Chemical industry faces volatile backdrop on road to recoveryby Joseph Chang, Global Editor, ICIS Chemical Business
The coronavirus crisis may simply accelerate key macro trends already underway, creating a volatile backdrop for chemical companies to navigate on the road to recovery. Four key macro trends are shaping global discontentment: growing income inequality; the displacement of labour…
Quebec tables bill to boost economy by fast-tracking major projectsby Canadian Plastics
The stimulus Bill 61 would allow projects to move ahead and bypass certain rules under the Environment Quality Act.
Ineos Styrolution sends 650 face shields to frontline workers in hard-hit U.S. areasby Canadian Plastics
The styrenics supplier has also donated $10,000 to local Chicago-area food banks.
Maguire offering flexible PET shield for safe social distancingby Canadian Plastics
The company’s Jordan Defense Shield can be installed and uninstalled quickly and is made to fit any space by simply unrolling the shield to the required length.
Plunge in Canadian auto sales decelerated in May, Scotiabank saysby Canadian Plastics
U.S. auto sales also saw a smaller decline in May, according to Scotiabank’s latest Auto News Flash.
Engel, Hack Formenbau partner on high-volume system that molds COVID-19 test swabsby Canadian Plastics
The two longtime collaborators have developed an integrated system that allows plastics processors to produce two-component test swabs in high volumes and with short lead times.
Haidlmair North America offers rapid delivery for PPE moldsby Canadian Plastics
The molds are for face masks and face shield brackets for North American molders.
Packaging supplier Good Natured Products enters medical and pharmaceutical industryby Canadian Plastics
In a statement, Vancouver-based Good Natured said that it was able to enter this new market segment with the closing of its recent acquisition of Shepherd Thermoforming.
StackTeck delivers stack mold for PPE in under four weeksby Canadian Plastics
The project included complete mold design, manufactured molding surface components, assembly, and mold qualification for customer Novolex.
Chemical and plastics sectors “well-poised” to lead economic recovery, CIAC head tells fedsby Canadian Plastics
The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada’s president and CEO Bob Masterson made the comments in a May 26 presentation to the federal government’s Finance Committee.
PolyOne to shutter two North Carolina facilities due to COVID-19 pandemic, report saysby Canadian Plastics
As reported by the Charlotte Business Journal, PolyOne plans to close its plants in Pineville and Charlotte, N.C. by the end of this year.
Coca-Cola partners to produce and distribute PPE to fight COVID-19 pandemicby Canadian Plastics
The soft drink maker has teamed up with supply chain partners and a network of makers to produce and distribute hundreds of thousands of protective face shields to healthcare workers and first responders.
Will COVID-19 create a boom in factory automation?by Canadian Plastics
One of the few bright spots to emerge during the COVID-19 pandemic is industrial automation, which is helping to maintain social distancing between plant floor workers. And it could trigger a lasting boom in factory robotics.
Federal government contracts GM Canada to provide 10 million face masksby Canadian Plastics
With production beginning immediately, GM Canada will manufacture the face masks at cost at its Oshawa, Ont. plant for the Public Health Agency of Canada.
38% of Canada’s small businesses now fully open: CFIBby Canadian Plastics
New Brunswick and PEI now have the largest share of local businesses fully open, a CFIB survey indicates, while Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador remain as the least open economies.
Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital turns to Javelin Technologies for 3D printersby Canadian Plastics
Javelin supplied Jewish General with two Stratasys Fortus 450 mc 3D printers and one F170 printer, both dedicated to COVID-19-related production using fused deposition modeling materials.
Pandemic pauses North American plastics machinery shipments during first quarterby Canadian Plastics
But a new report by the Plastics Industry Association does show increases in some areas.
OPINION: The chemical industry’s response to a crisis while in crisisby Dean Curtis, president and CEO of ICIS
In recent months, it has never been clearer just how important and responsive this industry is when faced with a global health crisis.
GN Thermoforming installs new machines with WhatsApp messaging platformby Canadian Plastics
The Chester, N.S.-based machinery maker is using the web platform to help customers install new thermoforming machines in Eastern Europe and the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Novatec releases ScrubX sanitizing system for factoriesby Canadian Plastics
The patent-pending technology is designed to remove and sanitize dust and plastic particulate that may have been exposed to harmful airborne pathogens, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.