Canadian Plastics

May 26, 2019 News

Plastics industry golf tournaments coming up

by Canadian Plastics

For fun and networking, here are some upcoming Canadian golf outings you’re invited to play.

May 20, 2019 News

Survey finds that majority in Newfoundland oppose banning plastic shopping bags

by Canadian Plastics

The survey, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, found that 55% of residents of the province oppose banning plastic shopping bags.

May 18, 2019 News

U.S. lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

After having been in place for almost a year, the tariffs – 25 per cent on imports of steel and 10 per cent on aluminum – will be removed by May 19.

May 17, 2019 News

Packaging expert Walter Soroka passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Soroka created the PAC Packaging Certificate program in the 1980’s, where hundreds of students graduated under his guidance.

May 13, 2019 News

Vinmar Polymers names national account manager for Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The Houston, Tex.-based polymer reseller and distributor has expanded its Canadian plastics team by appointing Cole McGuffin to the position.

May 13, 2019 News

Canadian auto parts maker Hematite to open second U.S. location

by Canadian Plastics

The Guelph, Ont.-based company is investing US$11.5 million to establish a production facility in Fayetteville, Tenn.

May 8, 2019 News

Magna opens two new plants in China

by Canadian Plastics

The company’s new plants in Changsha and Shanghai will produce lightweight, aerodynamic parts to help lower emissions and improve fuel economy for China customers.

May 6, 2019 News

Small towns on Vancouver Island may be first in B.C. to ban plastic straws

by Canadian Plastics

If passed, the joint bylaw for Tofino and Ucluelet would make it illegal for businesses in the area to dispense plastic drinking straws and plastic straws to customers.

May 5, 2019 News

New U.S. sales manager for Lorenz Conveying Products

by Canadian Plastics

Chris Robinson will be responsible for U.S. sales and will manage the Cobourg, Ont.-based firm’s U.S. representatives and handle key accounts.

May 2, 2019 News

ALPHA MARATHON FILM EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGIES Inc. CORRECTION STORY: An April 15, 2019 news story that appeared on our website wrongly reported that Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion Technologies was involved in a recently dismissed lawsuit with Dual Spiral Systems. Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion Technologies was not involved in the lawsuit. Canadian Plastics regrets the error.

by Canadian Plastics
May 1, 2019 News

Mercedes-Benz to pull Smart cars from Canada, U.S. market

by Canadian Plastics

Just 345 Smart cars were sold in Canada in 2018 after the car went fully electric.

April 30, 2019 News

Toyota to make the Lexus NX SUV in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Toyota’s facility in Cambridge, Ont. will produce both a standard and hybrid version of the vehicle starting in 2022.

April 24, 2019 News

Emterra Group named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

by Canadian Plastics

For the fourth year in a row, the Burlington, Ont.-based waste management firm has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.

April 23, 2019 News

Magna invests $11.3 million to build new mirrors facility in Morocco

by Canadian Plastics

The 61,400-square-foot facility in Kenitra represents an investment of $11.3 million by Magna and is expected to be operational by spring 2020.

April 22, 2019 News

Vancouver may delay plastic straw ban until 2020

by Canadian Plastics

City staff say they need more time to consult with businesses and persons with disabilities before enacting the ban.

April 18, 2019 Feature

A new chapter begins for En-Plas

by Canadian Plastics

After 31 years in the same plant, well-known machinery sales firm En-Plas Inc. has moved into a new, more efficient headquarters in Toronto.

April 17, 2019 News

W. Amsler introduces first handled 64-ounce PET barrier growler for craft beer

by Canadian Plastics

Introduced at the recent Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America show, the amber PET container is manufactured by W. Amsler at its Bolton, Ont. facility for packaging solutions provider JMS International Packaging.

April 11, 2019 News

Emmerson Packaging named one Canada’s Best Managed Companies, again

by Canadian Plastics

For the tenth year in a row, the Amherst, N.S.-based packaging supplier has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

April 9, 2019 News

Roda Packaging acquires packaging supplier Industries Rada Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Laval, Que.-based Industries Rada is an injection molder and blow molder of custom packaging products.

April 8, 2019 News

Thousands of responses to Newfoundland and Labrador plastic bag ban survey

by Canadian Plastics

The province’s Environment department says that a decision on the possibility of banning single-use plastic bags is coming in the “near future”.