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Canadian Plastics

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July 7, 2020  

Luis Sierra appointed CEO of Nova Chemicals

The 30-year veteran of BP will take up the role on August 1, 2020, replacing Nova’s outgoing leader Todd Karran.

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July 6, 2020  

Fresh Attitude salads now sold in 100 per cent recycled plastic packaging

To be manufactured by Canadian packaging supplier Cascades, the recyclable containers will replace containers made from virgin plastic.

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July 6, 2020  

Nestlé sells its water bottling operations to Ice River Springs

The sale, for an undisclosed amount, includes two factories located in Puslinch, Ontario and Hope, British Columbia, along with a well in Erin, Ontario.

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July 2, 2020  

CIAC officially launches its new Plastics Division

The former Canadian Plastics Industry Association has now officially become the Plastics Division of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, with a new vice president of the division to be announced in August.

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June 30, 2020  

Skills Ontario gets additional $3.5 million to promote skilled trades

This most recent investment from the Ontario government comes on the heels of $1.5 million in new funding that the government provided earlier this year.

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June 30, 2020  

Nova enters high-density biaxially oriented polyethylene market

The Calgary-based company has developed an HD-BOPE technology that will enable the replacement of BOPP or BOPET mixed material packaging films with all-polyethylene, recyclable multilayer film structures.

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June 29, 2020  

Canadian small business confidence up slightly in June, CFIB survey says

Small business confidence rose slightly in June to 54.6 points on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Business Barometer, two points higher than May’s reading but still well below historical norms.

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June 25, 2020  

Injection mold maker Exacad gets funding for COVID-19 medical relief projects

The Quebec-based injection mold designer and manufacturer is one of three Canadian companies receiving a total of $6 million in funding from supercluster Next Generation Manufacturing Canada.

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June 25, 2020  

Maguire Canada now distributing for Rapid Granulator in Ontario, central and western Canada

The Vaughan, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment supplier is the new distributor for size reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

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June 24, 2020  

Magna expanding Michigan seat manufacturing facility

The expansion of the Highland Park plant will generate US$35.4 million in private investment and create 480 jobs.

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June 23, 2020  

Molded Precision Components reinvents itself making PPE

In a departure from making automotive components, MPC’s Shield-U face shield, developed in conjunction with medical device maker Sterling Industries, is a Class 1, Health Canada-approved medical device.

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June 22, 2020  

C-P Flexible Packaging acquires packaging supplier Genpak Flexible

With facilities in Aurora, Ont. and Lakeville, Minn., Genpak manufactures die-cut rollstock and pouches, as well as paper-based laminations.

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June 19, 2020  

Nova CEO Todd Karran to retire on August 1

Karran joined Nova in 1985, and has served as president and CEO of the Calgary-based chemical maker since 2015.

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June 18, 2020  

Toronto-based wax maker IGI buys PVC additives supplier Rheogistics

The acquisition of Mississippi-based Rheogistics will expand IGI’s presence in the rigid PVC market and add to its wax manufacturing and blending facilities.

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June 17, 2020  

Nova reports progress on its sustainability strategy

Nova’s new 2019 Sustainability Report highlights four areas of the Calgary-based company’s long-term strategy: circular economy, citizenship, climate care, and sustainability in operations.

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June 16, 2020  

TC Transcontinental’s recycling group acquires assets of Enviroplast Inc.

The equipment acquired will be used for converting plastic scrap recovered from sorting facilities and other commercial, industrial, and agricultural sources into recycled plastic granules.

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June 15, 2020  

Manufacturing sales see largest-ever drop in April: StatCan

The April decline was much deeper than many analysts had been expecting.

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June 11, 2020  

Plastic bag ban in Prince Albert, Sask. put on hold due to pandemic

The ban was set to take effect on Aug. 1, but has been suspended until the state of emergency in Saskatchewan is over.

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June 10, 2020  

Canadian small businesses get funding to help reduce plastic pollution in oceans

Four Canadian small businesses will receive grants totalling $2 million from the Canadian government.

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June 4, 2020  

Belplas now representing Stirling in Central and Eastern Canada

The Vaughan, Ont.-based company has been appointed as Stirling’s exclusive representative for its Sterling line of auxiliary equipment for the injection molding and blow molding industries.