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January 7, 2022  

TricorBraun acquires beverage packagers Zuckerman Honickman and Vessel Packaging

Vessel Packaging is a distributor of aluminum cans in Canada.

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January 6, 2022  

ABC Technologies buying camera and sensor cleaning systems maker dlhBowles

The acquisition aims to strengthen ABC’s Fluid Management offering and adjacent product portfolio.

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January 5, 2022  

Sabic appoints Bamberger Polymers as distributor for Americas

New York-based Bamberger will distribute Sabic’s engineering thermoplastics and polyolefins in the Americas.

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January 5, 2022  

Protech Group buys specialty materials business of Dyvex Industries

Dyvex makes compounds used in fragrance, flavour, and odour control products.

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January 4, 2022  

Vehicle Accessories acquires automotive supplier Remington Global

Ooltewah, Tenn.-based Remington makes floor protection products for automotive original equipment manufacturers.

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January 3, 2022  

Ontario’s minimum wage increase is now in effect

General minimum wage workers are now earning $15.00 per hour, an increase from $14.35.

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December 29, 2021  

Canadian economy grew 0.8% in October, StatCan says

Plastics and rubber products making contributed the most to the manufacturing sector growth, partly due to higher demand from motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts manufacturers.

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December 28, 2021  

Federal program to bring skilled workers to Atlantic Canada made permanent

The Atlantic Immigration Program will officially open on Jan. 1, 2022.

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December 24, 2021  

Season’s Greetings from Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics enewsletters will go on hiatus over

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December 22, 2021  

Canadian government moving forward with single-use plastics ban

Draft regulations prohibiting certain single-use plastics have now been published for public comment.

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December 22, 2021  

Material supplier Geon grows in U.S. and Canada with Roscom acquisition

Roscom is an ISO 9001:2015–certified PVC compounder headquartered in Croydon, Pennsylvania.

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December 20, 2021  

Two years in, Canada’s Ghost Gear Program keeps gathering ocean waste (and momentum)

The initiative has helped remove approximately 739 tonnes of abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear from Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts since 2019.

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December 17, 2021  

Recycling compounder Canuck Compounders bought by Montreal’s NanoXplore

The deal aims to expand graphene supplier NanoXplore’s downstream, value-added product offering.

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December 15, 2021  

ABB expands installation products plant in Canada

The $16-million expansion will create over 60 full-time jobs in ABB’s upgraded 75,000-square-foot facility in Pointe-Claire, Que.

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December 15, 2021  

Government of Canada invests in Montreal recycler Polystyvert

The $3.5-million investment is being made through the Sustainable Development Technology Canada foundation.

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December 15, 2021  

Walmart Canada to eliminate single-use plastic bags

The phased approach will see the retailer make the change in all of its more than 400 Canadian locations by Earth Day 2022.

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December 15, 2021  

Canadian employers plan to keep strong hiring practices heading into new year, survey says

Employers are strongly in favour of COVID-19 vaccination for employees, the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey says, and express openness to remote work for some roles.

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December 14, 2021  

North American plastics machinery shipments up in third quarter over last year

The increase in shipments was consistent with higher plastics production.

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December 14, 2021  

Magna’s EtelligentReach set to hit the market in 2022

The system reportedly achieves a range increase of up to 145 km/90 miles or 30 per cent compared to certain production BEV vehicles.

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December 13, 2021  

Piovan buying industrial group IPEG for $125 million plus earnout

Pennsylvania-based IPEG is comprised of the Conair Group, Thermalcare, Pelletron, and Republic Machine equipment brands.

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December 13, 2021  

Ontario creates Council on U.S. Trade and Industry Competitiveness

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Unifor president Jerry Dias will work together to appoint additional membership to the Council.

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December 13, 2021  

New report examines barriers to increasing food-grade PCR use in Canada

The report was initiated by Environment and Climate Change Canada to support the government’s goal of increasing the use of post-consumer resin.

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December 7, 2021  

Fifteen new partners join Canada Plastics Pact

The CPP now has 81 partners, and has doubled in size since it launched in January 2021.

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December 7, 2021  

Canada must once again grab its share of the auto industry, despite U.S. protectionism

The shift away from the internal combustion engine to electric vehicles is not a normal retooling of auto plants, but a full-scale recreation of the auto sector that will reshape the modern economy. Will Canada’s auto sector be left in the wilderness?

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December 7, 2021  

Ontario investing additional $12 million in auto parts companies

The next phase of the province’s O-AMP program aims to boost competitiveness and position Ontario as a North American hub for building the car of the future.

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December 7, 2021  

Matcom expands operations to West Coast

The machinery mover has officially opened an office in Surrey, B.C., as of early October.

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December 6, 2021  

Packaging product supplier Selig buys France-based MGJ

MGJ is a France-based manufacturer of foam liners with operations in Drummondville, Que.

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December 2, 2021  

StackTeck invests in new capacity

The Brampton, Ont.-based moldmaker has spent about $7 million in capital equipment since the beginning of the pandemic.

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December 1, 2021  

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund investing $1 million in THK Rhythm Automotive Canada

The funding supports a larger investment by the auto parts supplier to purchase new equipment and expand its Tillsonburg plant.

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December 1, 2021  

Milk jugs, cartons or plastic bags — which one is best for the environment?

Our analysis suggests plastic components remain the best option for low-waste milk containment.

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November 30, 2021  

Nova names Alan Schrob as PCR development manager

Schrob previously held the title of senior leader, market management for the company.

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November 29, 2021  

Axiom Group hits new diversity high point

Seventy per cent of the Aurora, Ont.-based automotive parts molder’s workforce is now comprised of women.