Toy maker Mega Brands seeks $50 million from Quebec to build new plantby Canadian Plastics
Montreal-based plastic toy manufacturer Mega Brands is seeking $50 million in financial support from the Quebec government to build a new production facility.
GE to invest $26 million in Ontario motor facilityby Canadian Plastics
GE has announced plans to invest $26 million in its Peterborough, Ont. motors facility to create a North American Centre of Excellence for large, slow-speed motors.
German compounder Lehmann & Voss launches North American subsidiaryby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based Lehmann & Voss & Co., a manufacturer of high-performance plastics compounds under the Luvocom trademark, has launched a North American subsidiary company.
Nominations open for 2013 CPIA Leadership Awardsby Canadian Plastics
Nominations are now open for the latest round of Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) Leadership Awards.
Brace yourself for custom, 3D-printed castsby Canadian Plastics
If you’ve ever had a fractured limb, you know how unpleasant a cast can be. They’re bulky and uncomfortable — not to mention a blank canvas for embarrassing sketches by family and friends. But a Toronto start-up is using 3D…
William Murray named new president of Teknor Apexby Canadian Plastics
Custom compounder Teknor Apex has appointed William J. Murray as its new president.
Dow restarts Louisiana olefins plantby Canadian Plastics
The Dow Chemical Co. has restarted its St. Charles Olefins 2 Plant near Hahnville, La.
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan buys U.S.-based Plano Moldingby Canadian Plastics
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has acquired U.S.-based outdoor sports storage system maker Plano Molding Company Inc.
Nova cancels sale of styrenics business to PFBby Canadian Plastics
Nova Chemicals Corporation has called off a deal to sell its styrenics business to a Canadian building-products maker.
Ontario firms partner on award-winning bike applicationby Canadian Plastics
A Toronto-area nanotechnology provider has helped a nearby bicycle manufacturer take home an innovation award to be given out at the upcoming JEC Americas Composites trade show in Boston, Mass.
Taking a fresh look at LIQUID COLORANTSby Canadian Plastics
All plastics processors out there who don’t want to gain a competitive advantage, raise your hands. Nobody, right? Well, interest in one such solution is spiking right now: a growing number of processors are considering liquid colorants…
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…
SPI appoints NPE2015 committeeby Canadian Plastics
The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI) has named the committee to organize the NPE2015 trade show in Orlando, Fla.
NPE returning to five-day format in 2015by Canadian Plastics
The dates and some of the details have been nailed down for the next NPE international plastics exposition in Orlando in 2015 – most importantly, that the trade show exhibits portion of the event will once again be a full five days, from…
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…
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.
Driving into Chinaby Mark Stephen, editor
In a famous scene from the classic western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman convinces Robert Redford to pull up stakes for Bolivia by telling him, “If we were in business during the California gold rush, we’d have…
SPI and SPE to collaborate on future Antec conferencesby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based industry organizations the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI), have announced plans to work together more closely on the next three annual SPE Antec conferences, in a move designed…
Humber college grad wins scholarship from Horizon Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Cobourg, Ont.-based custom molder Horizon Plastics International has handed out its inaugural scholarship to a student entered in the recent Rocket Design Show and Competition.