Sarnia plastics recycler fined after worker injuryby Canadian Plastics
A Sarnia, Ont.-based plastics recycler has been fined $410,000 after a worker was pinned and injured by a bale of plastic three years ago.
Eastman wins Tritan lawsuit against CertiChem/PlastiPureby Canadian Plastics
Specialty chemical maker Eastman Chemical Company has won a lawsuit that dealt with claims of estrogenic activity in the firm’s Tritan-brand copolyester.
Pittman new president of Bulk Molding Compoundsby Canadian Plastics
Steve Pittman has been appointed president of Chicago-based Bulk Molding Compounds Inc., the thermoset division of compounder Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc.
FDA bans BPA in infant formula packagingby Canadian Plastics
The Food and Drug Administration will ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA)-based epoxy resins in coatings for baby formula packaging in the U.S., according to a ruling published on July 12.
Skills shortages cost Ontario billions of dollars annually: reportby Canadian Plastics
The lack of skilled workers is costing the province of Ontario billions in economic activity and tax revenue, a new report claims.
Simcoe Plastics takes on new bioplastics line in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
Resin supplier Simcoe Plastics Ltd. is the new Ontario sales agent for SPB Bio Materials’ “Ekstend” line of bio-mass filled plastic compounds.
After 50 years with one company, a plastics worker looks backby Canadian Plastics
In 1963, Lester Pearson was Canada’s Prime Minister, the Beatles were still in Liverpool, and Branko Muich started working at a new Toronto-based custom extrusion shop called Polyform Ltd.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag making management changesby Canadian Plastics
Injection press manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has named two new managing directors.
Almost 300,000 unfilled jobs, many of them in manufacturing: CFIBby Canadian Plastics
There are almost 300,000 unfilled private sector jobs out there and manufacturing is among the sectors with the highest number of vacancies, according to data compiled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Milacron appoints Ron Krisanda as new COOby Canadian Plastics
Plastics machinery manufacturer Milacron LLC has named Ron Krisanda to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Canadian Plastics Sector Council officially shuts downby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastic Sector Council (CPSC) officially closed its doors on March 31.
Petroleum HR Council of Canada to merge with Enformby Canadian Plastics
The Petroleum HR Council of Canada is being acquired by not-for-profit safety organization Enform Canada.
New report on human resources and Canada’s plastics industry identifies problems aheadby Canadian Plastics
Canada’s plastics industry suffered employment losses during the Great Recession that cut deeply into leadership, assets, skills, and supporting infrastructure, and there’s little indication they’ll come back even as the industry enjoys a…
PolyOne names new president of new divisionby Canadian Plastics
Polymer manufacturer PolyOne Corporation has named a new president to head a new division.
Toronto gets lion’s share of FedDev Ontario fundingby Canadian Plastics
Toronto pulled in the largest share of money and jobs from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
No evidence that styrene exposure causes cancer: studyby Canadian Plastics
There is “no credible evidence” that styrene exposure increases the risk of cancer in humans, according to a new study.
Brace yourself for custom, 3D-printed castsby Canadian Plastics
If you’ve ever had a fractured limb, you know how unpleasant a cast can be. They’re bulky and uncomfortable — not to mention a blank canvas for embarrassing sketches by family and friends. But a Toronto start-up is using 3D…
William Murray named new president of Teknor Apexby Canadian Plastics
Custom compounder Teknor Apex has appointed William J. Murray as its new president.
CPIA appoints new membership/development director for Quebec, Maritimesby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has named Paul Aucoin as its new director of membership and development for Quebec and the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Most Canadian companies expect business activity to increase: surveyby Canadian Plastics
More than a third of Canadian firms believe the nation’s economy will strengthen this year, and the same number anticipate staffing increases in 2013, according to a new survey.