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Packaging supplier Berry Global creates tooling unit

The unit will make injection, blow, compression and thermoforming molds for use by Berry's own plastics processing operations.

Speakers announced for Advance: Women in Manufacturing 2023

The half-day virtual event, starting at 1 pm ET, will explore strategies to help women power their journey in Canada’s manufacturing industry.

Former SPE leader, Plastics Hall of Fame member Robert Forger passes away

During his 21 years as executive director, SPE more than doubled in size, and the number and scope of its activities grew even more rapidly.

Magna wins battery enclosures business on first-ever Chevrolet Silverado EV

The company will produce the enclosures at its Magna Electric Vehicle Structures facility in St. Clair, Michigan.

Feds request research proposals to address northern plastic pollution

The proposals are for study of contaminants from other parts of the world that end up in Canada's North and Arctic.

Cascades invests $9 million in packaging facility

The Canada-based firm has purchased a new printing press at its Piscataway, New Jersey, packaging converting facility.

SPE accepting nominations for Thermoformer of the Year award

The nomination deadline is March 31, 2023.


The Plastics Industry’s most advanced material discharging systems.

Ensign Equipment is the industry’s leading manufacturer of, controlled, container dumping solutions. Our container dischargers are designed to dump any material out of gaylords, drums, carts, bins and many other containers. Systems are designed with lifting capacities up to 6,000lbs and discharge heights up to 15ft. Various features can be customized and included into any machine to provide seamless integration into any existing or new material handling system. Additionally, Ensign offers advanced automation features that enable self-loading of containers and automatic discharging of materials without operator assistance. Ensign’s container dumpers provide a quick and efficient way to keep a consistent material supply for any material. » Learn more...


Canada’s single-use plastics ban has begun to take effect. Here’s what it does and doesn’t mean for our industry. » Read More...

New method to make complex polymers with precisely controlled structures

Developed by researchers at Hokkaido University, the process could open new avenues for producing a wide range of advanced materials. » Read More...



Now in its 3rd year, Advance: Women in Manufacturing is a virtual event that spotlights the accomplishments of successful women in manufacturing, encourages more women to join the sector and promotes gender equity, diversity and inclusion amongst Canadian manufacturers. This annual event is a great way for your company to be part of the conversation when it comes to recruiting and hiring more women in manufacturing, and providing women career advancement opportunities. » REGISTER TODAY!

The Powder Show    -    April 24, 2023

April 24, 2023 | 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, United States » Visit website

VietnamPlas    -    October 17, 2023

October 17, 2023 | 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam » Visit website

Circularity 2023    -    June 4, 2023

June 4, 2023 | 808 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States » Visit website