Canadian Plastics

Category
Canadian Plastics

News
May 14, 2021  

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.

Feature
May 14, 2021  

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.

News
May 14, 2021  

Pipe supplier Soleno buys Plastiques VPC

The deal moves New Brunswick-based Soleno further into the the plastics recycling industry.

News
May 13, 2021  

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.

News
May 12, 2021  

Canadian government officially adds plastic products to its list of “toxic” substances

The designation is already drawing sharp criticism from industry associations.

News
May 11, 2021  

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.

News
May 11, 2021  

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.

News
May 10, 2021  

Ontario proposing overhaul of skilled trades apprenticeship system

New proposed legislation would make skilled trades training more efficient and accessible.

News
May 7, 2021  

Toronto’s CCL Industries buys Lux Global Label Asia

Headquartered in Singapore, Lux manufactures decorative labels for global consumer customers in the ASEAN region.

News
May 7, 2021  

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.

News
May 6, 2021  

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.

Feature
May 6, 2021  

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.

News
May 5, 2021  

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.

News
May 5, 2021  

Polykar named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

The Quebec-based flexible packaging supplier was given the designation by Deloitte Canada.

News
May 5, 2021  

Nova names John Thayer as interim senior vice president of operations

He replaces Arnel Santos, who is leaving the Calgary-based chemical company.

News
May 3, 2021  

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.

News
May 3, 2021  

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.

News
May 2, 2021  

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.

News
May 2, 2021  

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.

News
May 2, 2021  

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.

News
April 30, 2021  

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.

News
April 28, 2021  

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.

News
April 26, 2021  

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.

Feature
April 21, 2021  

2021 federal budget: What’s in it for manufacturers

A look at some of the highlights for Canada’s manufacturers.

News
April 20, 2021  

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.

News
April 19, 2021  

PE geomembrane maker Solmax acquires TenCate Geosynthetics

Headquartered in the Netherlands, TenCate Geosynthetics is a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics.

News
April 19, 2021  

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.

News
April 16, 2021  

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.

News
April 16, 2021  

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.

News
April 15, 2021  

Canadian government invests in five projects to reduce plastic waste

The projects will receive a total of $1.3 million.

News
April 14, 2021  

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.

News
April 14, 2021  

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.