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June 15, 2018 News

CPIA now accepting nominations for 2018 Leadership Awards

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is accepting nominations until July 13, 2018 for awards in the Leader of the Year, Plastics Industry Young Leaders, Canplast, Lifetime Achievement, Innovator, and Sustainability categories.

June 12, 2018 News

Magna partners with Michigan startup to retrofit self-driving shuttles

by Canadian Plastics

Aurora, Ont.-based Magna will retrofit May Mobility’s low-speed self-driving electric transit vehicles with custom doors, a panoramic moon roof, drive-by-wire technology, and sensor integration.

June 11, 2018 News

Canadian plastics and chemistry industries set ambitious recycling targets

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada have partnered to establish some ambitious recycling targets designed to re-use, recycle, or recover 100 per cent of plastics packaging by 2040.

June 9, 2018 News

A&W Canada to eliminate plastic straws from all restaurants by 2019

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian fast food chain is making the switch to paper straws.

June 8, 2018 News

Sarnia plastics recycler wants your black plastic trays and containers

by Canadian Plastics

ReVital Polymers says that black plastics collected in recycling programs are an important resource and feedstock for its recycling business.

June 5, 2018 News

Canada’s plastic packaging recycling rate rises again: study

by Canadian Plastics

The study, conducted by the CPIA, found that the increase was the result of more plastic packaging collected, specifically PET bottles, PE clear film, and PE agricultural film.

June 3, 2018 News

Brampton Engineering bought by Davis-Standard

by Canadian Plastics

Brampton, Ont.-based BE manufactures blown film technology including its multilayer AeroFrost air-blown and AquaFrost water-quenched film systems, its Vector air rings, and the SCD coextrusion die.

May 30, 2018 News

Plastic water bottles to be banned from Montreal city buildings

by Canadian Plastics

While concessions would be made, such as stockpiling bottled water in case of an emergency, the ban will prevent bottled water from being sold and their use restricted in city-run buildings.

May 23, 2018 News

Vancouver to ban plastic straws, foam cups and containers by June 2019

by Canadian Plastics

The decision is drawing criticism from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, which notes that a recent public opinion survey shows the ban is highly unpopular with Vancouver residents.

May 21, 2018 Feature

Brampton Engineering and Polytarp Products make a dynamic duo

by Canadian Plastics

Polytarp Products got its start – not to mention its name – by making tarpaulins, and then became famous supplying plastic film for the construction industry. But it has reinvented itself over the past 10 years as a go-to supplier for high-barrier food packaging – and blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering has been there every step of the way.

May 21, 2018 News

Magna opens new aluminum casting facility in the U.K.

by Canadian Plastics

The 225,000-square-foot facility will employ approximately 300 people and will supply structural castings to Jaguar Land Rover.

May 21, 2018 News

Crawford Packaging buys Celplast Packaging Systems and BVM USA

by Canadian Plastics

The double acquisition will help London, Ont.-based Crawford expand its range of “Shrink It Right” packaging products for the North American market.

May 20, 2018 News

Quebec composites company RMC setting up U.S. manufacturing plant

by Canadian Plastics

RMC Advanced Technologies is investing $7 million to set up a U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Surgoinsville, Tennessee.

May 13, 2018 News

Magna announces record first quarter results

by Canadian Plastics

Buoyed by strong sales in its complete vehicles segment, automotive parts supplier Magna International Inc. reported record quarterly sales in Q1 2018, up 21 per cent year-over-year to $10.79 billion.

May 9, 2018 News

Engel’s made-in-China Wintec injection molding machines now available in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Designed for high-volume, single-component injection molding, Wintec exhibited its hydraulic t-win and all-electric e-win machines at the NPE2018 trade show in Orlando, Fla.

May 9, 2018 News

Absolute Haitian building South Carolina facility, partnering with Sepro in Canada and the U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

The new 116,000-square-foot operations facility in Moncks Corner, S.C. will provide for expanded sales, applications, service, and training functions.

May 8, 2018 CanPlastics TV

Good news, bad news for Ontario extruders

by Canadian Plastics
May 4, 2018 News

Magna wins GM Supplier of the Year awards

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive parts supplier Magna International won two General Motors Supplier of the Year awards at the GM’s 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla. One example of the lighting that Aurora, Ont.-based Magna supplies GM is

April 30, 2018 News

SPE rebrands itself

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers has launched a new brand identity – including a new logo, colours, and font and website – to better communicate what it is and who its members are.

April 30, 2018 News

New VP of sales for Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion

by Canadian Plastics

Woodbridge, Ont.-based extrusion machinery maker Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion Technologies Inc. has named sales industry veteran Judson Lew as its new vice president of sales.