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Ontario to raise hourly minimum wage to $15 by 2022

The current minimum wage in the province is $14.35 per hour.

Tupperware designs reusable meal packaging for Tim Hortons

The pilot program using the Loop reusable packaging concept gets a trial run at select Tim Hortons locations in Burlington, Ont.

Polykar names Harinder Tamber as director of sales for flexible packaging

Tamber’s previous roles include positions with Polymer Resin and Film Extrusion Consultants, Canada Colors & Chemicals, and Macro Engineering & Technology.

ChemSpec Canada names David Jackson as managing director

Jackson was previously president and CEO of Ferguson Chemical Innovations.

Tide Rock Holdings acquires Colorado-based injection molder Altratek Plastics

The deal is Tide Rock's third plastics processing acquisition this year.

Husky making Advantage+EliteTM monitoring technology standard on all PET and closure systems

To reinforce this capability, Husky has opened a number of Advantage+EliteTM monitoring centres around the world.
Special Reports 

Oil companies are ploughing money into fossil-fuelled plastics production at a record rate – new research

As traditional demands for oil are declining as the transport sector is increasingly electrified, the oil industry is seeing plastics as a key output that can make up for losses in other markets. » Read more

Researchers turn sulfur into self-extinguishing flame-retardant plastics

Developed at the University of Arizona, the high-end thermoplastic elastomer is rubbery, elastic, and moldable compared to stiffer plastics. » Read more

Plastics Packaging Summit

Nov. 3-5, 2021
Virtual event
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Expo Plasticos 2021

Nov. 10-12, 2021
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Plastec East

Dec. 7-9, 2021
New York, NY
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