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October 9, 2002 News

Desrosiers sees rosy outlook for new mold orders

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive consultant Dennis Desrosiers predicts a strong rebound in the tooling industry over the next few years,…

October 7, 2002 News

Engel expansion to be used for customer support

by Canadian Plastics

A new 32,000 sq. ft. expansion at Engel Canada Inc.’s Guelph, ON facility will provide the company with more space…

October 3, 2002 News

Insurance crisis reaches processors (October 03, 2002)

by Canadian Plastics

One of the repercussions from the terrorist acts of Sept. 11, 2001 is higher insurance premiums for plastic process…

October 2, 2002 News

Intertape Polymer to close New Brunswick plant (October 02, 2002)

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging manufacturer Intertape Polymer Group will close a plant in Edmundston, NB, that the CEO says can’t compet…

October 1, 2002 News

Dow honors Montreal fabricator

by Canadian Plastics

Dow Chemical Company has selected Montreal-based C.P.F. Dualam Inc. as a recipient of a Fabricator Excellence Award…

September 30, 2002 News

CITT report exempts tool steels from tariffs

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has issued a report that accepts the recommendations of the Canadian tool…

September 26, 2002 News

Manitoba-based packager purchases U.S. firm

by Canadian Plastics

Winpak Ltd. has recently finalized the purchase of the business assets of Webkote, a division of Fleming Packaging…

September 24, 2002 News

Force majeure on BASF nylon in North America

by Canadian Plastics

As a result of a railcar explosion and fire which damaged a caprolactam plant in Freeport, Texas, BASF Corporation…

September 23, 2002 News

AT Plastics names new finance officer

by Canadian Plastics

AT Plastics has named James G. Gingerich executive vice president and chief financial officer. Gingerich will be di…

September 19, 2002 News

Davidson Sales founder dies

by Canadian Plastics

Peter Davidson, president and sole owner of equipment distributor Davidson Sales, died in early September as the re…

September 19, 2002 News

New location, new name for Henley Chemicals (September 19, 2002)

by Canadian Plastics

Changes are afoot at chemicals distributor Henley Chemicals. By October, the company will have moved into a modern…

September 18, 2002 News

Brampton Engineering gets new CEO (September 18, 2002)

by Canadian Plastics

Bill Wybenga has relinquished his post as president and CEO of Brampton Engineering, resulting in a change of leade…

September 17, 2002 News

Workshop for packaging professionals announced

by Canadian Plastics

The Institute of Packaging Professionals is sponsoring an educational workshop titled "Risk and Crisisa new a…

September 17, 2002 News

Stochem purchased

by Canadian Plastics

Univar Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Univar NV, has acquired Toronto-based specialty chemical distributor Stochem In…

September 16, 2002 News

De Zen receives Canada’s top honor

by Canadian Plastics

Royal Group Technologies’ founder and CEO Vic De Zen has received the Order of Canada. In announcing the honor, Gov…

September 13, 2002 News

Upcoming Quebec show a record setter

by Canadian Plastics

With over 320 companies exhibiting, this year’s Expoplast will be the biggest one ever, reports the show organizer,…

September 12, 2002 News

Rehau’s Quebec plant gets “green” certification

by Canadian Plastics

Rehau Inc.’s plant in Baie d’Urfe, QC has received certification under the international environmental standard, IS…

September 11, 2002 News

Revenues jump for thermoset elastomer producer

by Canadian Plastics

B.C.-based Radical Elastomers Inc. (formerly Botex Corp.) has announced a near doubling of its revenues through the…

September 10, 2002 News

Malpack adds third cast film line (September 10, 2002)

by Canadian Plastics

The cast film business of Malpak (Ajax, ON) has grown 100% since it started in 1998, so the company recently purcha…

August 28, 2002 News

New Canadian hot runner venture launched

by Canadian Plastics

A group with significant experience in the development of the Canadian hot-runner industry has launched a new compa…