Canadian Plastics


November 5, 2014 News

Todd Castile is DME’s new director of sales, Americas

by Canadian Plastics

Mold technology provider DME Company has a new director of sales for the Americas.

October 27, 2014 News

Ted Callighen is new president of CTMA

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) has elected Ted Callighen as its new president.

October 24, 2014 News

Moldmaker Unique Tool adding new capital equipment, staff

by Canadian Plastics

Windsor, Ont.-based moldmaker Unique Tool & Gauge is making a multi-million dollar capital equipment investment, and has also announced plans to hire at least 30 new workers.

October 1, 2014 News

Windsor Mold Expo event is coming up

by Canadian Plastics

On October 23, 2014, the tabletop Windsor Mold Expo, organized by Canadian Plastics, will take place in Windsor, Ont.

August 15, 2014 News

Lessons from Portugal’s improved moldmaking industry

by Canadian Plastics

Go back 30 years and many of Canada’s moldmakers and plastics processors probably had at least one or two Portuguese companies as go-to contacts on their rolodexes. With a centuries-old glass making tradition that crossed naturally over…

February 11, 2014 News

Milacron appoints Bruce Catoen as chief technology officer

by Canadian Plastics

Cincinnati, Ohio-based equipment maker Milacron LLC has named Bruce Catoen as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO). 

December 17, 2013 News

DME names new VP, general manager for Americas

by Canadian Plastics

Mold technology supplier DME Company has named Dean Froney as vice president and general manager for the Americas.

November 1, 2013 News

Husky buying medical and closure mold maker Schttli

by Canadian Plastics

Bolton, Ont.-based Husky Injection Molding Systems is acquiring Schöttli Group of Diessenhofen, Switzerland, a global medical and closure mold maker.

May 28, 2013 Feature

After 50 years with one company, a plastics worker looks back

by Canadian Plastics

In 1963, Lester Pearson was Canada’s Prime Minister, the Beatles were still in Liverpool, and Branko Muich started working at a new Toronto-based custom extrusion shop called Polyform Ltd.

May 15, 2013 News

PlastIndia trade show moving to Gurajat for 2015

by Canadian Plastics

India’s largest plastics trade show, PlastIndia, is moving to a new location.

May 15, 2013 News

North American moldmakers unprepared for “historic” auto surge: DesRosiers

by Canadian Plastics

In service of pent-up consumer demand, the North American auto industry launched approximately 70 all-new vehicle models each year for the next five years, translating into an “historic” wealth of new work that will be up for bids to North…

May 12, 2013 News

Plast-Ex 2013 is here

by Canadian Plastics

Plast-Ex 2013, Canada’s only plastics industry trade show this year, is set to begin.

April 1, 2013 Feature

Medical Marvels

by Mark Stephen, editor

For plastics processors, there may be no such thing as a recession-proof sector — but medical parts molding comes damn close. At the very least, the medical molding business is less susceptible to economic swings than most other…

November 1, 2012 Feature

Pipeline to the Facts

by Canadian Plastics

This time last year, we opened our fifth Extrusion Benchmark Survey by noting that the worst of the worst recession in living memory was behind us. Twelve months later, we’re fairly certain it’s true. But what do some of…

October 6, 2012 News

CTMA teams with NRC for one-day laser application seminar

by Canadian Plastics

Additive manufacturing using laser metal deposition is an emerging discipline that can improve mold, tool and diemakers’ manufacturing processes, and the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) is teaming up with the National…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Building (or rebuilding) A Better Materials Handling System

by Mark Stephen, editor

Just like that killer double-breasted suit probably does with your wardrobe, materials represent your single largest expense as a plastics processor. You didn’t sew the suit yourself just to save a few bucks, so why scrimp on having a…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Making a Mark with Liquid Colorant

by Mark Stephen, editor

Any plastics processor out there who doesn’t want to gain a competitive advantage, raise your hand. Nobody, right? Well, interest in one potential advantage is on the rise: A growing number of molders are considering liquid colorants as a…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Gate Crashers

by Mark Stephen, editor

Fact: Valve gating has become the preferred method of gating for precision molders, offering a more stable injection process without stringing and drooling of the melt. And these are particularly interesting times for valves gates: two themes…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Four-Warned

by Mark Stephen, editor

The survey, consisting of 33 questions, was emailed in August 2012 to approximately 160 moldmakers across Canada in the Canadian Plastics database, as well as to members of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM). We received 23…

August 22, 2012 News

DME names new Canadian sales manager

by Canadian Plastics

Mold technology provider DME Company has a new Canadian sales manager.