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June 16, 2003 News

Mega Bloks enters joint venture with Japanese toymaker

by Canadian Plastics

Construction toy manufacturer Mega Bloks, based in Montreal, is solidifying its global position through a joint dev…

June 16, 2003 News

DuPont Dow starts up new elastomer plant

by Canadian Plastics

DuPont Dow Elastomers have produced the first commercial quantities of the company’s Engage polyolefin elastomer at…

June 16, 2003 News

Intier selects EDS for product lifecycle management

by Canadian Plastics

Tier One automotive supplier Intier Automotive Closures has chosen EDS PLM Solutions’ Teamcenter product as its ent…

June 16, 2003 News

CCL Label buys label supplier

by Canadian Plastics

To better serve the global healthcare market, the Label Division of CCL Industries Inc. (Toronto) has purchased Luc…

June 13, 2003 News

Nova Scotia molder lands contracts worth $15 million per year

by Canadian Plastics

Auto parts supplier NeoCon, a division of Exco Technologies Ltd., has secured orders for automotive cargo managemen…

June 9, 2003 News

Amcor acquires Alcoa’s South American PET business

by Canadian Plastics

Amcor Ltd. has announced it is buying Alcoa’s South American PET packaging unit for $75 million. Amcor will acquire…

June 9, 2003 News

Maguire files suit for patent infringement

by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment supplier Maguire Products, Inc., based in Aston, PA, has filed suit against Comet Automation Sy…

June 9, 2003 News

Molder launches in-house design affiliate

by Canadian Plastics

Custom injection molder Plastmade Industries (Mississauga, ON) has launched a new in-house product design and devel…

June 6, 2003 News

U.S. manufacturing shows slight improvement

by Canadian Plastics

The limping U.S. manufacturing sector contracted for the third straight month in May, but not as sharply as April.

June 6, 2003 News

Canadian supplier tapping wood-plastic market in China

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, ON-based Futuresoft Technologies Inc. announced it has supplied equipment and consultative services in…

June 6, 2003 News

Canadian workers less productive than U.S., study says

by Canadian Plastics

A study released by the Ottawa-based Centre for the Study of Living Standards concludes that Canadian workers are u…

June 2, 2003 News

Crosslinked foam venture opens in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

PXL Crosslinked Foam Corp., a manufacturer of crosslinked bun foam, has recently started production at its Cobourg,…

May 30, 2003 News

NPE close to record number of exhibitors

by Canadian Plastics

NPE, North America’s largest plastics exhibition, is near-record size this year, and taking on a more international…

May 30, 2003 News

Clariant invests $1 million to upgrade BC plant

by Canadian Plastics

Clariant Masterbatches Division (Holden, MA) has announced $1 million in capital improvements for its recently acqu…

May 28, 2003 News

Government report encourages support for training and technology investment

by Canadian Plastics

After extensive consultations with the plastics industry, MPP Doug Galt recommends the Ontario government should su…

May 28, 2003 News

Husky allocates US$30 million for Bolton, ON expansion

by Canadian Plastics

Reduced lead times and increased flexibility are the predicted benefits of an expansion at Husky Injection Molding…

May 26, 2003 News

Extrusion operation opens in Quebec

by Canadian Plastics

Speed Nord Amerique Inc. has recently opened a new extrusion plant in Rigaud, QC. The plant, which started operatio…

May 26, 2003 News

WPC development at critical stage, says expert

by Canadian Plastics

Producers of wood-fibre plastic composite (WPC) products have to continue to reduce costs and develop new products…

May 26, 2003 News

ICF venture secures code compliance

by Canadian Plastics

Insulated concrete form (ICF) manufacturer LOGIX has obtained code approval for its ICF product line in both the U.

May 23, 2003 News

Auto plant a no-go

by Canadian Plastics

DaimlerChrysler has announced it will not build a much-publicized, new $1.6 billion plant in Windsor, ON. The compa…