Todd Castile is DME’s new director of sales, Americasby Canadian Plastics
Mold technology provider DME Company has a new director of sales for the Americas.
Ted Callighen is new president of CTMAby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) has elected Ted Callighen as its new president.
Moldmaker Unique Tool adding new capital equipment, staffby 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.
Windsor Mold Expo event is coming upby Canadian Plastics
On October 23, 2014, the tabletop Windsor Mold Expo, organized by Canadian Plastics, will take place in Windsor, Ont.
Lessons from Portugal’s improved moldmaking industryby 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…
Milacron appoints Bruce Catoen as chief technology officerby Canadian Plastics
Cincinnati, Ohio-based equipment maker Milacron LLC has named Bruce Catoen as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO).
DME names new VP, general manager for Americasby Canadian Plastics
Mold technology supplier DME Company has named Dean Froney as vice president and general manager for the Americas.
Husky buying medical and closure mold maker Schttliby Canadian Plastics
Bolton, Ont.-based Husky Injection Molding Systems is acquiring Schöttli Group of Diessenhofen, Switzerland, a global medical and closure mold maker.
After 50 years with one company, a plastics worker looks backby 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.
PlastIndia trade show moving to Gurajat for 2015by Canadian Plastics
India’s largest plastics trade show, PlastIndia, is moving to a new location.
North American moldmakers unprepared for “historic” auto surge: DesRosiersby 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…
Plast-Ex 2013 is hereby Canadian Plastics
Plast-Ex 2013, Canada’s only plastics industry trade show this year, is set to begin.
Medical Marvelsby 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…
Pipeline to the Factsby 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…
CTMA teams with NRC for one-day laser application seminarby 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…
Gate Crashersby 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…
Four-Warnedby 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…
Building (or rebuilding) A Better Materials Handling Systemby 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…
Making a Mark with Liquid Colorantby 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…
DME names new Canadian sales managerby Canadian Plastics
Mold technology provider DME Company has a new Canadian sales manager.