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March 31, 2003 News

Atlantic firm buys recycler

by Canadian Plastics

Scotia Recycling Ltd. is buying the assets of Nova Recycling, based in St. John’s, NF. The purchase, which was clos…

March 31, 2003 News

Amcor purchases flexible packaging company

by Canadian Plastics

Amcor Ltd. will purchase Flexoprint and Packaging Ltd., a manufacturer of printed and laminated flexible packaging…

March 26, 2003 News

SPE Quebec to hold extrusion seminar

by Canadian Plastics

A two-day forum on polymer extrusion will be held on April 9 and 10, 2003 at the Industrial Materials Institute in…

March 26, 2003 News

Nova to market styrene monomer in Europe

by Canadian Plastics

Nova Chemicals and Helm AG have signed a sales and marketing agreement for styrene monomer in Europe. The agreement…

March 24, 2003 News

Plastic decks capture more than 10% market share

by Canadian Plastics

The markets for wood-fibre plastic composites and recycled plastic lumber are forecast to continue their rapid grow…

March 21, 2003 News

Moldmakers in Brazil feel margins being squeezed too

by Canadian Plastics

Half a world away, a Brazilian moldmaker has the same complaints as his Canadian peers about serving the automotive…

March 21, 2003 News

Spending on equipment to increase

by Canadian Plastics

Assuming a quick conclusion to the war in Iraq, companies appear poised to spend more on machinery and equipment in…

March 21, 2003 News

Injection molded parts get unique properties from wood filler

by Canadian Plastics

Extruded profiles are currently the dominant end-use for wood-fibre plastic composites (WPC), but there is potentia…

March 21, 2003 News

Companies to be honored at CPIA Quebec Gala

by Canadian Plastics

A number of companies will be honored for achievements under a new award system at the 6th annual CPIA Plastics Gal…

March 17, 2003 News

MuCell-molded parts capturing more automotive business

by Canadian Plastics

The number and type of automotive parts being manufactured by MuCell microcellular injection molding technology con…

March 17, 2003 News

North American converter first to use natural polymer

by Canadian Plastics

Wilkinson Manufacturing (Fort Calhoun, NE) has become the first packaging manufacturer in North America to adopt Ca…

March 17, 2003 News

Royal issues profit warning

by Canadian Plastics

Royal Group Technologies Ltd. has cut its sales forecast for the three months ending March 31 to between $390-milli…

March 14, 2003 News

Federal Government grants one-half million dollars to the Quebec Chapter of CPIA

by Canadian Plastics

The federal government awarded $500,000 to the Canadian Plastic Industry Association, Quebec Region, (CPIA Quebec)…

March 13, 2003 News

President Lula kicks off Brasilplast

by Canadian Plastics

Brasilplast, the largest plastics trade fair in Latin America, was launched March 10 by the president of Brazil, Lu…

March 12, 2003 News

Husky reports profit

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. reported a US$11.4 million profit on sales of US$185.2 million for the three m…

March 10, 2003 News

Business surges at Polymer Technologies

by Canadian Plastics

After riding out some tough times, Polymer Technologies Inc. is riding high. Five years ago the Canadian-based Tier…

March 10, 2003 News

German Tier One plans North American expansion

by Canadian Plastics

MANN+HUMMEL, a German-based manufacturer of injection and blow-molded integrated air induction systems for the aut…

March 7, 2003 News

Opponents of PVC toys defeated by science again

by Canadian Plastics

Consumers and manufacturers alike were reassured of the safety of vinyl toys last month as the U.S. Consumer Produc…

March 7, 2003 News

Compostable film gets seal of approval

by Canadian Plastics

Halifax’s Farnell Packaging Ltd. is the first Canadian company to have a compostable product certified by the Biode…

March 6, 2003 News

DuPont acquires Eastman high performance plastics business

by Canadian Plastics

DuPont Engineering Polymers (Wilmington, DE) has acquired parts of the high-performance crystalline plastics busine…