Canadian Plastics


September 10, 2014 News

Ontario safety blitz targets material handling hazards

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) is launching a work place safety blitz that will focus on hazards involving material handling to ensure workers are safe on the job.

May 18, 2014 News

GM fined $34M for botched ignition switch recall, also recalls more vehicles

by Canadian Plastics

General Motors has been fined the maximum penalty of $35 million by U.S. safety regulators for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches that are linked to at least 13 deaths, and is also issuing another huge recall over an…

April 23, 2014 News

GM restructures engineering staff

by Canadian Plastics

In response to a massive safety recall, General Motors is restructuring its Global Vehicle Engineering organization.

December 16, 2013 News

Ontario develops first workplace health and safety strategy

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has developed what it calls the province’s first integrated strategy to prevent injuries and improve the delivery of workplace health and safety.

August 26, 2013 News

First health study on fracking outlines potential effects

by Canadian Plastics

A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about people who may be affected, and the results challenge the industry position that no one suffers but also suggest the…

July 30, 2013 News

Sarnia plastics recycler fined after worker injury

by Canadian Plastics

A Sarnia, Ont.-based plastics recycler has been fined $410,000 after a worker was pinned and injured by a bale of plastic three years ago.

July 27, 2013 News

Eastman wins Tritan lawsuit against CertiChem/PlastiPure

by Canadian Plastics

Specialty chemical maker Eastman Chemical Company has won a lawsuit that dealt with claims of estrogenic activity in the firm’s Tritan-brand copolyester.

July 15, 2013 News

FDA bans BPA in infant formula packaging

by Canadian Plastics

The Food and Drug Administration will ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA)-based epoxy resins in coatings for baby formula packaging in the U.S., according to a ruling published on July 12.

February 16, 2013 News

No evidence that styrene exposure causes cancer: study

by Canadian Plastics

There is “no credible evidence” that styrene exposure increases the risk of cancer in humans, according to a new study.

November 19, 2012 News

Study suggests women working with plastic auto parts among those with higher-than-normal cancer risk; industry responds

by Canadian Plastics

Industry associations are questioning a new Canadian study that suggests women working in certain industries – including some that relate to plastics – appear to have a higher-than-normal risk of developing breast cancer.

October 1, 2012 News

BPA safe for food packaging: Health Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Canada has upheld its stance on BPA (bisphenol A), deeming it safe for food packaging, despite banning it from baby bottles.

August 24, 2012 News

Most BPA in Canada destroyed or in landfills: study

by Canadian Plastics

Most of the Bisphenol A (BPA) contained in products Canadians use every day is either destroyed or winds up in landfills, according to a new study for Environment Canada.

July 17, 2012 News

Ontario plastics molder fined $55,000 after worker injured

by Canadian Plastics

Amhil Enterprises Ltd., a Burlington, Ont.-based plastics processer, was fined $55,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

April 19, 2012 News

Industry golf tournaments are coming up!

by Canadian Plastics

Springtime means one thing in particular for the plastics industry: golf. There’s a series of annual tournaments coming up soon. To help you keep track, here are the dates and locations of a few of the biggies.

March 30, 2012 News

FDA rejects BPA ban

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will deny a petition from the National Resources Defense Council’s petition to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food-contact products manufactured in America.

July 15, 2011 News

Styrene a possible threat: US Dept. of Health

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added styrene to its list of chemicals and biological agents that are suspected as possible causes of cancer.

April 29, 2011 News

EPA seeks to tighten PVC production guidelines in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. regulatory body the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to toughen up standards to reduce emissions of harmful toxic substances produced in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins and its copolymer products.

February 28, 2011 News

Levels of BPA lower among Canadians than Americans: study

by Canadian Plastics

Americans are being exposed to much higher levels of the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) than Canadians, a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found.  

September 26, 2010 News

Polymer fibres might hold the key to tissue regeneration (September 26, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

Using polymers to help regrow torn muscles and tendons? Sounds like something out of a late night sci fi fli…

July 28, 2010 News

Explosion at east China plastics factory kills at least 12

by Canadian Plastics

At least 12 people are reported dead and dozens injured in an explosion at an abandoned plastics factory …