automotive exterior plastics is expected to grow at a rate of 3.0% per year to 2006, reaching 1.4 bi…

April 24, 2002 News

Albis closing Canadian compounding operation (April 24, 2002)

by Canadian Plastics

Albis Plastics has announced it intends to close its Canadian compounding facility in Pickering, ON due to a signif…

April 24, 2002 News

Machinery supplier adds chiller line

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann has acquired Capitol Temptrol, a manufacturer of portable and central chillers. The chiller products will…

April 22, 2002 News

Elliot, Meisels honored by SPI division

by Canadian Plastics

The SPI’s Structural Plastics division launched its new Pioneer’s Club with the induction of five members, two of w…

April 20, 2002 News

Canadians big winners at SPI design competition

by Canadian Plastics

Two Canadian companies, Horizon Plastics and FGL Precision Works Ltd., won four awards between them at the annual S…

March 25, 2002 News

Accuplast adds to injection molding products

by Canadian Plastics

Milacron Plastics Technologies has chosen Accuplast Solutions as their new representative for Eastern Canada. The t…

March 22, 2002 News

Gas to serve as PE feedstock in Nova Scotia

by Canadian Plastics

The long-rumored construction of a petrochemical plant in Nova Scotia will soon become a reality, according to repo…

March 22, 2002 News

Force majeure on styrene supply announced

by Canadian Plastics

Nova Chemicals has declared force majeure on supply of styrene monomer from the company’s Bayport, TX plant after t…

February 26, 2002 News

GM revises sales prediction upward

by Canadian Plastics

General Motors Corp. announced that it expects to sell more vehicles and make more money in 2002 than earlier predi…

February 25, 2002 News

Auto supplier announces 2002 business outlook

by Canadian Plastics

Magna International Inc. says it expects production cutbacks together with OEM price concessions to have a negative…

February 25, 2002 News

CTMA responds to U.S. tooling industry investigation

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association says it welcomes the U.S. International Trade Commission’s investigati…

February 22, 2002 News

Horn Plastics opens new plant

by Canadian Plastics

Custom molder and toolmaker Horn Plastics Inc. has completed construction of its new 90,000 sq. ft. facility in Whi…

February 18, 2002 News

Reko launches alliance with robotics specialist

by Canadian Plastics

Reko Automation & Machine Tool Inc. and Radix Controls Inc. have announced a strategic alliance. Radix Controls spe…

February 11, 2002 News

General Polymers opens new U.S. distribution centre

by Canadian Plastics

Ashland Distribution Company’s General Polymers Division has begun operations at a new $7 million, 125,000 sq. ft.

February 7, 2002 News

Plan now for Expoplast

by Canadian Plastics

Details about the space draw for Expoplast, taking place Oct. 23-24 in Montreal, have been announced by the show ow…

February 5, 2002 News

Engel adds new sales and marketing executive

by Canadian Plastics

Engel North America has recently named Walter J. Jungwirth to the newly created position of executive vice presiden…