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CIAC welcomes new associate members Busch Vacuum Technics, Canvass Analytics and Hexagon PPM

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) welcomed new associate members Busch Vacuum Technics, Canvass Analytics and Hexagon PPM on May 27.  Busch Vacuum Technics is a subsidiary of Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems, one of the largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps, blowers and compressors in the world and a leading supplier of vacuum solutions to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. A partner to Canadian manufacturers since […]

CIAC Plastics Division members GreenMantra Technologies and Cleanfarms recognized for innovating to reduce plastic waste

GreenMantra Technologies Limited and Cleanfarms Inc., members of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) Plastics Division, were recently recognized for their outstanding work in reducing plastic waste in Canada through innovation today.  GreenMantra Technologies Limited, a Brantford, Ontario chemical recycler, will receive $300,000 as part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s challenge to Canadian companies to find innovative, efficient and cost‑effective ways to recycle single-use personal protective equipment used in healthcare. In total, eight small and medium-sized Canadian […]

ChemNews for May 20, 2021

CIAC Supports Key Findings from Canadian Energy Research Institute Study, Realizing Technology Innovations to Recirculate Plastics Webinar, in ChemNews for May 20, 2021. Read the full newsletter here.

CIAC clarifies stance on legal challenge presented by the Responsible Plastic Use Coalition

Ottawa, ON, May 20, 2021 – The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) wishes to clarify that the association is not a participant in the Responsible Plastic Use Coalition (RPUC), nor the legal proceedings initiated by the Coalition. CIAC is a policy and advocacy organization and without mandate to initiate or participate in legal proceedings […]

Statement by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada on Canada Gazette II Order regarding “plastic manufactured items”

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) expressed disappointment with the Government of Canada’s move today to list all plastic manufactured items on Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA).  We remain concerned that today’s decision sends the wrong message to global chemistry investors, namely that Canada is ambivalent about the enormous investment prospects for the circular economy for plastics.    “Let us […]

ChemNews for May 6, 2021

BASF Canada and Bullfrog Power launch documentary on Circular Economy and NOVA Announces Senior Leadership Changes, in  ChemNews for May 6, 2021. Read the full newsletter here. 

New federal budget appropriate to current crisis circumstances, CIAC

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) acknowledges the new federal budget tabled yesterday will play an important role in supporting Canadians and Canadian businesses as they continue to cope with the current unprecedented public health and economic crisis. The budget also sends important signals and provides foundational fiscal supports for the future direction of the Canadian economy […]

CIAC welcomes federal government’s tabling of the new CEPA modernization legislation

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) welcomes the federal government’s tabling of legislation to modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) today. We are pleased to see a legislative recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment in the preamble of the Act, in keeping with our U.N.–recognized Responsible Care® initiative.    “CEPA 99 and the legislated risk-based approach to Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan represent the global gold standard for protecting the […]

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