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News
March 24, 2020  

Ontario government asking manufacturers to help fight COVID-19

A new government website removes barriers for companies to provide essential goods and services such as ventilators and masks.

News
March 24, 2020  

Ontario, Quebec order all non-essential businesses to shut down

Both provinces will keep the orders in effect for at least two weeks, and both allow priority manufacturing to continue.

News
March 19, 2020  

Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler suspend all North American production to stop coronavirus spread

The decisions follow discussions with the United Autoworkers Union as it urged the Big Three automakers to help look out for workers’ wellbeing.

News
March 17, 2020  

Good Natured Products buys Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging

The $9.5 million acquisition includes all of Shepherd Thermoforming’s assets, including machinery, molds, and a 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ont.

News
March 16, 2020  

Outgoing CPIA head Carol Hochu looks back

As the Canadian Plastics Industry Association prepares to merge with the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada on July 1, outgoing CPIA head Carol Hochu reflects on her time filling one of the most important jobs in our sector.

News
March 12, 2020  

Federal government will declare plastics as toxic substance, news report says

The Canadian government is planning to designate plastics as toxic substances, the Globe and Mail is reporting, which will give it the authority to regulate and limit certain products.

News
March 12, 2020  

Ingenia Polymers acquires La Porte, Texas operations of LyondellBasell

In a statement, Toronto-based Ingenia said that the acquisition “brings added expertise and capacity to its team and infrastructure, increases its leadership in the polymer producer services market, and expands its capability to serve the converter market.”

News
March 11, 2020  

GN Thermoforming appoints new sales manager for Mexico, Central and South America

New hire Alberto Capodicasa has many years of experience in various sales positions, most recently as regional sales manager with LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.

News
March 10, 2020  

CPIA head Carol Hochu stepping down

Hochu, who has led the Toronto-based industry association since 2012, is leaving the organization effective March 18, prior to its proposed July 1 merger with the Chemical Industry Association of Canada.

News
February 28, 2020  

Rotomolder Tank Holding makes two Canadian purchases

The company, said to be North America’s largest polyethylene tank and container manufacturer, has acquired a new Canadian product line and a new plant location in Saskatoon.

News
February 27, 2020  

TC Transcontinental launches plastic recycling operations within packaging group

The recycling group will vertically integrate the recycling of plastics in TC Transcontinental’s packaging production chain in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America.

News
February 25, 2020  

CPIA to be dissolved, become a division of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Members from both organizations ratified the transaction, which will see CPIA become a new plastics division under the CIAC banner, unanimously during a meeting in Toronto last week.

News
February 25, 2020  

Canadian government, leading companies partner to create circular economy for plastics

The new Circular Plastics Taskforce has the goal of establishing closer alignments between market needs and recycling stakeholders.

News
February 19, 2020  

Musabbeh Al Kaabi named as Nova’s new chairman

Al Kaabi is the CEO of petroleum and petrochemicals for Mubadala Investment Co. of Abu Dhabi, which is Calgary-based Nova’s parent firm.

Feature
February 17, 2020  

Toronto nurse creates mosaic from medical plastic waste

Longtime nurse Tilda Shalof turned 10,000 pieces of sterile plastic waste into a vibrant mural that’s on permanent display at Toronto General Hospital.

News
February 17, 2020  

Trudeau tells U.S. lawmakers that USMCA bill will pass Commons

President Donald Trump signed the three-nation pact last month and Mexico ratified it last summer.

News
February 14, 2020  

Canadian government awards $3 million to three firms to cut plastic food, construction waste

The three companies are Montreal-based research and development firm Axipolymer Inc., Brantford, Ont.-based clean technology supplier GreenMantra Technologies, and Calgary-based construction technologies supplier MgO Systems.

News
February 14, 2020  

BASF Canada expands pilot project for tracing recycled plastics into B.C.

The chemical maker’s reciChain project, which enables better sorting, traceability, and transparency of recycled plastics throughout the value chain, was initially piloted in Brazil.

News
February 12, 2020  

Macro Engineering names Martin Baron as director of sales

Previously the company’s Latin American sales manager, Baron will now oversee all sales activities for the plastic film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

News
February 11, 2020  

Intertape Polymer signs agreement to acquire Nortech Packaging

Chicago-based Nortech manufactures and services automated packaging machines under the Nortech Packaging and Tishma Technologies brands.