Canadian Plastics


July 12, 2011 News

GreenCore commercializes composites project

by Canadian Plastics

A renewable natural fibre reinforced composite material is now being commercialized in Canada, designed as a partial polymer replacement in automotive applications and for other industries.

June 2, 2011 News

Alberta WPC supplier sells its extrusion equipment lines to U.S. firm

by Canadian Plastics

Composite decking supplier Wood Composite Technologies Inc., a Canadian company which is winding down its production in the town of Nisku, Alta., has sold three extrusion equipment lines to U.S. manufacturer Westech Building Products ULC…

April 2, 2011 News

Wood Composite Technologies sells Nisku property for $2.3 million

by Canadian Plastics

Wood Composite Technologies Inc. (WCTI), a supplier of composite decking, has signed a deal to sell its pellet mill plant in Nisku, Alta. to real estate developer DiCorp Properties Inc., along with processing equipment, for approximately $2.3…

November 8, 2010 News

Five-day BPA conference wraps up in Ottawa

by Canadian Plastics

The World Health Organization (WHO) has held a five-day meeting in Ottawa to evaluate the potential risks fr…

October 13, 2010 News

BPA is toxic, Canada rules

by Canadian Plastics

Bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical used to make some hard plastic containers, bottles and toys, has officially be…

August 16, 2010 News

BPA found in most Canadians: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

About 91 per cent of Canadians have detectable levels of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to make some har…

June 25, 2010 News

France bans BPA in baby bottles

by Canadian Plastics

The French government has voted to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles.

May 21, 2010 News

Vermont institutes latest BPA ban

by Canadian Plastics

Vermont has become the sixth U.S. state to pass a ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and spil…

May 3, 2010 News

Conference highlights quality problems, solutions for WPC decking

by Canadian Plastics

The success of wood plastic composites (WPC) in North America risks being undermined by lawsuits relating to…

February 21, 2010 News

BPA has no effects on brain development: study

by Canadian Plastics

A new industry-funded study has found no evidence of any adverse effect on brain or neurological development i…

January 4, 2010 News

Industry targeted by EPA “Chemicals of Concern” list

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing a “Chemicals of Concern” list,…

December 19, 2009 News

Canadian MP calls for BPA ban in sex toys

by Canadian Plastics

A Toronto Liberal MP is calling on the federal health minister to take steps to regulate the use of bisphenol …