Film manufacturers set goals for next year
VOCs, the National Building Code and health and safety are all on the agenda of the Plastic Film Manufacturers Association of Canada for the coming year. At its annual meeting in May, PFMAC elected R....
VOCs, the National Building Code and health and safety are all on the agenda of the Plastic Film Manufacturers Association of Canada for the coming year. At its annual meeting in May, PFMAC elected R. Michael Vidler as its chairman for the 2003-2004 term. Vidler is general manager of Hood Packaging Corporation, Plastic Film Division.
He replaces David Douse, vice-president sales, Canada, Pliant Corporation, who will remain on the Executive Committee as past chairman. Mark Lichtblau, corporate vice-president, Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Limited, was elected vice-chairman.
Areas of interest for PFMAC include work on volatile organic compound (VOC) reduction targets, environmental issues, standards for PE vapor barrier and the soon to be revised National Building Code, CPIA’s Sustainability Management Programme, provision of technical and management seminars, development and dissemination of film-specific plant health and safety manuals and information, programs for extruder operator training and the gathering and interpretation of industry statistics. The group will continue to publish its newsletter Film Lines, and continue efforts to maintain successful curbside collection and recycling of post householder plastic film.
Membership in the group has grown with the addition of film converters to the PFMAC mandate. PFMAC is a Council of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association
Other members of the governing body of PFMAC are: Terry Elliott, Ampacet Canada; Roger Keeley, Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd.; Jim Rook, Chantler Packaging; Robert Krycki, Future Design; Art Wilson, Imperial Oil Ltd.; Neno Zlatek, Nico Films Inc.; Brian Blakadar, Nova Chemicals; Rodney Rourke, PCL Packaging Corporation; and Joseph Giglio, Tempo Plastics Ltd.