Canadian Plastics


November 21, 2011 News

Global plastics industry launches action plan to reduce marine litter

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics industry leaders from across the world – including from organizations such as the Society of the Plastics Industry and the American Chemistry Council – met this week in Dubai to create a global action plan for solutions on…

November 15, 2011 News

Plastic banknotes make official debut in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

To quote that little girl in Poltergeist: They’re here.  

October 24, 2011 News

Quebec honors its own at FEPAC awards

by Canadian Plastics

The spotlight shone on some of the best and brightest of La Belle Province’s plastics industry at the annual Federation of Plastics and Alliance Composites (FEPAC) Honoris Innova award presentation on October 22 in Boucherville, Que.

October 12, 2011 News

NatureWorks gets US$150 million equity investment from leading Thailand chemical company

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to propel Thailand into becoming “an Asian bio-hub”, PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, said to be that country’s largest chemical producer, is investing US$150 million in bioplastics manufacturer NatureWorks LLC.

October 2, 2011 News

World bioplastics market to grow 32 per cent by 2014: study

by Canadian Plastics

The global bioplastics market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32 per cent between 2010 and 2014, according to a report by market research firm Technavio.

September 21, 2011 News

Braskem partners to distribute “green” PE in Europe

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to bring “green” polyethylene (PE) compounds to Europe, bioplastics compounding specialist FKuR will begin making compounds based on Braskem SA’s bio-based PE.

September 13, 2011 News

Synthesizing plastic from beef by-products. Stop laughing.

by Canadian Plastics

They look a bit like brown poker chips on steroids, but the chocolate-colored discs created by University of Alberta researcher Dr. David Bressler and his lab actually represent an unlikely new source for bio-plastics.

September 4, 2011 News

Novamont, Genomatica forming European JV for bioplastics

by Canadian Plastics

Italy-based Bioplastics producer Novamont has signed a letter of intent to set up a European joint venture with chemical developer Genomatica.

August 21, 2011 News

B.C. grocery chain bringing back plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

Reversing a 2009 decision to stop offering single-use plastic carryout bags at its 26 stores, British Columbia grocery chain Thrifty Foods has now rolled out a pilot project to bring them back.

August 19, 2011 News

SPI reappoints plastics recycler to handle NPE 2012 scrap

by Canadian Plastics

Once again, an Illinois-based recycler has landed the job of recycling all of the plastic scrap generated at next year’s NPE 2012 trade show in Orlando.

July 27, 2011 News

Canadian beauty product maker partners with TerraCycle to turn PET waste into playgrounds

by Canadian Plastics

Garnier Canada, a brand owned by personal care and beauty product maker L’Oreal, has entered into an exclusive partnership with waste recycling expert TerraCycle to recycle PET packaging.

July 20, 2011 News

Dow teams up with Mitsui for large-scale biopolymers project

by Canadian Plastics

The Dow Chemical Co. has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Tokyo-based investment firm Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to produce sugarcane ethanol and renewable biopolymers at a facility in Santa Vitoria, Brazil.

July 15, 2011 News

Canadian renewable nanomaterial joint venture gets a name

by Canadian Plastics

A joint venture between Domtar and FPInnovations to manufacture a strengthening agent extracted from trees now has a name: CelluForce.

June 28, 2011 News

European PVC industry meets ten-year targets on sustainable development: report

by Canadian Plastics

The European PVC industry has met the goals of “Vinyl 2010”, a ten-year voluntary program launched in 2000 to enhance the sustainable production and use of PVC.

June 27, 2011 News

CPIA hands out 2011 awards during Plast-Ex

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) spotlighted a series of some sustainable initiatives, from closed-loop bottle recycling to new green chemistry, at its 2011 Plastics Industry Awards event.

June 24, 2011 News

CPIA partnership brings resin pellet handling program to Canada

by Canadian Plastics

A U.S.-based initiative to keep resins out of waterways and storm sewers is coming to Canada.

April 11, 2011 News

Former CPIA leader Mark Badger heading new green solutions spinoff

by Canadian Plastics

Mark Badger, the former head of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, is playing a key role in a new spinoff company that specializes in the design and operation of customized green chemical process technologies.

April 9, 2011 News

Bayer joins sustainable alliance organization

by Canadian Plastics

Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS) has joined the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments (ASBE), a group of industry leaders dedicated to promoting green sustainability.

April 8, 2011 News

Philippines ponders plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

A senator in the Philippines is trying to implement a country-wide ban on plastic bags.

March 14, 2011 News

New packaging advocacy group formed

by Canadian Plastics

There’s a new plastics packaging advocacy association in the U.S., formed by 10 major American corporations.