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May 10, 2010  

SME sets October date for Canadian Manufacturing Week show

With a new format, new location and new program, the Canadian Manufacturing Week (CMW) 2010 event has been set…

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April 16, 2010  

Alberta extruder named CPSC Employer of Choice

Sheet extruder Orion Plastics Inc., of Edmonton Alta., has been named as the second-ever Employer of Choice …

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April 11, 2010  

Ontario’s Axiom Group awarded $220,000 innovation grant

Custom tooling supplier and injection molder Axiom Group Inc. has received a $220,000 grant from the National …

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April 2, 2010  

Former Engel CEO Braig to head Trexel

Steve Braig, former CEO of injection molding machine supplier Engel North America has been appointed preside…

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March 15, 2010  

Canada to switch to plastic bank notes next year

Canada’s paper money is about to go plastic.

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March 5, 2010  

Electron beam sterilization for PET and HDPE bottles

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of microbe-killing packaging sterilization for extending the shelf li…

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February 22, 2010  

Plastics on display at 2010 Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver are on, and the focus of much of the world’s attention is turned…

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January 18, 2010  

Canadian JV unveils structural foam building blocks

Anyone who was a kid within the past 30 years – most of us, in other words – inevitably tried hi…

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January 10, 2010  

DSM acquires polymerization facility

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, and …

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December 21, 2009  

Happy holidays from Canadian Plastics!

Although the Canadian Plastics website will continue to follow and report new stories over the holiday season,…

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December 20, 2009  

SPE seeks new 2012 ANTEC program Chair

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC Technical Program Committee has put out a call for candidates to…

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December 14, 2009  

SPE, SPI partnering for ANTEC 2010

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) will collaborate sales …

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December 4, 2009  

Bioplastics assist in potential tumor cure

Biodegradable plastics have played a leading role in the first successful elimination of tumors in mammals.

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November 19, 2009  

Coca-Cola unveils new bio-based “PlantBottle”

The Coca-Cola Company has become the latest firm to step up its interest in the field of bioplastics, with t…

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November 9, 2009  

European study forecasts big potential for bio-based plastics

The production capacity of bio-based plastics is projected to increase from 360,000 tons in 2007 to about 2….

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October 12, 2009  

Incoe, Beaumont Technologies will sell each other’s products

Incoe Corporation and Beaumont Technologies, Inc. (BTI) have entered into an agreement that will allow ea…

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September 14, 2009  

Ontario BioAuto Council conference set for Sept. 24

The Ontario BioAuto Council is holding its annual general meeting and conference on Thursday, September 24, in…

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September 14, 2009  

People Progress… (September 14, 2009)

Calgary, Alta-based Nova Chemicals has announced that Christopher D. (Chris) Pappas, president and CEO of th…

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August 17, 2009  

Research in Motion named world’s fastest-growing company

American business magazine Fortune has named Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) th…

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August 17, 2009  

Ontario BioAuto Council adds new members

The Ontario BioAuto Council – an industry-led, not-for-profit organization linking Ontario’s agric…

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August 10, 2009  

Canadian researchers turn potato starch into bioplastics

Canadian plastics processors looking to cash in on the ever-increasing demand among consumers for “green…

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August 10, 2009  

EcoSmartPlastics: All-natural packager comes to Canada

Nothing says summer in Canada like mosquitoes and other nuisance insects. But they’d better beware: a …

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August 3, 2009  

Canadians enter green plastics controversy

There’s a debate raging about the best way to dispose of waste plastics when recycling isn’t an op…