Research & Development
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…
SPE calling for ANTEC 2017 papersby 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…
Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to make bioplastic car parts from agaveby 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.
Milacron and Mid-America settle patent suit over lightweight dairy jugsby Canadian Plastics
The terms of settlement are confidential.
Engel partners in two technology centres in Michiganby 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.…
Husky settles legal dispute with Mold & Hotrunner Technology AGby 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…
Quebec molder snags top SPE awardby Canadian Plastics
Medical and automotive applications win big at Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition at ANTEC 2016.
SPE names Dr. Lawrence Drzal as 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winnerby 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…
Ontario medical device maker Epocal to boost production with $10.5 million expansionby Canadian Plastics
Project has $1.5 million in funding from Eastern Ontario Development Fund.
Auto parts molder, moldmaker getting Ont. gov’t fundingby Canadian Plastics
Lakeside Plastics and Integrity Tool and Mold are receiving the money from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.
GE opens additive manufacturing centre in Pittsburghby 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…
SPE to recognize “Honored Service” members at ANTEC 2016by 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…