European PVC industry meets ten-year targets on sustainable development: reportby 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.
CPIA hands out 2011 awards during Plast-Exby 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.
CPIA partnership brings resin pellet handling program to Canadaby Canadian Plastics
A U.S.-based initiative to keep resins out of waterways and storm sewers is coming to Canada.
Former CPIA leader Mark Badger heading new green solutions spinoffby 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.
Bayer joins sustainable alliance organizationby 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.
Philippines ponders plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
A senator in the Philippines is trying to implement a country-wide ban on plastic bags.
New packaging advocacy group formedby Canadian Plastics
There’s a new plastics packaging advocacy association in the U.S., formed by 10 major American corporations.
Water bottler opens new closed-loop facility in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
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…
Bayer starts pilot plant for plastic manufacturing with CO2by Canadian Plastics
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.
Metabolix gets R&D funding in Saskatchewanby Canadian Plastics
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…
Quebec PET recycler to produce food-grade resinby Canadian Plastics
Joliette, Que.-based PET recycler Plastrec Inc. has announced plans to begin production of food-grade PET resin.
Bioplastics maker Novamont creates North American unitby Canadian Plastics
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.
Italy bans plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
As of Jan. 1, Italy became the first European nation to ban nonbiodegradable plastic bags nationwide.
Cereplast contest seeks new bioplastics symbol in U.S.by Canadian Plastics
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.
Composite resins might take wind turbines towers to new heightsby Canadian Plastics
When it comes to generating wind power, it’s simple: Taller towers are key to harvesting more energy.
Tillsonburg, Ont. gets new wind turbine blade factoryby Canadian Plastics
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.
Hundreds attend fifth European Bioplastics Conferenceby Canadian Plastics
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.
Vancouver bioplastics producer wins business awardby Canadian Plastics
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.
CPIA leads plastics recycling mission to Germanyby Canadian Plastics
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.
Cellulosic fiber-maker GreenCore Composites receives fundingby Canadian Plastics
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.