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March 19, 2020 News

Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler suspend all North American production to stop coronavirus spread

by Canadian Plastics

The decisions follow discussions with the United Autoworkers Union as it urged the Big Three automakers to help look out for workers’ wellbeing.

March 18, 2020 News

DSM partners with Sabic and UPM Biofuels to create bio-based Dyneema

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership represents a big step in realizing Dyneema’s goal of sourcing at least 60 per cent of its feedstock from bio-based raw materials by 2030.

March 18, 2020 News

SPONSORED CONTENT: Rotogran’s blower/cyclone offers continuous and efficient evacuation of granules

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

Huntsman to acquire CVC Thermoset Specialties for $300 million

by Canadian Plastics

The deal will complement Huntsman’s Advanced Materials portfolio and improve its epoxy-based materials, Huntsman said.

March 18, 2020 News

PolyOne makes new leadership appointments ahead of Clariant acquisition

by Canadian Plastics

The Avon Lake, Ohio-based company is establishing two leadership roles with designated regional responsibilities for its Colour, Additives and Inks segment.

March 18, 2020 News

Coronavirus leads Ford to idle Chicago assembly plant because of parts shortage

by Canadian Plastics

The closure is due to COVID-19 cases that halted work at a nearby Ford parts supplier.

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.