January 6, 2013 News

New account manager for FD Plastics Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran Guy Deschênes has joined FD Plastics Canada Corp, Saint-Laurent, Que., as account manager. FD Plastics manufactures color and additive concentrates at plants in Montreal and in Leominster, Mass.

December 10, 2012 News

Fed gov’t investing to encourage youth to pursue careers in technology, science

by Canadian Plastics

In an effort to bolster Canada’s weakening manufacturing sector, the federal government is investing almost $2 million to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and technology.

December 7, 2012 News

New immigration program targeted at skilled trades to start in 2013

by Canadian Plastics

The federal government is creating a new program to fast track the admittance of foreign skilled tradespeople, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has announced.

November 28, 2012 News

Canada’s small business owners place premium on older workers: study

by Canadian Plastics

A large majority of Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners agree that workers 65 years and older offer more valuable experience and expertise than younger workers, according to new research from Investors Group.

November 26, 2012 News

Canadian Plastics Sector Council to wind down in March 2013

by Canadian Plastics

Not-for-profit industry association the Canadian Plastic Sector Council (CPSC) is suspending its activities and services at the end of March 2013.

November 19, 2012 News

Study suggests women working with plastic auto parts among those with higher-than-normal cancer risk; industry responds

by Canadian Plastics

Industry associations are questioning a new Canadian study that suggests women working in certain industries – including some that relate to plastics – appear to have a higher-than-normal risk of developing breast cancer.

November 9, 2012 News

New Canadian website to promote careers in trades

by Canadian Plastics

Two national organizations, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and Skills/Compétences Canada, have partnered to help solve one of the most pressing problems facing the skilled trades: the growing shortage of new young workers.

October 1, 2012 News

BPA safe for food packaging: Health Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Canada has upheld its stance on BPA (bisphenol A), deeming it safe for food packaging, despite banning it from baby bottles.

August 24, 2012 News

Most BPA in Canada destroyed or in landfills: study

by Canadian Plastics

Most of the Bisphenol A (BPA) contained in products Canadians use every day is either destroyed or winds up in landfills, according to a new study for Environment Canada.

July 17, 2012 News

Ontario plastics molder fined $55,000 after worker injured

by Canadian Plastics

Amhil Enterprises Ltd., a Burlington, Ont.-based plastics processer, was fined $55,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

April 19, 2012 News

Industry golf tournaments are coming up!

by Canadian Plastics

Springtime means one thing in particular for the plastics industry: golf. There’s a series of annual tournaments coming up soon. To help you keep track, here are the dates and locations of a few of the biggies.

March 30, 2012 News

FDA rejects BPA ban

by Canadian Plastics

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.

March 12, 2012 News

New COO for PolyOne

by Canadian Plastics

Resin compounder and distributor PolyOne Corporation has made two changes at the executive level.

December 23, 2011 News

Husky execs named to global VP positions

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has promoted two of its North American and Asian sales executives to global vice president positions.

December 5, 2011 News

Canadian manufacturers want to hire but can’t find the right people: report

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian economy is experiencing a significant shortage of skilled workers at all levels, from welders and engineers to HVAC technicians.

November 24, 2011 News

SABIC executive Charlie Crew steps down

by Canadian Plastics

Charlie Crew, executive vice president of SABIC Innovative Plastics, is stepping down effective January 1, 2012, marking the end of more than 34 years with the company and its forerunner GE Plastics.

November 9, 2011 News

People Progress…

by Canadian Plastics

David Palmer has been named as the new chairperson for the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM). Palmer is also the sales manager at Windsor, Ont.-based mold maker Build a Mold.

October 19, 2011 News

People Progress…

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., headquartered in Bolton, Ont., has named Dave Whiffen as vice president, hot runners.

July 15, 2011 News

Styrene a possible threat: US Dept. of Health

by Canadian Plastics

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.

June 26, 2011 News

Canadian Plastics Sector Council launches Essential Skills website

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Sector Council (CPSC) has launched its Essential Skills website and assessment tool, designed to help plastics industry workers beef up their skills.