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July 11, 2018 News

Consolidated Container buying Montreal-based Deltapac Packaging

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Deltapac Packaging manufactures plastic bottles for the specialty chemical, cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical industries.

July 9, 2018 News

W. Amsler moving to expanded facility in Bolton, Ontario

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The blow molding machine maker – which has been located in Richmond Hill, Ont. since 1999 – will move into a 34,000-square-foot Bolton facility on Aug. 1.

July 9, 2018 Feature

Hamilton Plastic Systems is being reborn in the U.S.A.

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Mississauga, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment maker Hamilton Plastic Systems is reinventing itself by expanding its product offerings and making a deep dive into the American marketplace.

June 28, 2018 News

Magna to acquire OLSA and expand lighting business

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The $352-million deal will make Aurora, Ont.-based Magna a global lighting supplier.

June 28, 2018 CanPlastics TV

Plastic straw bans are taking off in Canada

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June 27, 2018 News

CPIA now accepting nominations for 2018 Leadership Awards

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The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is accepting nominations until July 13, 2018 for awards in the Leader of the Year, Plastics Industry Young Leaders, Canplast, Lifetime Achievement, Innovator, and Sustainability categories.

June 26, 2018 News

Wittmann’s Gord Stowar is retiring

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Stowar, a 42-year industry veteran, has worked in technical sales for the Nucon and Wittmann organizations in Southern Ontario for the past 30 years.

June 24, 2018 News

Former Magna exec Manfred Gingl is new head of IAC

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Gingl, 69, was the CEO of Magna Aftermarket from 2008 to 2010, after having served as executive vice chairman of Magna International Inc. from 2002 to 2007.

June 12, 2018 News

Magna partners with Michigan startup to retrofit self-driving shuttles

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Aurora, Ont.-based Magna will retrofit May Mobility’s low-speed self-driving electric transit vehicles with custom doors, a panoramic moon roof, drive-by-wire technology, and sensor integration.

June 11, 2018 News

Canadian plastics and chemistry industries set ambitious recycling targets

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The Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada have partnered to establish some ambitious recycling targets designed to re-use, recycle, or recover 100 per cent of plastics packaging by 2040.

June 9, 2018 News

A&W Canada to eliminate plastic straws from all restaurants by 2019

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The Canadian fast food chain is making the switch to paper straws.

June 8, 2018 News

Sarnia plastics recycler wants your black plastic trays and containers

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ReVital Polymers says that black plastics collected in recycling programs are an important resource and feedstock for its recycling business.

June 5, 2018 News

Canada’s plastic packaging recycling rate rises again: study

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The study, conducted by the CPIA, found that the increase was the result of more plastic packaging collected, specifically PET bottles, PE clear film, and PE agricultural film.

June 3, 2018 News

Brampton Engineering bought by Davis-Standard

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Brampton, Ont.-based BE manufactures blown film technology including its multilayer AeroFrost air-blown and AquaFrost water-quenched film systems, its Vector air rings, and the SCD coextrusion die.

May 30, 2018 News

Plastic water bottles to be banned from Montreal city buildings

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While concessions would be made, such as stockpiling bottled water in case of an emergency, the ban will prevent bottled water from being sold and their use restricted in city-run buildings.

May 23, 2018 News

Vancouver to ban plastic straws, foam cups and containers by June 2019

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The decision is drawing criticism from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, which notes that a recent public opinion survey shows the ban is highly unpopular with Vancouver residents.

May 21, 2018 Feature

Brampton Engineering and Polytarp Products make a dynamic duo

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Polytarp Products got its start – not to mention its name – by making tarpaulins, and then became famous supplying plastic film for the construction industry. But it has reinvented itself over the past 10 years as a go-to supplier for high-barrier food packaging – and blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering has been there every step of the way.

May 21, 2018 News

Magna opens new aluminum casting facility in the U.K.

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The 225,000-square-foot facility will employ approximately 300 people and will supply structural castings to Jaguar Land Rover.

May 21, 2018 News

Crawford Packaging buys Celplast Packaging Systems and BVM USA

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The double acquisition will help London, Ont.-based Crawford expand its range of “Shrink It Right” packaging products for the North American market.

May 20, 2018 News

Quebec composites company RMC setting up U.S. manufacturing plant

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RMC Advanced Technologies is investing $7 million to set up a U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Surgoinsville, Tennessee.