Research & Development
“Infinitely” recyclable plastic inventedby Canadian Plastics
A new type of plastic developed by scientists at Colorado State University can – in theory, at least – be recycled over and over again.
PTi opens technology development centre at Illinois headquartersby Canadian Plastics
Part of a $10 million expansion, the new centre provides customers with demonstration trials on production-scale sheet extrusion systems.
Plastic-eating protein created in British lab could revolutionize recyclingby Canadian Plastics
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 Canadians among nine new SPE “Fellows”by Canadian Plastics
Three Canadian researchers are among the new inductees being recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers for their contributions to the industry organization.
SPE to honour three industry leaders at Antec 2018by Canadian Plastics
Philip David Coates, Dr. Rajen M. Patel, and John Beaumont are being awarded by the SPE for outstanding contributions to the industry.
Montreal start-up wants to fast-track your R&Dby Canadian Plastics
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 Specialty Products names 2017 Pedersen award medalistsby Canadian Plastics
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…
SPE cancels Florida conference over Hurricane Irma threatby Canadian Plastics
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.
Six Quebec aerospace companies get federal fundingby Canadian Plastics
The six companies, which provide aerospace parts and services, will benefit from funding announced by Canada’s innovation minister at the Paris Air Show.
Thermo Fisher to buy Patheon in $5.2 billion dealby Canadian Plastics
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…
Plastics Industry Association hires chief economistby Canadian Plastics
Perc Pineda to serve as staff expert on economics, statistics, and industry research.
SPE names latest Antec award winnersby Canadian Plastics
The SPE’s most distinguished award, the International Award, will be given to Dr. Tadamoto Sakai, a compounding and processing expert.
JEC announces winners of Innovation Awardsby 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…
TRONOPLAST TECHNOLOGIES has a mandate to innovateby 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.
ACS Group opens Wisconsin technology centreby 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,…
Ontario gov’t creating two new growth programs for SMEsby Canadian Plastics
With a total value of $61 million, the programs will help Ontario firms scale up and test products and services.
SPE picks annual thermoforming parts competition winnersby Canadian Plastics
Profile Plastics, headquartered in Lake Bluff, Ill., wins big for its “surgical system cover set.”
Global medical composite materials market to grow nearly 7% by 2020: reportby Canadian Plastics
Growth will be driven by demand for artificial limbs, the report said.
Ontario, Michigan sign automotive cooperation agreementby 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.
Plastics reduce environmental costs by nearly four times compared to alternatives: reportby 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…