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Canadian Plastics

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November 26, 2020  

Magna brings EyeQ5-based driver assistance system to market

The system is said to be one of the industry’s first “one-box” EyeQ5 front-facing camera systems.

News
November 25, 2020  

New Trillium Network platform provides Ontario advanced manufacturing information

The site gives access to more than 6,000 Ontario manufacturers.

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November 23, 2020  

Montreal researchers develop 3D-printed plastic canvas with shock absorbing properties

The nature-inspired innovation could lead to the manufacture of a new type of bullet-proof glass, or lead to the production of more durable plastic protective smartphones screens.

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November 20, 2020  

Montreal’s Pyrowave partners with Michelin to recycle plastic waste

The collaboration involves Pyrowave producing recycled styrene for use in the making of synthetic rubber for tires.

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November 17, 2020  

North American primary plastics machinery shipments continue recovery in third quarter

Canada and Mexico remained the top export markets for U.S. equipment suppliers in the third quarter, according to the Plastics Industry Association’s committee on equipment statistics.

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November 17, 2020  

Manufacturing sales up 1.5 per cent in September, StatCan says

As part of this increase, the chemical industry rose 6.7 per cent to $4.5 billion, the agency said.

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November 17, 2020  

Ontario molder Axiom Group and collaborators receive Next Generation Manufacturing Canada investment funding

Aurora, Ont.-based Axiom, along with partners MS Falcon Tooling, Kytech Machine Works, and Bulldog Polymers, is developing a technology to eliminate visual transitions between different plastic materials, typically hard and soft plastic.

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November 16, 2020  

Ontario invests $350,000 for plastic sheeting maker to produce face shields

The funding for Integrated Packaging Films of Ayr, Ont. will help the firm produce an additional four million face shields per month for use during the second wave of COVID-19.

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November 12, 2020  

Auto parts molder Plasman Group announces global rebrand

Prior division names — including A-Brite Plating, A.P. Plasman, Build-A-Mold, Plastal, and Thermotech — will now be united under the one global brand name of Plasman.

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November 11, 2020  

Ontario packaging supplier HT Productions receiving $3.9 million in federal funding

The Hamilton-based company will use the funding to add on to its facility, purchase new advanced manufacturing equipment, and implement a customer-centric online system for customer orders.

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November 10, 2020  

Injection molder Hawk Plastics receives funding from feds

The Ontario-based company is receiving a $880,372 repayable contribution from the FedDev Ontario program to expand its production facility by 8,000 square feet to accommodate its new advanced and robotic production equipment.

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November 9, 2020  

TC Transcontinental Packaging offering new packaging made of 30 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic

In collaboration with AHA Sparkling Water, a brand of The Coca-Cola Co., the Montreal-based packaging supplier is incorporating recycled content into its IntegrititeTM collation shrink film.

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November 9, 2020  

Canadian government extending funding for innovation assistance program into December

The program an emergency wage subsidy provided to eligible small and medium-sized firms on a priority basis.

News
November 6, 2020  

Husky introduces mid-volume PET preform system

The preform system benefits both established companies producing niche brands or smaller-run SKUs as well as emerging producers seeking a fast, low-risk entry into markets, Husky said.

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November 6, 2020  

Magna receives two supplier awards from Ford

The automotive parts maker has been recognized as a top-performing global supplier at Ford’s 22nd annual supplier awards ceremony.

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November 4, 2020  

Canada-based Consolidated Bottle acquired by Berlin Packaging

With locations in Toronto and Montreal, Consolidated Bottle supplies plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures across various industries, including personal care, pharmaceutical, cannabis, food, beverage and industrial.

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November 3, 2020  

EPS packaging supplier Aqua-Pak Industries names Josh Plamondon as CEO

Plamondon began his career with the Surrey, B.C.-based company in 2006, and has been the general manager since 2012.

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November 2, 2020  

Canadian plastics pioneer, resin distributor Rod Monster passes away

Monster had a long career in resin distribution, most recently as the founder and president of Monster Polymers Inc. in Honey Harbour, Ont.

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October 30, 2020  

CME, Ontario launch online consumer directory of made-in-Ontario products

The guide is designed to make it easier for shoppers to find made-in-Ontario products, while supporting local businesses and manufacturers.

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October 29, 2020  

CAMM, Automate Canada release “Made in Canada” plan for small- and medium-sized manufacturers

Compiled from the results of industry focus groups, the report makes recommendations for changes in skills and talent development, technology adoption and a culture of innovation, and branding and collaboration.