Matcom expands operations to West Coast
The machinery mover has officially opened an office in Surrey, B.C., as of early October.
Packaging product supplier Selig buys France-based MGJ
MGJ is a France-based manufacturer of foam liners with operations in Drummondville, Que.
StackTeck invests in new capacity
The Brampton, Ont.-based moldmaker has spent about $7 million in capital equipment since the beginning of the pandemic.
Southwestern Ontario Development Fund investing $1 million in THK Rhythm Automotive Canada
The funding supports a larger investment by the auto parts supplier to purchase new equipment and expand its Tillsonburg plant.
Milk jugs, cartons or plastic bags — which one is best for the environment?
Our analysis suggests plastic components remain the best option for low-waste milk containment.
Nova names Alan Schrob as PCR development manager
Schrob previously held the title of senior leader, market management for the company.
Axiom Group hits new diversity high point
Seventy per cent of the Aurora, Ont.-based automotive parts molder’s workforce is now comprised of women.
Hanwei to sell Harvest Longwall High Pressure FRP Pipe Co.
Harvest owns all of Hanwei’s plant and equipment for the production of fibreglass reinforced pipe, which comprises all of the company’s business and assets.
Two Ontario plastics processors investing to expand
E. Hofmann Plastics Canada and Rochling Engineering Plastics are both receiving funding assistance from the Ontario government.
Ontario investing more than $1.7 million in Southwestern Ontario-area manufacturers
The investments, made through the Regional Development Program, will help create 167 jobs.
Ipex opening new distribution centre in Charlotte, N.C.
The new warehouse will serve the company’s customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
Circulus is a new supplier of PCR for Nova Chemicals
The deal with Houston-based Circulus broadens Nova’s sources of post-consumer resin and expands its portfolio.
Windsor Mold Group marks 15 years as Engel customer
The Ontario-based auto parts molder now plans to add Engel’s iQ weight control software to the bulk of its Engel fleet.
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Plastics recycler Pyrowave receives $7-million credit facility from Que. government
The Pyrowave technology platform uses microwaves to manufacture chemicals more efficiently and with a lower carbon release than traditional processes.
Bausch + Lomb contact lens recycling programs are taking off
Developed with recycler TerraCycle, the programs target contact lenses and other eye care materials, which typically are unrecyclable plastics.
Nova and GreenMantra complete second asphalt paving project in Ontario
The project uses the equivalent of 700,000 plastic bags in post-consumer recycled plastic materials into two pathways and a parking lot.
Ontario investing more than $390,000 in auto manufacturing in Belle River and Chatham region
CNCTech.com and Onbelay Automotive are both receiving funding.
Workplaces can help promote exercise, but job conditions remain a major hurdle
Job-related physical activity often does not provide the same health benefits of leisure-time exercise, and can even have negative effects.
Italian Competition Authority rules in favour of Husky
The ICA found no evidence of the alleged conduct set out in an anonymous complaint that would violate Italian competition laws.
Online liquidation sale set for Niigon Machines
The three-day online auction is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 30 to Thursday, Dec. 2.
Labatt reducing plastic packaging at its Montreal and London, Ont. breweries
As part of a larger sustainability investment, the brewer is introducing its KeelClip packaging system at these sites, which replaces plastic rings, tops and shrink film with recyclable fibre paperboard.
Medline Canada opens supplies and equipment distribution hub in Guelph, Ontario
The 600,000-square-foot facility employs 140 people and has approximately 25,000 different medical products in inventory.
Ontario firms Aduro, Switch Energy partner to recycle agricultural plastics
The companies are in discussions about building a pilot plant in Sarnia to recover polyethylene and polypropylene used in agriculture.
Ontario injection molder Lakeside Plastics bought by Sweden’s KB Components
The current operations of KB in Windsor will be merged with the operations of Windsor-based Lakeside to create a combined entity with a projected turnover of more than $70 million for 2022.
Magna providing aluminum battery enclosures for 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup
The lightweight enclosure helps to minimize battery mass.
Lessons from COVID-19 for the next pandemic: We need better data on workplace transmission
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of work on health outcomes.
ADM Toronto is this week
Running from Nov. 9 to 11 at the Toronto Congress Centre, the show features a packed conference agenda and a strong lineup of expert speakers.
Polykar names Harinder Tamber as director of sales for flexible packaging
Tamber’s previous roles include positions with Polymer Resin and Film Extrusion Consultants, Canada Colors & Chemicals, and Macro Engineering & Technology.
Oil companies are ploughing money into fossil-fuelled plastics production at a record rate – new research
As traditional demands for oil are declining as the transport sector is increasingly electrified, the oil industry is seeing plastics as a key output that can make up for losses in other markets.
ChemSpec Canada names David Jackson as managing director
Jackson was previously president and CEO of Ferguson Chemical Innovations.
Husky making Advantage+EliteTM monitoring technology standard on all PET and closure systems
To reinforce this capability, Husky has opened a number of Advantage+EliteTM monitoring centres around the world.