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N. American tooling industry experiences slight dip in Q2 2017

But shops still remain “very optimistic” about the next three months, a new report said.

Dow completes construction on Texas PE facility

The new PE plant, which can produce 400,000 metric tons of plastic a year, is part of Dow’s US$6 billion expansion along the U.S. Gulf Coast, primarily at its Freeport, Texas campus.

CPIA and CAMM host joint meeting featuring plastics industry statistics and NAFTA updates

The event, which included guest speaker Flavio Volpe from the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, dealt primarily with the impact of possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, as well as economics that are impacting the plastics and tooling industries.

Plastics Industry Association names association veteran Scott DeFife as VP of government affairs

DeFife will lead federal, state and regulatory affairs, oversee advocacy and serve as the staff liaison to the Public Policy Committee, the Washington, D.C.-based association announced in a press release.
Special Reports 
Special Reports

VECTOR INJECTION is worth the drive to Acton

When it comes to making small machines, this Ontario-based injection molding and assembly technology supplier has some really big ideas. » Read More
Special Reports

Cold calculations

If you think choosing a chilling system comes down to cost, capacity, and performance capabilities, you’re only half right. The resins you’ll be processing give up heat at different rates, which means you’d better be taking them into account, too. » Read More


June 13-15, 2017
Location: New York City
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PAC 66th Annual Golf Tournament

June 13, 2017
Location: Kettleby, Ont.
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CPIA Annual Plastics Industry Golf Tournament

June 15, 2017
Location: Brampton, Ont.
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