September 12, 2016 News

Plastics machinery shipments up in Q2: SPI

by Canadian Plastics

For the third straight quarter, North American shipments of plastics machinery registered a year-over-year increase in Q2 of 2016, the SPI’s Committee on Equipment Statistics said.

August 31, 2016 News

Canadian economy posts worst quarter since 2009: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

According to a new report from Statistics Canada, real gross domestic product fell at an annualized rate of 1.6 per cent in the second quarter, due in large part to the wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta.

August 24, 2016 News

Global auto sales accelerate to record highs: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Sales have also gained momentum in Canada this year, Scotiabank said, advancing in seven of the ten provinces.

August 16, 2016 News

Manufacturing sales edged up in June: Statistics Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The machinery industry gained 5.8% at $2.7 billion, following five consecutive monthly declines.

August 15, 2016 News

Global medical composite materials market to grow nearly 7% by 2020: report

by Canadian Plastics

Growth will be driven by demand for artificial limbs, the report said.

August 4, 2016 News

Canadian vehicle purchases softened in July: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. vehicle sales climbed to the highest level in eight months, Scotiabank said.

August 1, 2016 News

Profits up for Milacron in Q2 2016

by Canadian Plastics

The company’s sales increased 3.4%.

July 18, 2016 News

Manufacturing sales fell one per cent to $49.9 billion in May: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Statistics Canada says the decline came as sales of motor vehicles and petroleum and coal products dropped; but sales of plastics and rubber products increased.

July 13, 2016 News

World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion: report

by Canadian Plastics

The current global bioplastics market is valued at US$30.8 billion, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 17.5% during 2015-2020, driven by increasing popularity in the end user industries, a new report said. But the report, created

July 11, 2016 News

Canada signs free trade agreement with Ukraine

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian government has signed a free trade agreement with Ukraine. The trade deal was signed on July 11 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. In 2015, trade between the two countries totaled $278 million; the

July 5, 2016 News

Outlook less positive for Canada’s manufacturing sector: RBC

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario and Quebec, the two regions with Canada’s biggest manufacturing sectors, showed declines in RBC’s June Canadian manufacturing PMI index.

July 5, 2016 News

Canadian vehicle sales up in June: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Vehicle sales in Canada re-accelerated last month, climbing 7% above a year earlier and lifting volumes to a new record for June, according to a new report from Scotiabank. “We estimate that Canadian vehicle sales nearly reached an annualized 2.0

July 1, 2016 News

Global auto production gains momentum in the second half of 2016: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Western Europe and China led the way, with both regions posting double-digit advances.

June 28, 2016 News

Plastics has “excellent global growth perspectives”, K 2016 report says

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics still has excellent global growth potential, according to a new report presented by Messe Dusseldorf to attendees at a pre-K 2016 media event held on June 26-29 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Messe Dusseldorf is the organizer of the K 2106

June 28, 2016 News

German machinery makers forecast 2 per cent growth in 2016 and 2017

by Canadian Plastics

German plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers expect sales to increase by 2 per cent in real terms in the current year with a further 2 per cent rise anticipated for 2017, says a new report from VDMA, the association of

June 21, 2016 News

European plastics industry “cautiously optimistic”: report

by Canadian Plastics

Despite challenges ranging from marine waste to multiple force majeures at materials suppliers, the European plastics industry is in good health, a new report said. The report was released by the K 2016 press office, and presents a snapshot of

June 1, 2016 News

Quebec investing $510 million in new aerospace strategy

by Canadian Plastics

Quebec’s premier Philippe Couillard expects the provincial cash to generate up to $2.8 billion in investment and intensify research and development.

May 4, 2016 Feature

Power Failure!

by Canadian Plastics

Rising electricity prices, courtesy of Canada’s most ambitious green energy plan, are threatening to turn out the lights on Ontario’s plastics processors.

April 26, 2016 News

Aerospace industry will give Quebec steady export growth: report

by Canadian Plastics

Led by products made for the aerospace industry, Quebec`s shipments abroad will increase five per cent both this year and in 2017, a new report says. According to Export Development Canada’s latest Global Export Forecast, Quebec`s export industry will be

April 14, 2016 News

SPECIAL REPORT: The energy-efficient chemical supplier (and how to become one)

by Canadian Plastics

Energy costs are on the rise in Ontario, and chemical manufacturers are huge consumers. So now is definitely the time to get serious about finding new and efficient ways of using your electricity. The good news? There’s a wealth of experts and incentive programs at hand to help you along.