Canadian Plastics

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Canadian Plastics

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June 18, 2021  

Canadian tech company takes plastic waste sorting to the next level

Metaspectral is developing AI-powered technology that goes where traditional thermal cameras can’t to sort plastics automatically.

News
June 18, 2021  

Nova Chemicals names Victor Alvarado as senior VP, operations and engineering

Alvarado has over 30 years’ global manufacturing experience, including with BP and Ineos.

News
June 16, 2021  

Gerber and Terracycle partner to launch recycling program throughout Canada

The program targets hard-to-recycle baby food packaging, including flexible plastic bags, pouches and inner bags.

News
June 16, 2021  

B.C. film maker KCS Plastics bought by Spectrum Plastics

KCS is now part of the film division of Spectrum’s PPC Industries.

News
June 15, 2021  

Material supplier Chemours names Mark Newman as president, CEO

Newman is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and the Richard Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

News
June 9, 2021  

SPE introduces new COVID-19 category for Auto Innovation Awards

The award will highlight how automotive OEMs and suppliers adapted their processes, materials, or business to support international needs for battling COVID-19.

News
June 9, 2021  

TerraCycle, Holt Renfrew partner on beauty packaging recycling in Canada

The Holt Renfrew Beauty Recycling Program will help customers responsibly dispose of beauty packaging waste.

News
June 7, 2021  

New recruiting network exclusive to manufacturing

Launched by Annex Business Media, ManufacturingJobsite.ca specifically targets Canada’s diverse manufacturing sector.

News
June 7, 2021  

Canadian plastics extruder Balcan buys Wisconsin manufacturing plant, reports say

The reports say that Quebec-based Balcan plans to manufacture polyethylene blown film and related converted products at the facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

News
June 4, 2021  

Montreal’s Protech Group buys Excalibur Paints & Coatings

Excalibur’s protective coatings will be integrated under the Protech portfolio of liquid coatings brands.

News
June 4, 2021  

Magna sells three German auto parts plants to Mutares

The plants in Obertshausen, Sulzbach, and Idar-Oberstein make exterior components and employ about 1,700 workers.

News
June 2, 2021  

Pembina Pipeline is acquiring Inter Pipeline

The deal between the two Canadian energy firms includes the Heartland Petrochemical Complex polypropylene resin plant.

News
June 2, 2021  

Good Natured Products completes acquisition of Illinois-based sheet maker Ex-Tech Plastics

First announced in May, the deal includes all of Ex-Tech’s operating assets along with real estate owned by a related company, ETP Inc.

News
June 2, 2021  

Husky, Chem-Trend partner to improve colour changes

The joint approach is based on the process for using Chem-Trend’s Ultra Purge brand of purge compounds, which is designed specifically to reduce colour-change time and carbon formation in hot runner systems.

News
May 31, 2021  

Humber College expanding the Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology

The $9.5-million expansion aims to help address the skills shortage.

News
May 31, 2021  

Ontario medical device maker develops new PPE solution

The Canadian Shield’s Vizor eye shield is made of 100 per cent recyclable plastic that attaches to face masks.

News
May 26, 2021  

New AI will sort recyclable plastic in B.C. by the end of 2021

Technology developer Metaspectral has been awarded more than $300,000 to develop AI-powered technology that can sort plastics automatically.

News
May 21, 2021  

Window and door maker Energi Fenestration sold to three Canadian firms

The buyers are Ontario-based Vision Group of Companies and Quebec-based Novatech Group and Thermoplast Extrusions.

News
May 20, 2021  

Report forecasts solid growth for global plastics industry, predicts defining trends

With sustainability spurring innovation, the market is estimated to reach $558.71 billion in 2021, up from $533.04 billion in 2020, with a CAGR of 4.8%.

News
May 19, 2021  

New Canadian industry coalition launches legal challenge to “toxic” listing

The Responsible Plastic Use Coalition has filed a Notice of Application in the Federal Court of Canada challenging the order.

News
May 18, 2021  

Ontario ramping up COVID-19 inspections in manufacturing workplaces

About 100 provincial offences officers will visit 1,500 workplaces in Toronto, Hamilton, and regions of Durham, Halton, Peel, and York between May 10 and May 28.

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May 18, 2021  

Ontario investing $690,000 in the manufacturing sector

The training program is led by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, and the online courses will be offered at no cost to the employee.

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May 17, 2021  

TC Transcontinental Packaging wins FTA sustainability award

The company has received the Flexographic Technical Association’s Sustainability Excellence Award for its Integritite PCR collation shrink film.

News
May 14, 2021  

NGen launches advanced manufacturing careers website for students

To support the initiative, NGen is also launching a contest where young people can win a $10,000 bursary to apply towards their school of choice.

Feature
May 14, 2021  

Compostable, microwavable plant-based packaging addresses Canada’s proposed single-use plastics ban

Just ahead of the proposed ban, Vancouver-based bioplastics maker Good Natured Products is introducing compostable microwavable to-go containers.

News
May 14, 2021  

Pipe supplier Soleno buys Plastiques VPC

The deal moves New Brunswick-based Soleno further into the the plastics recycling industry.

News
May 13, 2021  

Pipe maker Ipex opens two new Canadian distribution centres

The new facilities in Winnipeg and Dartmouth, N.S., are modern, larger buildings that replace two smaller locations in both regions.

News
May 12, 2021  

Canadian government officially adds plastic products to its list of “toxic” substances

The designation is already drawing sharp criticism from industry associations.

News
May 11, 2021  

Women in Manufacturing virtual summit is May 13

Leaders and employees of every level – women and men – will find the sessions of interest for an exploration of the importance of fostering and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce.

News
May 11, 2021  

Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup launches new campaign to prevent plastic pollution

The “Little Bits, Big Problem” initiative encourages Canadians to help stop buildup of plastic in the waterways.

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May 10, 2021  

Ontario proposing overhaul of skilled trades apprenticeship system

New proposed legislation would make skilled trades training more efficient and accessible.

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May 7, 2021  

Toronto’s CCL Industries buys Lux Global Label Asia

Headquartered in Singapore, Lux manufactures decorative labels for global consumer customers in the ASEAN region.