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Canadian Plastics

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May 25, 2020  

Canadian plastics pioneer Lloyd Leadbeater passes away

Leadbeater, 97, was the co-founder of prominent custom molder Toronto Plastics in 1949, and an innovative, lifelong member of Canada’s plastics industry.

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May 22, 2020  

GN Thermoforming installs new machines with WhatsApp messaging platform

The Chester, N.S.-based machinery maker is using the web platform to help customers install new thermoforming machines in Eastern Europe and the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 21, 2020  

New Wittmann Battenfeld router offers safe remote access

The company says its latest generation of injection molding machines offer secure access to an entire production cell, for enhanced plant floor safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 21, 2020  

StackTeck introduces FastTrack automation systems for IML

The Brampton, Ont.-based tooling supplier has introduced its own brand of robots for in-mold labeling for all molds built within its FastTrack program.

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May 20, 2020  

Plastic recycling labelling confusing and inconsistent, report says

A new report on recycling and sustainability labelling on plastic packaging has found only 17% of assessed labels give consumers quality information to make informed recycling and purchasing decisions.

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May 15, 2020  

Good Natured Products completes acquisition of Shepherd Thermoforming

The $9.5-million purchase was first announced in March 2020.

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May 15, 2020  

Milton, Ontario processor Keter developing face shields for war on COVID-19

Plastic goods maker Keter North America has begun production of high-quality, reusable face shields at its plants in Milton and also in Anderson, Indiana.

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May 13, 2020  

SPECIAL REPORT: Canada, plastics & COVID-19

More than just a humanitarian crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing global economic disaster, as the virus domino toppled supply chain lines and shuttered factories in China, Europe, and then worldwide. And Canada’s plastics industry isn’t being spared the effects.

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May 12, 2020  

Quebec reopens all manufacturing companies, construction sites

Manufacturing companies in the province can resume operations provided that no more than 50 workers are present, plus half of the remainder per shift.

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May 12, 2020  

Magna wins 2020 PACE Award for composite space frame liftgate reinforcement

Said to be the first application of composite space frame for an automotive liftgate, the lightweight solution debuted on the 2020 Toyota Supra.

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May 12, 2020  

More financial support for mid-size businesses navigating COVID-19 crisis

Intended for businesses with revenues between $50 million to $300 million, the new expanded Business Credit Availability Program is supported by Export Development Canada.

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May 11, 2020  

Nova Chemicals and Enerkem collaborate to close the loop on plastics recycling

The two Canadian firms are teaming up to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste – including items made from #3-7 plastics – into ethylene at full commercial scale.

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May 5, 2020  

Quebec delays reopening of businesses in Montreal until May 18

But the construction and manufacturing sectors across Quebec will reopen as scheduled on May 11, Premier Francois Legault said.

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May 5, 2020  

StackTeck expands its FastTrack accelerated mold delivery program

The Brampton, Ont.-based tooling supplier is now offering 12- and 16-cavity mold configurations for lids and round containers within the FastTrack program.

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May 4, 2020  

Canadian auto sales plunged in April, Scotiabank says

And while provinces will gradually start re-opening on varying timelines in May, Scotiabank expects auto sales to remain weak throughout the second quarter.

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May 4, 2020  

Edmonton-based bioplastics maker TerraVerdae gets funding to expand product development

The firm has received $4.5 million to enhance its in-house product development and equipment for production of industrial bioplastics used in the agricultural, forestry, food packaging, adhesives, and personal-care markets.

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May 1, 2020  

Ontario unveils sector guidelines for businesses ahead of reopening

There are more than 60 labour guidelines businesses will need to follow, including ground markings for physical distancing and installing plexiglass barriers.

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May 1, 2020  

CPIA merger with CIAC still on track for July 1

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association remains on track to be established as the new plastics division of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada.

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April 30, 2020  

Pyrowave closes second investment round for plastic waste technology

The investment marks the first step towards bringing the Montreal-based cleantech startup’s modular technology to market and provide a scalable, viable and sustainable way to recycle plastic waste.

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April 29, 2020  

Quebec to reopen manufacturing, retail, and construction businesses

Most retail stores in the province will be able to reopen on May 4, while the province’s construction and manufacturing sectors will be allowed to start reopening on May 11.