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July 29, 2021  

Magna, LG partner on joint venture for electric powertrains

The JV establishes a new company, to be called LG Magna e-Powertrain, which is headquartered in Incheon, South Korea.

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July 27, 2021  

Ontario awards two contracts to manufacture 500 million face masks

Ontario firms Viva Healthcare Packaging and Canada Masq will produce 500 million level 1 and level 2 face masks over the next five years.

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July 26, 2021  

Magna acquiring Swedish driver technology firm Veoneer for $3.8 billion

The deal aims to strengthen and broaden Magna’s ADAS portfolio and industry position.

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July 26, 2021  

A new water-based solution for recovering add-on value from waste plastic

Ontario-based Aduro Clean Technologies has developed a novel chemical conversion process to transform waste plastics into renewable fuels and specialty chemicals.

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July 23, 2021  

Tempo Plastics, other Barrie manufacturers receiving investment funding from Ontario government

The businesses are receiving more than $2.8 million through the province’s Regional Development Program.

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July 22, 2021  

Ipex building new state-of-the-art injection molding plant in North Carolina

Once completed, the plant in Pineville will be Ipex’s biggest molding complex, with nearly 100 injection molding machines.

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July 21, 2021  

Canadian shoe brand norda teams up with DSM for bio-based first

The norda 001 seamless trail running shoe utilizes bio-based Dyneema fibre to enhance performance and sustainability in a lightweight construction.

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July 21, 2021  

New enhanced flame treater from Proco delivers productivity improvements for blow molders

The unit features automatic self-ignition controls that ignite and control the flame only when required.

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July 16, 2021  

StackTeck optimizes TRIM pail design to pass UN test standards

The pails are eight per cent lighter than a benchmarked industry standard five-gallon pail, while meeting UN standards 7.4 (drop test) and 7.5 (compression test).

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July 16, 2021  

AOC Resins sold to private equity group Lone Star Funds

Headquartered in The Netherlands, AOC has production facilities in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Asia.

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July 15, 2021  

Manufacturing sales fell 0.6 per cent in May, StatCan says

The machinery, chemical, and fabricated metal industries were mainly responsible for the decline.

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July 14, 2021  

43 per cent of Canadian companies plan to add new positions in the second half of 2021

Another 54 per cent plan to fill vacated positions or bring back temporarily laid off employees, a new survey shows.

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July 14, 2021  

Canadians reject Liberals plan to “reimagine” manufacturing, jobs, and waste management, survey says

The majority of Canadians support local decision-making over centralization of power in Ottawa, a survey conducted by manufacturing groups has found.

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July 12, 2021  

New Nova Chemicals resin offers increased moisture barrier technology

Nova Chemcial’s next-generation Surpass HPs267-AB HDPE is designed for blown-film applications.

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July 9, 2021  

Ontario moving to step three of reopening on July 16

Step three of the roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place.

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July 9, 2021  

Polykar breaks ground on new Edmonton manufacturing plant

The facility is phase one of a $40-million investment to create a centre of excellence to develop and commercialize flexible and compostable packaging.

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July 8, 2021  

Industrial measurement technology supplier East Coast Metrology expands to Canada

The firm is partnering with Precitech Metrology, a full-service 3D metrology and precision alignment company based in Montreal.

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July 8, 2021  

Magna offering education program for its employees

Magna is working with education program provider InStride to provide employees with undergraduate degrees at leading colleges and universities through InStride’s educational network.

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July 7, 2021  

USask researchers looking to make bioplastics from pulse starch

The University of Saskatchewan project has received $2.5 million in funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, and will be led by Dr. Yongfeng Ai.

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July 7, 2021  

Feds invest $8.2 million in University of Waterloo for additive manufacturing network

The new Additive Manufacturing Alliance will help businesses throughout southern Ontario overcome barriers to adopting advanced manufacturing technologies.

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July 6, 2021  

Nova names new senior vice president and CFO

Avik Dey has a 20-year career in global finance and M&A.

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July 5, 2021  

Enterprise Products acquires Nova’s ethylene storage business in Texas

The divestment will allow Nova to focus on its core businesses of ethylene and polyethylene production.

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June 30, 2021  

GM to stop making Equinox at Ontario plant in April, in switch to electric vehicles

The CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll will be converted to produce GM’s new BrightDrop electric EV600 llght commercial vehicle.

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June 29, 2021  

Canadian packaging specialist Cannasupplies bought by Berlin Packaging

The Markham, Ont.-based company will operate as a division of Consolidated Bottle Corp., the Canadian packaging supplier Berlin Packaging acquired in November 2020.

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June 25, 2021  

Ontario invests $7 million for training in automotive manufacturing

The project, which targets people from underrepresented groups, is being led by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association.

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June 24, 2021  

Canadian pipe maker Ipex opens new distribution centre in Garland, Texas

The new centre replaces the company’s previous distribution centre in Houston.

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June 24, 2021  

Loop Industries makes strategic partnership with South Korean chemical firm

SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd. will also acquire a 10 per cent equity stake in Montreal-based Loop.

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June 23, 2021  

Polystyvert gets new round of financing to develop full-scale polystyrene recycling plant

New strategic and private investors join the investors syndicate.

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June 23, 2021  

GreenMantra Technologies expands recycling agreement with Crayola

The agreement supplies GreenMantra with new discarded plastic feedstock for recycling into specialty polymers.

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June 22, 2021  

Plastics machinery shipments down in Q1 but “poised for growth,” report says

North American shipments of primary plastics machinery decreased following three consecutive quarters of growth, the report says.

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June 21, 2021  

Chemical maker Westlake expands into building products with Boral acquisition

The firm is buying Boral’s building products businesses for $2.15 billion in cash.

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June 18, 2021  

Medicom to open new Montreal subsidiary to produce raw material for PPE

The manufacturing subsidiary, which is receiving federal government funding, is part of a strategy to provide Canada with domestic production of this meltblown polypropylene filter.