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December 7, 2021  

Matcom expands operations to West Coast

The machinery mover has officially opened an office in Surrey, B.C., as of early October.

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December 6, 2021  

Packaging product supplier Selig buys France-based MGJ

MGJ is a France-based manufacturer of foam liners with operations in Drummondville, Que.

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December 2, 2021  

StackTeck invests in new capacity

The Brampton, Ont.-based moldmaker has spent about $7 million in capital equipment since the beginning of the pandemic.

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December 1, 2021  

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.

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December 1, 2021  

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.

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November 30, 2021  

Nova names Alan Schrob as PCR development manager

Schrob previously held the title of senior leader, market management for the company.

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November 29, 2021  

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.

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November 29, 2021  

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.

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November 26, 2021  

Two Ontario plastics processors investing to expand

E. Hofmann Plastics Canada and Rochling Engineering Plastics are both receiving funding assistance from the Ontario government.

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November 25, 2021  

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.

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November 25, 2021  

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.

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November 24, 2021  

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.

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November 23, 2021  

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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November 22, 2021  

People Progress

Some of the latest industry appointments.

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November 21, 2021  

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.

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November 18, 2021  

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.

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November 17, 2021  

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.

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November 17, 2021  

Ontario investing more than $390,000 in auto manufacturing in Belle River and Chatham region

CNCTech.com and Onbelay Automotive are both receiving funding.

Feature
November 16, 2021  

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.

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November 16, 2021  

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.

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November 16, 2021  

Online liquidation sale set for Niigon Machines

The three-day online auction is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 30 to Thursday, Dec. 2.

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November 15, 2021  

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.

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November 15, 2021  

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.

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November 15, 2021  

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.

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November 12, 2021  

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.

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November 10, 2021  

Magna providing aluminum battery enclosures for 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup

The lightweight enclosure helps to minimize battery mass.

Feature
November 10, 2021  

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.

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November 8, 2021  

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.

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November 3, 2021  

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.

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November 2, 2021  

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.

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November 2, 2021  

ChemSpec Canada names David Jackson as managing director

Jackson was previously president and CEO of Ferguson Chemical Innovations.

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November 2, 2021  

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.