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March 18, 2020 News

SPONSORED CONTENT: Rotogran’s belt conveyors suit all your requirements

by Rotogran International

Since 1982, ROTOGRAN INTERNATIONAL INC. has manufactured granulators and closed-loop granulating systems for the plastics and recycling industries. In use around the world, ROTOGRAN granulating systems are the workhorse of the breed…OUTPERFORMING and OUTLASTING all others in the marketplace today.

March 18, 2020 News

U.S. Department of Energy announces $25 million for plastics recycling R&D

by Canadian Plastics

The funding opportunity announcement is part of the department’s Plastics Innovation Challenge program to advance innovations in plastics recycling technologies.

March 18, 2020 News

Mitsubishi Chemical buys two European plastics recycling companies

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to bring supply of recycled resins in-house, the Tokyo-based chemical firm has acquired Swiss recycling firms Minger Kunststofftechnik AG and Minger Plastic AG.

March 17, 2020 News

Good Natured Products buys Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

The $9.5 million acquisition includes all of Shepherd Thermoforming’s assets, including machinery, molds, and a 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ont.

March 17, 2020 News

Graham Engineering names Paul Lemmers as vice president of operations

by Canadian Plastics

Lemmers joins Graham Engineering following a 19 year career at Danaher/Fortive Corp., where he served in senior operations roles of progressing responsibility in four of its businesses.

March 17, 2020 News

Ontario declares state of emergency over coronavirus outbreak

by Canadian Plastics

During a March 17 public announcement, Premier Ford emphasized that the emergency declaration is not a provincial shut down, and that the majority of businesses will not be affected by the order.

March 17, 2020 News

SPONSORED CONTENT: Rotogran granulators offer quality characteristics

by Rotogran International

Since 1982, ROTOGRAN INTERNATIONAL INC. has manufactured granulators and closed-loop granulating systems for the plastics and recycling industries. In use around the world, ROTOGRAN granulating systems are the workhorse of the breed…OUT-PERFORMING and OUT-LASTING all others in the marketplace today.

March 16, 2020 News

Outgoing CPIA head Carol Hochu looks back

by Canadian Plastics

As the Canadian Plastics Industry Association prepares to merge with the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada on July 1, outgoing CPIA head Carol Hochu reflects on her time filling one of the most important jobs in our sector.

March 16, 2020 News

Lloyd’s Register joins 3R anti-plastic waste initiative

by Canadian Plastics

The 3R initiative brings together food businesses, industry experts, and NGOs to develop, test and implement three solutions designed to recover, reduce, and recycle plastic waste more effectively.

March 16, 2020 News

Starbucks trials NextGen Cup solution in Vancouver

by Canadian Plastics

The cup, which is also being tested in five other cities, features an innovative cup liner made from the bioplastic BioPBS, which makes the cup certified compostable and recyclable.

March 16, 2020 News

Ontario announces job protection for workers during the COVID-19 outbreak

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario’s provincial government will introduce legislation that, if passed, would immediately provide job-protected leave to employees in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19, or those who need to be away from work to care for children because of school or day care closures.

March 16, 2020 News

Canada closing border to most non-residents, exempts U.S. citizens

by Canadian Plastics

The restrictions come into effect March 18, and do not apply to Americans due to the many close connections bewteen Canada and the U.S.

March 15, 2020 News

Recycler, rotomolder Fibertech appoints new COO

by Canadian Plastics

The Elberfeld, Ind.-based company has appointed Brent Rasche to the position.

March 15, 2020 News

New Jersey legislators vote to ban single-use plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

But the legislation still needs the New Jersey state Assembly to pass its own version of the law and have Democrat governor Philip Murphy sign it before it’s enacted.

March 15, 2020 News

World Recycling Convention 2020 rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns

by Canadian Plastics

Originally scheduled for May 18-20 in Istanbul, the event has been rescheduled to Oct. 12-14, 2020.

March 13, 2020 News

SPONSORED CONTENT: Rotogran International is in the forefront of granulator production in North America

by Rotogran International

Since 1982, ROTOGRAN INTERNATIONAL INC. has manufactured granulators and closed-loop granulating systems for the plastics and recycling industries. In use around the world, ROTOGRAN granulating systems are the workhorse of the breed…OUTPERFORMING and OUTLASTING all others in the marketplace today.

March 13, 2020 News

Domo Chemicals to build nylon compounding plant in China

by Canadian Plastics

The new plant will be capable of producing 50,000 tonnes of sustainable and innovative engineered nylon compounds each year.

March 12, 2020 News

Federal government will declare plastics as toxic substance, news report says

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian government is planning to designate plastics as toxic substances, the Globe and Mail is reporting, which will give it the authority to regulate and limit certain products.

March 12, 2020 News

Ingenia Polymers acquires La Porte, Texas operations of LyondellBasell

by Canadian Plastics

In a statement, Toronto-based Ingenia said that the acquisition “brings added expertise and capacity to its team and infrastructure, increases its leadership in the polymer producer services market, and expands its capability to serve the converter market.”

March 11, 2020 News

Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2020 postponed due to coronavirus concerns

by Canadian Plastics

Originally scheduled for March 25-26 at the RAI Amsterdam, the show has been postponed until further notice.