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Red tape costs Canadian businesses $10 billion per year: study

Canada’s businesses are being strangled by stringent and often unnecessary regulation, a new report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says.


Clariant opens new masterbatch production site in Saudi Arabia

The goal of the new site, located in Yanbu, is to strengthen Clariant’s position in the Middle East and Africa.


Manufacturing sales hit record high in November: StatsCan

Statistics Canada said 12 of 21 industries, representing 81 per cent of the manufacturing sector, gained ground in November. Manufacturing sales volumes rose 2.5 per cent for the month after higher petroleum prices and other price changes were removed.


Plastech acquires majority share in Kautex Maschinenbau

Vienna-based investment firm Plastech Beteiligungs GmbH has purchased a 74.9 per cent stake in Kautex, which is headquartered in Bonn, Germany.
 
Special Reports 
 
Special Reports

Montreal start-up wants to fast-track your R&D

AxiPolymer Inc., a new product development firm that specializes in the polymer industry, is on a mission to help small and mid-sized plastics companies design and develop innovative products. » Read More
 
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Kal Polymers is growing strong after 25 years

As it hits the quarter-century mark, the Mississauga, Ont.-based compounder is heading off into new directions. » Read More
 
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2018 North American International Auto Show

Jan. 20-28, 2018
Location: Detroit, Mich.
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The Packaging Conference

Feb. 5-7, 2018
Location: Orlando, Fla.
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Plastics Recycling 2018

Feb. 19-21, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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