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February 23, 2004 News

Rail strike’s impact on auto plants small–so far

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s automakers are keeping to production and shipment schedules in the face of a strike by up to one-quarter o…

February 23, 2004 News

SPE presents environmental award to composites recycling technology

by Canadian Plastics

The Environmental Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers presented the 2004 award for New Technology in Mate…

February 23, 2004 News

Plastic shipments rise in 2003

by Canadian Plastics

Shipments of plastic products by Canadian companies in 2003 rose 3.3% to $19.6 billion, according to recently relea…

February 21, 2004 News

Plastics repair business grows for B.C. company

by Canadian Plastics

With all the inroads that plastics components and products have made into markets once served by traditional materi…

February 19, 2004 News

High dollar dampens auto investment

by Canadian Plastics

The high Canadian dollar threatens to undermine the financial basis for building new automotive assembly plants in…

February 16, 2004 News

Silicone molder shows strong growth

by Canadian Plastics

In its fifth year of business, liquid silicone injection molder Silcotech North America (Bolton, ON) has emerged fr…

February 16, 2004 News

Investment by automotive assemblers up 28%, but none comes to Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Investment by automotive assemblers announced last year was mostly directed to China and the United States, accordi…

February 13, 2004 News

Decision on Oakville plant near

by Canadian Plastics

Ford Motor Company of Canada is close to reaching a decision on the fate of its Oakville, ON facility. Ford Canada…

February 11, 2004 News

Mold-Masters appoints Bennett vice president

by Canadian Plastics

Patrick Bennett has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Mold-Masters Ltd. (Georgetown, ON). Bennett…

February 6, 2004 News

Tyco to close two U.S. plants

by Canadian Plastics

Tyco Plastics LLP has announced plans to shut down two plastic film-making facilities. The two plants, based in Mac…

February 6, 2004 News

BASF grant supports new environmental centre

by Canadian Plastics

BASF Corp. has provided a $30,000 grant to the wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education group, Earth Ran…

February 6, 2004 News

Compuware to acquire Covisint’s technology

by Canadian Plastics

Compuware Corporation, a software and technology service firm, has announced it will buy the products and technolog…

February 5, 2004 News

Creative solutions emerge at Plast-Ex

by Canadian Plastics

A new sight at Plast-Ex this year will be the CPIA Solutions Centre in Hall 2. The Canadian Plastics Industry Assoc…

February 4, 2004 News

TRW auto division to go public

by Canadian Plastics

TRW Automotive, a company with 2002 sales of $10.6 billion, began trading its shares on the New York Stock Exchange…

February 2, 2004 News

Greek pipemaker buys majority share of restructured Imperial PlasTech

by Canadian Plastics

Extruder Imperial PlasTech Inc. has emerged from its restructuring process with Greek multinational A.G. Petzetakis…

February 2, 2004 News

Mold makers conference set for April

by Canadian Plastics

A dynamic line-up of speakers at the CPIA Mould Makers Conference will help Canadian mold shops to compete in the c…

January 28, 2004 News

Moldflow buys hot runner controls manufacturer

by Canadian Plastics

Moldflow Corporation has acquired American MSI Corporation, a maker of hot runner control systems for the injection…

January 28, 2004 News

Delphi closing Mexico plant

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive supplier Delphi Corp. has announced it will close its Ciudad Delicias plant in Mexico later this year du…

January 26, 2004 News

Windsor Mold Group to open Tennessee facility

by Canadian Plastics

Windsor Mold Group has announced it will open a new manufacturing plant in Pulaski, TN. The Windsor, ON-based compa…

January 23, 2004 News

BASF acquires plasticizer business

by Canadian Plastics

BASF has purchased the phthalate plasticizer business of Sunoco. Total price of the the purchase was $91 million. U…