Canadian Plastics

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Sustainability

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January 1, 2011  

Cereplast contest seeks new bioplastics symbol in U.S.

Bioplastics producer Cereplast, Inc. is launching a design competition in the U.S. aimed to develop a symbol to indicate that a product is made from “green,” bio-based material, not petroleum-based material.

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January 1, 2011  

Composite resins might take wind turbines towers to new heights

When it comes to generating wind power, it’s simple: Taller towers are key to harvesting more energy.

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December 12, 2010  

Tillsonburg, Ont. gets new wind turbine blade factory

The small southwestern Ontario town of Tillsonburg, hard hit by job losses at a plastics plant last year, is on track to get hundreds of jobs next year when a new wind turbine blade factory sets up shop.

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December 7, 2010  

Hundreds attend fifth European Bioplastics Conference

Over 360 attendees and exhibitors descended on Dusseldorf, Germany for the fifth annual European Bioplastics Conference, to exchange information and insights about new bioplastic materials and products.

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November 24, 2010  

Vancouver bioplastics producer wins business award

Vancouver-based bioplastic technologies developer Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received an award for developing a natural bioplastic the company claims biodegrades within weeks of disposal.

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November 15, 2010  

CPIA leads plastics recycling mission to Germany

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) used the recent K 2010 show Dusseldorf, Germany to expose Canadian participants to some of the leading post-use plastic recovery technologies in the world.

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November 15, 2010  

Cellulosic fiber-maker GreenCore Composites receives funding

GreenCore Composites Inc., a manufacturer of cellulosic fiber reinforced composite materials, has secured investment financing from a Canadian venture capital firm and a sustainable technology association.

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October 25, 2010  

Solvay and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical join forces for high temperature bio-polymers

Solvay Advanced Polymers and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. (MGC) have announced plans to collaborate on the de…

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October 24, 2010  

New plastics recycling line kicks off in Quebec

An innovative new processing line is set to open at a Quebec recycling facility on October 27.

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October 8, 2010  

Frito Lay dropping some PLA chip bags after noise complaints

Snack eaters have voted with their ears, and the result is bad news for Frito Lay’s push towards …

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October 1, 2010  

U.S. demand for degradable plastics to hit 325 million lbs. in 2014: study

Demand for degradable plastics in the U.S. is forecast to rise 16.6 per cent per year to 325 million lbs. in…

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September 26, 2010  

Industry gathers for Quebec City trade events (September 26, 2010)

Quebec City was centre stage for the only Canadian plastics industry trade show in 2010. More than 400 busines…

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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…