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September 25, 2020  

Sponsored Content: Lorenz Conveying Products – How to Eliminate Product Cross Contamination

Lorenz Slideflex Diverters are manufactured specific to the Plastics

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September 24, 2020  

Sponsored Content: Lorenz’s Probe Box plays a key role in system flexibility

The Lorenz Probe Box permits system flexibility with its

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September 24, 2020  

Two Ontario auto parts makers receive provincial funding to implement automation

Innotech Precision Inc. and Kobay Enstel Ltd. are receiving more than $175,000 from the Ontario government to help improve efficiency, productivity, and build capacity.

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September 23, 2020  

Vinyl Institute of Canada launches medical PVC recycling pilot project

The PVC 123 program seeks to divert products from landfills and encourage the recycling of PVC-based medical devices in hospitals.

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September 18, 2020  

New vacuum pump simplifies material conveying to blenders, dryers, machine hoppers

Maguire’s NVRBE vacuum pump can also configured in “mini-central” systems with extremely compact LowPro receivers mounted on multiple blenders.

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September 14, 2020  

Nova Scotia’s RPS Composites acquires assets of FRP and piping maker Fabricated Plastics

The acquisition adds RTP-1 tank fabrication capabilities to RPS Composites’ product offerings.

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September 11, 2020  

Ontario medical technology maker Smart Safe Science gets provincial funding to make masks

The Bracebridge-based company is receiving $2 million to produce innovative face masks for healthcare and frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

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September 11, 2020  

Emmerson Packaging adding jobs and equipment in Ontario, Nova Scotia

The flexible packaging supplier has announced plans to invest $10 million this year in new equipment for its facilities in Amherst, N.S., and Belleville, Ont., in addition to the hiring of over 80 new employees.

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September 10, 2020  

Magna to acquire majority ownership of Chinese seating supplier

The deal increases Magna’s footprint with seating supplier Honglizhixin from two to 12 manufacturing plants.

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September 2, 2020  

Nova, Merlin Plastics partner to use curbside recycling for consumer packaging

The collaboration will turn HDPE plastic recyclate into resin for use in everyday products.

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August 26, 2020  

Blown film maker PolyExpert receives SQF certification

The Safe Quality Food program is a food safety and quality program that’s recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers internationally.

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August 26, 2020  

Big majority of small business owners still worry about economy, survey finds

Also, sixty per cent of respondents to the latest Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey say they fear consumer spending will stay low even after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

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August 26, 2020  

Heavy truck sales in Canada should rebound quickly, report says

The Canadian heavy truck industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from Scotiabank says, but sales should shift back into positive growth territory in 2021.

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August 26, 2020  

Feds invest $7.8 million in three Ontario plastics product makers

The investment is being made through the FedDev Ontario program, and will help the companies scale up and increase capacity during the pandemic.

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August 25, 2020  

StackTeck develops new five-gallon industrial pail mold

The Brampton, Ont.-based firm has also produced its first IML robot for a pail, which was configured for both a single cavity five-gallon pail as well as a 1×2 mold for five-litre pails.

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August 24, 2020  

U.S. processing of recovered plastic film, bags, wraps grew 10% between 2017-2018, report says

The amount of film recycled by U.S. and Canadian processors increased for the sixth consecutive year, with 69 per cent of the total amount collected and processed in the U.S. or Canada, the report from the American Chemistry Council said.

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August 24, 2020  

Moldmakers, manufacturers focusing on diversification, profitability, survey says

Results from the latest survey by the Canadian Association of Moldmakers and Automate Canada show that diversification plans are a priority as many manufacturers rebound from the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 24, 2020  

Manufacturing sales up 8.7 per cent in July, StatCan says

The preliminary estimate for July compared with a record 20.7 per cent gain seen in June as factories continued to ramp up production.

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August 21, 2020  

3M to make N95 masks at Brockville, Ont. plant

The company will produce as many as 100 million N95 masks a year following a roughly $70-million agreement with the federal and Ontario governments.

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August 18, 2020  

“The materials transition” could divert 382 million tonnes of plastic waste by 2040

The plastics industry requires a paradigm shift towards an absolute decoupling of materials consumption from growth of the economy if it is to achieve sustainability targets, according to new research from research firm Wood Mackenzie.