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Canadian Plastics

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March 1, 2021  

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.

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March 1, 2021  

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.

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March 1, 2021  

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.

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February 26, 2021  

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.

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February 24, 2021  

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.

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February 23, 2021  

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.

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February 22, 2021  

Nova Chemicals debuts film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin

The film structures can be tailored to meet customer-specific application demands.

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February 22, 2021  

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.

News
February 19, 2021  

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.

Feature
February 19, 2021  

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.

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February 19, 2021  

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.

News
February 18, 2021  

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.

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February 18, 2021  

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.

News
February 17, 2021  

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.

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February 17, 2021  

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.

News
February 14, 2021  

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.

News
February 12, 2021  

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.

News
February 11, 2021  

New president for BASF Canada

The Mississauga, Ont.-based chemical maker has appointed company veteran Apala Mukherjee to the position.

Feature
February 5, 2021  

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.

News
February 5, 2021  

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.