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August 9, 2019 News

Canadian wage growth climbs to highest mark since 2009: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

But the unemployment rate moved up to 5.7% as Canada shed 24,200 jobs, the agency also said.

August 8, 2019 News

McDonald’s new paper straws aren’t recyclable, company admits

by 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.

August 8, 2019 News

Bunting Magnetics rebrands on its 60th anniversary

by Canadian Plastics

The magnetic technology supplier’s group-wide rebranding will bring all subsidiaries under the single brand name of “Bunting”.

August 7, 2019 News

Sobeys plans to remove plastic bags from all stores in 2020

by 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.

August 6, 2019 News

Nova Chemicals announces new sustainability strategy

by Canadian Plastics

The Calgary-based chemical maker’s new six-pronged sustainability commitment is designed to help eliminate plastic waste.

August 6, 2019 News

RTP acquires Zeotherm’s thermoplastic vulcanizate business

by 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.

August 5, 2019 News

Arkema buys specialty chemicals maker Lambson

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition of Lambson, which develops photoinitiators for curing, is designed to expands Arkema’s Sartomer business unit product offering.

August 2, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales picked up in July: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But U.S. auto sales decelerated in July, a new Scotiabank report says, as volatility in that market continues.

August 1, 2019 News

North American tooling industry continues to slow: report

by Canadian Plastics

North American capacity utilization at its lowest mark since 2016, the Q2 2019 Automotive Tooling Barometer Survey says.

August 1, 2019 News

Oldcastle Infrastructure buys Canadian molder Primex Technologies

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Langley, B.C., Primex makes engineered plastic enclosures for the communications market.

July 31, 2019 News

Plastics Industry Association names Tony Radoszewski as new president, CEO

by 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.

July 31, 2019 News

Magna breaks ground on new seating plant in Ohio

by 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.

July 31, 2019 News

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.

July 31, 2019 News

Holiday Inn owner InterContinental hotels ditching plastic mini shampoo bottles

by 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

July 30, 2019 News

Nordson appoints Marc Delplace as new eastern Canada sales manager

by 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

July 29, 2019 News

P.E.I. becomes the first province to ban plastic bags

by 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.

July 29, 2019 News

Braskem drops plan to build West Virginia cracker

by 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.

July 28, 2019 News

LyondellBasell, Neste partner for bio-based plastic made from renewable materials

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership creates the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale.

July 26, 2019 News

Magna signs its first complete vehicle manufacturing JV in China

by 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.

July 26, 2019 News

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo are leaving Plastics Industry Association

by 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.