Canadian Plastics


November 15, 2010 News

Cellulosic fiber-maker GreenCore Composites receives funding

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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.

October 25, 2010 News

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

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

October 24, 2010 News

New plastics recycling line kicks off in Quebec

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

October 8, 2010 News

Frito Lay dropping some PLA chip bags after noise complaints

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

October 1, 2010 News

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

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

September 26, 2010 News

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

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

September 24, 2010 News

Plastics recycler fills a big void (September 24, 2010)

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Some statistics can put you to sleep. Here’s one that should wake you up: less than 25 per cent of pla…

August 29, 2010 News

Ontario moldmaker hooks up with provincial Feed-in Tariff energy program

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It’s not exactly a second vocation, but moldmaker Compact Mould Ltd. has just broken into the energy s…

August 20, 2010 News

Plastic debris field in Atlantic Ocean smaller than it should be: study

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Researchers have mapped out a previously undefined field of plastic debris floating in the western North Atl…

August 20, 2010 News

Mexico City bans free plastic bags

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Officials in Mexico City are cracking down hard on non-biodegradable plastic bags in stores.

August 13, 2010 News

Canada needs to strengthen chemicals industry: trade group

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Canada must take steps to improve the competitiveness of its chemicals industry, according to a new strat…

August 5, 2010 News


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Molding plastic medical parts can represent several things to different processors: a transition from automo…

July 19, 2010 News

Fall CPIA forums aim to strengthen industry, academic ties

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The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) announced plans to launch a series of plastics innovation …

July 10, 2010 News

Mold-Masters opens first direct Mexican sales and service centre

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Hot runner manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd. has opened of its first direct Mexican sales and service centre in t…

July 5, 2010 News

CPIA seeks volunteers to spread positive plastics message in schools

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The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is looking for members to volunteer for its new Teacher Amba…

July 3, 2010 News

Ontario plastics researcher a “Top 40 Under 40” award winner

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A plastics researcher at the University of Waterloo in Ontario has been named one of the “Top 40 Under 4…

June 7, 2010 News

FEPAC gets $130,000 gov’t grant for sustainability program

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The Federation of Plastics and Alliances Composites (FEPAC) has received a $130,456 federal government grant…

June 4, 2010 News

Cereplast, Xaloy invest in Thailand

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Two players in North America’s plastics industry are strengthening roots in Thailand.

May 22, 2010 News

Chillers: Think plant-wide for energy savings

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When it comes to saving energy with chillers, it’s important to realize one thing from the start: treat it l…

May 13, 2010 News

Sarnia pilot recycling program called “a success”

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A two-stage pilot public spaces program that took place in Sarnia, Ont. during 2009 has been labeled a success…