GN Thermoforming bought by Brown Machine Group
GN Thermoforming will continue to operate and manufacture under its current name and remain headquartered in Chester, N.S.
Canadian manufacturing growth picked up in February, report says
An improving domestic demand picture, greater purchasing activity, and a sustained period of employment suggests firms expect greater output in the months ahead, the report from IHS Markit said.
British Columbia scientists use new bioplastic to make fully compostable coffee pod
Called the Nexe pod, the pods compost completely in as little as 35 days in industrial compost.
Ontario Teachers’ buys majority stake in blow molder Logoplaste
Headquartered in Portugal, Logoplaste makes plastic bottles and containers for water, milk, ketchup, shampoo and lubricants.
Magna building auto battery plant in Michigan
The new $70-million plant in St. Clair will build complex battery enclosures for General Motors Co.’s all-new 2022 GMC Hummer EV.
Cancarb completes sixth unit expansion at Alberta facility
The expansion at the plant in Medicine Hat brings capacity for Cancarb’s Thermax brand of thermal carbon black products to 54,000 MT per year.
Nova Chemicals debuts film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin
The film structures can be tailored to meet customer-specific application demands.
Canplas Industries discovers quick mold cleaning
The Barrie, Ont.-based plastics part maker is partnering with LaserClean to cut hours off its mold maintenance programs.
Ontario opens business applications for $115 million skills development fund
The fund will support projects that will help relieve pandemic-induced barriers to hiring, training, and retaining workers.
New partnership brings blow molding machine maker Plastiblow back to North America
The Italian machinery brand is partnering with equipment supplier Globeius to make its all-electric units available again in Canada and the U.S.
Flexographic printing machine maker SOMA names DTM Flexo Services as Canadian sales agent
Czech Republic-based SOMA is a producer of flexographic printing presses, plate mounters, and slitter rewinders.
Thermoplastic polypropylene pipe added to B.C. spec list
Thermoplastic PP pipe has been added to the Master Municipal Construction Documents list of approved products for use in highway, culvert, and other infrastructure projects in British Columbia.
Nestle to sell North American water brands for $4.3 billion
Nestlé SA has a deal to sell its North American bottled water business in the U.S. and Canada to private equity group One Rock Capital Partners and Metropoulos & Co.
Editorial: Hedging is a tool for price risk reduction, not cost reduction
Energy buyers are tasked with helping their organizations lower costs and manage cost uncertainty on the energy they need to operate. Energy price hedging is an important tool for accomplishing that goal.
North American machinery shipments up nearly 20% in Q4, report says
Canada and Mexico remained the top export markets for U.S. equipment suppliers in the fourth quarter, the report from the Plastics Industry Association said.
Lorenz Conveying Products unveils new interactive website
The redesigned website provides “a one-stop-shopping platform” that offers quick and easy access to product literature and other company resources.
Plast-Ex trade show moved from May to November
The rescheduling of the Toronto show allows additional space planning and safety protocols, plus new features, education formats, and networking opportunities.
New president for BASF Canada
The Mississauga, Ont.-based chemical maker has appointed company veteran Apala Mukherjee to the position.
The plastic road ahead
With more and more recycled plastic being used to repave highways and roads around the world, we might be driving toward a future with a lot less plastic pollution.
McMaster University Hospital partners with Printex Transparent Packaging for new plastic face shield
The goal was to provide a better face shield with more protection for ultrasound technologists.