Research & Development

April 5, 2016 News

SPE to honour four industry leaders at ANTEC 2016

by 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

March 26, 2016 News

Canadians among latest crop of SPE Fellows inductees

by 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

March 19, 2016 News

Plastics, chemical consultant IHS buys research firm Markit

by 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

February 1, 2016 News

SPE and UL partner for 3D printing training

by 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

January 6, 2016 News

Graham Engineering, Conair swap extrusion equipment for medical tubing

by Canadian Plastics

Part of an ongoing collaboration in extrusion process development.

November 25, 2015 News

Plastics processors among 2015 Ontario Export Awards winners

by Canadian Plastics

Two plastics processors are among the winners at the second annual Ontario Export Awards.

October 30, 2015 News

Polymer device could save the limbs of injured soldiers

by 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

October 25, 2015 News

Magna challenges students to help shape the car of 2030

by Canadian Plastics

North American college students can win trips to CES 2016, cash prizes.

September 16, 2015 News

SPE announces 2015 Thermoforming Parts Competition winners

by Canadian Plastics

Manitoba-based think4D wins Gold Award.

July 18, 2015 News

Milacron answers milk jug technology lawsuit filed by Mid-America Machining

by 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

June 30, 2015 News

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)

June 8, 2015 News

Siemens, CME partner for youth skills training plan

by Canadian Plastics

Skills training project will receive federal funding.

May 25, 2015 News

University of Waterloo awarded $1.65 million for manufacturing, automotive design training

by 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

April 22, 2015 News

Budget 2015 targets manufacturing sector, small business in particular

by Canadian Plastics

New budget offers renewed capital cost allowance program, small business tax cut, export opportunity spending, and funds for women and young entrepreneurs.

April 10, 2015 News

Global 3D printing market expanded to $4 billion in 2014: report

by 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

March 18, 2015 News

U of T prof among new SPE Fellows

by Canadian Plastics

SPE to honor five at ANTEC 2015

March 18, 2015 News

Program offers $13.5 million for start-up funding

by 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

February 2, 2015 News

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

January 24, 2015 News

SPE to honor four leaders at ANTEC 2015

by 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.

January 22, 2015 News

Here comes the 3D-printed car

by Canadian Plastics

It might just turn auto parts making inside out