Macro Engineering founder Mirek Planeta retiresby Canadian Plastics
An extrusion machinery expert, Planeta founded Macro in 1978, and the initial focus of the company was improving air ring design, leading to the invention of the dual lip air ring.
Ontario-based compounder Optima Colour bought by industry veteransby Canadian Plastics
Cambridge, Ont.-based Optima has been acquired by a group of purchasers headed by Kurt Stahle, the owner of material supplier Simcoe Plastics Ltd.
Canadian government to ban single-use plasticsby Canadian Plastics
W. Amsler makes first commercial sale for its PET barrier growlerby Canadian Plastics
The beer growler was sold to Arch Brewing, of Newmarket, Ont., as a lightweight, event-friendly plastic alternative to glass.
Royal Building Products buys DaVinci Roofscapesby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, DaVinci molds polymer roofing and siding products for high-end roofing applications.
Canada to ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021by Canadian Plastics
A list of the banned items has not yet been announced.
Improving Canada’s plastics recycling rate will take “radical changes”: reportby Canadian Plastics
The report from Deloitte and ChemInfo Services shows that Canada’s plastics manufacturing sector is far larger than its recycling industry.
GN Thermoforming names Jerome Romkey as new presidentby Canadian Plastics
The Chester, N.S.-based company, which manufactures roll-fed thermoformers for the production of plastic packaging, has also appointed Paul Phillips as its new sales and marketing manager.
PET recycler Loop Industries gets $35 million in backing from Canadian billionaireby Canadian Plastics
The buyer of Montreal-based Loop’s stock, Northern Private Capital, is the exclusive investment vehicle of CFFI Ventures, a company wholly owned by billionaire entrepreneur John Risley.
Plast-Ex kicks off on June 4 in Torontoby Canadian Plastics
The show is part of the Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Expo Toronto, a co-located event that brings together five advanced manufacturing events under one roof.
Customer Relationship Management software gets smartby Canadian Plastics
A new machine learning solution from Montreal-based AxiPolymer Inc. is designed to boost the effectiveness of CRM software.
GreenMantra Technologies: Waste not, want notby Canadian Plastics
By transforming post-consumer plastics into value-added polymers and waxes, this Brantford, Ont.-based clean technology company is offering processors a whole new world of specialty materials.
Plastics industry golf tournaments coming upby Canadian Plastics
For fun and networking, here are some upcoming Canadian golf outings you’re invited to play.
Survey finds that majority in Newfoundland oppose banning plastic shopping bagsby Canadian Plastics
The survey, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, found that 55% of residents of the province oppose banning plastic shopping bags.
U.S. lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexicoby Canadian Plastics
After having been in place for almost a year, the tariffs – 25 per cent on imports of steel and 10 per cent on aluminum – will be removed by May 19.
Packaging expert Walter Soroka passes awayby Canadian Plastics
Soroka created the PAC Packaging Certificate program in the 1980’s, where hundreds of students graduated under his guidance.
Vinmar Polymers names national account manager for Canadaby Canadian Plastics
The Houston, Tex.-based polymer reseller and distributor has expanded its Canadian plastics team by appointing Cole McGuffin to the position.
Canadian auto parts maker Hematite to open second U.S. locationby Canadian Plastics
The Guelph, Ont.-based company is investing US$11.5 million to establish a production facility in Fayetteville, Tenn.
Magna opens two new plants in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
The company’s new plants in Changsha and Shanghai will produce lightweight, aerodynamic parts to help lower emissions and improve fuel economy for China customers.
Small towns on Vancouver Island may be first in B.C. to ban plastic strawsby Canadian Plastics
If passed, the joint bylaw for Tofino and Ucluelet would make it illegal for businesses in the area to dispense plastic drinking straws and plastic straws to customers.