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Industry associations respond to federal budget

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business all weighed in with likes and dislikes.

GM Canada makes investments to transform manufacturing facilities in Ingersoll and Oshawa

AMI Assembly in Ingersoll will be Canada’s first full-scale EV manufacturing plant, and Oshawa Assembly will add a third shift to become GM’s only plant producing both heavy-duty and light-duty pickups.

Mold/die industry forecasts growth in 2022 despite challenges

A new study from Harbour Results predicts the North American automotive tooling spend will be $7 billion in 2022, up from $5.4 billion in 2021.

TricorBraun to acquire flexible packaging supplier PBFY

Products offered by California-based PBFY include stand-up pouches and side-gusseted bags.

PCS Co. names Angela Elsey as president

She replaces David Cataldi, who is now serving as senior strategic advisor for PCS, and plans to retire in July of this year.

Circular Plastics Taskforce gets funding support from Quebec

The organization has received more than half a million dollars from the Ministry of Economy and Innovation.

Erema co-founder Georg Wendelin passes away at 84

Wendelin co-founded the Austrian plastics recycling machine manufacturer in 1983.

Davis-Standard names Matthew Urban as capital equipment sales manager for TSL product line

TSL designs, manufactures and markets thermoforming equipment to the food packaging industry.
Sponsored Spotlight 

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Inspecta is the result of Piovan’s commitment to continuous improvement.

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Special Reports 

Do you toss biodegradable plastic in the compost bin? Here’s why it might not break down

The 'biodegradable plastic' label can be very misleading and can lead environmentally conscious consumers astray. » Read more

The world’s first biodegradable shoe is here

The Blueview Pacific sneaker replaces petroleum plastics with plant-based plastics, and can biodegrade in compost, soil, and even the ocean. » Read more

Plastec West

April 12-14, 2022
Anaheim, Calif.
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Robotics Summit & Expo

May 10-11, 2022
Boston, Mass.
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Automate 2022

June 6-9, 2022
Detroit, Mich.
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