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News
May 7, 2021  

Good Natured Products acquires Illinois-based sheet maker Ex-Tech Plastics

The deal is the Vancouver-based bioplastics maker’s third acquisition in just over a year.

News
May 6, 2021  

GM’s Oshawa assembly plant to restart ahead of schedule

Full-size truck production is now expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, ahead of the previous target of January 2022.

Feature
May 6, 2021  

The ins and outs of using post-consumer resin in packaging

Driven by consumer demand, eco-friendly packaging that uses post-consumer resin is gaining traction on the shelf. But for packaging designers trying to meet extremely specific brand standards, working with this material poses some challenges.

News
May 5, 2021  

Lassonde launches drink bottles with 25 per cent recycled plastic

The new bottles are part of the Quebec-based company’s goal of using 50 per cent post-consumer recycled content in its PET packaging by 2025.

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May 5, 2021  

Polykar named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

The Quebec-based flexible packaging supplier was given the designation by Deloitte Canada.

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May 5, 2021  

Nova names John Thayer as interim senior vice president of operations

He replaces Arnel Santos, who is leaving the Calgary-based chemical company.

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May 3, 2021  

Delta Tecnic appoints Lori Parent as sales director in the U.S. and Canada

Headquartered in Spain, Delta Tecnic makes colour concentrates and raw materials for the plastics sector and other industries.

News
May 3, 2021  

Our Women in Manufacturing website is now live

Several of Canada’s leading manufacturing media brands have launched a new website recognizing the achievements of women in the manufacturing sector.

News
May 2, 2021  

StackTeck introduces new technology for overmolding PET preforms

The system incorporates two preform molds used in concert with a Niigon rotary cube injection molding machine.

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May 2, 2021  

Magna commits to carbon neutrality in global operations by 2030

The auto parts maker has also signed on as a founding sponsor of XPrize Abundant Energy Alliance.

News
May 2, 2021  

Canadian reshoring group formed to advocate for supply chain modernization

Called “Reshoring Canada”, the non-partisan advocacy organization was formed by a group of former parliamentarians.

News
April 30, 2021  

Absolute Haitian and iMFLUX partner on software integration

iMFLUX processing software is available on Haitian servo-hydraulic and Zhafir electric injection molding machines purchased by molders in Canada and the U.S.

News
April 28, 2021  

North American manufacturing rebounding from a challenging 2020, survey shows

Twenty-five per cent of the plastics processors and moldmakers surveyed broke even or lost money in 2020.

News
April 26, 2021  

Arburg signs Freeformer distribution deal with Würth Additive Group

Arburg hopes to extend the reach of its Freeformer technology in Canada and the U.S. through the agreement.

Feature
April 21, 2021  

2021 federal budget: What’s in it for manufacturers

A look at some of the highlights for Canada’s manufacturers.

News
April 20, 2021  

Federal budget “missed an opportunity” to help manufacturing sector, association says

The new budget fails to offer a comprehensive, targeted manufacturing strategy, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.

News
April 19, 2021  

PE geomembrane maker Solmax acquires TenCate Geosynthetics

Headquartered in the Netherlands, TenCate Geosynthetics is a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics.

News
April 19, 2021  

Sarnia–Lambton region designated as an official trade hub

The designation gives businesses and manufacturers easier access to federal trade incentive programs and allows them to market themselves as a hub for international trade.

News
April 16, 2021  

New report delves into the gender gap in Canadian manufacturing

The report from the Trillium Network highlights the work that five Ontario manufacturers have done to increase the number of women in their plants.

News
April 16, 2021  

Ontario chemical maker Dimachem to produce Pine-Sol for use against COVID-19

With funding from the Ontario government, the Windsor-based firm plans to manufacture about 12 million bottles of the multi-surface disinfectant per year.

News
April 15, 2021  

Canadian government invests in five projects to reduce plastic waste

The projects will receive a total of $1.3 million.

News
April 14, 2021  

Lorenz Conveying Products – Valve selection made simple

The Lorenz Series D Diverter Valve is used to divert and purge plastic pellets and resin lines automatically.

News
April 14, 2021  

Investment firm Apollo Funds to buy majority stake in ABC Technologies

Founded in 1974, Toronto-based ABC molds a wide range of automotive systems and components.

News
April 13, 2021  

Nova surpasses 65 per cent completion of growth projects in Ontario

Early equipment has been put in service, and start-up will commence in late 2022.

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April 13, 2021  

Polykar launches new mobile app for flexible packagers

Called PolyApp, the free download allows users to prepare orders and do dimensional calculations for the specific products being designed, manufactured, quoted or purchased.

News
April 12, 2021  

Desjardins Capital becomes minority shareholder of DBM Reflex and DBM Optix

DBM Group has more than 325 employees operating four factories in Laval, Que.

News
April 12, 2021  

GM Canada completes federal order for 10 million face masks

Since the start of production in May 2020, the team at Oshawa Operations produced approximately one million masks a month to help protect front-line workers and other Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feature
April 10, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: GreenMantra’s Jodie Morgan

The CEO of Ontario-based clean technology leader GreenMantra Technologies discusses her career and some lessons learned.

News
April 9, 2021  

Ontario launching workplace inspection campaigns in COVID-19 hotspots

The inspections will begin with warehouses, food processors, and manufacturers in Peel and Halton Regions.

News
April 8, 2021  

Canada Plastics Pact gets 13 new partners, names advisory council members

  The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP), a multi-stakeholder, industry-led,

News
April 7, 2021  

Nova Chemicals debuts first three 100 per cent PE-PCR resins

The low and linear low density polyethylene grades are targeted to flexible film applications.

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April 7, 2021  

NGen investing $3 million to create analytics platform for food processing

The collaborative project is designed to promote Industrial 4.0 technology adoption to Canadian manufacturers.