A new enzyme is able to effectively break down PET, one of the most popular forms of plastic employed by the food and drinks industry.
Three Canadian researchers are among the new inductees being recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers for their contributions to the industry organization.
Philip David Coates, Dr. Rajen M. Patel, and John Beaumont are being awarded by the SPE for outstanding contributions to the industry.
AxiPolymer Inc., a new product development firm that specializes in the polymer industry, is on a mission to help small and mid-sized plastics companies design and develop innovative products.
DowDuPont’s Specialty Products division has named three outstanding scientists as 2017 Pedersen Award Medalists, which is given in recognition of individuals who have made technical contributions that have delivered significant value to customers. Paul Fagan, of Wilmington, Delaware, is being…
Hurricane Irma has forced the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division to cancel the 26th annual SPE Thermoforming Conference, which had been scheduled for September 11-13 in Orlando, Fla.
The six companies, which provide aerospace parts and services, will benefit from funding announced by Canada’s innovation minister at the Paris Air Show.
Scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is buying Dutch drug ingredients maker Patheon for US$5.2 billion, in a bid to expand its contract drug development and manufacturing business. In a statement, Waltham, Mass.-based Thermo Fisher said it will benefit…
Perc Pineda to serve as staff expert on economics, statistics, and industry research.
The SPE’s most distinguished award, the International Award, will be given to Dr. Tadamoto Sakai, a compounding and processing expert.
France-based composite organization the JEC Group has unveiled the names of the 13 winners of the 2017 JEC Innovation Awards, which reward the best composite breakthroughs based on their technical interest, market potential, partnerships, financial and environmental impact and originality. A high number of submissions to the annual…
As part of its mandate to devote serious resources to R&D, film extrusion technology supplier Tronoplast Technologies Inc. has relocated and expanded.
Auxiliary equipment supplier ACS Group has opened a new state-of-the-art technology centre, just down the road from its primary manufacturing operation New Berlin, Wis. According to ACS, the goal of the centre is to provide a customer showcase for products,…
With a total value of $61 million, the programs will help Ontario firms scale up and test products and services.
Profile Plastics, headquartered in Lake Bluff, Ill., wins big for its “surgical system cover set.”
Growth will be driven by demand for artificial limbs, the report said.
Once North America’s undisputed automotive heartland, the region is now facing heavy competition from southern states offering big incentives for automotive companies.
Despite a widespread perception to the contrary, the environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging is nearly four times less than if plastics were replaced with alternative materials, a new study reports. The study, by market research…
Industry association The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is now accepting papers for its ANTEC 2017 conference, to be held in Anaheim, Calif., on May 8 to 10. Papers are being solicited in 32 different topic areas, including the developing…
Researchers are testing the material’s durability and heat resistance for potential use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses and storage bins.