Research & Development
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…
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.