February 26, 2013 News

Toy maker Mega Brands seeks $50 million from Quebec to build new plant

by 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.

February 20, 2013 News

GE to invest $26 million in Ontario motor facility

by 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.

February 13, 2013 News

German compounder Lehmann & Voss launches North American subsidiary

by 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.

February 6, 2013 News

Nominations open for 2013 CPIA Leadership Awards

by Canadian Plastics

Nominations are now open for the latest round of Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) Leadership Awards.

February 1, 2013 Feature

Brace yourself for custom, 3D-printed casts

by 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…

January 28, 2013 News

William Murray named new president of Teknor Apex

by Canadian Plastics

Custom compounder Teknor Apex has appointed William J. Murray as its new president.

January 8, 2013 News

Dow restarts Louisiana olefins plant

by Canadian Plastics

The Dow Chemical Co. has restarted its St. Charles Olefins 2 Plant near Hahnville, La.

January 3, 2013 News

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan buys U.S.-based Plano Molding

by Canadian Plastics

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has acquired U.S.-based outdoor sports storage system maker Plano Molding Company Inc.

November 14, 2012 News

Nova cancels sale of styrenics business to PFB

by Canadian Plastics

Nova Chemicals Corporation has called off a deal to sell its styrenics business to a Canadian building-products maker.

November 3, 2012 News

Ontario firms partner on award-winning bike application

by 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.

October 1, 2012 Feature

Taking a fresh look at LIQUID COLORANTS

by 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…

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…

September 13, 2012 News

SPI appoints NPE2015 committee

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI) has named the committee to organize the NPE2015 trade show in Orlando, Fla.

September 10, 2012 News

NPE returning to five-day format in 2015

by 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…

September 1, 2012 Feature

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…

September 1, 2012 Feature

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? 

September 1, 2012 Feature

Plastics recycling in Canada: It’s Getting Better

by Mark Stephen, editor

At present, the post-consumer plastics industry in Canada is in a bit of a good news/bad news situation. 

September 1, 2012 Feature

Driving into China

by 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…

August 8, 2012 News

SPI and SPE to collaborate on future Antec conferences

by 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…

August 2, 2012 News

Humber college grad wins scholarship from Horizon Plastics

by 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.