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News
September 23, 2021  

KraussMaffei appoints new sales manager for extrusion in Canada

Sean Doran has nearly 27 years of experience in plastics machinery and systems sales.

News
September 23, 2021  

Canadian CEOs see M&A as key to driving growth, KPMG surveys say

The vast majority of CEOs at Canada’s biggest corporations, and almost half of SMEs, are bullish about mergers and acquisitions, the surveys find.

Feature
September 22, 2021  

Citizen science could help address Canada’s plastic pollution problem

Citizen scientists require relatively little scientific training and can provide scientifically valuable data on plastic pollution of marine ecosystems.

Feature
September 20, 2021  

Good Natured Products helps two food suppliers minimize environmental impact

The food producers are introducing new crops and next-gen sustainable agriculture practices that are easier on the planet than some traditional growing methods.

Podcast
September 20, 2021  

Canadian Plastics podcast: CCC Plastics turns 100

GUESTS: Brian Page, Valerie Bélisle, Blair Russell TOPIC: CCC Plastics

News
September 17, 2021  

Manufacturing sales fell 1.5 per cent in July, StatCan says

But sales of plastic and rubber machinery rose in July.

News
September 16, 2021  

Pretium Packaging to acquire Alpha Packaging

Alpha operates a network of eight facilities throughout the U.S. and Western Canada and two facilities in Europe.

News
September 16, 2021  

Nova Chemicals commits $100,000 for Hurricane Ida relief efforts

The commitment includes direct donations to the American Red Cross and the Capital Area United Way.

News
September 14, 2021  

Oaktree Capital acquiring minority stake in auto parts molder ABC Technologies

Oaktree is buying Cerebrus Capital Management’s remaining stake in the Toronto-based injection and blow molder.

News
September 13, 2021  

McMaster Innovation Park announces mandatory vaccination policy

The policy at the research and innovation park in Hamilton, Ontario takes effect on Nov. 1.

News
September 8, 2021  

North American machinery shipments slowed in the second quarter

While new orders of plastics equipment have been increasing, ongoing supply chain issues are causing longer order-to-delivery timelines, a new report from the Plastics Industry Association says.

News
September 8, 2021  

Digital skills shortage, lack of skilled labour are biggest issues for businesses, survey says

The most recent KPMG business outlook poll identified the inability to find and retain talent as the biggest threat to the growth prospects of businesses across the country.

News
September 6, 2021  

Magna starts production of thermoplastic liftgates at new UK plant

The facility in Sunderland, England manufactures the liftgate modules for the third generation Nissan Qashqai.

News
August 31, 2021  

Manufacturers call for a concrete plan on economic recovery, CME says

CME has unveiled a platform for the 2021 federal election that aims to drive further growth in the Canadian manufacturing sector.

Feature
August 30, 2021  

What mining, oil and gas industries can learn from Sudbury, the city that went from major polluter to thriving environment

Sudbury offers proof that a healthy environment doesn’t have to come at the expense of industrial activity.

News
August 30, 2021  

CME urges four-part national strategy to revitalize Canadian manufacturing sector

The four-part program is part of CME’s platform for the 2021 federal election.

News
August 26, 2021  

ADM Toronto trade show returning as an in-person event

Slated for Nov. 9-11 at the Toronto Congress Centre, the event features the Design & Manufacturing, Automation Technology Expo, PACKEX, PLAST-EX, and Powder & Bulk Solids shows.

News
August 25, 2021  

Cascades launching 100% recycled packaging for its Fluff & Tuff product line

The new packaging for the bathroom tissue brand is also recyclable.

Feature
August 24, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: Nova’s Debra van Holst

The Calgary-based firm’s global director, logistics and customer experience discusses her career, shares some lessons learned, and offers advice for women in plastics.

News
August 23, 2021  

Manufacturing sales rose in June, StatCan says

Following two consecutive monthly declines, manufacturing sales rose 2.1 per cent to $59.2 billion.

News
August 19, 2021  

Canada Plastics Pact adds 12 new partners

The new partners join the organization as it begins to take big steps towards its 2025 targets.

News
August 19, 2021  

Compounding industry veteran Kenneth Cary passes away

Cary, 83, founded Cary Chemicals in Edison, N.J., which later merged with Canadian PVC compounder Synergistics Industries.

News
August 18, 2021  

Winnipeg’s Precision ADM acquires Roswell Downhole Technologies

The companies will manufacture Canada’s first biopolymer-based compostable non-wovens for PPE production.

News
August 18, 2021  

Magna introduces new electric vehicle front end panel

The Mezzo panel integrates ADAS sensors and lighting and features hidden-until-lit functionality.

News
August 17, 2021  

Good Natured Products expands its line of plant-based kitchen products

The launch highlight’s the Vancouver company’s diversification into a range of plant-based materials including fiber and flexible film.

News
August 16, 2021  

The economy and small business recovery are the top election issues for businesses, survey says

But less than a quarter of respondents are confident that their concerns will receive enough attention.

News
August 12, 2021  

NGen announces $40 million automotive zero-emissions manufacturing challenge

The supercluster to invest up to $20 million in R&D projects for battery and fuel cell electric vehicles.

News
August 11, 2021  

Feds invest in first made-in-Canada electric vehicle

The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association is getting $5 million in funding through FedDev Ontario to support Project Arrow.

News
August 11, 2021  

Aurora Plastics acquired by private equity firm Nautic Partners

The Ohio-based compounder, which has a facility in Quebec, was sold by Wind Point Partners and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

News
August 9, 2021  

Magna cuts 2021 revenue forecast as chip shortages expected to reduce vehicle output

But sales more than doubled to $9 billion, reflecting a global light vehicle production increase of 58 per cent.

News
August 5, 2021  

Haitian Mars III IMM now available in Canada and the U.S.

The servo-hydraulic machine from Absolute Haitian all-electric unit has numerous upgrades plus a new fast-cycling version.

Feature
August 4, 2021  

Canada’s small businesses could be saved by converting them to co-operatives

It could be an answer for firms that don’t have a formal succession plan in place.