High electricity rates handicap Canadian businesses: reportby Canadian Plastics
Canadian businesses pay almost a third more for electricity compared to their counterparts in the U.S., according to a new study by the Fraser Institute.
Ontario expanding electricity rates programs in bid to help small businessesby Canadian Plastics
The Ontario government is expanding eligibility for two existing industrial electricity programs and enhancing conservation programs for small businesses.
CPIA’s Cathy Cirko announces retirementby Canadian Plastics
Kathy Cirko, the vice-president of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), will be retiring at the end of May 2014, after 17 years with the organization. Circo joined the Toronto-based CPIA in January 1997, as director…
Bio-chemical maker gets $10 million gov’t loan for Ontario plantby Canadian Plastics
The federal government is lending $10 million to France-based sustainable chemicals firm BioAmber Inc. for the construction of a commercial-scale bio-based chemical plant in Ontario, said to be the first facility of its kind in Canada.
Marine plastic litter can be converted into useable fuel: new Canadian studyby Canadian Plastics
Converting plastic from rivers, lakes and oceans into fuel is not as difficult as some might think, according to a new Canadian study.
Bioplastics producer Cereplast files for Chapter 11 protectionby Canadian Plastics
Bioplastics maker Cereplast Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S.
European Union seeks to reduce plastic bag usageby Canadian Plastics
The European Commission has unveiled a proposal aimed at drastically reducing the use of plastic bags.
$55M automotive, construction biomaterials program launchedby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to cut down on the use of traditional petroleum-based polymers, Canada’s federal government is launching a biomaterials program to accelerate the development of green vehicles and buildings.
CPIA partners for new polystyrene recycling program being tested in Montrealby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the City of Montreal, and various other partners are testing an improved system for the collection and transportation of clean polystyrene.
Invista partners with Ingenza to develop bio-based industrial chemicalsby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based polymers maker Invista and UK-based industrial biotechnology company Ingenza will collaborate on the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals. “Invista…
Tetra Pak survey reveals demand for environmental labelingby Canadian Plastics
A new survey by food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak highlights a rising demand for renewable materials and environmental labeling among consumers worldwide.
BASF opens $33 million plant science R&D facility in North Carolinaby Canadian Plastics
Chemicals giant BASF has opened a new research and development facility in North Carolina that will act as a hub for its plant science products.
Canadian and B.C. aerospace associations plan to join forcesby Canadian Plastics
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has announced plans to collaborate with the Aerospace Industries Association of British Columbia (AIABC) to help revitalize the provincial aerospace association.
CPIA site sponsoring “Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup”by Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is a site sponsor for this year’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, an annual event designed to remove shoreline litter, including plastics, from the country’s oceans, lakes, and…
Plastic bag ban approved by Los Angeles City Councilby Canadian Plastics
America’s second largest city is on the verge of banning single-use plastic grocery bags.
Simcoe Plastics takes on new bioplastics line in Ontarioby 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.
BioAmber partners with Brenntag for market expansionby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based renewable chemicals company BioAmber Inc. has partnered with German specialty chemical supplier Brenntag for distribution of its Bio-SA bio-based succinic acid and derivatives in the Americas, including bio-based 1, 4-butanediol…
Toronto facility named Orbis plant of the yearby Canadian Plastics
Orbis Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging, has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.
Green Energy Act causing Ontario power prices to soar: Fraser Instituteby Canadian Plastics
Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA) is set to push the costs for large energy users to the top in North America, with serious consequences for the province’s economic growth and competitiveness, according to a new report from Canadian…
Most electricity rates in Ontario to go upby Canadian Plastics
Electricity prices in Ontario – Canada’s manufacturing heartland – will go up slightly due to higher costs from power generation and the use of cleaner energy sources.