Canadian wage growth climbs to highest mark since 2009: StatsCanby Canadian Plastics
But the unemployment rate moved up to 5.7% as Canada shed 24,200 jobs, the agency also said.
McDonald’s new paper straws aren’t recyclable, company admitsby Canadian Plastics
The fast food company switched its straws from plastic to paper in June 2018, but says the new straws are too thick to recycle.
Bunting Magnetics rebrands on its 60th anniversaryby Canadian Plastics
The magnetic technology supplier’s group-wide rebranding will bring all subsidiaries under the single brand name of “Bunting”.
Sobeys plans to remove plastic bags from all stores in 2020by Canadian Plastics
The Stellarton, N.S.-based national grocery chain said it will adopt paper and reusable bags at its 255 outlets across the country by January.
Nova Chemicals announces new sustainability strategyby Canadian Plastics
The Calgary-based chemical maker’s new six-pronged sustainability commitment is designed to help eliminate plastic waste.
RTP acquires Zeotherm’s thermoplastic vulcanizate businessby Canadian Plastics
The transaction, which was completed in May 2019 but not announced until Aug. 6, encompasses all products sold globally under the Zeotherm TPV name.
Arkema buys specialty chemicals maker Lambsonby Canadian Plastics
The acquisition of Lambson, which develops photoinitiators for curing, is designed to expands Arkema’s Sartomer business unit product offering.
Canadian auto sales picked up in July: Scotiabankby Canadian Plastics
But U.S. auto sales decelerated in July, a new Scotiabank report says, as volatility in that market continues.
North American tooling industry continues to slow: reportby Canadian Plastics
North American capacity utilization at its lowest mark since 2016, the Q2 2019 Automotive Tooling Barometer Survey says.
Oldcastle Infrastructure buys Canadian molder Primex Technologiesby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Langley, B.C., Primex makes engineered plastic enclosures for the communications market.
Plastics Industry Association names Tony Radoszewski as new president, CEOby Canadian Plastics
Radoszewski, a plastics industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience in the field and the current president of the Plastics Pipe Institute, will take over his new role on Sept. 16.
Magna breaks ground on new seating plant in Ohioby Canadian Plastics
The Lancaster facility represents an initial investment of approximately US$60 million, and will be Magna’s first dedicated seat structure plant in the U.S.
New Canadian company wants to build $5.6 billion petrochemical plant in B.C.by Canadian Plastics
The $5.6 billion petrochemicals site in Prince George would include a world-scale ethylene plant and polyethylene facility, with the majority of the polyethylene product being shipped to Asia.
Holiday Inn owner InterContinental hotels ditching plastic mini shampoo bottlesby Canadian Plastics
Hotel company InterContinental Group (IHG), which owns Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Kimpton, is eliminating miniature plastic bottles from all of its 843,000 guest rooms across the globe. In a July 30 statement, the British-based company said that it will…
Nordson appoints Marc Delplace as new eastern Canada sales managerby Canadian Plastics
Dispensing equipment maker Nordson Corp. has a new regional sales manager for eastern Canada. The Westlake, Ohio-based company has named plastics industry veteran Marc Delplace as its regional sales manager for plasticating and melt delivery components. He will be responsible…
P.E.I. becomes the first province to ban plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
The province’s Plastic Bag Reduction Act officially came into effect earlier this month, and prohibits businesses from offering single-use plastic bags at the checkout.
Braskem drops plan to build West Virginia crackerby Canadian Plastics
The proposed plant would have been built on a 380 acre parcel of land near the town of Parkersburg, and would have included a polyethylene resin cracker.
LyondellBasell, Neste partner for bio-based plastic made from renewable materialsby Canadian Plastics
The partnership creates the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale.
Magna signs its first complete vehicle manufacturing JV in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
The joint venture, to be controlled by an affiliate of the BAIC Group, will manufacture up to 180,000 electric vehicles per year.
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo are leaving Plastics Industry Associationby Canadian Plastics
Facing mounting pressure over contributions to plastic pollution, the two beverage giants are cutting ties this year with the U.S.-based plastics trade association.