Australian bioplastics film suppliers merging to form mega-companyby Canadian Plastics
Melbourne, Australia-based supplier of biohybrid and compostable resins Cardia Bioplastics is merging with Australian firm Stellar Films Group to form a sustainable packaging operation with annual sales of almost Cdn$30 million.
Study finds less plastic waste in the world’s oceans than expectedby Canadian Plastics
How much plastic debris is floating in the world’s oceans? Maybe a lot less than was anticipated.
N.S. must study health risks if fracking is approved: expertby Canadian Plastics
A province-wide study on the health impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is needed if the Nova Scotia government approves the process, a new report has recommended.
Tetra Pak survey reveals demand for environmental labelingby Canadian Plastics
A new survey by food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak highlights a rising demand for renewable materials and environmental labeling among consumers worldwide.
BioAmber partners with Brenntag for market expansionby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based renewable chemicals company BioAmber Inc. has partnered with German specialty chemical supplier Brenntag for distribution of its Bio-SA bio-based succinic acid and derivatives in the Americas, including bio-based 1, 4-butanediol…
Green Energy Act causing Ontario power prices to soar: Fraser Instituteby Canadian Plastics
Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA) is set to push the costs for large energy users to the top in North America, with serious consequences for the province’s economic growth and competitiveness, according to a new report from Canadian…
Vancouver company teams with Dow to squeeze oil from waste plasticsby Canadian Plastics
A Canadian company that recovers energy, chemicals and oil from end-of-life waste plastics currently sent to landfill has attracted the attention of Dow Chemical Co.
BASF acquires foam extrusion technology supplierby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to tap into Europe’s wind-energy sector, BASF has purchased the PET foam business of Italy-based extrusion technology provider B.C. Foam S.p.A.
Plastic recycler Switchable Solutions making progressby Canadian Plastics
Switchable Solutions Inc., the Toronto-based clean technology company led by former Canadian Plastics Industry Association head Mark Badger, is making progress with its plans to offer a proprietary green solvent-based technology that enables…
Composite blade wind turbine project on Lake Ontario gets green lightby Canadian Plastics
Windstream Wolfe Island Shoals Inc. has signed an agreement with Siemens Canada Limited to supply up to 130 turbines for its 300 mega watt offshore wind power project on Lake Ontario, the first of its kind in Canada.
Global plastics industry launches action plan to reduce marine litterby Canadian Plastics
Plastics industry leaders from across the world – including from organizations such as the Society of the Plastics Industry and the American Chemistry Council – met this week in Dubai to create a global action plan for solutions on…
Composite resins might take wind turbines towers to new heightsby Canadian Plastics
When it comes to generating wind power, it’s simple: Taller towers are key to harvesting more energy.
CPIA leads plastics recycling mission to Germanyby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) used the recent K 2010 show Dusseldorf, Germany to expose Canadian participants to some of the leading post-use plastic recovery technologies in the world.
New plastics recycling line kicks off in Quebecby Canadian Plastics
An innovative new processing line is set to open at a Quebec recycling facility on October 27.
Ontario moldmaker hooks up with provincial Feed-in Tariff energy programby Canadian Plastics
It’s not exactly a second vocation, but moldmaker Compact Mould Ltd. has just broken into the energy s…
Sarnia pilot recycling program called “a success”by Canadian Plastics
A two-stage pilot public spaces program that took place in Sarnia, Ont. during 2009 has been labeled a success…
FEPAC holds summit meeting, launches sustainability programby Canadian Plastics
The Federation of Plastics and Alliances Composites (FEPAC) wrapped up its first “Sustainable Development” s…
Ontario bottler to build PET recycling plantby Canadian Plastics
An Ontario bottled water producer is building its own recycling plant to produce a 100 per cent recycled PET d…