Auto, aero sectors will fuel $8.4 billion 3D printing boom: reportby Canadian Plastics
Three-dimensional printing will grow into an $8.4 billion market in 2025, up from $777 million in 2012 with industrial uses generating the majority of that value, according to a new study from Lux Research in Boston.
Ont. packaging show to spotlight innovationsby Canadian Plastics
On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) presents a half-day event providing a networking opportunity and the chance to see what’s being described as some of the best local packaging innovations at the…
Intertape investing $26 million in new South Carolina plantby Canadian Plastics
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. plans to relocate its Columbia, S.C. manufacturing operations within the same region.
Dart announces US$47 million plant expansionby Canadian Plastics
Thermoformer Dart Container Corporation has announced plans to invest US$47 million in a major expansion of the company’s central manufacturing operations in Mason, Mich.
Deep recess handle puts the pinch grip in a death gripby Canadian Plastics
There’s nothing wrong with rapid innovation – the sudden leap from black and white to color TV 50-odd years ago comes to mind – but most products improve gradually. It’s not particularly sexy but it definitely works.
CCL Industries buys Avery Dennison label converting business for $500 millionby Canadian Plastics
CCL Industries Inc., a Toronto-based specialty packaging manufacturer, is acquiring the office and consumer products and designed and engineered solutions businesses of Avery Dennison for $500 million in cash.
Plasmatreat opens new Ontario sales and technical centreby Canadian Plastics
Plasmatreat North America, a provider of surface treating technology for the plastics industry, has opened a new office in Ancaster, Ont.
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…
In-Mold Assembly: All Together Nowby Mark Stephen, editor
If the manufacturing sector learned one thing from the Great Recession it might be this: get more efficient, fast. In multi-component injection molding, efficiency means eliminating secondary operations by assembling separate components in the…
Farnell Packaging Ltd.by Canadian Plastics
Integrated converter Farnell Packaging Ltd. isn’t just located in Dartmouth, N.S. — it developed almost literally alongside the city. Dartmouth was incorporated as a city in 1961, the same year in which the company was created by…
Copol International Ltd.by Canadian Plastics
Most of us probably know Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island for a few specific things: the Cabot Trail, the coal industry, and maybe the Rankin Family.
LIGHTEN UP!by Mark Stephen, editor
The war against overweight is being waged on many fronts — low-fat foods, sugar-free drinks, and gruelling P90X-style workout regimes. But what about an overweight blow molded bottle?
Plastics recycling in Canada: It’s Getting Betterby Mark Stephen, editor
At present, the post-consumer plastics industry in Canada is in a bit of a good news/bad news situation.
Flexible Packaging Association announces annual award winnersby Canadian Plastics
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced the winning entries of its 2012 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards.
Aseptic packaging a boom industry by 2015: reportby Canadian Plastics
In what could be a boon for plastics packagers, demand for aseptic packaging is projected to expand 8.0 per cent per year to US$5.1 billion in 2015, with units reaching 52.4 billion, according to a new report by market research firm the…
Canadian firm Celplast Packaging wins distributor of the year awardby Canadian Plastics
Toronto area flexible packaging machinery and consumables supplier Celplast Packaging Systems Ltd. has been named the 2011 Distributor of the Year by U.S. shrink film manufacturer Clysar.
Spartech combines technologies at new Missouri facilityby Canadian Plastics
Spartech Corporation, a U.S. supplier of polymeric compounds, concentrates, custom extruded sheet and rollstock products, has opened a new 90,000-square-foot technology centre.
PepsiCo to introduce 100% recycled plastic bottles in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
PepsiCo Beverages Canada is set to launch 7UP soft drink in bottles made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic – the first such bottle in North America, the company said.
CPIA hands out 2011 awards during Plast-Exby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) spotlighted a series of some sustainable initiatives, from closed-loop bottle recycling to new green chemistry, at its 2011 Plastics Industry Awards event.
Report identifies major growth trends in bioplastic packaging to 2020by Canadian Plastics
Global bioplastic packaging demand is forecast to reach 884,000 tons by 2020, and the emergence of new materials and major suppliers are set to transform the industry, according to a new report from Pira International.