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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…

April 5, 2003 News

Nanocomposites used in commercial auto application

by Canadian Plastics

In what may be the first fuel-system use of nanocomposite materials, Fiat will be installing fuel lines incorporati…

April 3, 2003 News

Bombardier action plan: Dump recreational products for quick cash

by Canadian Plastics

Transportation manufacturer Bombardier Ltd. has announced plans to sell off its recreational products division, a m…

April 3, 2003 News

Clariant Masterbatches will use Quality Color to target western market

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase of British Columbia-based Quality Colour fills a geographic gap in Clariant Masterbatches Division’s c…

March 31, 2003 News

Venture files Chapter 11 protection

by Canadian Plastics

Venture Holdings Co. LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court, according to a report in t…

March 31, 2003 News

OEMs taking hard look at capless filling system

by Canadian Plastics

One of the most enduring parts of an automobile, the gas-tank filling cap, may soon go the way of the horse and bug…

March 31, 2003 News

2002 plastic exports increase

by Canadian Plastics

A compilation of industry-wide data by Industry Canada shows an increase in plastic product exports for 2002, in co…