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Plastics machinery shipments up in Q2: SPI

For the third straight quarter, North American shipments of plastics machinery registered a year-over-year increase in Q2 of 2016, the SPI’s Committee on Equipment Statistics said. » Read More

Nova’s new Joffre LLDPE reactor reaches mechanical completion

The reactor is designed to produce approximately one billion pounds of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) annually, a 40 per cent production increase in the Joffre site nameplate PE capacity to approximately 3.5 billion pounds. » Read More

Canada’s Specialty Polymer Coatings bought by RPM International

Specialty Polymer Coatings Inc. (SPC), a Langley, B.C.-based supplier of coatings for the oil and gas pipeline industry, has been purchased by RPM International Inc., an American manufacturer of coatings, sealants, and building materials. » Read More

Sabic sells Polymershapes unit to Blackfriars investment firm

Polymershapes “has been a profitable business for Sabic,” Sabic CEO and vice chairman Yousef Al-Benyan said in a statement. “As part of our ongoing effort to actively manage our portfolio, we concluded that this business no longer complements our core strategy.” » Read More
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Deep draw molding? Slide Dry Film Lube for rubber and thermoplastics

Slide DFL is an excellent, fast-drying lubricant for injection molding where clarity and deep draw are important, especially with hard, brittle resins. It will not create “hydraulic effect” on deep drafted molds. >> Request a free trial sample at
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Flexstar Packaging reinvents itself

Recapitalization, new technology and new hires, a plant expansion, and green initiatives are all part of this Richmond, B.C.-based company’s growth strategy. » Read More
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The Book on plastics

When it comes to running Peterborough, Ont.-based custom molder G.B. Book Plastics Ltd., the brother/sister team of Bill Book and Cathy Cremers has always been on the same page. » Read More
Windsor Mold

CPIA Awards Dinner

September 14, 2016
Location: Vaughan, ON » Read More

APMA’s 26th annual golf tournament

September 22, 2016
Location: Milton, ON » Read More

Windsor Mold Expo

October 19, 2016
Location: Windsor, ON » Read More