The following items were reported by Plastics News correspondent Michael Lauzon from Plast-Ex '95, held May 1-4 in Toronto.
Gordon Stockman recently bought all the shares of Alvista Machinery Inc. and relocated it from Brampton, Ontario, to Mississauga, Ontario.
Stockman said his firm designs and builds add-on systems to convert injection molding machines to multi-material molding. The systems include Cincinnati Milacron injection units.
Alvista was appointed systems integrator in the Toronto area for Barber-Colman controllers. Stockman was general manager and a shareholder of Alvo Industries Ltd. of Brampton.
Alvista and Alvo had common shareholders but Stockman sold his shares in Alvo. Alvista developed multishot injection systems based on technology Alvo used in specialized custom injection molding work.
Database set up for province's industry
Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development and Trade introduced a database on the province's plastics industry.
It contains more than 1,000 companies and is available free on a 3.5-inch disk from the Ministry's office of plastics, chemicals and machinery in Toronto.
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Croda Canada Ltd. of Toronto expects to expand its supply of raw materials for erucamide-based anti-block film additives late this year, according to Fred Khory, the firm's director of sales and marketing. Khory said shortages of erucamide have boosted prices for additives in the past year.
The Society of the Plastics Industry of Canada will move its head office from the Toronto suburb of Don Mills to Mississauga, Ontario, effective May 29. The new office, near Toronto's airport, will be more convenient for meetings, said Marion Axmith, vinyl division director.