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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…

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…