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March 10, 2004 News

Great Lakes Chemical Corporation introduces new polymer additives

by Canadian Plastics

Great Lakes Chemical Corporation has expanded its portfolio of polymer additives with the Clearlite NU 004 nucleati…

March 9, 2004 News

CPIA continues to lobby against shift in recycling levy

by Canadian Plastics

New Stewardship Ontario procedures that could force packaging suppliers to pay recycling levies could put many of t…

March 9, 2004 News

Solutia to increase cost of engineering thermoplastic resins

by Canadian Plastics

Solutia Inc. will increase the price of Vydyne nylon 6,6 engineering thermoplastic resins in North America by 10 pe…

March 5, 2004 News

Steel City adopts bigger vinyl pipes

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s Steel City, which has long insisted upon iron and concrete when choosing large-diameter pipes for municipa…

March 5, 2004 News

Woodfibre-plastics composites focus of May 10-11 conference, May 12 meeting

by Canadian Plastics

Even if you have to brush off your car this morning, you can take comfort in the fact that spring is on the horizon…

March 5, 2004 News

Plastics products lead the way in GDP growth

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics products continue to account for one of the strongest segments of Canada’s manufacturing sector — growing…

March 5, 2004 News

Imaflex Inc. profits double in 2003

by Canadian Plastics

Imaflex Inc. is crediting higher capacity at its extrusion operations, as well as increased prices linked to higher…

March 5, 2004 News

Inter-provincial trade key source of recent economic growth: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

International exports may have softened, but Canada’s inter-provincial exports have been a key source of economic g…

March 5, 2004 News

BASF acquires rigid polyurethane foam producer in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

BASF has announced that it has acquired Foam Enterprises, a U.S.-based supplier of rigid polyurethane foam material…

March 4, 2004 News

Chemical, plastics makers awarded win in “Blue Vinyl” lawsuit

by Canadian Plastics

The Superior Court of Delaware has dismissed conspiracy charges in the so-called “Blue Vinyl” lawsuit brought again…

March 3, 2004 News

China boom will eventually bust: IRN (March 03, 2004)

by Canadian Plastics

The days of China’s booming automotive market may be numbered — but don’t think that will be the last offshore thr…

March 3, 2004 News

High dollar continues to push back prices: Statistics Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian manufacturers saw their prices drop for the 10th consecutive month in January, bringing them down 3.6 per…

March 3, 2004 News

U.S. manufacturing sector continues growth, but slips slightly: ISM

by Canadian Plastics

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector grew for the ninth consecutive month in February, although a key…

March 1, 2004 News

Murray Leslie passed away

by Canadian Plastics

A popular and well-known figure in the Ontario industry, Murray Leslie, 49, died in February following a brief illn…

February 27, 2004 News

Ontario finance minister faces pressure over Royal links

by Canadian Plastics

Investigations into business deals between Royal Group Technologies and a Caribbean resort have taken a political t…

February 27, 2004 News

Canada gains bigger share of U.S. market for auto parts: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s auto parts industry continued to gain ground in the U.S. last year despite pressures linked to a higher lo…

February 26, 2004 News

LDM Technologies purchase fuels Plastech’s hopes for 2004

by Canadian Plastics

Fueled by this month’s heavily financed acquisition of LDM Technologies, Plastech Engineered Products chairman and…

February 26, 2004 News

OSC, RCMP investigate Royal Group over St. Kitts business deals

by Canadian Plastics

Royal Group Technologies has disclosed that it’s being investigated by the Ontario Securities Commission over trans…

February 26, 2004 News

Dow unveils Versify propylene-ethylene copolymers

by Canadian Plastics

Dow has unveiled a new range of propylene-ethylene copolymers, with the promise of an array of improvements affecti…

February 26, 2004 News

This isn’t child’s play — Mega Bloks boosts earnings 43%

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian-based Mega Bloks Inc. enjoyed a 43 per cent increase in net earnings during 2003, delivering plastic const…