Canadian Plastics

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Sustainability

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September 24, 2010  

Plastics recycler fills a big void (September 24, 2010)

Some statistics can put you to sleep. Here’s one that should wake you up: less than 25 per cent of pla…

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August 29, 2010  

Ontario moldmaker hooks up with provincial Feed-in Tariff energy program

It’s not exactly a second vocation, but moldmaker Compact Mould Ltd. has just broken into the energy s…

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August 20, 2010  

Plastic debris field in Atlantic Ocean smaller than it should be: study

Researchers have mapped out a previously undefined field of plastic debris floating in the western North Atl…

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August 20, 2010  

Mexico City bans free plastic bags

Officials in Mexico City are cracking down hard on non-biodegradable plastic bags in stores.

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August 13, 2010  

Canada needs to strengthen chemicals industry: trade group

Canada must take steps to improve the competitiveness of its chemicals industry, according to a new strat…

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August 5, 2010  

MEDICAL DEVICE MOLDING: Yea or Nay?

Molding plastic medical parts can represent several things to different processors: a transition from automo…

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July 19, 2010  

Fall CPIA forums aim to strengthen industry, academic ties

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) announced plans to launch a series of plastics innovation …

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July 10, 2010  

Mold-Masters opens first direct Mexican sales and service centre

Hot runner manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd. has opened of its first direct Mexican sales and service centre in t…

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July 5, 2010  

CPIA seeks volunteers to spread positive plastics message in schools

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is looking for members to volunteer for its new Teacher Amba…

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July 3, 2010  

Ontario plastics researcher a “Top 40 Under 40” award winner

A plastics researcher at the University of Waterloo in Ontario has been named one of the “Top 40 Under 4…

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June 7, 2010  

FEPAC gets $130,000 gov’t grant for sustainability program

The Federation of Plastics and Alliances Composites (FEPAC) has received a $130,456 federal government grant…

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June 4, 2010  

Cereplast, Xaloy invest in Thailand

Two players in North America’s plastics industry are strengthening roots in Thailand.

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May 22, 2010  

Chillers: Think plant-wide for energy savings

When it comes to saving energy with chillers, it’s important to realize one thing from the start: treat it l…

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May 13, 2010  

Sarnia pilot recycling program called “a success”

A two-stage pilot public spaces program that took place in Sarnia, Ont. during 2009 has been labeled a success…

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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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May 9, 2010  

From pond scum to plastics: Algae might just be the next big bio-resin

Even as the general appreciation for all things natural reaches stratospheric heights, most of us probably rem…

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April 30, 2010  

FEPAC holds summit meeting, launches sustainability program

The Federation of Plastics and Alliances Composites (FEPAC) wrapped up its first “Sustainable Development” s…

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April 26, 2010  

FORE! Industry golf dates announced

Plastics sector workers anxious to draw back the blade won’t have to wait much longer, as a number of …

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April 24, 2010  

PolyOne partners with Segetis for bio-based plasticizers

PolyOne Corporation has announced an agreement with chemical company Segetis to develop bio-derived plasticize…

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April 15, 2010  

New (and first) PLA recycler opens shop in U.S.

A company claiming to be the first in the U.S. to exclusively recycle post consumer and post industrial poly…

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March 26, 2010  

Small energy fixes, BIG savings

There are ways to cut energy costs and usage that don’t involve parting with hard-earned money.

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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  

Ontario bottler to build PET recycling plant

An Ontario bottled water producer is building its own recycling plant to produce a 100 per cent recycled PET d…

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February 13, 2010  

NEW ADDITIVES GET TOUGH ON PLA

It’s a cliche acknowledged in every boxing movie from Requiem for a Heavyweight to Rocky V: in order to …

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February 13, 2010  

PLASTICS RECYCLING: NOW MORE THAN EVER

That font of knowledge known as “Wikipedia” defines plastic recycling as the process of recovering scrap or wa…

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February 12, 2010  

SPE gives out environmental awards

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will honor a variety of plastics recyclers during its Global Plas…

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January 23, 2010  

Ont. government signs $7 billion wind power deal with Samsung

The Ontario government has signed a $7 billion wind and solar power deal with a consortium led by South Kore…

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December 12, 2009  

IPL to review strategic objectives

Custom molder IPL Inc. has begun a strategic review of future strategic objectives and possible growth opportu…

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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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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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July 27, 2009  

Don’t mix recycled PLA and PET: plastics organization

A trade organization for the PET plastics industry in Canada and the U.S. is publicly questioning the mixing o…