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September 13, 2021  

McMaster Innovation Park announces mandatory vaccination policy

The policy at the research and innovation park in Hamilton, Ontario takes effect on Nov. 1.

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September 9, 2021  

Global plastic compounding market will reach $93.1 billion by 2028: report

Rapidly developing construction and automobile sectors are anticipated to drive the demand for interiors, exteriors, and under-the-hood components, the report from Research & Markets said.

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September 6, 2021  

Most Canadian manufacturers support a vaccine passport, survey says

The survey of nearly 1,000 manufacturing companies by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters shows that 69 per cent of respondents support vaccine mandates and passports.

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September 6, 2021  

As people continue working from home, the monthly transit pass needs to change to remain worth it

The pandemic has been long enough for habits to have changed; avoiding public transit, using a car and working from home are likely to stick.

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September 2, 2021  

Ontario to require proof of vaccination in select settings

As of Sep. 22, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated and provide proof, along with photo ID, to access certain businesses, public settings and facilities.

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August 31, 2021  

Small businesses continue to struggle with debt, CFIB says

Canadian businesses that have taken on COVID-related debt owe an average of nearly $170,000, according to a new CFIB report.

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August 18, 2021  

Winnipeg’s Precision ADM acquires Roswell Downhole Technologies

The companies will manufacture Canada’s first biopolymer-based compostable non-wovens for PPE production.

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August 16, 2021  

Rapid COVID-19 test kits now available to SMEs in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario

More than 2,000 pharmacies have signed up to be part of this federal initiative so far.

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August 12, 2021  

Canada moving forward with vaccine passports for international travel

The federal government says it will collaborate with the provinces and territories to develop a proof of vaccination that will facilitate cross-border travel.

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August 11, 2021  

Moderna to build mRNA production plant in Canada within two years

The drug maker has signed a memorandum of understanding to build the plant, but the location has not yet been announced.

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August 4, 2021  

Canada’s small businesses could be saved by converting them to co-operatives

It could be an answer for firms that don’t have a formal succession plan in place.

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July 27, 2021  

Ontario awards two contracts to manufacture 500 million face masks

Ontario firms Viva Healthcare Packaging and Canada Masq will produce 500 million level 1 and level 2 face masks over the next five years.

News
July 9, 2021  

Ontario moving to step three of reopening on July 16

Step three of the roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place.

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July 5, 2021  

New face mask prototype can detect COVID-19 infection

Developed by researchers at Harvard and MIT, the mask’s sensor technology could also be used to create clothing that detects a variety of pathogens and other threats.

News
June 29, 2021  

Ontario moldmaker Coreprint Patterns gets $860,000 to make components for COVID-19 tests

The investment aims to strengthen the Ontario supply chain for critical components for COVID-19 testing.

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June 23, 2021  

New partnership tackles the growing problem of single-use face masks as litter

Sabic, Procter & Gamble Co, and Fraunhofer Institute Umsicht are working together on a new closed-loop recycling pilot project for the masks.

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June 23, 2021  

Manufacturing industry continues to lose millions due to border issues, survey says

Sixty-nine per cent of respondents have experienced loss of contracts due to border issues.

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June 18, 2021  

Medicom to open new Montreal subsidiary to produce raw material for PPE

The manufacturing subsidiary, which is receiving federal government funding, is part of a strategy to provide Canada with domestic production of this meltblown polypropylene filter.

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June 9, 2021  

Insulated panels for COVID-19 vaccine storage facilities made with BASF material

A Malaysian insulated panel, commercial and industrial refrigeration systems producer now manufactures COVID-19 vaccine logistics facilities made with Elastopir PH 1132/509/0, a polyurethane rigid foam insulation solution.

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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.

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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.

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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 12, 2021  

Q1 2021 robot orders surge 20 per cent over 2020, association says

The strong Q1 for robot orders was the second-best start to any year on record, the A3 association said, and the second-best quarter on record for non-automotive orders.

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May 10, 2021  

Arburg cancels Technology Days for 2021

The annual event, which was also cancelled last year, was scheduled for June 7-12 at Arburg’s headquarters in Lossburg, Germany.

News
April 30, 2021  

Jabil opens medical manufacturing plant in the Dominican Republic

The new healthcare manufacturing facility will produce a variety of precision medical products, including COVID-19 test kits.

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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.

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April 28, 2021  

Canadian PPE makers form association to advance medical mask manufacturing standards

Called the Canadian Association of Medical Mask Manufacturers, the organization was founded by Breathe Medical Manufacturing and The Canadian Shield.

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April 16, 2021  

European plastics industry faces extreme raw materials shortages, price increases, association says

The situation threatens the economic survival of numerous SMEs and endangers the production of a wide range of products, the European Plastics Converters group says.

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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.

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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.

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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.