Research & Development
SPE to honour four industry leaders at ANTEC 2016by Canadian Plastics
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will present its annual awards for outstanding contributions to the plastics industry to four distinguished individuals during the upcoming SPE ANTEC 2016. The awards and honourees are: International Award: Dr. Samuel Kenig Dr. Kenig…
Canadians among latest crop of SPE Fellows inducteesby Canadian Plastics
Two Canadians are among the latest crop of plastics industry professionals to be elected as Fellows of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Dr. Costas Tzoganakis is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario and…
Plastics, chemical consultant IHS buys research firm Markitby Canadian Plastics
Consulting firm IHS Inc., which provides data analysis for sectors including the chemical and plastics industry, is acquiring London-based Markit Ltd. to bulk up its financial services. The deal is valued at approximately US$5.5 billion. Shareholders of IHS will get…
SPE and UL partner for 3D printing trainingby Canadian Plastics
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and UL, the global safety science company, have teamed up to offer UL’s 3D printing training program to SPE members. Beginning this month, SPE members will receive discounts on UL’s AM training program and…
Graham Engineering, Conair swap extrusion equipment for medical tubingby Canadian Plastics
Part of an ongoing collaboration in extrusion process development.
Plastics processors among 2015 Ontario Export Awards winnersby Canadian Plastics
Two plastics processors are among the winners at the second annual Ontario Export Awards.
Polymer device could save the limbs of injured soldiersby Canadian Plastics
In what might be the best military news since the United States Navy SEALS tracked down bin Laden, soldiers wounded by gunshots and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) may soon be treated with a polymer-based medical device that can literally save…
Magna challenges students to help shape the car of 2030by Canadian Plastics
North American college students can win trips to CES 2016, cash prizes.
SPE announces 2015 Thermoforming Parts Competition winnersby Canadian Plastics
Manitoba-based think4D wins Gold Award.
Milacron answers milk jug technology lawsuit filed by Mid-America Machiningby Canadian Plastics
Machinery maker Milacron LLC has answered a patent infringement lawsuit that was filed against Milacron Plastics Technologies in June 2015 by blow mold equipment supplier Mid-America Machining Inc. In the suit filed by Brooklyn, Mich.-based Mid-America on June 15 in…
EXACAD: Quebec solutions provider supports sustainable production*by By Luc Boily, editor, Plastiques et moules
Creative engineering is the key element for optimizing overall production performances for this Quebec shop.
(*French language version below)
Siemens, CME partner for youth skills training planby Canadian Plastics
Skills training project will receive federal funding.
University of Waterloo awarded $1.65 million for manufacturing, automotive design trainingby Canadian Plastics
The University of Waterloo, in Ontario, has received a federal grant to develop a training program that will help drive research and innovation for the manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and energy sectors. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada…
Budget 2015 targets manufacturing sector, small business in particularby Canadian Plastics
New budget offers renewed capital cost allowance program, small business tax cut, export opportunity spending, and funds for women and young entrepreneurs.
Global 3D printing market expanded to $4 billion in 2014: reportby Canadian Plastics
The global market for additive manufacturing and 3D printing grew 35.2 per cent, and expanded by more than US$1 billion, to US$4.1 billion in 2014, according to a new report by market research firm Wohlers Associates Inc. The compound annual…
U of T prof among new SPE Fellowsby Canadian Plastics
SPE to honor five at ANTEC 2015
Program offers $13.5 million for start-up fundingby Canadian Plastics
Canada’s federal government has earmarked $13.5 million in funding to help entrepreneurs and start-up technology firms access resources and expertise to develop their business plan, seek follow-on financing and cultivate new international markets for products and services. The funding will…
Lightweight concept from Ford and Magna has “significant environmental benefits”by Canadian Plastics
A new multi-material lightweight vehicle (MMLV) concept car developed by Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc. in cooperation with Ford Motor Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy offers “clear advantages in terms of global warming potential and the…
SPE to honor four leaders at ANTEC 2015by Canadian Plastics
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is handing out awards for outstanding contributions to the plastics industry to four industry members. The SPE’s most distinguished award, the International Award for an individual’s lifetime achievement, is going to Dr. Richard J.…
Here comes the 3D-printed carby Canadian Plastics
It might just turn auto parts making inside out