Canadian Plastics


August 27, 2014  

Toronto thermoformer ICI gets $1.5M funding

Toronto-based thermoformer Innovative Composites International Inc. (ICI) is getting a hand from Bassett Financial Corporation to assist with its restructuring.

June 18, 2014  

N.S. must study health risks if fracking is approved: expert

A province-wide study on the health impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is needed if the Nova Scotia government approves the process, a new report has recommended.  

June 10, 2014  

Composites One buys composites assets from Nexeo Solutions

Composite raw materials distributor Composites One has acquired essential composites distribution assets from chemical and plastics distributor Nexeo Solutions, a deal which also includes Nexeo Solutions’ composites distribution employees.

October 4, 2013  

Strong growth for composites industry in the Americas over next five years: JEC

There’s strong growth ahead for composites industry in the Americas through 2018 as the result of macro trends that are generating demand for advanced composites across multiple sectors, according to the JEC composites industry…

March 30, 2012  

FDA rejects BPA ban

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will deny a petition from the National Resources Defense Council’s petition to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food-contact products manufactured in America.

December 26, 2011  

Dow and Aksa sign JV agreement for carbon fiber and derivatives

The Dow Chemical Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Dow Europe GmbH, has signed a 50-50 joint venture agreement with Turkish acrylic fiber maker Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.S. to manufacture and commercialize carbon fiber and…

December 9, 2011  

FDA to decide on BPA in consumer products by end of March 2012

As part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency has agreed to rule on whether the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) should be banned from use in food and beverage packaging.

July 16, 2011  

Canadian thermoplastic composites manufacturer to supply homes in Haiti

A Canadian manufacturer of reinforced thermoplastics composites has signed a US$68 million contract to supply housing for large-scale reconstruction projects in Haiti and Ghana.

July 15, 2011  

Styrene a possible threat: US Dept. of Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added styrene to its list of chemicals and biological agents that are suspected as possible causes of cancer.

July 12, 2011  

GreenCore commercializes composites project

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  

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

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  

Wood Composite Technologies sells Nisku property for $2.3 million

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  

Five-day BPA conference wraps up in Ottawa

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

October 13, 2010  

BPA is toxic, Canada rules

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

August 16, 2010  

BPA found in most Canadians: StatsCan

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

June 25, 2010  

France bans BPA in baby bottles

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

May 21, 2010  

Vermont institutes latest BPA ban

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  

Conference highlights quality problems, solutions for WPC decking

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

February 21, 2010  

BPA has no effects on brain development: study

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

January 4, 2010  

Industry targeted by EPA “Chemicals of Concern” list

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

December 19, 2009  

Canadian MP calls for BPA ban in sex toys

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