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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…

May 2, 2003 News

Strong Canadian dollar cuts into CCL sales and earnings

by Canadian Plastics

Sales reported for the first quarter by Toronto-based CCL Industries Inc. were down slightly compared with last yea…

May 2, 2003 News

Pushing higher margin products pays off for AT Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

In a challenging market, AT Plastics (Brampton, ON) has posted a solid increase in the sales of specialty polymers…

May 1, 2003 News

Sigma Stretch Film boosts capacity with cast film line

by Canadian Plastics

Sold-out conditions will soon be alleviated at Sigma Stretch Film Canada (Belleville, ON). The company has purchase…

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…