Research & Development

February 27, 2017 News

SPE names latest Antec award winners

by Canadian Plastics

The SPE’s most distinguished award, the International Award, will be given to Dr. Tadamoto Sakai, a compounding and processing expert.

January 24, 2017 News

JEC announces winners of Innovation Awards

by Canadian Plastics

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

December 8, 2016 Feature

TRONOPLAST TECHNOLOGIES has a mandate to innovate

by Canadian Plastics

As part of its mandate to devote serious resources to R&D, film extrusion technology supplier Tronoplast Technologies Inc. has relocated and expanded.

December 3, 2016 News

ACS Group opens Wisconsin technology centre

by Canadian Plastics

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,

November 19, 2016 News

Ontario gov’t creating two new growth programs for SMEs

by Canadian Plastics

With a total value of $61 million, the programs will help Ontario firms scale up and test products and services.

October 18, 2016 News

SPE picks annual thermoforming parts competition winners

by Canadian Plastics

Profile Plastics, headquartered in Lake Bluff, Ill., wins big for its “surgical system cover set.”

August 15, 2016 News

Global medical composite materials market to grow nearly 7% by 2020: report

by Canadian Plastics

Growth will be driven by demand for artificial limbs, the report said.

August 7, 2016 News

Ontario, Michigan sign automotive cooperation agreement

by Canadian Plastics

Once North America’s undisputed automotive heartland, the region is now facing heavy competition from southern states offering big incentives for automotive companies.

July 26, 2016 News

Plastics reduce environmental costs by nearly four times compared to alternatives: report

by Canadian Plastics

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

July 23, 2016 News

SPE calling for ANTEC 2017 papers

by Canadian Plastics

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

July 20, 2016 News

Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to make bioplastic car parts from agave

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 18, 2016 News

Milacron and Mid-America settle patent suit over lightweight dairy jugs

by Canadian Plastics

The terms of settlement are confidential.

June 20, 2016 News

Engel partners in two technology centres in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

Injection molding machine and automation maker Engel North America, a member of the Engel Group, has entered into strategic partnerships with Michigan-based companies Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering and SA Engineering to improve weight reduction and production efficiencies in automotive applications.

June 10, 2016 News

Husky settles legal dispute with Mold & Hotrunner Technology AG

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has settled a 15-year-old dispute with Germany-based Mold & Hotrunner Technology AG. Husky and MHT announced “a joint agreement to settle all pending disputes regarding issues concerning trade secrets,” the companies said in a joint

June 1, 2016 News

Quebec molder snags top SPE award

by Canadian Plastics

Medical and automotive applications win big at Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition at ANTEC 2016.

May 27, 2016 News

SPE names Dr. Lawrence Drzal as 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

by Canadian Plastics

A professor of chemical engineering and director of the Composite Materials and Structures Center at Michigan State University’s College of Engineering has been named the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers

May 25, 2016 News

Ontario medical device maker Epocal to boost production with $10.5 million expansion

by Canadian Plastics

Project has $1.5 million in funding from Eastern Ontario Development Fund.

May 21, 2016 News

Auto parts molder, moldmaker getting Ont. gov’t funding

by Canadian Plastics

Lakeside Plastics and Integrity Tool and Mold are receiving the money from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.

April 27, 2016 News

GE opens additive manufacturing centre in Pittsburgh

by Canadian Plastics

Conglomerate corporation and product maker GE has opened a multi-million dollar additive manufacturing centre near Pittsburgh, Pa. GE’s Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA) will be the company’s flagship centre for additive manufacturing with a focus on developing and implementing

April 18, 2016 News

SPE to recognize “Honored Service” members at ANTEC 2016

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is inducting six new Honored Service Members who are being recognized for their contributions to the association. The new honorees are: Brian Grady. Since 1994, Dr. Grady has been employed by the University of