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Canadian Plastics


June 18, 2019 News

Macro Engineering founder Mirek Planeta retires

by 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.

June 18, 2019 News

Ontario-based compounder Optima Colour bought by industry veterans

by 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.

June 14, 2019 CanPlastics TV

Canadian government to ban single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics
June 14, 2019 News

W. Amsler makes first commercial sale for its PET barrier growler

by Canadian Plastics

The beer growler was sold to Arch Brewing, of Newmarket, Ont., as a lightweight, event-friendly plastic alternative to glass.

June 10, 2019 News

Royal Building Products buys DaVinci Roofscapes

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, DaVinci molds polymer roofing and siding products for high-end roofing applications.

June 10, 2019 News

Canada to ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021

by Canadian Plastics

A list of the banned items has not yet been announced.

June 7, 2019 News

Improving Canada’s plastics recycling rate will take “radical changes”: report

by Canadian Plastics

The report from Deloitte and ChemInfo Services shows that Canada’s plastics manufacturing sector is far larger than its recycling industry.

June 4, 2019 News

GN Thermoforming names Jerome Romkey as new president

by 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.

June 3, 2019 News

PET recycler Loop Industries gets $35 million in backing from Canadian billionaire

by 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.

June 3, 2019 News

Plast-Ex kicks off on June 4 in Toronto

by 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.

June 2, 2019 Feature

Customer Relationship Management software gets smart

by Canadian Plastics

A new machine learning solution from Montreal-based AxiPolymer Inc. is designed to boost the effectiveness of CRM software.

May 28, 2019 Feature

GreenMantra Technologies: Waste not, want not

by 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.

May 26, 2019 News

Plastics industry golf tournaments coming up

by Canadian Plastics

For fun and networking, here are some upcoming Canadian golf outings you’re invited to play.

May 20, 2019 News

Survey finds that majority in Newfoundland oppose banning plastic shopping bags

by 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.

May 18, 2019 News

U.S. lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico

by 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.

May 17, 2019 News

Packaging expert Walter Soroka passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Soroka created the PAC Packaging Certificate program in the 1980’s, where hundreds of students graduated under his guidance.

May 13, 2019 News

Vinmar Polymers names national account manager for Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The Houston, Tex.-based polymer reseller and distributor has expanded its Canadian plastics team by appointing Cole McGuffin to the position.

May 13, 2019 News

Canadian auto parts maker Hematite to open second U.S. location

by Canadian Plastics

The Guelph, Ont.-based company is investing US$11.5 million to establish a production facility in Fayetteville, Tenn.

May 8, 2019 News

Magna opens two new plants in China

by 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.

May 6, 2019 News

Small towns on Vancouver Island may be first in B.C. to ban plastic straws

by 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.