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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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 …
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Mexico City bans free plastic bags
Officials in Mexico City are cracking down hard on non-biodegradable plastic bags in stores.
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…
MEDICAL DEVICE MOLDING: Yea or Nay?
Molding plastic medical parts can represent several things to different processors: a transition from automo…
Fall CPIA forums aim to strengthen industry, academic ties
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) announced plans to launch a series of plastics innovation …
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…