February 17, 2014 News

Bioplastics producer Cereplast files for Chapter 11 protection

by Canadian Plastics

Bioplastics maker Cereplast Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S.

November 4, 2013 News

European Union seeks to reduce plastic bag usage

by Canadian Plastics

The European Commission has unveiled a proposal aimed at drastically reducing the use of plastic bags.

November 3, 2013 News

$55M automotive, construction biomaterials program launched

by 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.

October 20, 2013 News

CPIA partners for new polystyrene recycling program being tested in Montreal

by 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.

October 7, 2013 News

Invista partners with Ingenza to develop bio-based industrial chemicals

by 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…

September 18, 2013 News

Tetra Pak survey reveals demand for environmental labeling

by 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.

September 9, 2013 News

BASF opens $33 million plant science R&D facility in North Carolina

by 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.

August 13, 2013 News

Canadian and B.C. aerospace associations plan to join forces

by 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.

July 31, 2013 News

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…

June 19, 2013 News

Plastic bag ban approved by Los Angeles City Council

by Canadian Plastics

America’s second largest city is on the verge of banning single-use plastic grocery bags.

June 13, 2013 News

Simcoe Plastics takes on new bioplastics line in Ontario

by 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.

June 4, 2013 News

BioAmber partners with Brenntag for market expansion

by 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…

April 23, 2013 News

Toronto facility named Orbis plant of the year

by Canadian Plastics

Orbis Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging, has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.

April 15, 2013 News

Green Energy Act causing Ontario power prices to soar: Fraser Institute

by 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…

April 5, 2013 News

Most electricity rates in Ontario to go up

by 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.

February 22, 2013 News

Cereplast launches new algae bioplastic subsidiary

by Canadian Plastics

Bioplastics supplier Cereplast Inc. has incorporated a new subsidiary to develop and manufacture algae-based bioplastics.

February 9, 2013 News

Cereplast reports new bioplastics sales in wake of Italian bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

Bioplastics manufacturer Cereplast Inc. has announced it generated approximately US$300,000 in new revenue during the final two weeks of January 2013.

January 23, 2013 News

SPI’s Bioplastics Council critical of unsubstantiated degradable additives

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of the Plastics Industry’s Bioplastics Council is questioning the scientific validity of biodegradability claims made by producers of degradable additives.

January 23, 2013 News

Study highlights value of Canadian plastics-to-energy strategy

by Canadian Plastics

Converting all of the non-recycled plastics that are heading for Canadian landfills each year into energy using current technologies would be sufficient to provide fuel for over 600,000 automobiles annually, a new report suggests.

January 14, 2013 News

Bioplastics market to increase five-fold by 2016: study

by Canadian Plastics

The global bioplastics market will see a five-fold increase in production volumes by 2016, from 1.2 million tons to an anticipated 6 million tons.