Canadian Plastics

August 23, 2019 News

Ontario auto parts maker Global Plas expands, adds machines and automation

by Canadian Plastics

With $2.5 million in funding assistance from FedDev Ontario, the Concord-based company will scale up operations and create 50 new jobs.

August 23, 2019 News

Quebec EPS resin maker StyroChem sold to PMC Capital

by Canadian Plastics

StyroChem makes EPS materials for food service, packaging, construction, casting, and specialty applications, and has annual revenues of approximately $100 million.

August 19, 2019 News

Toronto packaging supplier Starplex Scientific sold to Pretium Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Starplex, which also operates a manufacturing plant in Tennessee, molds plastics products that include leak-resistant sterilized containers, biological sampling swabs, and pharmaceutical grade containers and closures.

August 14, 2019 News

Magna opens new Michigan electronics facility

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The new $50 million, 230,000-square-foot plant in Grand Blanc Township is designed to help Magna service the vision-based driver assistance systems market.

August 7, 2019 News

Sobeys plans to remove plastic bags from all stores in 2020

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The Stellarton, N.S.-based national grocery chain said it will adopt paper and reusable bags at its 255 outlets across the country by January.

August 6, 2019 News

Nova Chemicals announces new sustainability strategy

by Canadian Plastics

The Calgary-based chemical maker’s new six-pronged sustainability commitment is designed to help eliminate plastic waste.

August 2, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales picked up in July: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But U.S. auto sales decelerated in July, a new Scotiabank report says, as volatility in that market continues.

August 1, 2019 News

Oldcastle Infrastructure buys Canadian molder Primex Technologies

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Langley, B.C., Primex makes engineered plastic enclosures for the communications market.

July 31, 2019 News

Magna breaks ground on new seating plant in Ohio

by Canadian Plastics

The Lancaster facility represents an initial investment of approximately US$60 million, and will be Magna’s first dedicated seat structure plant in the U.S.

July 31, 2019 News

New Canadian company wants to build $5.6 billion petrochemical plant in B.C.

by Canadian Plastics

The $5.6 billion petrochemicals site in Prince George would include a world-scale ethylene plant and polyethylene facility, with the majority of the polyethylene product being shipped to Asia.

July 30, 2019 News

Nordson appoints Marc Delplace as new eastern Canada sales manager

by Canadian Plastics

Dispensing equipment maker Nordson Corp. has a new regional sales manager for eastern Canada. The Westlake, Ohio-based company has named plastics industry veteran Marc Delplace as its regional sales manager for plasticating and melt delivery components. He will be responsible

July 26, 2019 News

Magna signs its first complete vehicle manufacturing JV in China

by Canadian Plastics

The joint venture, to be controlled by an affiliate of the BAIC Group, will manufacture up to 180,000 electric vehicles per year.

July 18, 2019 News

Magna receives FCA Supplier of the Year Award

by Canadian Plastics

Magna’s interior content to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles consists of complete seat sets on vehicles such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango and Chrysler Pacifica.

July 16, 2019 News

KFC Canada to phase out plastic straws and bags this year

by Canadian Plastics

By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used or provided at any KFC restaurant locations across Canada.

July 10, 2019 News

Canada’s Woodbridge Foam investing $100 million on upgrades, research centre in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

The investment, which includes $20 million from the federal government, will help create and maintain more than 800 jobs and establish a new Centre of Excellence.

July 9, 2019 Feature

Straw maker Stone Straw fights back with bioplastic straws

by Canadian Plastics

Traditional plastic straws are an endangered species nowadays, which is why this well-known Brantford, Ont.-based extruder is making the move to an eco-friendly plant-based alternative.

July 8, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales fell in June, Scotiabank says

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. auto sales continued its above-trend growth in June following an equally strong performance in May, according to Scotiabank’s latest Auto News Flash.

June 30, 2019 News

CPIA names 2019-2020 Board of Directors

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Joel Rudolph of Farnell Packaging was elected Chair of the Board; and Mark Lichtblau of Inteplast Bags and Films Corp., Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Division, was elected as Treasurer.

June 28, 2019 News

Magna wins Ford’s global supplier award

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian auto parts maker was recognized as a top-performing global supplier by Ford with a Silver Quality World Excellence Award.

June 25, 2019 News

CPIA now accepting nominations for 2019 Leadership Awards

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is accepting nominations until July 12 for awards in the Leader of the Year, Plastics Industry Young Leader, Canplast, Lifetime Achievement, Innovator, and Sustainability categories.