July 30, 2013 News

Sarnia plastics recycler fined after worker injury

by 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.

July 27, 2013 News

Eastman wins Tritan lawsuit against CertiChem/PlastiPure

by 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.

July 24, 2013 News

Pittman new president of Bulk Molding Compounds

by Canadian Plastics

Steve Pittman has been appointed president of Chicago-based Bulk Molding Compounds Inc., the thermoset division of compounder Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc.

July 15, 2013 News

FDA bans BPA in infant formula packaging

by 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.

June 24, 2013 News

Skills shortages cost Ontario billions of dollars annually: report

by Canadian Plastics

The lack of skilled workers is costing the province of Ontario billions in economic activity and tax revenue, a new report claims.  

June 13, 2013 News

Simcoe Plastics takes on new bioplastics line in Ontario

by 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.

May 28, 2013 Feature

After 50 years with one company, a plastics worker looks back

by 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.

May 21, 2013 News

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag making management changes

by Canadian Plastics

Injection press manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has named two new managing directors.

May 20, 2013 News

Almost 300,000 unfilled jobs, many of them in manufacturing: CFIB

by 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).

April 12, 2013 News

Milacron appoints Ron Krisanda as new COO

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics machinery manufacturer Milacron LLC has named Ron Krisanda to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

April 1, 2013 News

Canadian Plastics Sector Council officially shuts down

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastic Sector Council (CPSC) officially closed its doors on March 31.

March 23, 2013 News

Petroleum HR Council of Canada to merge with Enform

by Canadian Plastics

The Petroleum HR Council of Canada is being acquired by not-for-profit safety organization Enform Canada.

March 13, 2013 News

New report on human resources and Canada’s plastics industry identifies problems ahead

by 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…

March 13, 2013 News

PolyOne names new president of new division

by Canadian Plastics

Polymer manufacturer PolyOne Corporation has named a new president to head a new division.

March 1, 2013 News

Toronto gets lion’s share of FedDev Ontario funding

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto pulled in the largest share of money and jobs from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

February 16, 2013 News

No evidence that styrene exposure causes cancer: study

by Canadian Plastics

There is “no credible evidence” that styrene exposure increases the risk of cancer in humans, according to a new study.

February 1, 2013 Feature

Brace yourself for custom, 3D-printed casts

by 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…

January 28, 2013 News

William Murray named new president of Teknor Apex

by Canadian Plastics

Custom compounder Teknor Apex has appointed William J. Murray as its new president.

January 22, 2013 News

CPIA appoints new membership/development director for Quebec, Maritimes

by 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.

January 9, 2013 News

Most Canadian companies expect business activity to increase: survey

by 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.