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Canadian Plastics


March 30, 2020 News

Feds offer new COVID-19 relief measures for small businesses

by Canadian Plastics

The federal government will cover 75 per cent of salaries for workers of qualifying small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 27, 2020 News

Magna provides COVID-19 update, withdraws outlook

by Canadian Plastics

The Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts supplier Automotive parts supplier has established “internal task forces” to deal with the potential impact of COVID-19 on its business.

March 26, 2020 News

Upcoming webinar, April 1: Facing the COVID-19 challenge

by Canadian Plastics

The webinar brings together Steve Loftus, president of Innovative Automation, and Dennis Darby, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, to share COVID-19 strategies.

March 26, 2020 News

Ontario introduces $17 billion COVID-19 aid package

by Canadian Plastics

The plan includes $3.7 billion in direct support for people and job protection measures, $3.3 billion in additional health-care spending, and $10 billion in deferred taxes and other measures largely designed to keep businesses afloat.

March 26, 2020 News

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety makes courses, publications available for free

by Canadian Plastics

The offering is designed to support workplaces protecting employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 25, 2020 News

COVID-19 drives small business confidence in Canada to record low, survey reports

by Canadian Plastics

The Business Barometer Index is at a record low 30.8, a new Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey found, well under the previous lows near 39 recorded in both the 2008 and 1990 recessions.

March 24, 2020 Feature

LASER FOCUSED: Southern Ontario startup really wants to clean your molds and platens

by Canadian Plastics

This Ajax, Ont.-based company uses laser ablation as an alternative to the chemicals and abrasive blasting systems currently in use for surface cleanings.

March 24, 2020 News

Ontario government asking manufacturers to help fight COVID-19

by Canadian Plastics

A new government website removes barriers for companies to provide essential goods and services such as ventilators and masks.

March 24, 2020 News

Ontario, Quebec order all non-essential businesses to shut down

by Canadian Plastics

Both provinces will keep the orders in effect for at least two weeks, and both allow priority manufacturing to continue.

March 19, 2020 News

Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler suspend all North American production to stop coronavirus spread

by Canadian Plastics

The decisions follow discussions with the United Autoworkers Union as it urged the Big Three automakers to help look out for workers’ wellbeing.

March 17, 2020 News

Good Natured Products buys Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

The $9.5 million acquisition includes all of Shepherd Thermoforming’s assets, including machinery, molds, and a 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ont.

March 16, 2020 News

Outgoing CPIA head Carol Hochu looks back

by Canadian Plastics

As the Canadian Plastics Industry Association prepares to merge with the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada on July 1, outgoing CPIA head Carol Hochu reflects on her time filling one of the most important jobs in our sector.

March 12, 2020 News

Federal government will declare plastics as toxic substance, news report says

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian government is planning to designate plastics as toxic substances, the Globe and Mail is reporting, which will give it the authority to regulate and limit certain products.

March 12, 2020 News

Ingenia Polymers acquires La Porte, Texas operations of LyondellBasell

by Canadian Plastics

In a statement, Toronto-based Ingenia said that the acquisition “brings added expertise and capacity to its team and infrastructure, increases its leadership in the polymer producer services market, and expands its capability to serve the converter market.”

March 11, 2020 News

GN Thermoforming appoints new sales manager for Mexico, Central and South America

by Canadian Plastics

New hire Alberto Capodicasa has many years of experience in various sales positions, most recently as regional sales manager with LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.

March 10, 2020 News

CPIA head Carol Hochu stepping down

by Canadian Plastics

Hochu, who has led the Toronto-based industry association since 2012, is leaving the organization effective March 18, prior to its proposed July 1 merger with the Chemical Industry Association of Canada.

February 28, 2020 News

Rotomolder Tank Holding makes two Canadian purchases

by Canadian Plastics

The company, said to be North America’s largest polyethylene tank and container manufacturer, has acquired a new Canadian product line and a new plant location in Saskatoon.

February 27, 2020 News

TC Transcontinental launches plastic recycling operations within packaging group

by Canadian Plastics

The recycling group will vertically integrate the recycling of plastics in TC Transcontinental’s packaging production chain in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America.

February 25, 2020 News

CPIA to be dissolved, become a division of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Members from both organizations ratified the transaction, which will see CPIA become a new plastics division under the CIAC banner, unanimously during a meeting in Toronto last week.

February 25, 2020 News

Canadian government, leading companies partner to create circular economy for plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The new Circular Plastics Taskforce has the goal of establishing closer alignments between market needs and recycling stakeholders.