Canadian Plastics


March 10, 2011 News

Water bottler opens new closed-loop facility in Ontario

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Bottled water producer Ice River Springs has completed converting an industrial building in Shelburne, Ont. into a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling plant, said to be the first to self-manufacture its own resin and produce plastic…

February 18, 2011 News

Bayer starts pilot plant for plastic manufacturing with CO2

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Chemical maker Bayer AG has brought a new plant on stream in a trial project designed to high-quality plastics with the help of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the energy sector.

February 4, 2011 News

Metabolix gets R&D funding in Saskatchewan

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Metabolix Inc., a bioscience company that develops clean, sustainable solutions for the plastics industry, has been awarded $203,000 in research funding by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture to develop oilseed crops, specifically Camelina…

January 27, 2011 News

Quebec PET recycler to produce food-grade resin

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Joliette, Que.-based PET recycler Plastrec Inc. has announced plans to begin production of food-grade PET resin.

January 20, 2011 News

Bioplastics maker Novamont creates North American unit

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In a move designed to expand its North American presence, Italian bioplastics manufacturer Novamont S.p.A has opened a new company, Novamont North America, Inc. headquartered in Danbury, Conn.

January 5, 2011 News

Italy bans plastic bags

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As of Jan. 1, Italy became the first European nation to ban nonbiodegradable plastic bags nationwide.

January 1, 2011 News

Cereplast contest seeks new bioplastics symbol in U.S.

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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.

January 1, 2011 News

Composite resins might take wind turbines towers to new heights

by Canadian Plastics

When it comes to generating wind power, it’s simple: Taller towers are key to harvesting more energy.

December 12, 2010 News

Tillsonburg, Ont. gets new wind turbine blade factory

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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.

December 7, 2010 News

Hundreds attend fifth European Bioplastics Conference

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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.

November 24, 2010 News

Vancouver bioplastics producer wins business award

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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.

November 15, 2010 News

CPIA leads plastics recycling mission to Germany

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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.

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…