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DECEMBER 2018 - HOLIDAY CLOSURE
06/11/18

Dear Clients, Partners and Suppliers,
 
 
Please be advised that our annual holiday closure will take place from Monday December 24, 201...

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POLYKAR TO EXPAND PRODUCTION CAPACITY AT SAINT-LAURENT, QC PLANT
21/09/18

Saint Laurent, QC.– Les Industries Polykar Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-million-dollar investment to further expand its production capabilities ...

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We are hiring!
18/09/18


Bag Machine Operators 
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POLYKAR APPOINTS EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM
15/08/18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Montreal, QC, 15 August 2018 – Polykar is pleased to anno...

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POLYKAR ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL OWNERSHIP TRANSFER TO NEXT GENERATION
06/07/18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Montreal, QC, 9 July 2018 – Les Industries Polykar, a fam...

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PRICE INCREASE ON CERTIFIED COMPOSTABLE BAGS - EFFECTIVE 1st JUNE 2018
09/04/18

Due to a global rise in prices for bioplastics, Polykar will be increasing the price of all certified compostable bags by 7% effective Friday, 1st June 2018.
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ANNUAL DECEMBER HOLIDAY CLOSURE
29/11/17

Dear Clients, Partners and Suppliers,
 
 
Please be advised that our annual holiday closure will take place from Monday December 25, 201...

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Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics Collaborates with Industry Leaders to Make Trash Bags from Recycled Plastic Scrap
14/09/17

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics Collaborates with Industry Leaders to Make Trash Bags from Recycled Plastic Scrap
 
Volun...

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SECOND PRICE INCREASE NOTIFICATION - POLYETHYLENE FILM - SEPTEMBER 2017
11/09/17

Dear Polyethylene Film Clients,
 
RE: Second Price Increase Notification
 
Since our last communication with you on ...

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PRICE INCREASE ON ALL FINISHED GOODS AS OF 2 OCTOBER 2017
11/09/17

Dear Clients,
 
RE: Price increase effective Monday, October 2 2017
 
As you are all aware, Hurricane Harvey has aff...

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PRICE INCREASE - POLYETHYLENE CONVERTER FILM - August 2017
29/08/17


Price Increase Polyethylene Converter Film

 
It appears that the increase announced by the Polyethylene resin produ...

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Information Session on Composting by Polykar
12/05/17

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DECEMBER 2016 - HOLIDAY CLOSURE
22/11/16

Dear Clients, Partners and Suppliers,
 
Please be advised that our annual holiday closure will take place from Thursday December 22, 2016 to Mon...

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POLYKAR’S AMIR KARIM RECEIVES CANADIAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016
20/09/16

Ontario, Canada– The annual Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) Awards Dinner was held in Vaughan, Ontario, on Wednesday 14 September 2016. T...

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POLYKAR RECEIVES 2016 BALPEX SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD, FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
16/09/16

Montréal, Canada– Les Industries Polykar is proud to share the news that for the second year in a row, it has been voted Balpex Supplier of the Year 2...

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POLYKAR ANNOUNCES $4 MILLION INVESTMENT TO EXPAND PRODUCTION CAPACITY
29/03/16

Saint-Laurent, Québec– Les Industries Polykar Inc. (Polykar) is pleased to announce that it will invest an additional $4 million in the coming months ...

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NEW PRODUCT OFFERING FOR POLYKAR’S CERTIFIED COMPOSTABLE BAGS
23/03/16

Dear Clients,
 
Polykar wishes to inform all our valued clients that over the coming weeks we will be transitioning all of our certified compostable bags t...

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CAMSC CERTIFICATION FOR POLYKAR
18/03/16

March 2016 - Polykar is pleased to announce it now holds CAMSC (Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council) Supplier Certification. This certification will enable ...

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POLYKAR RECEIVES BALPEX SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015!
23/11/15

Toronto, Canada – Les Industries Polykar is proud to announce it has been voted Balpex Supplier of the Year 2015, in recognition of Outstanding Suppli...

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DECEMBER HOLIDAY CLOSURE
17/11/15

Dear Clients, Partners and Suppliers,
 
Please be advised that our annual holiday closure will take place from Monday 21 December, 2015 to
...

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BRIEF SUBMITTED TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE FOR WATER, THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND LARGE PARCS - City of Montréal Consultation - 4 June 2015
04/06/15

BRIEF BY POLYKAR SUBMITTED TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON WATER', THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND LARGE PARKS...

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PRICE INCREASE - POLYETHYLENE FILM
06/05/15

Dear Clients,
 
It appears that the US$0.05/lb increase announced by resin producers for May will hold.

If this is the case, we will be incr...

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POLYKAR ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION START UP OF NEW 3-LAYER CO-EXTRUSION AND ADDITIONAL FILM RECYCLING LINE
16/01/15

Montreal, QC–Following the conclusion of its recent expansion phase, Polykar is pleased to announce that production has ...

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DECEMBER 2014 - HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
17/11/14

Dear Clients, Partners and Suppliers,
 
Please be advised that our annual holiday closure will take place from Monday 22 December, 2014 to Fri...

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PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 3, 2014
17/09/14

Dear Clients,
 
Our industry continues to face price increases from polyethylene resin producers. Furthermore, there are significant supply issues limiting...

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POLYKAR ANNOUNCES $8 MILLION INVESTMENT FOR A MAJOR EXPANSION
09/07/14

Montréal, Québec– Les Industries Polykar is pleased to announce a major expansion of its manufacturing facility in Saint-Laurent, Montréal. This $8 ...

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PRICE INCREASE - EFFECTIVE MONDAY 3 MARCH, 2014
03/02/14

Dear Clients,
 
Over the last few weeks, we have seen a significant deterioration in the value of the Canadian dollar versus the US dollar. As you all know...

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DECEMBER 2013 - HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
14/11/13

Please be advised that our annual holiday closure will take place from Friday 20 December, 2013 to Thursday 2 January, 2014 inclusive.
 
A...

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PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE FRIDAY JULY 26, 2013
14/06/13

Dear Clients,
 
As a result of increased costs for virgin and recycled polyethylene, as well as other raw materials during the first six months of 2013, we...

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AMIR KARIM, VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF CANADIAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (CPIA)
17/05/13

Mississauga, ON–At the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), Polykar’s Vice President of Business Development,...

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POLYKAR LAUNCHES RODENT REPELLENT GARBAGE BAGS - MOST EXCITING INDUSTRY INNOVATION IN DECADES!
26/04/13

Polykar is proud to announce its latest partnership innovation and product – mint scented, rodent repellent garbage bags; produced exclusively by Polykar under the Mint...

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POLYKAR BUILDING RECEIVES LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION
24/02/13

Earlier this month, The Canada Green Building Council awarded Polykar’s building Silver Certification status under the Leadership in ...

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POLYKAR AND SEARS CANADA INC...A GREEN COLLABORATION AHEAD!
17/01/13

Polykar and Sears Canada Inc. formed an exciting “green” partnership in 2012.  With both based in the borough of Saint-Laurent, in Montreal, Quebec, located within a...

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POLYKAR EARNS ICI ON RECYCLE!’S GOLD SEAL FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
10/12/12

On November 22, 2012, Recyc-Quebec’s ICI ON RECYCLE! Program awarded Les Industries Polykar the highest award – a gold seal – for attaining the highest grade at Lev...

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DECEMBER HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
30/11/12

Please be advised that our annual holiday shutdown will take place from Friday, December 21, 2012 to Wednesday, January 2nd, 2012, inclusively. Learn More

COMPOST COUNCIL OF CANADA KICKS OFF ANNUAL CONFERENCE WITH A BUS TOUR....NEXT STOP - POLYKAR!
01/10/12

Officials and representatives from city authorities, national and local environmental and energy agencies, waste management and recycling organizations and enthusia...

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TALKING CITIZENSHIP AT A LUNCHEON IN HONOUR OF MADAME ADRIENNE CLARKSON AND JOHN RALSTON SAUL, CO-FOUNDERS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP
01/09/12

As part of its commitment to civic engagement in the wider community, on Wednesday, August 15, Polykar hosted a luncheon focusing on the topics of citizenship and inclusi...

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POLYKAR INSTALLS HIGH EFFICIENCY BAG CONVERTING SYSTEM FOR FOOD PACKAGING
01/06/12

See full story written by CMD Corporation by clicking on PDF....

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QUEBEC GOVERNMENT MINISTERS VISIT POLYKAR TO LEARN ABOUT USE OF COMPOSTABLE BAGS
21/02/12

On January 13, 2012, Polykar’s management team received Mr. Pierre Arcand, Quebec’s Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, as well as Mr. Jean-Ma...

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POLYKAR IS PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUCCESS OF SHAH TRADING
01/02/12

Since 1974 Shah Trading has been packaging, distributing and exporting food products across North America; and since 2011 they have been doi...

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POLYKAR ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF PRODUCTION CAPACITY
16/09/11

We are pleased to announce that due to an increased demand for Polykar’s products, we will be expanding our production capacity in early 2012. This second expansi...

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COMPOST COLLECTION PROGRAM AT IBM BROMONT WITH POLYKAR’S COMPOSTABLE BAGS!
01/09/11

Did you know that landfill space is becoming rare and waste in landfills, a significant greenhouse gas emitter, is piling up? Is there a solution? Yes. It is called...

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POLYKAR’S COMPOSTABLE BAGS ALL TIED UP AT MONTREAL’S ZERO WASTE DAY CAMPS
10/08/11

This summer, the City of Montreal began using Polykar’s compostable bags at their Zero Waste Day Camps. The camps run from June 27 until August 19 and welcome an ...

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POLYKAR INTRODUCES NEW LINE OF HIGH DENSITY CAN LINERS ON A ROLL
19/07/11

We are pleased to announce that Polykar is introducing a new line of high density can liners on a roll. These bags will be available starting August 1, 2011 in thre...

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POLYKAR INSTALLS EREMA’S LATEST PLASTICS RECYCLING SYSTEM
21/06/11

Polykar’s new TVEplus is the first in Canada

Ipswich, MA / Saint-Laurent, QC- June 21, 2011: Polykar, Inc., ...

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SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY PROVES COMPOSTING IS THE NEW FUTURE
14/04/11

Composting, or the biological process of organic material breaking down and turning back into nutrient rich soil, is finally being recognized as an effective and ec...

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PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
22/03/11

As a result of the increased costs over the last few months for virgin and recycled polyethylene as well as other raw materials, we are obliged to announce ...

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POLYKAR IS LAUNCHING E SERIES LINE OF GARBAGE BAGS
28/01/11

We are pleased to announce that Polykar is launching a new line of garbage bags called the E Series. This line comes in response to our customers requesting a more ...

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POLYKAR MOVES TO NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY AND LAUNCHES NEW CORPORATE IMAGE
03/12/10

We would like to inform you that as of Monday, December 6, 2010, we will be officially relocating to our new plant. The new address will be:

Polykar Indu...

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POLYKAR ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION OF ITS PRODUCTION FACILITIES
13/09/10

Polykar is pleased to announce that construction of its brand new, expanded production facility is currently underway in St Laurent, Quebec.
 
Than...

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POLYKAR WINS ECODURABLE COMPETITION ORGANIZED BY CEMR
12/07/10

We are delighted to inform our clients that Polykar’s new line of compostable bags won the 2010 Edition of the Ecodurable Production and Design competition. This ...

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POLYKAR BAGS NOW ECOLOGO™ CERTIFIED
28/06/10

Polykar would like to inform our clients that our existing line of black garbage bags is now EcoLogo™ certified. These bags are manufactured in accordance with th...

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POLYKAR LAUNCHES LINE OF COMPOSTABLE BAGS WITH BASF
24/11/09

Polykar is pleased to inform its customers that it is launching a line of compostable garbage bags that comply with the ASTM D6400 standard specifications for compo...

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CPIA APPOINTS AMIR KARIM ON ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
14/10/09

Polykar Industries is pleased to inform its clients that Amir Karim, Vice-President, Business Development, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canad...

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POLYKAR ACQUIRES FOOD PACKAGING PRODUCT LINE FROM DRUMPACK
01/10/09

Polykar is pleased to inform its clients that it acquired the food packaging product line from Les Plastiques Drumpack Inc. of St-Nicéphore in Quebec.

T...

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POLYKAR PARTNERS WITH EPI FOR LINE OF OXODEGRADABLE BAGS
30/06/09

Polykar is pleased to inform its clients that we have partnered with EPI Environmental Products Inc. (EPI) to offer a line of oxodegradable bags.

Based i...

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POLYKAR WINS 2009 SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD AT DISSAN
01/05/09

We are delighted to inform our clients that Polykar was awarded the Supplier of the Year Award at the Dissan Annual General Meeting held in Mexico, in April 2009. Learn More