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Canadian plastics pioneer Ralph Noble dies

A chemical engineer, Noble co-founded Carlew Chemicals – later known as Synergistics Industries Ltd. – and became the Society of Plastics Engineers' first president from outside the U.S.

Well-known extrusion salesman Jim Ley passes away

Ley’s involvement in Canada’s extrusion industry spanned over 40 years in manufacturing, project engineering, and commercial development roles.

Magna posts all-time quarter record sales in Q2 2017

“The year over year growth was achieved despite North American and European light vehicle production declining by 3% and 1%, respectively, both compared to the second quarter of 2016,” Aurora, Ont.-based Magna said in an Aug. 11 statement.

Teknor Apex to build “innovation hub” in Germany

The U.S.-based compounder will build a 15,000-square-meter production facility in Germany that will also house a new European centre for plastics research and development.
Special Reports 
Special Reports

Fifty years of Canada’s plastics industry, explained!

Picking up where an earlier volume left off, a new book chronicles the Canadian plastics industry from 1950 to 2000. » Read More
Special Reports

Revere Plastics Systems is reborn in Brampton

The Brampton, Ontario plant of this U.S.-based injection molding firm has just embarked on an ambitious four-year growth plan, and has the strategy and the resources to make it happen. » Read More

CPIA Leadership Awards Dinner

September 19, 2017
Location: Woodbridge, Ont.
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Fakuma 2017  

October 17-21, 2017
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
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