NGen launches advanced manufacturing careers website for students
To support the initiative, NGen is also launching a contest where young people can win a $10,000 bursary to apply towards their school of choice.
Compostable, microwavable plant-based packaging addresses Canada’s proposed single-use plastics ban
Just ahead of the proposed ban, Vancouver-based bioplastics maker Good Natured Products is introducing compostable microwavable to-go containers.
Pipe supplier Soleno buys Plastiques VPC
The deal moves New Brunswick-based Soleno further into the the plastics recycling industry.
Pipe maker Ipex opens two new Canadian distribution centres
The new facilities in Winnipeg and Dartmouth, N.S., are modern, larger buildings that replace two smaller locations in both regions.
Canadian government officially adds plastic products to its list of “toxic” substances
The designation is already drawing sharp criticism from industry associations.
Women in Manufacturing virtual summit is May 13
Leaders and employees of every level – women and men – will find the sessions of interest for an exploration of the importance of fostering and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup launches new campaign to prevent plastic pollution
The “Little Bits, Big Problem” initiative encourages Canadians to help stop buildup of plastic in the waterways.
Ontario proposing overhaul of skilled trades apprenticeship system
New proposed legislation would make skilled trades training more efficient and accessible.
Toronto’s CCL Industries buys Lux Global Label Asia
Headquartered in Singapore, Lux manufactures decorative labels for global consumer customers in the ASEAN region.
Good Natured Products acquires Illinois-based sheet maker Ex-Tech Plastics
The deal is the Vancouver-based bioplastics maker’s third acquisition in just over a year.
GM’s Oshawa assembly plant to restart ahead of schedule
Full-size truck production is now expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, ahead of the previous target of January 2022.
The ins and outs of using post-consumer resin in packaging
Driven by consumer demand, eco-friendly packaging that uses post-consumer resin is gaining traction on the shelf. But for packaging designers trying to meet extremely specific brand standards, working with this material poses some challenges.
Lassonde launches drink bottles with 25 per cent recycled plastic
The new bottles are part of the Quebec-based company’s goal of using 50 per cent post-consumer recycled content in its PET packaging by 2025.
Polykar named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
The Quebec-based flexible packaging supplier was given the designation by Deloitte Canada.
Nova names John Thayer as interim senior vice president of operations
He replaces Arnel Santos, who is leaving the Calgary-based chemical company.
Delta Tecnic appoints Lori Parent as sales director in the U.S. and Canada
Headquartered in Spain, Delta Tecnic makes colour concentrates and raw materials for the plastics sector and other industries.
Our Women in Manufacturing website is now live
Several of Canada’s leading manufacturing media brands have launched a new website recognizing the achievements of women in the manufacturing sector.
StackTeck introduces new technology for overmolding PET preforms
The system incorporates two preform molds used in concert with a Niigon rotary cube injection molding machine.
Magna commits to carbon neutrality in global operations by 2030
The auto parts maker has also signed on as a founding sponsor of XPrize Abundant Energy Alliance.
Canadian reshoring group formed to advocate for supply chain modernization
Called “Reshoring Canada”, the non-partisan advocacy organization was formed by a group of former parliamentarians.
Absolute Haitian and iMFLUX partner on software integration
iMFLUX processing software is available on Haitian servo-hydraulic and Zhafir electric injection molding machines purchased by molders in Canada and the U.S.
North American manufacturing rebounding from a challenging 2020, survey shows
Twenty-five per cent of the plastics processors and moldmakers surveyed broke even or lost money in 2020.
Arburg signs Freeformer distribution deal with Würth Additive Group
Arburg hopes to extend the reach of its Freeformer technology in Canada and the U.S. through the agreement.
2021 federal budget: What’s in it for manufacturers
A look at some of the highlights for Canada’s manufacturers.
Federal budget “missed an opportunity” to help manufacturing sector, association says
The new budget fails to offer a comprehensive, targeted manufacturing strategy, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.
PE geomembrane maker Solmax acquires TenCate Geosynthetics
Headquartered in the Netherlands, TenCate Geosynthetics is a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics.
Sarnia–Lambton region designated as an official trade hub
The designation gives businesses and manufacturers easier access to federal trade incentive programs and allows them to market themselves as a hub for international trade.
New report delves into the gender gap in Canadian manufacturing
The report from the Trillium Network highlights the work that five Ontario manufacturers have done to increase the number of women in their plants.
Ontario chemical maker Dimachem to produce Pine-Sol for use against COVID-19
With funding from the Ontario government, the Windsor-based firm plans to manufacture about 12 million bottles of the multi-surface disinfectant per year.
Canadian government invests in five projects to reduce plastic waste
The projects will receive a total of $1.3 million.
Lorenz Conveying Products – Valve selection made simple
The Lorenz Series D Diverter Valve is used to divert and purge plastic pellets and resin lines automatically.
Investment firm Apollo Funds to buy majority stake in ABC Technologies
Founded in 1974, Toronto-based ABC molds a wide range of automotive systems and components.