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August 21, 2017 News

Nova looks back on 2016, highlights sustainability in new report

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier Nova Chemicals Corporation spelled out its sustainability goals, and also documented some of its highlights last year, in its recently released “2016 Sustainability Report”. The report drew attention to some of the Calgary-based firm’s key leadership changes and

August 20, 2017 News

Great Lakes Manufacturing Council shuts down

by Canadian Plastics

The Toronto-based Council of the Great Lakes Region will pick up where the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council leaves off, promoting manufacturing in the Great Lakes region.

August 16, 2017 News

Magna posts all-time quarter record sales in Q2 2017

by Canadian Plastics

“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.

August 15, 2017 News

Well-known extrusion industry veteran Jim Ley passes away

by Canadian Plastics

  Jim Ley, a well-known extrusion industry veteran based out of Southern Ontario, passed away on August 14 at the age of 65, in Milton, Ont. Ley’s involvement in Canada’s extrusion industry spanned over 40 years in manufacturing, project engineering,

August 15, 2017 News

Canadian plastics pioneer Ralph Noble dies

by Canadian Plastics

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.

August 13, 2017 News

Ontario investing in Windsor-area plastics processors and moldmakers

by Canadian Plastics

The six firms are receiving funding through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.

August 11, 2017 News

Husky exploring possibility of sale: report

by Canadian Plastics

Bolton, Ont.-based Husky has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to explore the possibility of an auction for the company that could be worth as much as $4 billion, the Reuters news agency is reporting.

August 9, 2017 News

Plastics recycler GreenMantra gets $2.2 million in funding

by Canadian Plastics

A plastics recycler is among six Toronto-area cleantech companies receiving a total of $15.5 million in investments from the federal government’s Sustainable Development Technology Canada program. GreenMantra Technologies of Brantford, Ont., is receiving $2.2 million to develop new ways to

August 7, 2017 Feature

Fifty years of Canada’s plastics industry, explained!

by Canadian Plastics

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

August 3, 2017 News

Maguire Canada turns 10

by Canadian Plastics

The Vaughan, Ont.-based firm celebrates one decade of representing Maguire Products and Novatec Inc. in Canada.

July 31, 2017 News

Spin Master expands outdoor product line with acquisition of toy maker Aerobie

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Pala Alto, Calif., Aerobie makes a variety of outdoor flying toys.

July 28, 2017 News

Big sales, training courses for Toshiba in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

The four-hour courses are meant to capitalize on an “amazing” sales streak.

July 24, 2017 News

CME asks Ontario government to rethink workplace reforms

by Canadian Plastics

In a July 20 statement, the Mississauga, Ont.-based CME cautioned that the proposed reforms included in the “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act” – including the controversial plan to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019 – could have unintended consequences affecting the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector and discouraging investments in Ontario.

July 24, 2017 News

Quebec injection molder Plastiques GPR gets federal funding

by Canadian Plastics

The $1,260,000 funding, in the form of repayable contributions, is provided by the federal regional development agency Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

July 18, 2017 News

Magna to manufacture new Jaguar E-PACE compact SUV

by Canadian Plastics

Production will start later this year at Magna’s contract vehicle manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.

July 16, 2017 Feature

Revere Plastics Systems is reborn in Brampton

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 16, 2017 News

Wittmann Group receives Flex Preferred Supplier Award

by Canadian Plastics

The Flex Preferred Supplier Awards are intended to recognize “outstanding performance, strategic value-add, excellent service, innovation and collaboration.”

July 16, 2017 News

Chantler Packaging creates JV with Pakistani flexible packager

by Canadian Plastics

Called Chantler Packages Inc., the new company will assume the employees and operations of Chantler Packaging, which is headquartered in Mississauga, Ont.

July 10, 2017 News

Nova completes acquisition of Louisiana olefins plant

by Canadian Plastics

The $2.1 billion purchase is designed to help Calgary-based Nova grow its U.S. Gulf Coast presence.

July 10, 2017 News

North American plastics groups outline goals for NAFTA modernization

by Canadian Plastics

After a summit in held Mexico City on July 5, the heads of the U.S.-based Plastics Industry Association, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, and Mexico’s Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico AC released a joint statement opposing new tariffs and supporting greater harmonization of regulations.