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Small business lagging in Canada, but has growth potential: CIBC

Small business activity in Canada is lagging the economy as a whole, but it has the potential to pick up and grow in the next five years, according to a new report from CIBC World Markets.
Oct 22, 2014 1:52PM


Bio-based materials and chemicals to attract nearly $1 billion investment in 2014: report

Bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) are poised to attract nearly US$1 billion in investment in 2014, led notably by later-stage funding rounds, according to a new report.
Oct 22, 2014 12:26PM


SPE calls for Thermoformer of the Year nominations

Nominations are now open for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) annual Thermoformer of the Year Award. 
Oct 22, 2014 11:45AM


Celanese buys conductive polymers maker Cool Polymers

In a bid to improve its profile in the conductive polymers markets, materials supplier Celanese Corp. has acquired most of the assets of conductive polymers maker Cool Polymers Inc.
Oct 21, 2014 12:09PM


Machinery and equipment led wholesale sales growth in August: StatsCan

Buoyed by gains in the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, wholesale sales in Canada edged up 0.2% to $53.1 billion in August 2014, according to Statistics Canada.
Oct 20, 2014 12:40PM


Ireland-based OnePlastics Group brand covers seven different plastics firms

A Dublin, Ireland-based company with multi-faceted operations across three countries has been launched in a move to unify its businesses into a single plastics brand.
Oct 20, 2014 11:42AM


SPI expanding 3D printing pavilion at NPE2015

The 3D printing section of the upcoming NPE2015 trade show just got larger, as show management is expanding floor space to accommodate new exhibitors.
Oct 18, 2014 11:54AM


Nu-Co Plastics among the finalists for Ontario Export Awards

Blenheim, Ont.-based injection molder Nu-Co Plastics is among the finalists that have been revealed for the Ontario Export Awards.
Oct 17, 2014 1:20PM


A. Schulman inks PPS deal with Initz

Plastic compound supplier A. Schulman Inc. has signed an agreement and a strategic partnership with South Korean polymer producer Initz for the compounding and marketing of Initz’s Ecotran polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds.
Oct 15, 2014 1:20PM


Hayssen Flexible Systems buys Italy-based equipment maker Schib Packaging

U.S.-based packaging equipment maker Hayssen Flexible Systems has purchased Italy’s Schib Packaging S.r.l, a producer of horizontal flow-wrapping machines as well as automatic feeders and automated wrapping systems.
Oct 15, 2014 11:05AM


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