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March 26, 2020 News

“Stop the Spread” business information line now open in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

The province has launched a toll-free line to provide support to businesses that have questions about the recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces over COVID-19 fears.

March 26, 2020 News

Ontario introduces $17 billion COVID-19 aid package

by Canadian Plastics

The plan includes $3.7 billion in direct support for people and job protection measures, $3.3 billion in additional health-care spending, and $10 billion in deferred taxes and other measures largely designed to keep businesses afloat.

March 26, 2020 News

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety makes courses, publications available for free

by Canadian Plastics

The offering is designed to support workplaces protecting employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 25, 2020 News

Plastic lumber maker Tangent acquires rival Bedford Technology

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition combines both business’ innovation teams and expands their plastic lumber product lines.

March 25, 2020 News

Haitian Group reports “good” results amid “difficult year for the global economy” in 2019

by Canadian Plastics

The China-based injection molding machine maker recorded an overall sales decrease of 9.6% last year compared to 2018, but still sold more than 32,000 units for the year ending Dec. 31, 2019.

March 25, 2020 News

COVID-19 drives small business confidence in Canada to record low, survey reports

by Canadian Plastics

The Business Barometer Index is at a record low 30.8, a new Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey found, well under the previous lows near 39 recorded in both the 2008 and 1990 recessions.

March 25, 2020 News

Lorenz Conveying Products has new sales representation in Texas

by Canadian Plastics

The Cobourg, Ont.-based company has appointed ACFM Inc., a distributor of air and gas handling systems in both pressure and vacuum applications, to handle its products in the Lone Start State.

March 24, 2020 News

Ontario government asking manufacturers to help fight COVID-19

by Canadian Plastics

A new government website removes barriers for companies to provide essential goods and services such as ventilators and masks.

March 24, 2020 News

Flexicon granted waiver as supplier to essential industries

by Canadian Plastics

The bulk materials handling equipment supplier has been granted a waiver by the State of Pennsylvania to continue operating during the COVID-19 outbreak due to its role in the supply chain for life-sustaining businesses.

March 24, 2020 News

U.S. injection molder Tessy Plastics gives $2,000 to each employee

by Canadian Plastics

The payments are intended to help workers with the New York state-based company get through the coronavirus pandemic.

March 24, 2020 News

Ontario, Quebec order all non-essential businesses to shut down

by Canadian Plastics

Both provinces will keep the orders in effect for at least two weeks, and both allow priority manufacturing to continue.

March 23, 2020 News

Klöckner Pentaplast completes major pharma capacity expansion in Brazil

by Canadian Plastics

A new state-of-the-art coating line has increased the company’s pharmaceutical packaging film coating capacity for South America by over 30 per cent.

March 23, 2020 News

Italian plastics machinery makers given permission to keep operating during COVID-19 pandemic

by Canadian Plastics

A new decree of the Italian President of the Council of Ministers gives all Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery permission to continue their activity, since they belong to a production chain defined as necessary.

March 23, 2020 News

Hillenbrand selling Cimcool business to DuBois Chemicals

by Canadian Plastics

The $224-million sale follows Hillenbrand’s strategic review of alternatives for the Cimcool metalcutting fluids business, which was part of Hillenbrand’s 2019 acquisition of Milacron Holdings Corp.

March 23, 2020 News

Chemical and oil companies to slash capital spending, slowing investment wave

by Joseph Chang, Global Editor, ICIS Chemical Business

In the wake of the coronavirus and collapse in crude oil prices, chemical, oil and gas, and midstream companies will all slash capital spending for growth projects to preserve cash.

March 20, 2020 News

Half of Canada’s small firms report a drop in sales due to COVID-19, survey finds

by Canadian Plastics

A quarter of the respondents said they won’t survive a month with a drop in income of more than 50 per cent.

March 20, 2020 News

Italian startup 3D-prints medical valves to help COVID-19 patients

by Canadian Plastics

The valves were printed when the regular supplier wasn’t able to provide the devices to a hospital in Brescia, northern Italy, in time to meet sudden high demand.

March 20, 2020 News

Shell suspends construction on Pennsylvania cracker due to COVID-19 concerns

by Canadian Plastics

There are about 8,500 people working to build the $6 billion petrochemical plant near Pittsburgh.

March 19, 2020 News

ProMach acquires blister pack maker Pharmaworks

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to beef up its portfolio of pharmaceutical solutions, packaging solutions provider ProMach has acquired Pharmaworks, a supplier of blister packaging technology for the pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and contract packaging industries. The financial terms of the deal have

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.